Steps of Vintage's Restoration

Once the pieces have been collected from brand lovers, Christofle proceeds with a restoration that respects the period and the life of the objects while preserving the traces of their history.

Dupérier Christofle Vintage Dupérier Christofle Vintage

Selection of the pieces

It all starts with a selection of the proposed pieces.

 

They are carefully chosen, either because of their style, like the Delafosse Collection typical of the Art Nouveau period, or because of the richness of the history they tell, like the Atlas collection, which in its time equipped the floating palaces like the Normandie.

  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0004199W_STQ_kuilzn Set of 48-pieces Flatware for 12 People - Vintage

    Atlantide

    Set of 48-pieces Flatware for 12 People, Silverware - Vintage

    2,800€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0422201W_STQ_ztswte

    Arceau

    Set of 6 knife holders for 6 people, Silverware - Vintage

    210€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0425806W_STQ_ajbued Clown Fish - Vintage
    New

    Lumière d'Argent

    Clown Fish, Silverware - Vintage

    220€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0426101W_F_bqtwjk Set of 6 napkin rings - Vintage

    Mix & Match

    Set of 6 napkin rings, Silverware - Vintage

    480€
    Unavailable
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0009189W_STQ_svaukd Set of 12-pieces Flatware for 2 People - Vintage

    Boréal

    Set of 12-pieces Flatware for 2 People, Silverware - Vintage

    450€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0421005W_F_pi3pal 1 light Flambeau - Vintage

    Dupérier

    1 light Flambeau, Silverware - Vintage

    550€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0009199W_STQ_olp3ak

    Boréal

    Set of 48-pieces Flatware for 12 People, Silverware - Vintage

    1,850€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0425810W_STQ_xlhcyt
    New

    Lumière d'Argent

    Swimming Duckling, Silverware - Vintage

    180€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0421007W_FP_hhusmh Four lights Candelabra - Vintage

    Dupérier

    Four lights Candelabra, Silverware - Vintage

    1,400€
    Unavailable
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0424003W_F_cckwlr Champagne Bucket - Vintage

    Torsades

    Champagne Bucket, Silverware - Vintage

    750€
    Available

Authentication and quality control 

This is followed by a work of authentication and quality control of the pieces within the Christofle factory:

 

Identification of the goldsmith's hallmark

 

Checking the quality of the silvering and the condition of the piece.

DelafosseDelafosse

Le respect des normes sanitaires

Afin de garantir le respect des normes sanitaires en vigueur aujourd’hui, bien évidemment différentes de celles de l’époque de leur fabrication, des tests d’alimentarité sont systématiquement effectués sur un échantillon auprès d’un laboratoire indépendant.

Restored Christofle Vintage egg cupRestored Christofle Vintage egg cup

The Restoration

Then begins the actual restoration carried out at the Christofle factory located in Yainville.

 

This is where all the expertise of the Christofle workshops' craftsmen is mobilized, as they work to restore the brilliance of each piece without altering it or changing its history.

It is a question of respecting this marvelous patina which makes all the soul of an old piece, while ensuring an exemplary restoration.

 

The next step is a rigorous cleaning to remove any microscopic dust that may have been left during the brightening process.

  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0425802W_STQ_z0nqqd Standing Cat - Vintage
    New

    Lumière d'Argent

    Standing Cat, Silverware - Vintage

    180€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0013199W_STQ_nwezff

    Marie-Antoinette

    Set of 48-pieces Flatware for 12 People, Silverware - Vintage

    2,900€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0426101W_F_bqtwjk Set of 6 napkin rings - Vintage

    Mix & Match

    Set of 6 napkin rings, Silverware - Vintage

    480€
    Unavailable
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0003206W_STQ_lahgr8

    Atlas

    2-piece Serving set (fork and spoon), Silverware - Vintage

    200€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0421001W_F_ofy2p7

    Corinthe

    Three lights Candelabra, Silverware - Vintage

    750€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0425803W_F_o5klyj
    New

    Lumière d'Argent

    Chaton couché, Argenterie - Vintage

    180€
    Unavailable
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0426203W_F_hvoo8r

    Mix & Match

    Set of 2 egg cups for 2 people, Silverware - Vintage

    135€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0003199W_STQ_nklksb

    Atlas

    Set of 48-pieces Flatware for 12 People, Silverware - Vintage

    1,850€
    Available
  • V Vintage
    Vintage Christofle/PACKSHOT/B0421007W_FP_hhusmh Four lights Candelabra - Vintage

    Dupérier

    Four lights Candelabra, Silverware - Vintage

    1,400€
    Unavailable
Fourchette vintage ChristofleFourchette vintage Christofle

Le nettoyage des pièces

Intervient ensuite un nettoyage rigoureux destiné à débarrasser les pièces des poussières microscopiques qui auraient pu se déposer lors de l’étape d’avivage.

Reconstitution and reconditioning

Finally, for the cutlery, comes the stage of meticulous reconstitution of flatware sets from the collected pieces and recommendations of association between different collections.

 

All the pieces are then repackaged in a case on which you can find a Vintage label.

Christofle VintageChristofle Vintage
It is by respecting all these steps that Christofle allows Vintage Collection pieces to cross time and weave a link between generations and eras.
.

MORE ABOUT THE VINTAGE COLLECTION

CHRISTOFLE VINTAGE COLLECTION

Christofle is writing a new page in its history with the launch of the Vintage Collection: the sale of antique pieces selected with love and restored with passion.

Manifesto

The Christofle Vintage Collection is an invitation to travel through time, an ode to timeless beauty, a call to break codes by mixing styles and eras.

VINTAGE ACCORDING TO CHRISTOFLE

Interiors are evolving and so is the art of the table. Contribute, in its own way, to a more sustainable economy that respects its environment. Weaving links between eras and generations.

ALL PRODUCTS

Discover Vintage pieces selected with love and restored with passion. These pieces whisper the secrets of their "past lives".

VINTAGE COLLECTIONS

Discover the collections of our signature pieces of an era that reflect both elegance and strength of style.

CARE

In order to preserve the beauty of your Vintage Silverware, we advise you to maintain it with a Christofle product.