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Forgotten Elegance
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Provides a complete reference to the history and tableware of Victorian dining in America, with sample menus and directions on how to recreate your own Victorian dinner party or tea.

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Introduction A Short History of the Art of Dining History of Dinners and Styles of Dining Decoding the Food in a Victorian Meal Wine and Other Beverages: A History and Explanation The Accoutrements Silver China Crystal Invitations and Cards Status and Etiquette Victorian Status Seating Order at the Table Victorian Etiquette and Table Manners The Dinner Stage and the Props Dress 1840-1914 Setting the Victorian Table The Formal Meal as a Performance The Progression of the Meal Giving Your Own Elegant Dinners Giving Your Own Victorian Dinner Other Elegant Entertaining Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate Breakfast and Lunch Additional Information Glossary Further Reading Index

About the Author

WENDELL SCHOLLANDER is a practicing lawyer. He and his wife have collected Victorian etiquette books, silver, and porcelain over a period of twenty-five years.

WES SCHOLLANDER is a student at Wake Forest Law School. In addition to growing up discussing the proper placement of forks at formal dinners, he has backpacked around the world, been named a Presidential Point of Light for conservation work, served as a missionary in Central America, has art work in museums, and speaks four languages.

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"[t]his book is a history lesson bound to inspire countless mealtime conversations about why the salad has been served first and whether or not the host should wear a hat. Hindsight lends a certain poignancy to any history lesson. Combined with the Schollanders' prodigious research, it affords Forgotten Elegance a sympathetic tenderness that would have been appreciated by those harried butlers, overworked cooks, and nervous party guests of yore."-ForeWord
..."a helpful reference tool for answering all sorts of silverware and chinaware identification questions as well as explaining each item's function."-Booklist
"For the conscientious reader, this book is a history lesson bound to inspire countless mealtime conversations about why the salad has been served first and whether or not the host should wear a hat."-ForeWord
" t his book is a history lesson bound to inspire countless mealtime conversations about why the salad has been served first and whether or not the host should wear a hat. Hindsight lends a certain poignancy to any history lesson. Combined with the Schollanders' prodigious research, it affords Forgotten Elegance a sympathetic tenderness that would have been appreciated by those harried butlers, overworked cooks, and nervous party guests of yore."-ForeWord
?...a helpful reference tool for answering all sorts of silverware and chinaware identification questions as well as explaining each item's function.?-Booklist
?For the conscientious reader, this book is a history lesson bound to inspire countless mealtime conversations about why the salad has been served first and whether or not the host should wear a hat.?-ForeWord
?[t]his book is a history lesson bound to inspire countless mealtime conversations about why the salad has been served first and whether or not the host should wear a hat. Hindsight lends a certain poignancy to any history lesson. Combined with the Schollanders' prodigious research, it affords Forgotten Elegance a sympathetic tenderness that would have been appreciated by those harried butlers, overworked cooks, and nervous party guests of yore.?-ForeWord
.,."a helpful reference tool for answering all sorts of silverware and chinaware identification questions as well as explaining each item's function."-Booklist

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