Learn about Entree Dishes

The name would indicate that entree dishes were designed to serve the course before the main course. However they are also called "serving dishes" which is probably more indicative of their purpose: to hold and serve the vegetables accompanying the meat, or to hold the hot accompaniments for a breakfast. In order to keep the contents of the dish warm, many entree dishes had an inlet and double skinned base so that hot water could be added to the lower section of the dish. Another feature of theses dishes is the detachable top handle, allowing the dish itself to be heated in the oven or on the stove, with the unheated handle added after the hot dish was removed from the heat. They became popular in the late 18th century, and were often made in pairs or fours. When owned by an important family, the family's armourials were often engraved on the lid.

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Old Sheffield plate lidded entree dish and two unlidded dishes 1st quarter of the 1,800's makers mark, approx 33 cm long

A Barker Ellis silver plate footed serving bowl, 43 x 30 x 8 cm

Antique silver plated lidded entree dish, approx 13 cm high, 21 cm Sq

A pair of 19th century Sheffield plate lidded entree dishes C. 1830, with shaped gadrooned edging, removable floral scroll handles and inlaid silver engraving panel. Dimensions 29 cm x 22 cm, .

A fine antique silver plated Chafing dish, early 20th century, with mark and 'All the round' symbol of John round & Son, the oval dish with a hinged lid, having two internal dishes, one pierced, and raised on striking tapering flat ribbed legs

A Hardy Bros silver-plated shell-form footed serving dish

A Victorian pair of silver plated entree dishes and covers

A silver-plate asparagus serving set, with serving tongs, sauce boat, rack and dish

Silver plated lidded serving dish. Dual handled. Quad footed, with internal tray, length 36 cm height 20 cm

A silver plated Art Deco style serving dish with glass insert

An Antique Sheffield plate oblong entree dish, cover and two handled warming stand, circa 1820, 34 x 21 cm

A Hardy Bros, Sydney small silver-plated serving dish

A quality silver-plate waiter, together with a silver-plate entree dish waiter with registration diamond 26 cm

A Sheffield Plate entree dish with warming base, lozenge shaped with four scroll feet and acanthus handles to the sides, a removable handle to the lid; the lid engraved twice with the arms of Hall (once borne by the Bishop of Bristol). Multiple maker's sta

A fifty six piece silver plated Christofle cutlery service, Marly pattern, a service for eight people comprising dinner knives and forks, entree knives and forks, soup and dessert spoons and teaspoons; with canteen; with Christofle silver plate marks to fo

A Sheffield plate meat serving dish The oval dish having a gadrooned and foliate scroll rim, with recessed drainage tree to the interior, supported on lion paw feet, one of which is stamped 'S' 5 cm high, 56 cm wide, 45 cm deep. Property from the Collectio

Silver plated meat serving dish, along with a silver plated soup tureen, Cutlers & Co. Alpha plate, approx 30 cm high, 34cm wide (2)

French silver plated serving dish with glass liner, approx 7.5 cm high, 43 cm wide

Set 6, each silverplated entree knives & forks. Stamped W & H (Walker & Hall).