Antique silver cutlery sets consist of a knife, fork and spoon. The spoon is a universal tableware instrument, which was used constantly, in Europe and beyond. People continually had spoons with them in the early modern era. Likewise, the knife was a necessary tableware instrument, which was initially, and most commonly used for dividing food. The fork – part of Italian and French habits – became, in the eighteenth century, a symbol for luxury and culture among aristocrats. This became even more prominent, when the fork was made of silver. With the coming of the industrial era, the fork was imposed as a standard instrument of the table culture. Silver fork, knife and spoon (or the silver cutlery or silverware) are important parts of a set table.