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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    What is a German
    silver runner? I mean I have a vague idea of German silver, but I have no idea what a “runner” is in silver.
    Mr. Google does not help me here.
    Same here. To me a runner is a long narrow rug you put in a hallway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeParker View Post
    Same here. To me a runner is a long narrow rug you put in a hallway.
    Or a table runner.

    fabric in these examples.

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    It is a piece the same shape as a carpet runner, but to be put on a table. The German silver was little bits of metal, folded over netting, in a pattern of silver/nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGig View Post
    It is a piece the same shape as a carpet runner, but to be put on a table. The German silver was little bits of metal, folded over netting, in a pattern of silver/nothing.
    It sounds very pretty!
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    It was gorgeous and heavy. Must have been for the formal dining table because it was > 6' long and about 2.5 feet wide. Weighed a lot. I had no idea what to do with it. Too big to put on a wall, even in a frame. Too big and heavy to use on any table I've ever owned. But it was gorgeous and so I moved it, for > 40 years.

    I probably sold it too cheap, but I was tired of moving it around and never using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGig View Post
    It was gorgeous and heavy. Must have been for the formal dining table because it was > 6' long and about 2.5 feet wide. Weighed a lot. I had no idea what to do with it. Too big to put on a wall, even in a frame. Too big and heavy to use on any table I've ever owned. But it was gorgeous and so I moved it, for > 40 years.

    I probably sold it too cheap, but I was tired of moving it around and never using it.
    Thanks for this explanation of a German silver table runner. I really cannot visualize what that Victorian thing is, and I thought I was reasonably well acquainted with Victorian dining accoutrements. One of these days I’ll run across a version of it, but it seems pretty rare to me.

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