I miss sets. Nothing comes in a set anymore. Not even earrings. They too are now sold as singles a lot of the time.
My parent's house was full of these novelty sets. There was a lighter set, a bar set, the desk set, the t.v. stand and lamp set and who could forget the telephone and side chair set. The 70's were infamous for the pairing of the practical.
I think this particular set is incredibly beautiful. I love it when good design and function marry for life. These days I am all about the sets. -tM