One of the first Cavalier entries in the modeling log occurs on November 26, 1951: CUP FOR FLAT RIM EGGSHELL SHAPE. For the rest of the year and for all of 1952, the Cavalier shape was developed. It was designed with formal lines and curves with elegant handles and finials. The formal look of the hollowware was enhanced with pronounced feet. This was a sharp contrast to the more causal lines offered in the early 1950s such as Rhythm, Charm House, and Jubilee.
Cavalier had several pick up pieces. The shakers and demitasse cup body are from Jubilee. Records indicate a special demitasse handle for the Jubilee body was made on November 4, 1952. The cereal bowl is from Charm House and has the distinctive mushroom shape.
Unlike other lines created in the 1950s, Cavalier was never made in solid colors, but instead received a large array of decals.
It became a great seller almost immediately and was a favorite with Lifetime China (Cunningham and Pickett) of Alliance, Ohio. Lifetime often would mix Cavalier with Rhythm flatware and Nautilus teacups resulting in more casual lines. Montgomery Wards carried several patterns in the eggshell weight, but not all Cavalier was made in the special clay.
HLC continued to produce Cavalier into the late 1960s, though the number of treatments became limited. The flatware was combined with Brittany hollowware to create a new line in the early 1980s.