Antique sterling silver encompasses some of the most beautiful artistic pieces from the 18th to 20th centuries. These items can be as simple as an octagon tray from Matthew Boulton to an elaborate tea kettle on stand from Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnerd. The majority of our items are fantastic pieces of history that are found in museums throughout the world. These silversmiths were true artisans of their time and their works will continue to appreciate in value throughout the years, making them wonderful investments.
Most of our collection at Solvang Antiques is comprised of antique English silver. The English were known for their noteworthy silversmiths whose exquisite works are exhibited throughout our store. Paul Storr and Hester Bateman are just two of the talented makers that we feature. Whether it is repousse or engraving that you love, we have something to fit your style and needs. Our collection ranges from large trays to tiny tongs. The English had a specific serving utensil for everything from strawberry, lemon and olive forks to asparagus tongs. We have a wonderful collection of everything you need for a proper English tea to the grandest of dinners.
If you are looking for antique American silver you will find that we have a nice selection of these items as well. We have several gorgeous pieces from Tiffany & Co, Gorham and many more. Although these items are not always from the earlier centuries like the English, they still possess a great deal of charm and elegance. They make the perfect wedding or anniversary gift or even just a nice addition to a beautiful dining room table. Not all silver is for your dining room though. We also have wonderful desk sets, card holders and vanity sets. Beyond that, you will find sterling vases and mirrors, perfect for any room in your home. With this variety, you can visit us knowing that we will have something that you will love.
Antique sterling silver with its beauty and rarity is an investment that you will enjoy using as it appreciates in value. Novice and serious collectors agree that we have one of the finest collections on the West Coast. Even if you aren’t a collector but appreciate fine things, we are certain to have many pieces you will truly enjoy. You may browse our online catalog at www.solvangantiques.com, or we invite you to enjoy our collection in person at the Solvang Antiques gallery. Either road you choose, we hope you will visit us soon!