Collecting antique silver brings joy to many people. Discovering unique treasures from decades past connects us to our history as we build a collection to share with future generations.
With retail stores, including antique shops, closed around the country, antique silver collecting will look a bit different for a while.
We may not have the opportunity to scour for these pieces in person, but that doesn’t mean antique collecting needs to stop.
Luckily, there are fantastic online antique silver stores and dealers where you can shop for additions to your collection.
To save you some time, we compiled some of our favorite stores to buy antique silver online.
Let’s dive in.
The founders of Antique and Art Exchange of San Francisco (AAXSF) are masters in curation. They’ve been connoisseurs of antiques for a long time, opening their doors for business in 1995.
The AAXSF collection includes antique silver, large furniture, seating, tables, mirrors, lighting, and “curiosities.”
There is a fantastic range in periods and countries of origin, ranging from 18th century Italy to 19th century England.
A new arrival that we’re drooling over is a 19th Century French Empire sterling compote.
Run, don’t walk, to view the company’s collection online! And make sure to give them a call if you are interested in any pieces.
Rachel Prater, an effortlessly chic and highly knowledgeable purveyor of many legendary brands, runs Gallery 925 out of San Francisco’s historic Shreve Building.
Gallery 925 offers fantastic finest silver hollowware, jewelry, and cutlery – both vintage and new. You can find pieces from Georg Jensen, Buccellati, Puiforcat, Robbe & Berking, Evald Nielsen, Old Newbury Crafters, Alan Adler, and many others.
These pieces are high-end and jaw-dropping if we do say so ourselves.
You can see the newest pieces here.
Martin Codina and the crew at Fine Estate, Inc. are a great local resource for selling your antique silver, and the company has an excellent online store as well.
The collection at Fine Estate consists of artisan silver and sterling wares, including a Wallace Grand Baroque sterling flatware set that is truly unique.
Plus, 5% of their sales go to Feeding America. Win, win!
#4. Jensen Silver
Based in Philadelphia, Jensen Silver specializes in Georg Jensen silver, including vintage jewelry, flatware, and hollowware. The company features AAXSF other Danish makers as well.
From salt and pepper sets to Georg Jensen mirrors, Jensen Silver has something for all antique collectors.
And lucky for us, they ship to the Bay Area.
We have a soft spot in our hearts for other family-run businesses, and Jensen House Antiques is one of them.
As a third-generation family-business, Jensen House Antiques brings an unprecedented level of expertise and knowledge.
The Jensens specialize in fine European and American antiques, including furniture and decorative items. Right now, they have some vintage French and Belgian Champagne buckets that are absolutely stunning.
They are also offering free U.S. shipping, so get on it!
#6. Antique Cupboard
This Wisconsin-based, family-run antique store offers a unique service – a flatware matching service with patterns from the 1860s to the current day.
Antique Cupboard has one of the most extensive sterling silver matching services in the country with over 100,000 pieces.
Plus, they are an authorized Georg Jensen retailer.
Bonus: they ship worldwide.
Atikot is an individual dealer with a wide array of fine curated sterling silver hollowware and flatware by the finest makers. The company works with many designers to help them choose the right items to fit the particular decor they wish to compliment.
In some cases, you can trade old silver for a new piece, dependent on the condition.
Happy online shopping, everyone!
If any of the pieces you buy need a pick-me-up, you know where to find us.