Nigel Williams, our Specialist Silver Dealer, has been selling antique silver in Petworth for nearly twenty years and has gained a wealth of knowledge during that time, building on an early family interest in antiques and visits to Bermondsey Market in its heyday.
Nigel travels the country in search of interesting and unusual items, often returning from the West Country or Ireland with great results.
Sometimes it may be a 19th Century baby’s rattle made in China for the export market, or a Colonial silver photograph frame, made by English silversmiths in India; or nearer to home, it could be an unusual Victorian silver spirit flask with a ‘basket-weave’ cover.
All are carefully researched, providing as many details as possible, of their history and origin.
His wide range of stock features in particular, antique spirit and hip flasks, photograph frames, christening cans, perfume bottles, napkin rings and pepper mills, and there is also a range of options for those seeking decorative and useful silver items for the home, for example for the dining room or dressing table; and gifts for every occasion, including birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
There is always interest in Nigel’s stock online, from as far away as Brazil, Japan or Papua New Guinea. People visiting
Tudor Rose are immediately drawn to his cabinet with its gleaming contents, whether for that special gift or pure indulgence, it’s hard to resist!