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Antique Silver Salvers

Salvers are trays that do not have handles, are usually round, and are used for serving dishes or glasses. Originally, the salver was used only for royalty to serve them food and drink. But first it was required that before anything reached royalty, a servant must test everything for poison before it was placed on the king’s table. If everything was done correctly, the salver was used to indicate that this process had taken place and that the food and drink was now fit for a king.

Antique George III English Silver Salver


The Adams style, sometimes referred to as the Classic period, emerged in the mid-1700s. Previously, Rococo silver pieces were extremely ornate, extravagant and elaborate and thus, were quite popular. However, styles change and people wanted a simpler look. Thus, the subtle and classical influence of …

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Antique George III English Silver Salver


The vast majority of salvers in the 18th Century were made round but other shapes were also produced including oval, square, rectangular, and hexagonal. This stunning Antique George III  English Silver Salver, is oval in shape and has 4 reed and beaded detailed feet. It …

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Antique George II English Silver Oblong Salver


A spectacular Antique George II English Silver Oblong Salver. This piece is quite wonderful as the shape is quite rare, and the workmanship and the design are exceptional. In general, most salvers are round-shaped and as this piece is oblong, it becomes very sought after. …

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Summer Flowers in Antique Vases 🌻

Greetings from Wyler Antiques!

As we are enjoying Summer and spending a great deal of time outdoors, we thought this would be the ideal time to talk about flowers and how they relate to our selection of vases. With many of us working in our gardens and our flowers blooming, a perfect place to show them off is in a vase or a container. Fortunately for all of you, we have a wide variety to choose from.

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