Friday, 13 October 2017

CURIOSITY & WHIMSY


Hi, and welcome to our new occasional series in which we highlight some of the more unusual items
we have here at our shop. The items we will be selecting are things which always pique people’s interest, myself included.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR


Well, the calendar has once again turned its page to September, the leaves are turning brown, heralding the advent of autumn.
Here at I.Franks, the crunch of the leaves underfoot serves to remind us that our annual  foray into the world of Lapada will soon be upon us.
This year’s fair takes place in its usual spot under the marquees in Berkeley Square, Mayfair from 15-20th September.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

DING DONG, IT’S HONG KONG


We are very excited here at I. Franks, as the team have headed to Hong Kong to showcase
a collection of our silver in one of  Hong Kong’s most stylish shops, Maison Huit.
When one of the shop’s founders, Jane Chao- Lee, came down to visit the London Silver Vaults, she came into our shop and an idea was born.

Friday, 9 September 2016

OOH LA LA LAPADA


Well, here it is September again. And, down here at the London Silver Vaults, that can only mean one thing…….LAPADA!
As summer winds down and summer holidays become a distant memory we, here at I Franks,
begin to focus on what is, surely, one of the most glamorous events on the antiques calendar.
What is fantastic about Lapada is,  it gives people the opportunity to see what is exciting and unique this year ,not only silver, but all other mediums as well.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

The Lighter Side Of Sssilver


Today’s blog inspiration has come to me because one of our items, here at I. Franks, is about to have a star turn on television. 
On Thursday the 16th of June if you tune into  BBC One you will find a production hosted by Fern Britton entitled ‘For What It’s Worth’

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Pick Up Victorian Style


When browsing around down here in the vaults you will  notice a large selection of various silver cases in the shops.
At first glance most people assume that most of these might be cigarette cases but, upon closer inspection,you soon realise they are far too slim to hold a cigarette.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

SOVEREIGN SOUVENIRS



Until this week most people may  have assumed that the Queen’s birthday is in June when her birthday is marked by the Birthday Parade in her honour, known as Trooping the Colour. This is a public occasion where her Majesty, members of her family and the general public gather to watch troops from the Household Division march past Her Majesty with the mounted troops taking precedence.