Friday 26 September 2014

Have your cake and history too

Today, while looking around at some things in our shop, a lovely and decorative ‘cake slice’ caught my eye.
What appeared to be a 'cake slice' was actually something very different.

The inscription reads as follows:

Henry Radcliffe Esq.
laying the
of the
Cathedral rd.Church
Novr 4th 1902

Saturday 20 September 2014


Next week an extraordinary and exclusive event happens right here in London. It’s The Lapada Fair!
Each year a collection of LAPADA members gather together under one roof to host the most spectacular event on the London Antiques' calendar.

Saturday 13 September 2014

What is it?? -Fashion Week Special

This week, for our little guessing game, we have chosen a chic little item just in time for London Fashion Week.

Click through to see if you can tell what this item might be:

Thursday 11 September 2014

Tall Ships Festival and a history of the Nef

“Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made” - Robert N. Rose

The Tall Ships Festival, which takes place in Greenwich and along the Thames, is over for another year. If you were lucky enough to find yourself in the area then you would have enjoyed a spectacular sight. As many as 50 ships take part culminating in a Parade of Sail, in which all ships take to the river together to sail down the Thames.

A great ship graces the Thames in Greenwhich. Image via.
If you missed it this year you needn't worry as it’s an annual event.

So, with tall ships on my mind, I thought I might tell you about a ship I have the pleasure of admiring here in our shop. It is known as a nef and it really is one of my favourite things. 

Friday 5 September 2014

Who was John Tann?

If you have ever had a chance to visit us here at the London Silver Vaults you may have noticed one name appearing on many of the doors. John Tann.