About Us

Dealing from the world famous London Silver Vaults since the current building was opened in 1953, David Shure Antique Silverware has a long and illustrious history. We specialise in fine antique Silverware, Silverplate and Old Sheffield Plate ranging from the late 1600s to the present day.

As the Director of 'The School of Fine Arts' in London, lecturing both in England and abroad, David Shure's name became widely recognised in the Antique trade as an established authority on the Silver of Hester Bateman. Entering the London Silver Vaults as a young man, Shure developed an interest in Bateman Silver, thus leading him to publish the first work on the art, and history of the great Georgian Silversmith and the members of her family; "Hester Bateman- Queen of English Silversmiths", a volume of great importance in the field of Antique Silver.

In 2007 David Shure was taken over by I Franks, the largest dealers in the London Silver Vaults. I.Franks specialise in old and antique English silver and silver-plate, with an emphasis on tableware, teasets, cutlery, epergnes, candlesticks and candelabra.

Situated in the heart of Chancery Lane, London's legal district, The London Silver Vaults famously holds the largest collection of Antique Silver in the world, making the location a focal point for collectors, traders, dealers and visitors as well as one of London's unique shopping experiences.

With almost 50 years experience in the retail of luxury goods, the shop manager, Barry Carroll is always on hand, happy to help and advice you with the purchases you make. Barry can be contacted by telephone, email or post. Alternatively, if you're in the area, why not pop in and visit him in person.

David Shure promises expertise, advice and personal attention within a relaxed environment, whether you are looking to add to your collection, or for that special gift, you can be assured of the highest quality of personal service.




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