Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneSun, Sep 28, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Fine Jewelry, Silver & Objets de Vertu: Day 2
Material Culture to auction superb silver, jewelry and objets de vertu from Princeton's long-revered retail establishment The Silver Shop, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 11-12. Since 1937, The Silver Shop in Princeton, New Jersey, has catered to a selective clientele that included not only blue-blooded Princetonians but also celebrities, politicians and design luminaries from around the world. America?s oldest retail silver specialist in continuous operation, The Silver Shop was the sort of quietly elite establishment where, in its earlier days, one might bump into Sir Laurence Olivier, Albert Einstein or members of the Guggenheim family browsing the upscale wares. Later, it became a favored gift emporium for numerous New Jersey governors, and tastemakers like Frank Gehry, Martha Stewart and Michael Graves. The Silver Shop also welcomed among its high-profile guests Bruce Springsteen, who would purchase gifts for his mother; and Brooke Shields, who actually lived above the shop while a student at Princeton.