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Afternoon Tea Talk at the Salmagundi: Gilded Age Silver: All that Glittered was not Always Gold

February 16, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

IN-PERSON Conversation & Tea Reception with host Carl Raymond & Guest Ben Miller at

Salmagundi Club

47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Thursday, February 16th


Tickets Here! 

Reservations Required.

VSNY is pleased to co-sponsor a tea-time conversation with our friends at the Salmagundi Club, The Royal Oak Foundation and The Magazine Antiques.

About the Event

3:30pm interview and audience Q&A, followed by a reception featuring afternoon tea with sweet and savory treats in the Salmagundi Dining Room.

Join host Carl Raymond, of The Gilded Gentleman Podcast, and Ben Miller, 19th century silver expert with S.J. Shrubsole and host of the Curious Objects podcast (produced by The Magazine Antiques) for a look at silver during the 19th century and particularly in the Gilded Age. Ben and Carl will discuss how silver making evolved during the 19th century from the influence of 18th century masters such as Paul Revere and the English silver makers through to the revolutionary work of Charles Tiffany and other notable designers.  The talk will include images of some of the Gilded Ages great pieces along with the stories behind them as well as some tips on how to evaluate your own 19th century silver.


February 16, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm