Welcome

At Henry Willis (antique silver) I deal in antique, domestic and collectible silver from the 16th to 20th century, with a particular interest in early and provincial items, and Old Sheffield plate.

I opened the shop in Sherborne, Dorset in 1993, having previously been in the West End of London since the mid ‘seventies.

Since 2000, I have been chairman of the silver vetting committee at the Antiques For Everyone fair at the NEC, Birmingham; and for some years have been a member of the Antique Plate Committee at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Our stock comprises a large selection of carefully chosen pieces  suitable for the collector, the investor, and gifts for Christmas, birthdays, graduation, weddings, anniversaries, retirement etc. We also stock a good selection of canteens and cutlery.

We have a strong following among collectors and dealers alike, and our business attracts buyers from across Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

If you are thinking of selling silver, I am keen to buy entire collections or single items at current prices. I am particularly looking for 18th century candlesticks and coffee pots, early spoons (before 1700), snuff boxes and vinaigrettes, tankards, sugar casters, and 19th century novelty items in silver. The “Sold Archive” contains pieces  already sold and illustrates the type of pieces we are always looking to buy.

This website shows a representitive cross-section of our stock. If you are looking for something specific, please contact us, and we will try to find it for you.

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