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Antique Hotel Silverware

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Hotel silverware made its debut sometime in the mid 19th century, when the first American hotels had aspirations of grandeur. Monogrammed teapots, sugar bowls and table utensils were among the amenities well-heeled guests came to expect at hotel restaurants and banquet halls.

You might be wondering where people selling hotel silverware got their stash of goods? Not all hotel silverware that hits the market is stolen. Hotels auction off collections when they get remodeled or closed. Its doubtful anyone walked out through the lobby with a complete silver tea set under their coat.

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