As we enter a new year of 2020, thank you to our customers, old and new. Please browse the website for great gift ideas for any occasion during the year, or a lovely treat for yourself. It is never a challenge to find the perfect gift or home design idea at Serpentine Antiques. With exceptional items from the traditional to the unusual, you will find something suitable for everyone and every home. If you don't see what you are looking for, please ask, as we may already have it offline. Buying silver and gold looks to be an attractive investment. Silver and gold prices continue to escalate very rapidly. From the early ages, silver and spoons in particular, were the symbols of accomplishing a certain standard of living or accomplishment. They were one of the first investments a person made or received, and had valuable antibacterial and antifungal properties. Births, Christenings, weddings and deaths were marked by gifts of spoons and other pieces and continue to this day. There are many spoons and other significant silver pieces available in both our online and offline inventories. See our fine selection of solid silver items including canteens, serving pieces, cutlery, an Asprey dinner bell, Elkington candlesticks, novelty silver and tea and coffee services. These can accent a lovely table setting, or be given as treasured gifts that will be passed through the family for years to come. A good selection of other desired small items are available including tea caddy boxes, desk and drinking requisites, apothecary bottles, crystal drinks glasses and decanters. See the listings, and enquire about other desired items that we might have available. A selection of small items have been moved to our USA location. US customers can call direct at 774 228-0026. Everything in both the UK and the USA is available to be delivered to destinations worldwide. Please email to enquire about your choice so that the availability, timing and location can be determined for you in advance. Most furniture and other larger items have had very generous price reductions. This is a wonderful opportunity to find a great piece for your home, from an inlaid rosewood etagere to an etched glass walnut and bronze firescreen. A number of solid silver presentation trowels are also in stock, both cased and uncased. They are wonderful to use for serving cakes and pies, and are most interesting and historic pieces. Please enquire for details of others available, as only one is listed online. With a large offline inventory as well, the online website listings are just a selection of stock available in all categories. If you would like details of any offline items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to send them to you. Enjoy our special selections and superb customer service. We are thankful for your custom, and appreciate any referrals you feel able to make on our behalf. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, and a happy 2020!