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Lauren Stanley  specializes in 19th and 20thCentury American silver and 20th CenturyMexican silver. Lauren Stanley has a large and distinguished selection by all the great makers of the era. The business was formed by 2 friends, Lauren and Stan, who had known each other since 1980.

Lauren Stanley is enthusiastic – even passionate -- about sharing information regarding these periods of American and Mexican silver. If you have any questions, please email or telephone us and perhaps we can help.

In the mid 1990’s, Lauren Stanley, realizing that this wonderful period of silver had been neglected by the public for so long……….that Lauren and Stan opened Lauren Stanley, a gallery initially specializing in 19th Century American silver (the first gallery to do so with many more businesses later jumping on the American Silver wagon) and gradually including 20thCentury American and Mexican silver.

Lauren Stanley has mounted a variety of museum quality exhibitions including: American Soup Ladles 1800-1900, curated by D. Albert Soeffing (author of many articles and the book ‘Silver Medallion Flatware’; Japanesque Silver by Tiffany & Co. curated by Dr. William P. Hood Jr., author of many articles and the book ‘Tiffany Silver Flatware 1845-1905 – When Dining Was an Art; George Washington American Medallion Silver; Children’s Cups; a large S.D. Brower Flatware set in the original leather/chamois box; a Whiting Berry flatware set……and others.

In addition to Stan appearing three times on the ‘Martha Stewart Living’ television program, there has been press coverage about Lauren Stanley in the following publications: Corky Pollen’s Best Bets choice in New York Magazine;The Magazine Antiques about the 108 piece S.D. Brower coin silver flatware set,ca. 1865; The New York Times; Food & Wine Magazine; Martha Steward Living Magazine; Art & Auction; Saveur Magazine; The Robb Report; The New York Daily News; Arts & Antiques Weekly; The Art Newspaper; J.B. Wright Company newsletter; The Maine Antiques Digest; Architectural Digest and others.

Stan also teaches an American and Mexican Silver Appraisal course at New York University for several years.


Lauren Stanley’s clients include museums and private collectors. Lauren Stanley has a large selection of American and Mexican flatware (individual pieces and complete sets) and hollowware. Lauren Stanley also presents the works of a number of contemporary artists including Maureen and Michael Banner (whose work is in American museums); Robert Oppecker, Haddon Hufford, Ruth Rhoten and


When visiting New York City, please include Lauren Stanley in your plans. Please telephone 212/888-6732 for an appointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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