silver pheasant table decorations

Nelson and Nelson Antiques is pleased to announce the acquisition of a collection of rare and unusual German silver table decorations. Mostly dating from the 19th and 20th Century, these pieces are an unusual and sophisticated example of the fine antiques of the German silversmiths.

These expertly crafted pieces include foxes, pheasants, swans, and small birds and were meant to evoke the sporting life and the hunt. Each piece is modeled with life-like details, many with movable wings or tails, and captured in a lively pose. Whether individually made or designed in pairs, each has a distinctive look and unique personality that makes these silver items particularly collectible.

These handsome animals most commonly made in Germany and Holland were popular table ornaments for English country houses but today could be used in many decorative ways, Playful yet sophisticated, figural silver animals are just one exampled of the fine antiques waiting to be discovered at Nelson & Nelson.

Nelson & Nelson Antiques Inc. is a family-owned business run by the husband and wife team of Steve and Marge Nelson since 1975. Their glittering store, located on Park Avenue in the heart of New York City, always showcases a treasure-trove of late 19th Century and early 20th Century antique silver, sterling silver: candle sticks, picture frames, trays, tea sets, hollowware, flatware, vanity items, French antiques and the most comprehensive selection of silver overlay within New York and its surrounding area. There is also a large variety of bronze d'ore picture frames, cut crystal, unique objects of art, beautiful enamels and distinctive Victorian, Edwardian, and Retro jewelry.

In their over 30 years of business the Nelsons, together with their friendly and knowledgeable staff, have served thousands of satisfied customers and take pride in ensuring that every visit, either to their store or to their web site, will always be a sterling experience. is a family business owned and operated for over 30 years. Check them whether if you look for a small gift item or a museum-quality purchase of a lifetime. is always filled with antique sterling silver items. Also they have a large selection of bronze doré picture frames, cut crystal, beautiful enamels and Victorian and Edwardian jewelry.

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Brenda Parker
Nelson & Nelson Antiques