Afternoon tea talks at the Salmagundi : Ben Miller

Gilded Age silver: all the glittered was not always gold

Feb 16, 2023
3:30 PM | Interview and audience Q&A
4:30 PM | Tea reception
Royal Oak Foundation
The Victorian Society
Moderated by Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast
Carl Raymond

Open to the public
RSVP required

$40 | General admission
$15 | Salmagundi and affiliate members with promo code
The promo code will be sent in an email to all members, and can also be requested by contacting
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About the Talk

Join us for an afternoon in the Gilded Age and a proper cup of tea!

Join host Carl Raymond and Ben Miller, 19th century silver expert with S.J. Shrubsole and host of the “Curious Objects” podcast (produced by The Magazine Antiques) for a look at silver during the 19th century and particularly in the Gilded Age. Ben and Carl will discuss how silver making evolved during the 19th century from the influence of 18th century masters such as Paul Revere and the English silver makers through to the revolutionary work of Charles Tiffany and other notable designers. The talk will include images of some of the Gilded Ages great pieces along with the stories behind them as well as some tips on how to evaluate your own 19th century silver.

There will be an interview and audience Q&A, followed by a reception featuring afternoon tea with sweet and savory treats.

Still Hungry?

Salmagundi members are welcome to have lunch in our dining room prior to the event or stay for dinner afterwards. Dining reservations can be made via our Reservations page. When reserving for lunch, please allow enough time for your enjoyment, as our dining room closes at 3:00 PM before re-opening at 5:00 PM for dinner.

Ben Miller