Groucho Marx, on being told that everything in the shop was antique and English, pointed his cigar at our porter and asked “even him?”
Founded in London in 1912, S.J. Shrubsole opened a New York branch in 1936, under the direction of Eric N. Shrubsole. Mr. Shrubsole spent that year driving a black Packard, laden with silver and letters of introduction, to virtually every major city in America.
By the time he returned a year later, he had laid the foundations for what would become one of America’s finest antique shops.
Since then, we have worked with some of the world’s greatest collectors, from the serious, such as Irwin Untermyer and H.F. duPont, to the compulsive, such as Arthur Gilbert and William Randolph Hearst, to the compulsively unserious, such as Groucho Marx. Who on being told that everything in the shop was antique and English, pointed his cigar at our porter and asked “even him?”
We buy and sell the the world's rarest and finest antique silver.
The Sutherland Wine Cistern in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Ashburnham Centerpiece in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Elizabethan Ewer and Basin in the Boston MFA, and a great Belle Epoque necklace by Dreicer and Co. at the Met.
26 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028, United States
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