The National Trust of South Australia’s Ayers House, in Adelaide features some of the fine collections of Victorian furniture, silver and tableware in the State.   The last surviving mansion of its era on the southern side of North Terrace, Ayers House interpreted the life of an upper middle class family of the 19th century.

So it is exciting that on the weekend of 11-12  November, the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association in collaboration with the National Trust will be conducting a hands-on workshop, display and sale of antique silver to reflect on the social history of this important silver making time.

The workshop is complimentary, secure your place by registering now.

Conducted by John Cherry, Artisan Goldsmith & Silversmith and Service Provider member of the Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association, John brings thirty-five years of extensive experience to the designing, making and repairing of items made in silver and gold.

Also present will be Mr Richard Phillips of the South Australian Chapter of the Silver Society of Australia who will add his expertise to the event.

Participants in this exciting workshop, will be taken back in time to hear the story of how life may have been for people of Adelaide’s society along with the Ayers Family. They will also be able to ask questions during Q & A sessions along with handling original silver making tools and items of Australian, European and English antique silver and gold, as well as examples of antique Australian jewellery.

Items of silver by famous early silversmiths such as Wendt, Steiner, Brunkhorst and Schomburg will be on display and there will be a selection of fine silver items for sale.

To register & for further information
(08) 8223 1234

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