Wallace Flatware

Wallace Silversmiths Co. is one of America's oldest and most fabled producers of flatware. Robert Wallace founded the company in the early 19th century after an apprenticeship under the renowned spoonmaker Meriden Britannica Co. He purchased a rickety gristmill and began creating spoons exclusively, as this was his area of expertise.

One of the major early innovations for Wallace Silversmiths Co. happened while Robert was shopping in New York City and discovered a cutlery set by Dixon & Sons forged from a nickel alloy called German Silver. Wallace was greatly impressed by the luster and strength of the material and proceeded to buy the formula from the German chemist Dr. Louis Feuchtwanger for the then-enormous sum of $20.

With this new patent, Robert Wallace compounded the first German silver made in America. It would go on to enjoy great popularity throughout the United States. By the time Robert Wallace died in 1892, passing the company on to his sons, Wallace Silversmiths Co. had grown into the largest manufacturer of flatware in the world. As it was in the 19th century, Wallace flatware continues to be prized for its first-rate craftsmanship and excellent design.


Quick Facts

  • In 2011, Sotheby’s sold a Wallace Silversmiths Flatware service for $5,000
  • By the start of the 20th century, Wallace Silversmiths products were so popular that the factory used more than 1.5 tons of nickel silver each day
  • Sir Christopher, Rose Point, and Grand Baroque are three of Wallace’s most celebrated patterns of flatware

Recommended Items at Auction

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Wallace Sterling "Lotus" Flatware Set
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Wallace Sterling "Lotus" Flatware Set
by Main Auction Galleries
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$1303 Bids
WALLACE STERLING FLATWARE SET (59 PCS)
Oct 24, 3:00 PM PDT
WALLACE STERLING FLATWARE SET (59 PCS)
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$1,1001 Bid
71 Pcs. Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
71 Pcs. Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $1,400- $1,500
$7001 Bid
Wallace "Golden Aegean Weave" Sterling Silver Flatware
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Wallace "Golden Aegean Weave" Sterling Silver Flatware
by Main Auction Galleries
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
(48 Pc) Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Flatware Set
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(48 Pc) Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Flatware Set
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $200- $2,000
$1001 Bid
A (lot of 93) Wallace Irving sterling flatware service
Oct 17, 9:30 AM PDT
A (lot of 93) Wallace Irving sterling flatware service
by Clars Auction Gallery
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,0000 Bids
Wallace Rose pattern sterling silver flatware set
Oct 17, 11:30 PM EDT
Wallace Rose pattern sterling silver flatware set
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $3,500- $4,000
$3,0000 Bids
WALLACE GRANDE BAROQUE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE 98 Pcs.
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
WALLACE GRANDE BAROQUE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE 98 Pcs.
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $6,120- $7,992
$4,8000 Bids
5 Wallace Rose Point Sterling Handle Knives
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
5 Wallace Rose Point Sterling Handle Knives
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $150- $200
$550 Bids
70-PIECE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET BY WALLACE.
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
70-PIECE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET BY WALLACE.
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
94-PIECE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET BY WALLACE,
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
94-PIECE STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET BY WALLACE,
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$1,0000 Bids
STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE FOR (12), WALLACE
Oct 24, 11:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE FOR (12), WALLACE
by CRN Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
112 PC. WALLACE & WATSON "MEADOW ROSE" STERLING
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
112 PC. WALLACE & WATSON "MEADOW ROSE" STERLING
by Burchard Galleries Inc
Est: $2,200- $2,400
$1,8000 Bids
120 PC. WALLACE "WASHINGTON" STERLING SILVER FLATWARE
Oct 17, 12:00 PM EDT
120 PC. WALLACE "WASHINGTON" STERLING SILVER FLATWARE
by Burchard Galleries Inc
Est: $2,200- $2,400
$1,8000 Bids
48pc Wallace "Rose Point" Sterling Flatware Set
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
48pc Wallace "Rose Point" Sterling Flatware Set
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$6000 Bids

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