Reed & Barton silver products are famous for their elegant design and exquisite craftsmanship. The prestigious outfit started its journey way back in 1824 and started the production of silver flatware and tableware in 1828. Their simple and sophisticated tableware and giftware products are highly popular as household and gift items. The giftware from the brand includes picture frames, children’s products, and a variety of other gift items. The company is also famous for their handcrafted chests, stemware and hardwood products.
A popular Reed and Barton line is the French Renaissance line of silverware designed with leaf and floral motifs. The intricate designs are said to have been inspired by works of French Renaissance artists. The antique designs reinterpreted for modern lifestyle make for elegant and sophistication and are suitable for use in both traditional and modern households. Other popular brands from Reed and Barton include Lunt, Thomas O’Brien and Williamsburg collections. Lunt is a prestigious serveware, tableware and giftware brand and is used in all U.S. consulates and embassies around the world. Thomas O’Brien, the website of the brand informs, works out of the celebrated New York art neighborhood of Soho and is famous for his distinguished style which is termed as ‘warm modernism.’ The brand includes both giftware and tableware items and is famous for its unique style products that seamlessly blend traditional designs and modern accents. The Williamsburg collection, on the other hand, uses more decorative and intricate designs inherited from eighteenth century design traditions. Apart from tableware, flatware and gift items, the handcrafted chests from the line are highly popular among collectors and users alike. Miller Rogaska Crystal is another popular brand from the company.
The company is situated in Taunton, Massachusetts, previously known as Silver City, as the area was home to many silver producing outfits. Reed and Barton was also accorded the honor of designing the medals for the summer Olympics of 1996 that took place in Atlanta. The designed medals are currently at display at the Colony Historical Museum at Massachusetts. From 1945, the company started using a signature symbol for all their products. The insignia bore the name of the company along with the year of the manufacture. This makes it easier for the collectors to determine the antique value of the Reed & Barton items. The company currently has different manufacturing and retailing sites. The original retail store is at Wrentham Massachusetts and the manufacturing unit is located at the original site in Taunton.
Reed & Barton silver items are always much valued by both users and collectors. No matter whether we are talking tableware, flatware or gift items, the uncompromising quality and superb design of the products make it always difficult to find a match for them.