Elegant and timeless are two words that come quickly to mind when describing Wallace Silver. Each of these beautiful silver flatware pieces are superbly crafted and are of the highest quality. From a company that had humble beginnings, yet grew into a leader in the industry, a proud tradition was begun. Truly any style selection of these fine flatware pieces will add a touch of timeless beauty and elegance to complement any table and occasion.
The company itself began in 1835, when silversmith Robert Wallace began to make spoons out of German silver. At first it was only spoons that were manufactured, but it would not be long before the company would begin producing several lines of beautiful silver flatware. It was in 1871, that Wallace reformed his company to include his own sons and soon after, in 1875 the company released three unique patterns. These three exquisite patterns were named The Crown, St. Leon and Hawthorne and they also, carried the prominent Wallace name.
The company, due to its excellent craftsmanship and commitment to quality enjoyed much success. Robert Wallace, always being an innovator, discovered a new process that would make a firmer, yet lighter steel base for silver plating.
Though Robert Wallace passed away in 1892, the company he founded continued to prosper through the early 20th century. In the 1930’s and 40’s the company began to release several new patterns. These patterns came from the mind of William S. Warren and were named the Third Dimension Beauty collection. This collection would enjoy immense popularity and featured the following patterns: Rose Point, Sir Christopher, Stradivari, Grande Baroque, Grand Colonial, and Romance of the Sea. Each of these finely crafted collections stills enjoys popularity today. These designs were so named Third Dimension because their unique patterns are apparent from the front, back, or profile. Among this collection is the highly favored Grande Baroque, this design, which was four years in the making, sent sales skyrocketing for the company and enabled its further growth.
The company has since been through several acquisitions and is now part of the Lifetime Brands family of companies. Yet Wallace Silver still maintains its commitment to quality and craftsmanship that have always been part of its trademark and style.
The Wallace Silversmiths company still offers a wide array of elegant flatware designs for the discerning consumer. Their craftsmen still employ many traditional techniques that make their collections highly sought after. Every piece of Wallace Silver flatware is still made with immaculate precision and with all pieces bearing the Wallace hallmark.