The Silver making firm of Chawner & Co was founded in 1815 by William Chawner who began as an apprentice in the trade in 1793. The firm gained a good reputation but when William died in 1834, his son was unwilling to continue the family business, so instead the firm went to a new relative named George Adams. Chawner & Co thrived under Adams and grew to become a leading maker of quality silverware in Victorian England. In 1875 they released a pattern book of Silver Flatware which would become extremely influential. In 1883 the firm was sold to Holland, Alnwinckle & Slater. At LoveAntiques we have a good selection of antique silver pieces by Chawner & Co and George Adams, all offered by trusted and knowledgeable dealers.