Daniel Bexfield of Daniel Bexfield Antique Silver Limited, London, established 1980.
A conversation between Daniel Bexfield and project volunteer Chris Coles.
Daniel's father, Arthur Bexfield, opened an antique shop in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1962, and Daniel told us about his own early beginnings as a dealer in antique silver trading in the famous antique markets at Bermondsey and Portobello Road in London.
In a detailed discussion Daniel also reflected on the practices of dealing in the antique markets in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as how he established his first 'permanent' antique shop in the Bond Street Silver Galleries. He also told us how he came to lease a shop in the famous Burlington Arcade, London in the late 1990s. As well as describing how the antique silver market operates, Daniel had fascinating reflections on some famous members of the antique silver trade and memories of the some well known collectors of antique silver.
Photograph courtesy of Daniel Bexfield Antique Silver Limited, 2014.