Eric Silver is the director of Lillian Nassau LLC. This gallery is the leading specialist in the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, including his extraordinary stained-glass lamps, glass, pottery, and metalwork. It also sells American and European decorative arts from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods and American sculpture. The gallery is a member of the prestigious National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America.
Mr. Silver has worked for William Doyle Galleries in New York City, where he was a senior vice president and director of 19th- and 20th-century decorative arts. He began his career with the respected American painting dealer Ira Spanierman and then went on to work for Lillian Nassau herself. He went on to Sotheby's, where he was the expert in charge of 19th- and 20th-century decorative arts. He developed the first auctions devoted exclusively to the American Arts and Crafts movement. More than 29 years ago Mr. Silver left Sotheby's to become a private dealer in 19th- and 20th-century decorative arts and American sculpture. He is also a licensed auctioneer.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Silver received a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York and an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. He received a certificate in museum training through a joint program offered by the Institute of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Silver has been with Antiques Roadshow since its first show in Concord, Massachusetts.