By Alberta Barron for The Island Connection
On Friday, Feb. 8 please the Seabrook Island Garden Club and guest members of the Kiawah Island Garden Club will welcome special speaker Andrew Birlant Slotin.
Slotin is the co-owner of George C. Birlant & Co. (Antiques) and third generation to be involved with this 97-year-old business. He currently buys, sells and manages alongside his father, Phil H. Slotin. Their store at 191 King St. anchors the Historic Charleston Antiques District on Lower King Street and boasts a Circa 1851. Birlant’s maintains a large inventory of reproduction and antique gift items and offers “white glove” courier delivery services anywhere in the US.
Slotin specializes in antique English furniture, silver, porcelain, earthenware, crystal, brass, longcase clocks and fireside accessories. Slotin’s presentation will focus on antique English Georgian silver, Sheffield and Victorian silver-plate. He will bring a “box full of props,” to illustrate the differences and how the British influenced Charleston and its silver artisans.
Slotin is the past-president of the Charleston Antiques Dealers Association and currently a member of the Downtown Charleston Business Council. He is also a certified antiques appraiser.
For information on membership in the Seabrook Island Garden Cub contact Holli Bolte at firstname.lastname@example.org.