About Us

Founded in 1973, in New Canaan, Connecticut, The Silk Purse, Inc. is a consignment shop offering fine quality household furnishings and accessories. We sell furniture, china, glass, silver, paintings, small oriental rugs, lamps, and offer a large selection of gold and platinum jewelry, much of it with gemstones.

If you are a potential consignor, you will be pleased to know that we go to considerable trouble to ensure that our consignors' merchandise is attractively displayed - washed, dusted and arranged with compatible items. Occasionally we buy things outright. We pay our consignors on the first of the month, and not to brag, but in thirty five years the checks have never been mailed a single day late!

If you are searching for furniture, tableware, accessories or jewelry, do please visit us. The merchandise depicted on our website in only a part of what we have in the store. Furthermore, New Canaan is an attractive destination with unique owner-run shops, and lots of interesting places to eat, all of which are within walking distance of our centrally located shop.

We look forward to seeing you!