Anton Michelsen (1809-1877) was the founder of one of the most significant jeweler families in Denmark. He opened his first shop in Denmark in 1941 and was among the first and last to work in the Old Nordic Style. He was the leading firm of gold and silversmiths for several generations, with significant influence on Danish jewelry design during the 19th and early 20th century. He was officially made “Court Goldsmith and Maker of Orders” in 1848. The Michelsen dynasty made some of the most distinctive silverware through this connection with the court and also made the daily silverware belonging to the Royal family.