Birgit Toft worked in Sølvkælderen for more than 58 years. She was initially hired because she spoke several languages, but ended up buying the shop. “Frk. Toft”, as she was called, owned the shop for more than 40 years. She worked until she became 83 years old, and passed away after four months of illness. Frk. Toft was a strong, independent, diligent and hard working woman that will be missed by all who knew her.
Sølvkælderen was established in 1851 as a business with a workshop at Højbro Plads 4.
In 1953, Harald Hammer bought the rights to Sølvkælderen from silversmith Volmer Jensen (Volle).
Sølvkælderen moved to Kompagnistræde 1 in 1955, where it has grown to the 13 windows that are here today.
Birgit Toft bought Sølvkælderen and it remained hers for more than 40 years. In 2017, as an 83-year-old, she passed away after four months of illness. This led to her grand niece, Anne Jallit, assuming the role of Director of the shop in 2018.