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Some antiques are difficult to classify or could easily be classified in several different categories. It is possible that when looking in one categ…

Some antiques are difficult to classify or could easily be classified in several different categories. It is possible that when looking in one category the item you are looking for may be hiding away in another category and you may miss it.

These pages are the secret place that we use to keep all of those items that are difficult to categorise and which should be browsed regularly in the tradition of visiting an antiques fair or arcade where the items on offer are often presented in no particular order.

Regent Antiques always offers a fine range of collectables and other items such as military memorabilia, autographs and prints, sporting memorabilia, scientific instruments, and so on.

If you were taking a leisurely stroll around our London showroom you would of course see our huge range of antiques and collectable items all laid out before you in no particular order. A journey of discovery where you might see something you didn’t even know you wanted - or existed. In this category we have tried to recreate that experience - we hope you enjoy it and that you visit it regularly.

This is one category of our website where collectors really should visit often as we are constantly replacing sold items with new ones and no-one ever knows with any certainty what will be coming into stock next. Expect to see such things as binoculars, telescopes, signed prints, musical instruments and quirky storage boxes.

Here are just a few items that may not have dedicated categories of their own but which might still be of interest to you:

Hats, including antique top hats, gloves and other interesting items of clothing.

Fancy a top hat? We often have several examples of antique top hats and other items of headgear for you to peruse.

Antique Gramophones & Musical Instruments

Of course we stock the iconic HMV gramophones that adorn many a music room, bar, hotel lobby or in fact anywhere that people congregate and take time to consider just how much the art, (or is it a science?) of sound reproduction has evolved over the last century or so. We also put the methods of making that sound, well music to be precise, into this category as well and you will find many examples of antique musical instruments here for you to enjoy.

Rugs, Boxes, Taxidermy and How about a Silver Skull?

Yes, at the time of writing we did have a skull up for sale - not a real one through! This one is much nicer. This is also the place to find antique rugs and antique taxidermy items.

If You Can’t Visit Our Showroom, Please Take the Time to Check This Category and Take a Look at Our Range of Unusual and Rare Antique Items

If you see an antique rug, antique top hat, antique musical instrument or any of the unusual items we offer for sale on our website and would like to see them in person, then a visit to our north London showrooms is a must. But if you cannot visit and collect the item you want in person, please rest assured that our specialist team will pack it carefully and ship it to almost any destination worldwide.

We would however ask you to obtain a shipping quotation before making a purchase, quoting the unique reference number on the item’s description page. If you are located in the UK mainland you will be pleased to discover that we can ship your purchases to you free of charge.

Our large North London showroom is open to the public for viewing every weekday between 10am to 5pm and if weekdays are a problem for you then please also be aware that we also open occasionally on Saturdays so that you can see the antique items you are interested in. Please see the homepage of this website for our current opening hours including up-to-date Saturday opening arrangements as we do not open on Saturday every week.

You don’t need an appointment to come and view our range of antiques or other items but if you need to speak to one of our in house experts then it is worth calling in advance to make sure that there is someone on hand to answer your questions and help you when you make your visit.

Our north London showroom is very easy to find and it is conveniently located close to public transport links, including Manor House tube station which is on the Piccadilly Line and which is just a stone’s throw away. You will often find many examples of antique musical instruments, antique gramophones, antique top hats and other antique items on display, but if you are travelling to see a particular item please call first to make sure that it is still available for viewing as we would not want you to make a wasted journey.

If you cannot visit the showroom and you have questions about any of our fascinating and unusual items or any of our other antique and collectable pieces then you are always welcome to contact us by telephone or email using the contact details found at the top of every product description page.

Please also be sure to quote the unique item reference number when contacting us in order to avoid confusion as we stock many items that are similar and could be mistaken for one another.

Please also be sure to check our notes as to the condition and dimensions of the item you wish to buy before purchasing to ensure that it meets your expectations and that it will fit into the space you have in mind for it.

We would ask you please to also study carefully the gallery of photographs that we provide with each item description in order to fully satisfy yourself as to its condition. If in doubt please contact us for an appraisal of the piece in question.

Finally, please remember to sign up for our free new item notification service which ensures that we will send to you weekly notifications of any fresh arrivals that appear in your categories of interest, giving you an edge over our other customers when you are looking for items which are in great demand. Please click HERE to receive these notifications. After all, you don’t want to miss finding that special or unusual item that you’ve been searching for and which may not come up for sale again in the future!

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Ref: 01361
Extravagant English Silver Plate Cut Glass Surtout de Table Set

Extravagant English Silver Plate Cut Glass Surtout de Table Set

Made in London in the Victorian style, this silver plate cut glass surtout de table is very extravagant and would make a wonderful addition to your silver collection. This silver surtout de table set is made from silver on copper and comprises the following pieces: a silver plate cut glass centrepiece with eight small cut glass bowls and a large cut glass bowl in the centre - this central bowl can be removed so that the silver plated vase below can be used for flowers; a pair of silver plate comports with cut glass bowls; a large and impressive silver plated three section mirrored plateau in the classic English style, featuring a beautiful fret gallery. This silver surtout de table set is in excellent condition as can be seen from the image gallery. See more silver items here. To See this Silver Plate Cut Glass Surtout de Table Set It's a really good idea to see items personally. Being mindful of this please try to go to our North London display room to examine this silver surtout de table set, alongside with our broad range of other silver objects that we have available. If you aim to make a special journey to see this silver surtout de table set, please contact us first to confirm that it is still available to you and has not been sold. Please be certain to give us the item reference number shown above when getting in touch so we know which of our many silver collectibles you are talking about. Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours Our London salesroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to visit and look at this silver surtout de table set. We also open occasionally on Saturdays – but please call ahead prior to making the trip on a Saturday as we do not want you to be let down. If You'd Like More Particulars About This Item To ascertain more about this silver surtout de table set and to be able to get answers to any queries you might have, please feel free to telephone our in-house antiques consultants on the telephone number provided above. When contacting us please state the item number, shown above, so we recognize which silver object you would like to consider. Transportation, Delivery and Returns You are looking at a superb silver surtout de table set. It will need experienced packing and transport so that it arrives at your destination securely and safely. We can ship this silver surtout de table set to almost any location around the globe and we will be delighted to deal with the packaging for you, but kindly do call or email for a transportation quote first, before ordering this set, so that we can fully meet your shipping specifications. We will ship completely without charge to any mainland UK address. If you are not happy with the product, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return transportation fees for this silver surtout de table set, unless we have incorrectly outlined the product in some crucial way and you do not receive the item as outlined. You must return the piece in its original package and condition. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom. Some Advice on Investing In Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver Selecting antique and second-hand silver is a big area which ranges from work by some of the greatest master goldsmiths who were world famous artists in their own right down to the most utilitarian and mundane of machine-made regular household wares. In pondering investing in this silver surtout de table set we are happy to supply a few recommendations that can assist you make a choice on just what is best for you. Highly prized for hundreds and hundreds of years, silver has distinctive qualities that have made it both striking and collectible and consequently many people have amassed and used it in countless of different forms. There is a huge amount of antique, vintage and second-hand silver available on the market today. So how do you know what to buy? The main rule is that you ought to buy what you like. Give some consideration to the reason why you like this silver surtout de table set and if it appeals to your esthetic feeling then why delay? Gurus always say that you should buy the very best you can afford, and this does not necessarily mean the oldest or indeed the biggest. Do take a moment to discover the makers and the designs that attract you and this will assist you decide the direction you need to go to build up a delightful silver collection. If you cherish a particular piece of silver such as this silver surtout de table set you will want to display it to friends and family and your enjoyment will pass to them too. A key issue is the condition of a silver item and how much repair work has occurred. When purchasing silver antiques that are over 200 years old they will probably have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to look like it just came from the workshop - if it actually does then it has more than likely been heavily restored which is not a good thing for an item of antique silver. Bear in mind that in the silver antiques world a small bit of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be cautiously eliminated. But be mindful of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or adornments. All of these are inappropriate for a piece of great antique silver. The good news is that here at Regent Antiques we are cautious and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where something like re-plating has been done we will tell you. We always give you ample photos of our silver pieces so you can see fully what condition they are in. Do take a few minutes to look at the photos for this silver surtout de table set to assure yourself of its condition. If you have any thoughts about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this silver surtout de table set. Bear in mind that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it fairly frequently. It's a good notion to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to show it in a fairly airtight cupboard wherever possible. This will keep it dazzling for the longest possible time. If you look after it well this silver surtout de table set will practically last forever.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 20 x Width 139 x Depth 50 - Plateau

Height 52 x Width 69 x Depth 69 - Centrepiece

Height 33 x Width 28 x Depth 28 - Comports

Dimensions in inches:

Height 8 inches x Width 4 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Plateau

Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 2 foot, 3 inches x Depth 2 foot, 3 inches - Centrepiece

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 11 inches x Depth 11 inches - Comports

£6,500.00
Ref: 09974
Antique Russian Malachite Book Form Box With Mineral Specimens Circa 1900

Antique Russian Malachite Book Form Box With Mineral Specimens Circa 1900

This is a superb quality Russian antique malachite book form jewel box, Circa 1900 in date, later converted to display a quantity of mineral specimens. The rectangular hinged lid features malachite parquetry with decorative brass stringing. It lifts up to reveal a later fitted glass and brass mounted collection of 28 mineral specimens from mines in the Congo with the name table verso in French, listed as name, specimen and where it was mined from: 1. Uraninite, oxyde d'uranium "Shinkolobwe Mine"  2. Heterogenite, hydroxyde de cobalt et serum "Kabolela Mine" 3. Cuprite, carbonate de cuivre "Kalabi Mine" 4. Talc Calcedoine, silicate de manganese "Musonioe Mine" 5. Katangite, silicate de cuivre "Changulowe Mine" 6. Liebethbnite, photsphate de a wivre, "Musonioe Mine" 7. Bornite, sult de cuivre et de fer "Kipushi Mine" 8. Pseudomalachite, phosphate de cwivre, "Misesa Mine" 9. Olygiste, oxyde de fer, "Katonfo Mine" 10. Pyrite, silt de fer "Shinkolobwe Mine" 11. Cuprosklodowskite, Silicate d'uranio m et de cuivez, "Musonoie Mine" 12. Silice, oxyde oilicieux "Ramoto Mine" 13. Enrerite, Oxyde de fer, "Dikulwe Mine" 14. Shattucrite, silicate de cuivre "Tantara Mine" 15. Calcite, carb de caicium, "Kipushi Mine" 16. Fibromalachite, carb hystarate' de chivre "Kabolela Mine" 17. Chalcosine, suit de cuivre "Kipushi Mine" 18. Sel Jaune, oxyaena' uranium "Musonoie Mine" 19. Goethite, nxproxyae de fer, "Pamaove Mine" 20. Jel Rose, oxyae de cobalt, "Mupini Mirone" 21. Quartrite, oarb de calciu, Bamoto Mine" 22. Spherocobaltite, card de cobalt, "Ratrolea Mine" 23. Chalcopyrite, sult se cuivreet de fer, "Kipushi Mine" 24. Kolweeite, silrate de cuivre, "Kolwezi Mine" 25. Pyrolusite, hydroxyie de ma nganese, "Rasekelesa Mine" 26. Malachite Zonaire, carb hydrate de cuivre, "Kolwezi Mine" 27. Carrollite, sult de cobalt et de cuivre "Ramoto" 28. Dolmite Blanche, Carb de magnesium, "Kamoto" Add this wonderul Russian malachite book box and fascinating display of mineral specimens to your collection. Condition: In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 4 x Width 30 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 7 inches

£2,750.00

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