Vintage Set 12 Beautiful Silver Plated Under Plates Mid 20th C
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We are delighted to offer this set of twelve silver plated under plates dating from the middle of the 20th century. Each plate has beautiful decoration including leafy vines and bunches of grapes around the rim.
The silver plated under plates are in pristine condition having been re-plated to eliminate the original signs of wear.
Seeing This Set of Silver Plated Under Plates In Person
It's a very good idea to view things in person. Bearing this in mind please try to travel to our North London warehouse to look over this set of silver plated under plates, along with our extended assortment of other silver plated pieces that we have available. If you are going to make a special trip to see these items, please call first to see that this set of silver plated under plates is still available and has not been sold. Please be sure to give us the item reference number provided above when getting in contact so we know which of our many silver plated articles you are talking about.
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Our London display room is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this set of silver plated under plates. We also open sometimes on Saturdays – but remember to call ahead of time prior to making the visit on a Saturday as we do not want you to be let down.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are considering a wonderful set of silver plate ware. It will need specialized packing and shipping so that it reaches your location securely and safely. We can ship this set of silver plated under plates to almost any location worldwide and we will be pleased to take care of the wrapping for you, but kindly do call or email for a transportation price first, before purchasing this set of silver plated under plates so that we can fully meet your transportation preferences. We ship entirely without charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not content with the product, we offer a 14-day money back promise in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this set of silver plated under plates, unless we have mistakenly defined the set in some crucial way and you do not get the set as described. You must return the set in the original package and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this set of silver plated under plates.
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Choosing antique and second-hand silver is a extensive area which involves work by some of the finest master goldsmiths who were world famous artists in their own right down to the most functional and everyday of machine made regular domestic wares. In wondering about purchasing this silver plated under plates we are happy to provide a few tips that can help you come to a decision on the thing that is best for you.
Highly revered for thousands of years, silver has special attributes that have made it both beautiful and valuable and due to this many people have amassed and made use of it in an assortment of different forms. There is a wide number of antique, vintage and second-hand silver available available today today. So how do you know what to go for?
The principal suggestion is that you need to go for what you actually like. Give some attention to exactly why you like this silver plated under plates and if it appeals to your aesthetic feeling then why delay? Industry experts always say that you should buy the very best you can afford, and this does not automatically mean the oldest or indeed the biggest. Do take the time to understand the makers and the designs that charm you and this will assist you identify the direction you need to go to build up a splendid silver collection. If you have a passion for a particular piece of silver such as this silver plated under plates you will want to display it to friends and family and your satisfaction will translate to them too.
A key issue is the condition of a silver item and how much restoration work has been done. When choosing silver antiques that are over 200 years old they need to have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver article to appear as if it just emerged from the workshop - if it really does then it has most likely been considerably restored which is not the best thing for an item of antique silver.
Bear in mind that in the silver antiques world a small bit of restoration is okay where a small ding or dent may be meticulously taken out. But be mindful of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or ornaments. All of these are not acceptable for a piece of fine antique silver. Fortunately here at Regent Antiques we are attentive and offer only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if things like re-plating has been done we will inform you. We always supply ample pics of our silver objects so you can see fully what condition they are in. Do take a few moments to look at the images for this silver plated under plates to assure yourself of its condition. If you have any uncertainties 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 plated under plates.
Be aware that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a good plan to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to exhibit it in a relatively airtight cupboard if you can. This will keep it dazzling for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silver plated under plates will essentially last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 3 x Width 30 x Depth 30 - Each plate
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 inch x Width 1 foot x Depth 1 foot - Each plate
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 00213
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