English Silver Plate & Glass Epergne Centrepiece Set
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This extravagant new silver plate and glass epergne centrepiece set has been manufactured in the Victorian style in London.
This silver centrepiece set is silver on copper and comprises the following pieces:
- A silver plate cut glass centrepiece with a large cut glass bowl in the centre surrounded by four small cut glass bowls
- A pair of silver plate compotes with attendant cut glass bowls
- An impressive and large silver plate three section mirrored plateau with a fret gallery in the classic English style.
This is a wonderful English silver centrepiece set which will add a touch of glamour to any dining experience.
It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery. Please take a few moments to look at these so you can appreciate the fine workmanship of this lovely silver plate and glass epergne centrepiece set.
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Seeing this Silver Plate and Glass Epergne Centrepiece Set in Person
It's a good idea to see fine items such as this in-person. With this thought please try to visit our North London display room to scrutinize this silver centrepiece set, together with our large assortment of other silver articles and other ornamental tems that we have available. If you intend to make a special trip, please contact us first to make sure that this silver centrepiece set is still available. Remember to provide us the item reference number shown above when getting in contact so we know which of our many silver and glass products you are talking about.
Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours:
Our London warehouse is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to look at this silver centrepiece set. We also open sometimes on a Saturday – but kindly call beforehand prior to making the journey on a Saturday as we do not want you to be disappointed.
If You Want More Information
To find out more about this silver centrepiece set and to get advice about any requests you might have, please don't hesitate to call our in-house antiques experts on the telephone number provided above. When calling please reference the item number, shown above, so we can recognize which of our many wonderful silver items you would like to talk about.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are considering purchasing a first-class piece of silver. It will require skilled packing and transport so that it gets to your place securely and safely. We can send this silver centrepiece set to practically any destination globally and we will be delighted to take care of the packaging for you. However, please do call or email for a transportation quotation first, before selecting this silver centrepiece set so that we can fully meet your transportation specifications. We ship completely at zero cost to any mainland UK address.
If you are not happy with the item one you receive it, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return shipping fees for this silver centrepiece set, unless we have inaccurately explained the product in some material way and you do not receive the article as outlined. You must return the piece in its original package and state.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this silver centrepiece set.
Some Guidelines on Purchasing Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Shopping for antique and second-hand silver is a massive subject which encompasses work by some of the most distinguished master goldsmiths who were globally renowned designers in their own right down to the most utilitarian and common of machine made ordinary household wares. In wondering about obtaining this silver centrepiece set we are pleased to offer a few recommendations that may help you make up your mind on what is most useful for you.
Highly treasured for thousands of years, silver has distinctive attributes that have made it both striking and collectible and this is why many people have accumulated and made use of it in a plethora of different forms. There is a significant range of antique, vintage and second-hand silver out there available today today. So how do you know what to buy?
The leading general guideline is that it is best to buy what you like. Give some focus to precisely why you like this silver centrepiece set and if it speaks to your artistic sense then why procrastinate? Authorities always say that you should target the very best you can afford, and this does not automatically mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do take the opportunity to learn about the makers and the designs that appeal to you and this helps you recognize the path you need to take to build up a wonderful silver collection. If you appreciate a particular piece of silver such as this silver centrepiece set you will want to display it to friends and family and your happiness will pass to them too.
A key question is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has taken place. When picking out silver antiques that are over 200 years old they should 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 emerged from the workshop - if it actually does then it has most likely been considerably restored which is not a positive thing for a piece of antique silver.
Try to remember that in the silver antiques world a touch of restoration is acceptable where a small ding or dent may be meticulously eliminated. 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 unacceptable for a piece of fine antique silver. Happily here at Regent Antiques we are vigilant and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where something like re-plating has been done we will inform you. We always provide you with ample photos of our silver pieces so you can see specifically what condition they are in. Do take a few minutes to look at the images for this silver centrepiece set to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any points 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 centrepiece set.
Remember that silver tarnishes and you will have to care for it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a wise course of action to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to exhibit it in a relatively airtight showcase if this is appropriate. This will keep it glistening for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silver centrepiece set will basically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 36 x Width 60 x Depth 60 - Centrepiece
Height 26 x Width 28 x Depth 28 - Comport
Height 5 x Width 136 x Depth 47 - Plateau
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet - Centrepiece
Height 10 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 11 inches - Comport
Height 2 inches x Width 4 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Plateau
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).
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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.
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Our reference: 01355
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