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English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray

English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray
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  • English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray
  • English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray
  • English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray
  • English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray
  • English Silver Plated 3 Piece Mirrored Plateau Tray
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Price: £1,350.00
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this wonderful new English silver plated plateau tray featuring three mirrored sections and made in the Victorian style plated with silver on copper. The craftsmanship is exceptional throughout.

It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the images. Please take a few moments to look at these and imagine how this stylish silver plated plateau tray would make a wonderful centrepiece for your next dinner party.

To See this Silver Plated Plateau Tray

It's an excellent idea to find out about pieces personally. Considering this please try to travel to our North London display room to see and examine this silver plated plateau tray, alongside our broad range of other silver plated objects and other appealing silver collectibles that we have available. If you plan to make a special trip to see this merchandise, please contact us first to confirm that this silver plated plateau tray is still available and has not been sold. Remember to be sure to provide us the item reference number presented above when getting in contact so we know which of our many silver plated articles you are talking about.

Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours

Our London showroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to view this silver plated plateau tray. We also open from time to time on Saturdays – but kindly call in advance ahead of making the trip on a Saturday as we do not want you to be disappointed.

If You'd Like Some More Information

To know more about this silver plated plateau tray and so as to get advice about any queries you might have, please feel free to contact our in-house antiques experts on the telephone number given above. When contacting us please reference the item number, displayed above, so we know which silver plated object you need to consider.

Transport, Delivery and Returns

You're looking at a high-quality piece of silver plate. It requires skilled packing and shipping so that it gets to your location securely and safely. We can deliver this silver plated plateau tray to almost any location worldwide and we will be pleased to attend to the packaging for you, but please do call or email for a transportation quote first, before buying this silver plated plateau tray so that we can fully meet your delivery needs. We ship entirely without charge to any mainland UK location.

If you are not happy with the article, we offer a 14-day money back assurance in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this silver plated plateau tray, unless we have incorrectly detailed the item in some crucial way and you do not obtain the product as explained. You must return the article in its original packing and condition.

You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this silver plated plateau tray.

Some Tips on Investing In Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver

Choosing antique and second-hand silver is a massive subject which includes work by some of the most distinguished master goldsmiths who were world famous designers in their own right down to the most functional and ordinary of machine made ordinary domestic wares. In wondering about choosing this silver plated plateau tray we are glad to provide a few ideas that can assist you make your mind up on what is best for you.

Highly prized for thousands of years, silver has special characteristics that have made it both beautiful and valuable and consequently many people have collected and used it in a multitude of different varieties. There is a great number of antique, vintage and second-hand silver out there available on the market today. So how do you know what to buy?

The major rule of thumb is that you should go for what you like. Give some focus to how come you like this silver plated plateau tray and if it speaks to your aesthetic feeling then why hesitate? Authorities always say that you should opt for the very best you can afford, and this does not automatically mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do take a little time to understand the makers and the designs that charm you and this will help you establish the path you need to take to build up a great silver collection. If you enjoy a particular piece of silver such as this silver plated plateau tray you will want to show it to friends and family and your fulfillment will translate to them too.

A key concern is the condition of a silver item and how much restoration work has taken place. When purchasing silver antiques that are over 200 years old they ought to have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to appear as if it just emerged from the workshop - if it actually does then it has more than likely been intensively restored which is not ideal for an item of antique silver.

Try to remember that in the silver antiques world a small bit of restoration is okay where a small ding or dent may be carefully taken out. But be warned of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or ornaments. All of these are inappropriate for a piece of fine antique silver. Fortunately here at Regent Antiques we are careful to and offer you only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where things like re-plating has taken place we will inform you. We always make available ample images of our silver products so you can see fully what condition they are in. Do take a couple of minutes to look at the pictures for this silver plated plateau tray to assure yourself of its condition. If you have any issues 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 plateau tray.

Keep in mind that silver tarnishes and you will have to care for it by polishing it relatively frequently. It's a wise course of action to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to display it in a relatively airtight showcase if you're able to. This will keep it sparkling for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silver plated plateau tray will literally last forever.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 5 x Width 136 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 4 feet, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

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).

Satinwood

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: 01359

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