Extravagant English Silver Plate Cut Glass Surtout de Table Set
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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.
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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.
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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.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the return shipping of this silver surtout de table set.
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 feet, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - Plateau
Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches - Centrepiece
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 11 inches x Depth 11 inches - Comports
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: 01361
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