English Victorian Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece
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We are delighted to offer for sale this superb new English silver plate epergne centrepiece fashioned in the Victorian manner made of silver on copper.
This silver plate epergne centrepiece has a large cut glass central bowl surrounded by eight smaller cut glass bowls. The central bowl can be removed so that the silver plated vase below can be used for flowers if so required.
Any table setting, no matter how elegant, would be enhanced beyond recognition with the addition of a silver epergne centrepiece such as this one. Used correctly, with a display of fresh fruit in the large centre bowl, this will add a splash of vibrant colour to your table that will light up the silverware.
An epergne can also be used for holding dips, finger food or other similar items to enhance your guest’s dining experience.
This silver plate epergne is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery. Please do take a few moments to review these for yourself to see the superb quality of this handcrafted item.
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Seeing This Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece in Person
It's a first-rate idea to find out about pieces such as this personally. With this in mind please try to attend our North London display room to look at and inspect this silver plate epergne centrepiece, together with our large array of other silver pieces and other decorative products that we have available in stock. If you aim to make a special journey to see this product, please phone first to ensure that this silver plate epergne centrepiece is still available to you and has not been sold. Remember to be certain to give us the item reference number shown above when getting in touch so we can identify which of our many silver plate products you are referring to.
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Our London display room is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this silver plate epergne centrepiece. We also open sporadically on Saturdays – but kindly call beforehand ahead of making the visit on a Saturday as we do not want you to be disappointed.
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To understand more about this silver plate epergne centrepiece and so that you can get responses to any requests you might have, please don't hesitate to contact our in-house antiques consultants on the phone number shown above. When contacting us please mention the item number so we can identify which silver plate item you would like to talk about.
Transportation, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at an exquisite piece of silver. Naturally this requires skilled packing and transport so that it arrives at your destination securely and safely. We can ship this silver plate epergne centrepiece to almost any location around the world and we will be delighted to look after all aspects of this for you, but kindly do call or email for a shipping quote first, before paying for this silver plate epergne centrepiece so that we can fully meet your delivery wishes. We ship totally free to any mainland UK location.
If you are not satisfied with the piece, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this silver plate epergne centrepiece, unless we have erroneously defined the item in some crucial way and you do not obtain the item as outlined. You must return the piece in its original packing and state.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this silver plate epergne centrepiece.
Some Suggestions on Acquiring Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Selecting antique and second-hand silver is a extensive topic which involves craftsmanship by some of the finest master goldsmiths who were globally renowned artists in their own right down to the most utilitarian and mundane of machine made standard household items. In considering investing in this silver plate epergne centrepiece we are glad to provide a few tips that may help you make a decision on just what is ideal for you.
Highly prized for thousands of years, silver has distinctive qualities that have made it both gorgeous and collectible and as a result people have accumulated and used it in a wide variety of different varieties. There is a wide number of antique, vintage and second-hand silver offered available today. So how do you know what to go with?
The first guideline is that you really need to choose what you actually like. Give some focus to the reasons why you like this silver plate epergne centrepiece and if it appeals to your aesthetic sense then why delay? Authorities always say that you should select the very best you can afford, and this does not necessarily mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do make the effort to learn about the makers and the designs that charm you and this will aid you identify the path you need to take to build up a splendid silver collection. If you love a particular piece of silver such as this silver plate epergne centrepiece you will want to show it to friends and family and your joy will pass to them too.
A key issue is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has happened. When picking out 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 article to appear as if it just came from the workshop - if it actually does then it has quite possibly been intensely restored which is not a positive thing for a piece of antique silver.
Consider that in the silver antiques world a small bit of restoration is acceptable where a small ding or dent may be meticulously eliminated. But take heed of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or ornaments. All of these are inappropriate for a piece of great antique silver. The good thing is here at Regent Antiques we are cautious and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where something like re-plating has taken place we will tell you. We always present ample photographs of our silver pieces so you can see particularly what condition they are in. Do take a few minutes to look at the pics for this silver plate epergne centrepiece to satisfy 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 plate epergne centrepiece.
Please bear in mind 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 show it in a fairly airtight showcase if possible. This will keep it glistening for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silver plate epergne centrepiece will basically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 52 x Width 69 x Depth 69
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet, 3 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).
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: 01362
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