Large English Silver Plated 3 Piece Plateau Surtout de Table
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this new silver plated surtout de table in the classic English style. This three section mirrored plateau features a wonderful fret gallery and is silver on copper.
The craftsmanship on this fine silver plated surtout de table is second to none and it is sure to add a touch of class to any dining experience.
It is offered for sale in truly excellent condition, as the photographs we have provided show, so my we ask you please do take a few moments to review the images in our gallery to see this for yourself.
A centrepiece like this can easily transform a dining experience and, provided your dining table can accommodate its substantial size, this is the perfect way to give that little bit of extra style to your dining occasions.
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To See This Silver Plated Surtout de Table
It's a good idea to try to examine pieces in-person. With this in mind please try to come to our North London sales room to look at this silver plated surtout de table, along with our wide assortment of other silver items and other appealing products that we have in stock. If you propose to make a special journey to see this silver plated surtout de table, please contact us first to determine that it has not been sold. Remember to take a careful note of the reference number and provide it to us when getting in touch so we can identify which of our many silver plated items you are referring to.
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Transport, Delivery and Returns
You're looking at a superb piece of silver that requires expert packing and transport so that it reaches you securely and safely. We can ship this silver plated surtout de table to practically any location internationally and we will be completely happy to look after the packaging for you. However, kindly do call or email for a shipping estimate first, before paying for this silver plated surtout de table so that we can fully meet your transportation requirements. We ship entirely free of charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not satisfied with the item, we offer a 14-day money back promise in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return transportation fees for this silver plated surtout de table, unless we have inaccurately detailed the product in some material way and you do not obtain the product as outlined. You must return the article in its original package and condition.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this silver plated surtout de table.
Some Tips on Buying Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Acquiring antique and second-hand silver is a extensive area which features craftsmanship by some of the greatest master goldsmiths who were globally renowned designers in their own right down to the most functional and routine of machine manufactured standard household items. In pondering obtaining this silver plated surtout de table we are glad to offer a some guidelines that can assist you make up your mind on what exactly is best for you.
Highly revered for thousands of years, silver has distinct properties that have made it both enchanting and valuable and that is why people have collected and made use of it in a wide variety of different forms. There is a large quantity of antique, vintage and second-hand silver around available today. So how do you know what to go with?
The principal principle is that you'll want to purchase what you actually like. Give some thought to how come you like this silver plated surtout de table and if it appeals to your artistic sense then why hold off? Specialists always say that you should select the very best you can afford, and this does not automatically mean the oldest or indeed the largest. Do take a little time to learn about the makers and the designs that attract you and this will help you determine the path you need to take to build up a splendid silver collection. If you really love a particular piece of silver such as this silver plated surtout de table you will want to display it to friends and family and your enjoyment will no doubt be shared by them too.
A key issue is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has happened. When acquiring 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 that takes place over time. You cannot expect an old silver piece to appear as if it just left the workshop - if it does then it has almost certainly been greatly restored which is not a positive thing for an item of antique silver.
Don't forget that in the silver antiques world a small amount of restoration is acceptable where a small ding or dent may be meticulously taken out. But be weary of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or decorations. All of these are unsatisfactory for a piece of great antique silver. Thankfully here at Regent Antiques we are careful to offer you only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where something like re-plating has taken place we will always tell you about it.
We always make available ample images of our silver pieces so you can see precisely what condition they are in. Do take a couple of seconds to look at the pictures for this silver plated surtout de table to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any requests 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 surtout de table.
Be aware that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care of it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a good idea to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to display it in a fairly airtight showcase if possible. This will keep it gleaming for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this silver plated surtout de table will essentially last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x Width 139 x Depth 50
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 4 feet, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 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: 01365
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