Large Pair Elegant Silver Plated Neoclassical Candelabra 20th C
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We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful pair of large silver plated candelabra executed in the Neoclassical style and dating from the later part of the 20th century.
Standing 69 cm (2 feet, 3 inches) tall, this fabulous pair of silver plated candelabra feature four lights atop fluted stems. They are richly decorated with shells, acanthus leaves and beading and rest on tripod claw feet.
This pair of silver plated candelabra are in excellent condition as can be verified by looking at the photographs in our gallery. Please do take a few moments to review these images and to acquaint yourself with the craftsmanship of this pair of lovely silver plated candelabra which is second to none.
To View this Pair of Silver Plated Candelabra
We encourage you to try to attend our North London salesroom to see and inspect this pair of silver plated candelabra, together with our extended variety of other silver plated objects and ornamental silver items we have in stock. If you propose to make a special trip to see this pair of silver plated candelabra, please call first to see that they are still available and have not been sold. Please be certain to give us the item reference number indicated above when getting in touch so we can identify which of our many silver plated articles you are referring to.
Regent Antiques - Warehouse Opening Hours
Our London display room is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to look at this pair of silver plated candelabra. We also open from time to time on Saturdays – but remember to call ahead prior to making the trip on a Saturday as we do not want you to be let down.
If You Would Like To Find Out More
To know more about this pair of silver plated candelabra and to get answers to any questions you might have, please don't hesitate to speak to our in-house antiques consultants on the telephone number shown above. When contacting us please state the item number, shown above, so we can identify which silver plated items you want to consider.
Transport, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a high-quality pieces of silver plate ware. They require experienced packing and shipping so that they get to your place securely and safely. We can send this pair of silver plated candelabra to practically any location internationally and we will be delighted to manage the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping estimate first, before ordering this pair of silver plated candelabra so that we can fully meet your shipping requirements. We ship totally free of charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not satisfied with these items, 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 pair of silver plated candelabra, unless we have inaccurately detailed them in some crucial way and you do not get the products as explained. You must return the items in their original package and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this pair of silver plated candelabra.
Some Advice on Purchasing Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Selecting antique and second-hand silver is a huge subject which includes work by some of the best master goldsmiths who were globally renowned artists in their own right down to the most practical and routine of machine-made everyday domestic ware. In thinking about acquiring this pair of silver plated candelabra we are happy to offer a few pointers that can help you make up your mind on what exactly is best for you.
Highly cherished for thousands of years, silver has special attributes that have made it both gorgeous and collectible and consequently many people have amassed and used it in a variety of different varieties. There is a substantial volume of antique, vintage and second-hand silver around available on the market today. So how do you know what to go for?
The foremost principle is that you need to invest in what you actually like. Give some focus to the reason you like this pair of silver plated candelabra and if it appeals to your aesthetic feeling then why wait? Authorities always say that you should go after the very best you can afford, and this does not necessarily mean the oldest or indeed the largest. Do take a moment to learn about the makers and the designs that appeal to you and this helps you identify the path you need to take to build up a nice silver collection. If you love a particular piece of silver such as this pair of silver plated candelabra you will want to display it to friends and family and your enjoyment will translate to them too.
A key question is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has been done. When selecting 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 does then it has almost certainly been significantly restored which is not ideal for an item of antique silver.
Bear in mind that in the silver antiques world a small bit of restoration is acceptable where a small ding or dent may be carefully removed. But be warned of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or adornments. All of these are unacceptable for a piece of fine antique silver. Happily here at Regent Antiques we are cautious and offer only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if things like re-plating has been done we will tell you. We always supply ample pics of our silver pieces so you can see precisely what condition they are in. Do take a few seconds to look at the images for this pair of silver plated candelabra to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any concerns 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 pair of silver plated candelabra.
You should know that silver tarnishes and you will have to care for it by polishing it moderately frequently. It's a good idea to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to showcase it in a relatively airtight cupboard if you possibly can. This will keep it shining for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this pair of silver plated candelabra will essentially last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 69 x Width 23 x Depth 23
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 3 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 9 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: 01871
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