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Antique Pair George III 3Light Candelabra Matthew Boulton 1784

Antique Pair George III 3Light Candelabra Matthew Boulton 1784 Sold

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We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful pair of George III era antique silver candelabra made by the renowned silversmith Matthew Boulton in 1784. They are three light, two branch antique silver candelabra and display the makers mark for Matthew Boulton silver.

Made from Old Sheffield plate, these beautiful antique silver candelabra have detachable sconces with wonderful cast beaded and feature lovely gadrooned decoration to the branches, columns and bases.

Standing around 55cm, or 1 ft 10 in, in height this is a substantial pair of candelabra and they are bound to be a striking addition to your dining table, sideboard or other area where they are placed.

This Matthew Boulton silver candelabra are in superb condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or other signs of damage or repair. Please take a few moment to confirm this for yourself by looking at the photographs in our gallery supplied with this listing.

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More About Matthew Boulton

Matthew Boulton was born in Birmingham in 1728. His father was a toy maker and also a silver stamper specialising in the making of silver buckles. Matthew joined his father in partnership taking over from his father when he died. He realised his ambition to create a manufacturing complex in Birmingham where craftsmen in all branches of the toy trade worked together under one roof, enabling him to reap both the wholesale and retail profits.

In 1762 his factory began to produce articles in Sheffield plate and he was one of the first to adopt the sterling silver thread edge method which prevented the underlying copper from being seen. He went on to become the greatest producer of Sheffield plate in the country and also started making items in solid silver. His most important designers for Boulton plate were Robert Adams and James Wyatt who produced work in the neoclassical style. When eventually plated silverware was allowed to have marks registered, he registered his mark of twin suns with the Assay Office in Sheffield.

Viewing These Antique Silver Candelabra

It’s always a good idea to inspect fine antiques in person before purchase, if it is at all possible to do so. Keeping this in mind please try to attend our North London showroom to see and inspect these antique silver candelabra, along with our extended array of other decorative silver objects that we have in stock. If you aim to make a special trip to see this Matthew Boulton silver, please contact us first to determine that this pair of antique silver candelabra is still available and have not been sold. Please be sure to provide us the item reference number shown above when getting in contact so we can identify which of our various articles you are speaking about.

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More Information About These Antique Silver Candelabras

To ascertain more about this pair of antique silver candelabras and as a way to get answers to any points you might have, please don't hesitate to call our in-house antiques consultants on the telephone number provided above. When calling please mention the item number, listed above, so we can identify which of our Matthew Boulton silver items you would like to talk about.

Transportation, Delivery and Returns

You're looking at exquisite antique silver which needs expert packing and transport so that it actually gets to your location securely and safely. We can deliver this pair of antique silver candelabra to practically any location worldwide and we will be pleased to take care of the packaging for you, but kindly do call or email for a transportation price first, before purchasing this pair of silver candelabras so that we can fully meet your shipping requirements. We ship completely without charge to any mainland UK location.

If you are not happy with the article, we offer a 14-day money back promise in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return transportation fees for this pair of antique silver candelabra, unless we have incorrectly explained the item in some crucial way and you do not get the product as outlined. You must return the item in its original wrapping and state.

You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this pair of antique silver candelabra.

Some Tips on Shopping For Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver

Selecting antique and second-hand silver is a huge field which features craftsmanship by some of the finest master silversmiths and goldsmiths who were internationally renowned artists in their own right. In pondering the selection of this pair of antique silver candelabra we are pleased to provide you with some recommendations that can assist you determine on what exactly is most useful for you.

Highly revered for thousands of years, silver has distinct attributes that have made it both enchanting and collectible and this is why folk have collected and made use of it in a wide variety of different forms. There is a great amount of antique, vintage and second-hand silver presented on the market today. So how do you know what to pick?

The foremost general guideline is that it is best to go for items that you really like. Give some focus to how come you like this pair of antique silver candelabra and if they speak to your artistic sense then why wait? Specialists always say that you should decide on the very best you can afford, and this does not actually mean the earliest or indeed the largest. Do take some time to learn about the makers and the designs that charm you and it will help you decide the direction you need to go to build up a beautiful silver collection. If you have a passion for particular pieces of silver such as these antique silver candelabra you will want to show it to friends and family and your joy will translate to them too.

A key topic is the condition of and antique silver item and how much renovation work has taken place. When choosing 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 item to appear as if it just came from the workshop - if it does then it has more than likely been intensely restored which is not a good thing for a piece of antique silver.

Think about that in the silver antiques world a small bit of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be meticulously taken out. But be warned of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or adornments. All of these are undesirable for a piece of great antique silver. Happily here at Regent Antiques we are attentive and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if things like re-plating have taken place we will tell you. We always include ample images of our silver objects so you can see fully what condition they are in. Do take a couple of seconds to look at the pics for these antique silver candelabra to assure yourself of their condition. If you have any questions about them you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of these antique silver candelabra.

Please note that silver tarnishes and you will have to look after 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 showcase it in a relatively airtight cabinet if this is appropriate. This will keep it glistening for the longest possible time. If you look after them well these antique silver candelabra will last a lifetime and beyond.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 55 x Width 42 x Depth 16

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 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).


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.

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