Antique Pair Victorian 3 Light Candelabra Elkington c.1865
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We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful pair of silver plated Victorian candelabra dating from 1865 and bearing the makers mark for Elkington & Co, the renowned English silversmiths.
These antique silver candelabra are of a three light, two-branch design and feature a Corinthian column, with detachable scroll design branches and detachable sconces. These lovely silver plated Victorian candelabra stand on square bases that have been beautifully embossed with ram’s heads and festoons of flowers.
They are in excellent condition as can be seen from the photo gallery we have provided for your perusal. Please do take a few moments to review these images to check for yourself the wonderful workmanship and fine condition of this pair of antique silver candelabra.
Visit our Showroom To View These Victorian Candelabra
It's an excellent idea to find out about special antiques in-person. Bearing this in mind please try to visit our North London display room to examine this pair of antique silver candelabra, alongside our broad range of other ornamental silver plated objects that we currently have in stock. If you are going to make a special journey to see this pair of silver plated candelabra, please phone first to ensure that this pair of silver plated Victorian candelabra is still available and they have not been sold. Please be sure to provide us the item reference number given above when getting in contact so we can identify which of our various silver plated antiques you are referring to.
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To ascertain more about this pair of silver plated Victorian candelabra and so that you can get advice about any points you might have, please don't hesitate to phone our in-house antiques experts on the telephone number given above. When contacting us please state the item number which you will find above, so we know which of our many beautiful silver plate candelabra you'd like to discuss.
Transportation, Delivery and Returns
You are considering fine antique silver and it requires skilled packing and transport so that it arrives at your destination securely and safely. We can transport this pair of antique silver candelabra to almost any destination worldwide and will be pleased to attend to the wrapping and packing for you. However, kindly call or email for a transportation price first, before buying this pair of silver plated Victorian candelabra so that we can make sure that we can fully meet your delivery requests. We ship entirely free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you are not satisfied with this pair of silver plated Victorian candelabra, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for this pair of silver plated candelabra, unless we have erroneously detailed the item in some material way and you do not obtain the item as explained. You must return the piece in its original wrapping 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 antique silver candelabra.
Some Guidelines on Choosing Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Buying antique and second-hand silver is a immense field which encompasses work by some of the most distinguished master goldsmiths who were globally renowned artists in their own right down to the most utilitarian and everyday of machine manufactured regular domestic ware. In thinking about acquiring this pair of antique silver candelabra we are happy to supply a few hints that may help you resolve on just what is ideal for you.
Highly prized for thousands of years, silver has special properties that have made it both gorgeous and valuable and due to this many people have collected and used it in a wide variety of different forms. There is a significant number of antique, vintage and second-hand silver offered available today. So how do you know what to go with?
The number one rule of thumb is that you ought to go for what you like. Give some focus to the reasons why you like this pair of antique silver candelabra and if they appeal to your aesthetic feeling then why hold off buying them? Specialists always say that you should select the very best you can afford, and this does not actually mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do spend some time to learn about the makers and the designs that appeal to you and this will aid you decide the path you need to take to build up a nice silver collection. If you love a particular type of silver such as this pair of antique silver candelabra you will want to display it to friends and family and your joy will pass to them too.
A key concern is the condition of a silver item and how much repair work has been done. When buying silver antiques that are over 200 years old they should have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver item to look like it just emerged from the workshop - if it does then it has probably been greatly restored which is not ideal for a piece of antique silver.
Bear in mind that in the silver antiques world a tad of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be carefully removed. But beware of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or ornaments. All of these are not acceptable for a piece of great antique silver. Happily here at Regent Antiques we are attentive and supply only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where things like re-plating has been done we will inform you. We always present ample photographs of our silver products so you can see accurately what condition they are in. Do take a few minutes to look at the photographs for this pair of antique silver candelabra to satisfy yourself of the condition. If you have any queries 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 antique silver candelabra.
Please note that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care it by polishing it fairly frequently. It's a good plan to clean these candelabra with a long term polish and then then try to show them in a fairly airtight cabinet if this is appropriate. This will keep them sparkling for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this pair of antique silver candelabra will essentially last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 54 x Width 37 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 5 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: 08517
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