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Antique Pair of Edwardian Sterling Silver Candlesticks 1907

Antique Pair of Edwardian Sterling Silver Candlesticks 1907 Sold
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A very nice pair of English antique Edwardian sterling silver candlesticks which bear the hallmarks for London, 1907 along with the makers mark for well-known and sought after silversmiths Thomas Bradbury & Sons, who manufactured and traded out of bases in both London and Sheffield.

This manufacturer went through numerous changes over the years since being formed by Thomas Bradbury, Thomas Watson and James Fenton in or around 1795, but in some form or another they were trading from the late 1700s through to the 1930s.

Here is an opportunity to acquire a pair of sterling silver candlesticks which will serve as a delightfully decorative addition to your dinner table as well as being a functional pair of candlesticks which, at just nine inches in height, approximately, are suitable for even the smallest of dining tables.

There is no doubt that candles add a degree of ambience to the dining experience and, given the right circumstances, they are thought by many to be an essential accessory for a romantic meal. Long live the candlelit supper.

This pair of Edwardian candlesticks, in beautiful sterling silver, have very elegant stems and bases which are decorated with various motifs including rams heads, masks and urns.

We would urge you to take a few moments and examine carefully the photographs that accompany this description. You will be able to satisfy yourself that these sterling silver candlesticks are indeed in excellent condition and have clear hallmarks and are without any dings, dents or any signs of repairs having been carried out.

To View this pair of Antique Silver Candlesticks by Thomas Bradbury & Sons

We would be pleased for you to be able to view and examine this pair of antique silver candlesticks in person if you can and we do recommend therefore that you pay a visit to our north London showroom in order to see them for yourself. Whilst you are here you will also be able to view our other items of antique silverware, cutlery and other sterling silver items including a wide choice of candlesticks.

It is advisable however, if you do propose to make a special journey specifically to see this pair of Edwardian candlesticks, to contact us ahead of your proposed visit in order to confirm that this lovely item is still available as it may have been reserved or sold in the interim. Please quote the item’s unique reference number, as shown above, when contacting us so that we know which of our many pieces of antique silverware you wish to discuss with us.

Regent Antiques – London Showroom Opening Hours

Our north London showroom is open to the public on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm for you to view and inspect this pair of silver candlesticks. We also open occasionally on Saturdays but please contact us before making a journey on a Saturday as we do not open every week and would not want you to have a wasted trip.

If You Would Like More Information

To discover more about this Thomas Bradbury & Sons pair of candlesticks and to get the answers to any questions that you might have about this or any other item we are offering for sale, please contact us and talk to our in-house antiques experts by calling the number as shown above or by email if you prefer. When getting in touch with us please have to hand the item reference, also shown above, so we know which item you are interested in.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

This is a fine pair of antique candlesticks and we want it to reach you in the same, excellent condition that it leaves us in. It will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this item to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please telephone or email us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand your requirements. We deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.

If you are not satisfied with the item you receive, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this pair of Edwardian candlesticks, unless we have inaccurately described them in some way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 24 x Width 11 x Depth 11

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 4 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).

Satinwood

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: 08641