Antique Silver Plated Victorian Sweet Basket 19th C
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this exquisite piece of Victorian silver dating from around 1860. This antique silver sweet basket is engraved with garlands of flowers and has beaded edges and a swing handle.
Made from silver plate and bearing the makers marks of the renowned Victorian silversmith Hamilton & Laidlaw on the underside, this antique silver sweet basket is a lovely oval shape and as well as having engraved flowers decoration also features an eight spoked wheel motif.
With twin lids opening onto two separate compartments and a beaded swing handle, this lovely oval antique silver sweet basket has a refinement and elegance that will grace any dining table.
It is in excellent condition as can be seen from our gallery of photos and video. Please do take a few moments to review the images and video to confirm this for yourself.
See This Antique Silver Sweet Basket for Yourself
As it's usually a good option to see before you purchase, we are always pleased to welcome you to see our items in our North London showrooms. So why not organise a consultation to look at this antique silver sweet basket face to face? And while you are here you will also have the opportunity to see our collection of other attractive silver antiques and collectibles.
Please do not forget to get in touch with us first prior to making a journey to make certain that this piece of Victorian silver is still available to you and has not already been sold. Also if you make contact with us we will make sure that we've the right specialist at your disposal to talk you through your purchase and reply to any concerns you might have. We are always pleased to comment on our products such as this antique silver sweet basket in detail and suggest alternate options if you decide to widen your search.We believe there is no such thing as a foolish query and we fully respect that you will want to get your acquisition spot on so please feel free to ask about anything you have a question about.
Remember take a note of the item reference number which appears on this page prior to getting in touch, so we can determine which particular Victorian silver piece you are talking about.
Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours
Our London display room is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this antique silver sweet basket. We also open occasionally on Saturdays – but remember to be in touch ahead of time before making a journey on a Saturday as we’d hate for you to turn up & find no one here.
To Get Further Information
If you are unable to organise a visit, we're still delighted to respond to any enquiries you might have about this Victorian silver item. To talk about these with us please don't hesitate to get in touch by either email or telephone using the details on this page. We have a number of internal specialists on hand who will be glad to discuss this antique silver sweet basket and also talk about acquiring and caring for spectacular silver antiques more generally. We are always pleased to share our expertise with our customers and potential customers to make sure that you are entirely content with items you are thinking of choosing. When you get in contact make sure you mention the item reference number which you will also find on this page to make certain that we appreciate the specific Victorian silver piece you are taking a look at.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
We are industry experts in the transport and delivery of high-quality items of silver like this antique silver sweet basket. Superior pieces of silver like this necessitate professional handling to guarantee that they get to you in the same immaculate state that they left us. We are very mindful with our packaging and transport to make sure that items you buy from us will reach you safely and securely.
We are delighted to deliver to virtually any location globally and will take care of all the required packaging and shipping issues. However, we request that you get in touch first before acquiring this Victorian silver as we want to make sure that you understand our shipping arrangements and that you have a full shipping estimate before you buy. Please be aware that we ship totally without charge to any mainland UK address.
If you are not happy for any reason with this antique silver sweet basket when you receive it, in conformance with the Distance Selling Regulations you can return it to us within 14 days and we will reimburse you. You are required to return it to us in its original package and condition. You will also be accountable for the return shipping bills unless we sent you an article that is materially different to the one you thought you would be getting.
Please note that you are fully answerable for any customs fees or duties that fall due as a result of shipping this Victorian silver outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 10 x Width 17 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 inches x Width 7 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: 08658
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