Antique Victorian Silver Plate & Cut Crystal Biscuit Sweets Box 19th C
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This is really lovely antique silver plated biscuit box featuring a wonderful cut crystal barrel standing on an intricately detailed silver plated stand. It features wonderful engraved and embossed decoration which includes rams heads at each corner and being raised on hoof feet.
This antique silver plated biscuit box dates from around 1860 and also has a pair of hinged gull wing lids. It is in excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair as can be verified by looking at the photos in our image gallery. Please take a few moments to look at the photos to see for yourself what an exquisite item this is and to admire the really beautiful and intricate detailing that has gone into it.
To See this Antique Silver Plated Biscuit Box
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a fine silver plated and cut crystal item. It will require experienced packing and shipping so that it gets to your location securely and safely. We can transport this antique silver plated biscuit box to practically any place globally and we will be glad to handle the packaging for you, but kindly do call or email for a shipping price first, before buying this antique silver plated biscuit box so that we can fully meet your delivery requests. We ship completely free of charge to any mainland UK location.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 21 x Width 22 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 9 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: 08671