Antique Victorian Silver Plate Decanter Stand Liquor Caddy 19th C
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This is a fine example of a Victorian antique silver plate decanter stand with three heavy cut crystal decanters with stoppers. Dating from around 1880 the silver plated decanter stand has a central spade handle and three-lobed based with reticulated and chased scrolling floral design. It is set on scrolled foliate feet.
It is in excellent condition as can been seen from the photos in our image gallery. Please take a few moments to review these to appreciate what a fine antique silver plate decanter this is and what an addition it will make to any dining experience.
To See this Antique Silver Plate Decanter
It's a very good idea to consult about antique items in person. With this thought please try to go to our North London salesroom to see and scrutinize this antique silver plate decanter, alongside our large assortment of other silver collectibles that we have available. If you want to make a special journey to see this merchandise, please call first to confirm that this antique silver plate decanter is still available and has not been sold. Remember to be certain to give us the item reference number shown above when getting in touch so we know which of our various silver plate antiques you are referring to.
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Transport, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a wonderful antique. It will require skillful packing and transport so that it actually gets to your location securely and safely. We can deliver this antique silver plate decanter to practically any location globally and we will be delighted to manage the wrapping for you, but kindly do call or email for a transportation price first, before selecting this antique silver plate decanter so that we can fully meet your delivery requests. We ship totally at zero cost to any mainland UK location.
If you are not comfortable with the item, we offer a 14-day money back assurance in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this antique silver plate decanter, unless we have incorrectly outlined the product in some material way and you do not get the article as described. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this antique silver plate decanter.
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Highly treasured for thousands of years, silver has distinctive characteristics that have made it both beautiful and valuable and as a consequence people have acquired and used it in a wide variety of different forms. There is a wide volume of antique, vintage and second-hand silver presented currently available today. So how do you know what to choose?
The foremost rule of thumb is that you really need to choose what you actually like. Give some thought to the reason why you like this antique silver plate decanter and if it appeals to your artistic sense then why procrastinate? Professionals always say that you should select the very best you can afford, and this does not automatically mean the earliest or indeed the largest. Do take your time to understand the makers and the designs that charm you and this will help you establish the direction you need to go to build up a amazing silver collection. If you have a passion for a particular piece of silver such as this antique silver plate decanter you will want to display it to friends and family and your satisfaction will pass to them too.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 48 x Width 22 x Depth 22
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 9 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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