Antique Set 4 Old Sheffield Telescopic Silver Plated Candlesticks C1820
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This is a truly wonderful set of four English Old Sheffield telescopic antique silver plated candlesticks dating from around 1820. They bear the makers mark for renowned silversmiths Blagden, Hodgson & Co, of Nursery Street, Sheffield.
These antique silver plated candlesticks feature subtle classical decoration so in keeping with the Georgian era, with a curvaceous form and pinched baluster stems and smooth stepped round bases. The drip pans are easily removed for ease of cleaning and the bases have been filled for balance.
They are in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery. Please take a few moments to review the photos to confirm for yourself the subtle delicacy and elegance of these four antique silver plated candlesticks.
To See Set of George III Antique Silver Plated Candlesticks
It's an excellent idea to consult about pieces such as this personally. Bearing this in mind please try to come to our North London showroom to see this set of antique silver plated candlesticks, along with our extended assortment of other silver plated items and other appealing silver objects that we have available. If you aim to make a special journey to see these antique silver plated candlesticks, please contact us first to make sure that they are still available. Please be sure to provide us the item reference number given above when getting in contact so we know which of our various silver plated articles you are making reference to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a fantastic set of antique silver plated candlesticks. It requires specialized packing and transport so that it reaches your destination securely and safely. We can transport this set of antique silver plated candlesticks to practically any destination globally and we will be pleased to look after the wrapping for you, but please do call or email for a transportation price first, before selecting this set of antique silver plated candlesticks so that we can fully meet your transportation specifications. We ship entirely free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you are not comfortable with these antique silver plated candlesticks, we offer a 14-day money back promise in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this set of antique silver plated candlesticks, unless we have wrongly explained the product in some material way and you do not get the pieces as explained. You must return the set in its original packing 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 set of antique silver plated candlesticks.
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Choosing antique and second-hand silver is a big subject which features work by some of the most distinguished master goldsmiths who were globally renowned artists in their own right down to the most utilitarian and routine of machine manufactured ordinary domestic products. In wondering about choosing this set of antique silver plated candlesticks we are pleased to provide a few recommendations that may help you make a choice on understanding best for you.
Highly prized for thousands of years, silver has distinctive attributes that have made it both enchanting and collectible and consequently people have collected and used it in an assortment of different varieties. There is a huge number of antique, vintage and second-hand silver around currently available today. So how do you know what to decide on?
The most important suggestion is that you'll want to purchase what you like. Give some focus to exactly why you like this set of antique silver plated candlesticks and if it speaks to your artistic sense then why hesitate? Gurus always say that you should opt for the very best you can afford, and this does not inevitably mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do spend some time to discover the makers and the designs that charm you and this helps you identify the direction you need to go to build up a wonderful silver collection. If you love a particular piece of silver such as this set of antique silver plated candlesticks you will want to display it to friends and family and your enjoyment will translate to them too.
A key question is the condition of a silver item and how much restoration work has taken place. When selecting 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 appear as if it just emerged from the workshop - if it actually does then it has quite possibly been greatly restored which is not ideal for a piece of antique silver.
Consider that in the silver antiques world a small amount of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be meticulously taken out. But take heed of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later additions or ornaments. All of these are unacceptable for a piece of fine antique silver. The good thing is here at Regent Antiques we are vigilant and provide only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where something like re-plating has taken place we will inform you. We always supply ample pictures of our silver items so you can see exactly what condition they are in. Do take a few minutes to look at the photographs for this set of antique silver plated candlesticks to assure yourself of its condition. If you have any requests 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 set of antique silver plated candlesticks.
Please keep in mind that silver tarnishes and you will have to care for it by polishing it relatively frequently. It's a wise course of action to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to exhibit it in a fairly airtight cupboard if possible. This will keep it dazzling for the longest possible time. If you look after it well this set of antique silver plated candlesticks will practically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 21 x Width 12 x Depth 12 - Closed
Height 25 x Width 12 x Depth 12 - Open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches - Closed
Height 10 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches - Open
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: 08886
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