Antique Victorian Silver Plated Biscuit / Sweet Box 19th C
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We are very pleased to be able to offer for sale, in excellent condition, this beautiful antique Victorian silver plated biscuit box which bears the Victorian Diamond Registration Mark for 28th May 1867.
This antique Victorian silver plated biscuit box is a hexagon prism shape with a lift up lid. It is wonderfully engraved with floral, foliate and intertwined geometric shapes ornamentation and a finely beaded rim to hide where the lid fits. It is raised on a shaped piece base that also features fine beading and it rests on ball and claw feet.
This box could equally well be used for sweet or ornaments and trinkets. It is in excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please do take a few moments to review the photographs to check this for yourself. The registration mark is also very clear.
Viewing This Antique Victorian Silver Plated Biscuit Box In Person
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If you are not satisfied for any reason with this antique Victorian silver plated biscuit box when you see it, in conformance with the Distance Selling Regulations you can send it back to us within 14 days and we will refund your money. You need to return it to us in its original packaging and condition. You will also be accountable for the return shipping cost unless we sent you an piece that is materially different to the one you thought you would be receiving.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 15 x Width 21 x Depth 21
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 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: 08887
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