Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece – A Guide

Victorian silver plate centrepiece with gilt swans
(Above – these look great with the intricate gilded swans)

At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of silver plate epergnes or centerpieces. These ornate and florid works of art are designed to go in the centre of a dining table as part of the dining arrangement and to serve condiments, sauces, exotic nuts, small food items or perhaps in a purely decorative function to showcase a floral arrangement. They will certainly add a certain oomph to any dinner party – and also look great at other times just as decorative pieces.

Matthew Boulton silver plate epergne
slot into the corresponding numbered hole on the centerpiece. An extra nice touch are the mirrored trays that these will come on – so you can admire them from every angle in the reflection in the glass.

Sheffield silver plate epergne
(Above – note the mirrored tray so you can enjoy views of this epergne from all angles)

Working out of Sheffield Рa city in the North of England Рfamous for steel on an industrial level and silver plate on a smaller scale, is where many of the silver plate techniques were first developed and mastered. The Elkington technique of electroplating surfaces also developed in England, specifically out of Birmingham in the Midlands.  George Richards Elkington worked in the science of electrometallurgy and took out various patents of his system of finishing objects in silver plate. Of course with aristocratic patrons this soon took off resulting in the plethora of designs and styles made.

Epergne with Elkington silver plate

(Above – chips and salsa night suddenly got more upmarket)

Famous silver smiths working out of England in the 1800s include Matthew Boulton (working in a largely neoclassical style) and Thomas Pitt who was based in London. We have a range of silver plate epergnes so hopefully you can find one to suit your needs and tastes. Nothing beats a serving lovely sauces from these works of art during a high end dinner party and they really add some style to the occasion.

Please check out our video below showing how these look in their element – on a large walnut Victorian dining table all we need are some guests and fine wine:

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Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Food Warmer Plate Charger Cruet

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Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Food Warmer Plate Charger Cruet

Victorian Sheffield Silver Plate Food Warmer Plate Charger Cruet

– Gorgeous Victorian Sheffield style silver plate food warmer
– Add some elegance to your high end dinner party with this wonderful piece
– Two food trays so ample storage plus the two circular dishes for spoons
– Love the lions paw feet and egg and dart design to rim
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote

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Victorian Silver Plate Two Tiered Cake Stand English Afternoon Tea

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Victorian Silver Plate Two Tiered Cake Stand English Afternoon Tea

Victorian Silver Plate Two Tiered Cake Stand English Afternoon Tea

– Gorgeous English Victorian style two tiered cake stand
– Perfect for afternoon tea
– Silver plate has a great patina
– Please let us know if you would like to view this piece in our Canonbury Antiques Herts showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please get in touch for a shipping quote

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English Antique Silver Plate Tea Urn Silverplate 1840

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English Antique Silver Plate Tea Urn Silverplate 1840

English Antique Silver Plate Tea Urn Silverplate 1840

You are viewing a wonderful antique English tea urn or samavar in silverplate with working tap and distinctive lions head handles. This would make for a great collectors piece and is every interior designers dream, it would look great in kitchens or restaurants. We would date this to around 1840. To the side are the large hoop handles and the surmountable lid. It is in great condition and we will ship to anywhere in the world. We bought this from a dealer on London’s Portobello Road.

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Victorian Silver Plate Desk Students Lamp Light

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Victorian Silver Plate Desk Students Lamp Light

Victorian Silver Plate Desk Students Lamp Light

– Gorgeous English Victorian style desk lamp in silverplate
– Every interior designers dream, this is offered in great condition
– Will ship to anywhere in the world
– Come and view these in our Hertfordshire warehouse

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Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece cherub Dishes

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Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece cherub Dishes

Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece cherub Dishes

– Stunning Victorian style rococo silver plate epergne
– Large piece at over two feet tall
– Six branches around the central column each hold aloft a cut glass bowl
– Hand chased details to silver plate are simply stunning
– Intricate and florid rococo flourishes – floral sprays, arabesques, grapes, leaves and foliage
– Cherub stands around central column
– Central column supports the main bowl
– Offered in great condition with no signs of damage
– Please contact for a shipping quote, we can ship to anywhere in the world
– Come view in our Hertforshire antiques showroom, just 25 minutes north of London

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Set 6 English Silver Plated Plates Plate Dish

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Set 6 English Silver Plated Plates Plate Dish

Set 6 English Silver Plated Plates Plate Dish

– Gorgeous set of 6 English silverplate plates – Offered in great condition with no signs of damage
– Please contact for a shipping quote, we can ship to anywhere in the world
– Come view in our Hertforshire antiques showroom, just 25 minutes north of London

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XL French Empire Silver Plate Lantern Light Architetural Chandelier

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XL French Empire Silver Plate Lantern Light Architetural Chandelier

XL French Empire Silver Plate Lantern Light Architetural Chandelier

– Simply stunning large French Empire style lantern with silver plate finish
– Stands in at over four feet tall so large light
– Design is simply exquisite and this is an important work of an architecural quality
– Great details like the rams head motifs to the top
– Finish to silver has a lovely patina
– Offset by frosted glass with central sunbeam motif
– Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris
– Come view in our Herfordshire antiques showroom, just 25 minutes north of London
– Offered in great shape with no signs of damage, ready for home use right away
– We ship to every corner of the planet – please email for a shipping quote

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Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Serving Platter Centrepiece Epergne

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Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Serving Platter Centrepiece Epergne

Victorian Rococo Silver Plate Serving Platter Centrepiece Epergne

– Gorgeous Victorian style silver plate centre piece serving platter
– Offered in great condition, ready for home use and display right away
– We will ship to anywhere in the world – please get in touch for a shipping quote
– Any other questions, please let us know

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