Hertfordshire Antiques

The Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom is well located in the green countryside of  Herts just outside Potters Bar – right where the A1 intersects the M25 motorway and many of our silver plate pieces are on display here. It’s a large gallery open to the public packed with everything from art deco furniture and bronzes to English antique dining furniture. Most people remark on how much it looks like an Aladdin’s Cave as it’s packed to the cieling with antiques and electica.

Hertfordshire Antiques

Hertfordshire Antiques

We are very well connected by both road and rail. We are a short – 35 minute – drive north of London. We are just off the M25 near the A1 junction just outside of Potters Bar in leafy old Herts. If you are taking the train to our large Hertfordshire antiques showroom, Potters Bar is just 20 minutes north of London Kings Cross via railway. You can either take a mini cab from the station or give us a call and we will pick you up.

Hertfordshire  Antiques

Hertfordshire Antiques

Of course being in a much larger premises means we have more space and hence more stock and choice for our customers, many of whom are interior designers. Of course, when buying antiques many people want to come in to touch and feel the quality of their purchases and we are perfectly set up for that. Come and sit around that large mahogany Victorian dining table with matching Chippendale chairs for yourself to see how comfortable your investment will be. Having this large Hertfordshire antiques showroom has really opened up business for us. We have had customers who have found us on the internet from pretty much every continent come in and pay us a visit. China and Asia, all over North America, Australia, Russian, most European countries, the Middle East, India and far flung corners of Africa, many of whom have visited our Hertfordshire antiques showroom. It’s amazing what the internet has done for our global trade.

We have been in business for over fifty years now (wow, how did that happen) starting off with various showrooms in London, including in the North in Islington and on the famous Westbourne Grove on the westside Notting Hill Gate, W11. We also had a gallery on Church Street in Marylebone, NW8. Those London years were such fun. As the traditional bricks and mortar side of the business backed off we decided to go all out online and now sell to a global client base from our website with e commerce – and this allowed us to move to bigger premises in good old Herts near where we live which was great to cut down on our commuting time and improving our overall quality of life, hence the birth of our Hertfordshire Antiques gallery. Of course being outside London allowed us to have more stock and increase our product range so we have a large range of antiques in a much bigger area than we ever could have had in our London galleries. We hope you enjoy our visit to the Canonbury Hertfordshire Antiques  showroom, it will definitely be an experience you won’t forget so please drop us a line and we look forward to making you an cuppa.

Hertfordshire Antiques

Hertfordshire Antiques Hertfordshire Antiques

Sheffield Silver Plate Epergene Centrepiece Dish Glass Bowl Camel

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Sheffield Silver Plate Epergene Centrepiece Dish Glass Bowl Camel

Sheffield Silver Plate Epergene Centrepiece Dish Glass Bowl Camel

– Stunning and unsual Sheffield silver plate epergne or centrepiece
– Main centrepiece flanked by two smaller bowls to either side
– Perhaps one of the main eye catching features are the camel supports, delightful
– Patina to the silver plate is amazing with great finish
– Please also see the Sheffield factory stamp in close up photo
– Ready to be the centrepiece to any home interiors scheme
– 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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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 – a city in the North of England – famous 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:

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Dolphin Epergnes Glass Dish Tureen

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Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Dolphin Epergnes Glass Dish Tureen

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Dolphin Epergnes Glass Dish Tureen

 

– Stunning pair of English silver plate epergnes or dishes
– Hopefully the photos do these some justice, definitely better in the flesh
– Silver plate has a great patina and it’s Sheffield silver plate
– Also a hallmark on the underside, please see close up photo
– Glass dishes are crystl glass of the highest quality
– Love the sea serpent bases with curled tails, great touch
– 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 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 center-piece serving platter
-It is available in perfect condition
– We can ship it any part of world
– Please get in touch with us to quote a price

Dimensions are in CM:
38 x 61 x 45

 

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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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Victorian Silver Plate Swan Epergne Centrepiece Dish Tureen Set

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Victorian Silver Plate Swan Epergne Centrepiece Dish Tureen Set

Victorian Silver Plate Swan Epergne Centrepiece Dish Tureen Set

 

– Mesmerising Victorian style silver plate epergene or centre piece
– Hopefully the photos do this amazing piece some justice definitely better in the flesh
– Each piece features the set of gold leaf Royal swans to the base, offset nicely against the silver plate
– The quality to this is superb, silver plate is hall marked and the finish exquisite – Glass bowls are hand etched
– This would sit on a dining table as a decorative piece and to serve sweets and other delicacies
– Stands on the mirrored trays so can be viewed from underneath such is it\’s beauty
– Set breaks down, each branch is numbered and slots in to corresponding section
– Offered in great shape ready for home dispaly right away
– Please email for shipping quote we will ship to anywhere in the world

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English Sheffield Silverplate Epergne Cut Glass Dish

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English Sheffield Silverplate Epergne Cut Glass Dish

English Sheffield Silverplate Epergne Cut Glass Dish

English Sheffield Silverplate Epergne Cut Glass Dish

English Sheffield Silverplate Epergne Cut Glass Dish

You are viewing a gorgeous English Sheffield silverplate epergene or centrepiece with cut glass bowls. I hope the photos do this stunning work some justice, it’s certainly more impressive in the flesh.

The piece has four branches and the main bowl on top of the central column. Each has the intricate cut glass bowl in it with scalloped edges. You can put sweets or dips in the bowls, or just to use it as a decorative item.

There is some very intricate crafting to the silverplate sections, including extensive hand chasing. There are also the lions paw feet, the melon shaped base and the upturned crown holders. The piece is offered in very good condition and we will ship to anywhere in the world. We bought this from a dealer in London’s Camden Passage.

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Silver Plate Epergene

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– Come view these in our North London antiques showroom, just outside of Potters Bar

You are viewing a gorgeous English Rococo silver plate four branch centrepiece with four dishes and the main bowl. I hope the photos do this stunning piece some justice, it’s certainly more impressive in the flesh.

True to the Rococo aesthetic there is an abundane of shell and scrolling branch motifs. From the central filial sprouts the four ornate branches, all hand chased. There is a hall mark on the stand – please see the close up photo.

There glass dishes are frosted cut glass. This collectors piece is offered in great shape and we will ship to anywhere in the world.

– Offered in great condition ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world, please contact us for shipping quotes

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Sheffield Silver Plate Epergnes Centrepiece

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– Come view these in our North London antiques showroom, just outside of Potters Bar
– Stunning pair of Sheffield silver plate cherub epergnes
– Really impressive pair, hope the photos do them some justice
– Perfect pair, each centrepiece stands on the mirrored tray
– Cut glass bowls with etched designs the height of quality
– Finish to the silver plate is superb = can you imagine how these would like as part of your dining service?
– Offered in great condition ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world, please contact us for shipping quotes

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