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:

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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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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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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Pair Elkington Victorian Silver Plate Sweet Dishes Epergene Tureens Bowls Serpent

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Pair Elkington Victorian Silver Plate Sweet Dishes Epergene Tureens Bowls Serpent

Pair Elkington Victorian Silver Plate Sweet Dishes Epergene Tureens Bowls Serpent

– Stunning pair of Victorian style Elkington silver plate dishes
– Each serpent stand holds aloft the cut glass bowl
– Lovely finish to the silver plate, so bright and shiny
– Serpents are especially detailed with hand chased designs
– Also worthy of note are the paw feet with rococo scroll cornice
– Please see close up of silver plate mark on underside of these
– 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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Oval Butlers Tray English Silverplate & Faux Tortoiseshell

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photo: Oval Butlers Tray English Silverplate & Faux Tortoiseshell
Oval Butlers Tray English Silverplate & Faux Tortoiseshell

You oval English being a precious Butlers tray boxes with a finished segmented faux tortoishell. I hope the photos this stunning piece some justice, it is much better in the flesh and would give us a great addition to any collection.

The dimensions are in inches:

Width x depth x height 38 x 23 x 4

Perfect for serving food or drinks, this tray is a unique piece and I hope that the photos do justice to run levels.

Gallery has been pursued with various designs of cutting more hand molded edge side.

The handles are equipped with acanthus leaves and we also show the picture of the seal of the factory closure.

Of course, we have segmented Carey design surface that really makes this piece stand out.

We bought it from a dealer in Camden Passage Londres and immediately offered in perfect condition ready for home use.

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Maiden Candelabras Pair 2.5 ft English Victorian Silverplate

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photo: Maiden Candelabras Pair 2.5 ft English Victorian Silverplate
Maiden Candelabras Pair 2.5 ft English Victorian Silverplate

You are viewing a fantastic plat desk or table made in the way of the Empire with intricate gilt bronze fittings.

The dimensions are in inches:

Width x depth x height 4 feet x 28 x 32

So with three drawers on the front has ample storage space that would be perfect for a home office setting.

The work surface is also very large and brown leather tooled crowned and would fit all their instruments of writing and laptops.

The piece is the height of French style and craftsmanship.

Look at the legs of taxi elegantly curved with accessories of ormolu at the top and side.

You would be several Interior schemes and then offered in perfect condition ready for home use.

We were lucky enough to buy this from a dealer in EvianLesBan while that in a recent French buying trip and we will ship to anywhere in the world.

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Silver Plate Cherub Rose Vases Pair English Sheffield

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photo: Silver Plate Cherub Rose Vases Pair English Sheffield
Silver Plate Cherub Rose Vases Pair English Sheffield

You are looking at a magnificent pair of vases of stalls English Sheffield.

The dimensions are in inches:

Width x depth x height 9 x 9 x 29

The intricate stalls with cherubs and the truss rod.

The flute glass engraving strong water, clear is a perfect size for roses.

They are a wonderful decorative pair of museum quality.

Possible displays in our warehouse in Hertfordshire. email for more details.

Offered in great shape, ready for home use and will be sent to any place

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Column Candelabras Silver Pair English Silverplate Doric

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photo: Column Candelabras Silver Pair English Silverplate Doric
Column Candelabras Silver Pair English Silverplate Doric

Stunning and ornate pair of English Sheffield silver candlesticks.

Chandeliers are in the form of a pair of Doric columns classics.

Excellent base boasts of classic shells and curved Eagles feet.

Four branches of the candelabra on top.

I hope the photos make it elegant and ornate pair of Justice.

Details for the work of stalls is amazing.

Possible displays in our warehouse in Hertfordshire. email for more details.

Offered in great shape, ready for home use and will be sent to any place

The dimensions are in inches: Width x depth x height 8 x 8 x 18 The dimensions are in CM: Width x depth x height 20 x 20 x 46

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