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Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire Showroom

Canonbury Antiques Map - London Hertfordshire

Canonbury Antiques Map – London Hertfordshire

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Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire Showroom

 

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Our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire warehouse is open to the public and is packed the rafters with all sorts of goods – lots of art deco furniture, English dining furniture, art deco bronzes, architectural antiques, bronzes, pottery and Continental furniture. Most people who visit are instantly taken by how big it is and describe it as an Aladdins Cave as it’s stuffed to the gills with eclectic goods. It’s a favourite with interior designers.

art deco furniture

art deco furniture

Our large showroom is just outside of Potters Bar in leafy Herfordshire – and just 25 minutes North of London. Potters Bar is just 20 minutes north of Kings Cross station in London so we are very accessible. Heathrow, Stanstead and Luton airports are all approx 30 minutes away and hence we have visitors from all over the world. One of our specialities is of course art deco furniture and bronzes. We are big fans of the art deco aesthetic and nothing beats trying out this art deco furniture for size and comfort in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom . Sit at an art deco desk or in a deco club chair. Admire the patina on our deco lamps and 1920s bronzes. Please get in touch if you’d like to make an appointment or have any other questions.

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Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece – A Guide

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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.

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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.

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(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.

 

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(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: