At Canonbury Antiques we have a large range of Sheffield silver plate epergnes and centrepieces. Nothing completes a dining service quite like one of these beautiful works of art which have their origins in the 1700s as part of an elaborate dinner service.
They also functioned as a showpiece for the silversmiths of the time to really showcase their craftmanship and techniques using newly developed silver plate techniques such as those developed like the Elkington technique of electroplating surfaces and metals.
(Above - This silver plate centrepiece is adorned with cherubs )
These silver plate epergnes look great on a dining table which is where they were originally designed to go as part of a dining service - the assortment of glass dishes and bowls can be used to serve smaller dishes such as nuts, sweets and flowers. They are visually stunning, particularly the interplay between the glass and the bright silver. Many of the large centrepieces will stand on a mirrored base so you can admire the reflection from below of the silver work, plus it adds space and light to the room and table.
( Above photo Pair epergnes with silver plate camels incorporated into the designs )
Many of these silver plate epergnes and centrepieces are on display in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. We are situated just 25 minutes north of London in the leafy Herts countryside. Nothing beats seeing these delicate works of art in person to really admire their beauty. Of course we can also ship these epergnes to anywhere in the world - if you can't come in in person to see them - so please get in touch for a shipping quote. We have literally shipped to every corner of this planet.
We also work closely with interior designers so let us know if you are looking for a silver plate epergne or centrepiece for any interiors project and we can work out a trade discount. Similarly if you cannot find the right piece on the website let us know what your requirements are and we can use our extensive network of contacts to find the right piece to suit your exact purposes. We have been in business for overy fifty years so we have a good network of contacts all over the world.
(Above photo - Some of these centrepieces can be adapted to house a silver plate candelabra to the centre )
Please enjoy some videos of our range of silver plate epergnes via the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel:
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