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Old Sheffield Plate late Georgian candleabra's


A trio of Old Sheffield Plate late Georgian metamorphic candleabras. The three candlestick bases can be seperated from the top candlesticks for a single stem candlestick so very versatile. Sold as a set
Provenence - ex Florence Court Mansion, Epsom

Florence court Mansion
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. This report includes the text from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

This florid Edwardian mansion was built in 1907. It has been added to over the years and now forms a vigorous ensemble of stylistic parts - Edwardian Free Style mixed with later Georgian Revival and Art Deco elements. It was designed for a wealthy Auckland businessman, Philip Seabrook, who was involved in the New Zealand motor Industry. The gardens were laid out by the architect, Horace Massey and form a fitting complement to what has been described by architectural historian John Stacpoole as a notable example of the grander Baroque manner.

Dimensions: H630mm and central one is 620mm

Technical Notes: Old Sheffield plate was invented in the middle of the eighteenth century and its manufacture continued until about the 1860's, by which time electroplating was well established. It was made by fusing a layer of silver on to copper. The designs used by the manufacturers were copied from popular silverware and much Old Sheffield Plate was made my silversmiths. The plate has a faint glow with a blueish tinge and is less dull than electroplated silver.

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Price:  (NZ $3,650.00)
Code:  04EA26
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