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12 August 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms.

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Super silver-gilt Storr candelabra leads Bonhams’ Important Design auction

03 December 2018

A pair of William IV candelabra from the Pembroke service led Bonhams’ Important Design: 500 Years of Fine Decorative Arts sale on November 21, selling at £190,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium).

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Reward offered for information to help recover stolen Danish silver collection

18 September 2018

Danish police are appealing to the antiques trade to help track down a large collection of silver that was stolen in a burglary on September 8.

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Sterling performance for ‘Dymock’ candlesticks at auction

30 April 2018

Estimated at £10,000-15,000, a pair of James II silver candlesticks sold at £62,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at the Woolley & Wallis silver sale in Salisbury.

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Sumptuous tapestries help country house auction to total a hefty £1.75m for Sworders

19 April 2018

The primary contents of North Mymms Park in Hertfordshire – including a collection of European tapestries that have been at the property for over a century - have sold at auction for close to £2m.

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Regency candelabra take £11,500 at Birmingham auction

27 November 2017

Estimated at £12,000-18,000, this impressive pair of Regency four-light candelabra dipped just under hopes to sell for £11,500 at Fellows in Birmingham.

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Silver candlesticks relight the auction fire

11 September 2017

Although much less fashionable than they were, a set of silver candlesticks can nonetheless prove solid sellers as did these four, above, at Mallams’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Oxford on August 23.

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Huguenot silver in West Kensington

16 May 2012

A pair of Rococo silver candlesticks by Huguenot silversmith Aymé Videau of London will be included in Matthew Barton’s 440-lot auction of silver, works of art and objects of vertu on May 22 at Blythe Road in West Kensington.

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Rare survival of Carolean silver takes £74,000

18 April 2011

THEY may look plain and simple, but this pair of silver wall-hanging candle scones had private and trade bidders clamouring to buy when they came up for sale last week at Colchester auction rooms Reeman Dansie.

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Finding the silver linings

01 September 2004

THESE two superb pieces of Victorian silver proved flagship lots for two south of England salerooms in July.

Sticks return to rare spot in the limelight

08 May 2003

IT’S been a long time since any auctioneer chose to illustrate his catalogue front cover with an array of silver candlesticks but this was the rather heartening decision by The Bristol Auction Rooms for their April 8 sale (12.77% buyer's premium inc. VAT) and their enlightened, so to speak, move was rewarded when all the lots, from George IV to 1967, sold within or above the admittedly modest three-figure expectations.

Coker classics sell at £3700

08 May 2003

A pair of candlesticks featured strongly at ELR Auctions' 28 March sale (12.5% buyer's premium), were a classic by Ebeneezer Coker, who along with Cafe, is probably the best known of all candlestick makers.

Arts and Crafts lighten silver woes

20 January 2003

THE sad plight of silver is as well known as the boom in all Arts and Crafts pieces – what happens when the two come together was the question at Sworders’ sale when this pair of plated candlesticks, right, were offered.

Age and rarity: two paths to silver success

07 February 2002

FINLAND: While they would not look out of place in the William Morris Museum or in Hill House Helensburgh, two silvered brass candlesticks in this sale had never left Finland. They came up for auction at Helsinki auction house, Hagelstam (12% buyer’s premium) on December 1 last year, where they had been catalogued with an estimate of FiM50,000/€8410 (the fale was conducted in Finnish Markk.