Hertfordshire Antiques

The Canonbury Hertfordshire Antiques showroom is situated in leafy Hertfordshire just outside Potters Bar – right where the A1 meets the M25. Many of our art deco bronzes are on display in our gallery. It’s a large warehouse open to the public full of goodies from art deco, French antiques to English dining furniture. Lots of people comment on how much like an Aladdin’s Cave it is as it’s packed the rafters with goodies.

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire

The showroom is spread across two floors and we specialise in art deco furniture, English dining furniture, Continental antiques, French furniture, bronzes, architectural antiques, porcelain, oil paintings and interiors. We are favourites with many London based interior designers. If you would like to visit our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom please get in touch.

Hertfordshire itself is a lovely place to visit – St Alban’s is just five minutes down the road, a lovely market town with Roman ruins and a gorgeous Cathedral, as well as good shopping. The surrounding country side is beautiful so it’s well worth making a day trip around it to visit some of the beautiful towns and scenery, or even if it’s just with a nice pub lunch.

hertfordshire antiques showroom

hertfordshire antiques showroom

We are only 25 minutes north of London so it’s conveniently located and we hence get visitors from all over the UK (and world). Near to major London airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stanstead) and well connected by rail.

We have been in business for over fifty years now (wow, time flies) starting off with various showrooms in London, including in Islington and on the famous Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill Gate, W11. We also had a gallery on Church Street in Marylebone. As the bricks and mortar trade backed off we decided to go 100% online and now sell to a global client base from our website – and this allowed us to move to larger premises in Hertfordshire near where we live which was great for our commuting time and overall quality of live. Of course being outside London allowed us to have more stock and increase our product range so we have a large range of goods in a much bigger space than we ever could have had in our London shops. We hope you enjoy our visit to the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom, it will definitely be an experience you won’t forget.

Art deco bronzes

Art deco bronzes

Let us know if  you have any questions or would like to make an appointment in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom.

Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece – A Guide

Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Epergnes Gilt Swan Dippers Cut Glass Plates Dish
Pair Sheffield Silver Plate Epergnes Gilt Swan Dippers Cut Glass Plates Dish

(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.

Victorian Silver Plate Epergen Centrepiece Gilt Swan Dish Bowl
Victorian Silver Plate Epergen Centrepiece Gilt Swan Dish Bowl

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 Centrepiece Glass Stand Dish Bowl
Sheffield Silver Plate Epergne Centrepiece Glass Stand Dish Bowl

(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.

english-sheffield-silver-plate-centrepiece-bowl-dish-epergne
english-sheffield-silver-plate-centrepiece-bowl-dish-epergne

(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:

XL Art Deco Bronze Female Figurine Statue Architectural Centrepiece

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS XL ART DECO BRONZE FEMALE FIGURINE STATUE ARCHITECTURAL CENTREPIECE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

XL Art Deco Bronze Female Figurine Statue Architectural Centrepiece

XL Art Deco Bronze Female Figurine Statue Architectural Centrepiece

  • Striking piece of art deco style female statuette in bronze that is sure to accentuate the look of your home décor
  • The female figurine measuring eight feet, stands elegantly on a tall marble pedestal
  • The Marble base gives a distinct look with its tiered design
  • The mighty bronze statue is of a semi nude female figure standing with arms and long wings outstretched
  • Great piece worth adding to your art collectibles or galleries or on the entrance to impress the onlookers
  • Made of high quality bronze and can stand the harsh climatic conditions without getting damaged
  • These are offered in great shape and is ready for immediate use
  • Please contact us for great shipping quote-we can ship to anywhere in the world

Dimensions (in inches):
14 x 14 x 104
Dimensions (in cm):
35 x 35 x 264

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS XL ART DECO BRONZE FEMALE FIGURINE STATUE ARCHITECTURAL CENTREPIECE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES