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The vast majority of English, Scottish and Irish silver produced in the last 500 years is stamped with either four or five symbols, known as hallmarks. The prime purpose of these marks is to show that the metal of the item upon which they are stamped is of a certain level of purity. The metal is tested and marked at special offices, regulated by the government, known as assay offices. Only metal of the required standard will be marked. It is a form of consumer protection, whose origin goes back almost 1000 years.
Choosing a suitable frame for a painting is a complicated blend of finding the right period, style, setting, and proper protection, all the while making sure you end up with something you love and that displays your artwork in the best way possible. Simple? We think not.
Steven Beale
Steven Beale
Trinity House Paintings

About Lapada and our Art & Antiques Dealers

LAPADA is the largest professional trade association of art & antiques dealers in the UK. Over 500 dealers represent expertise across the entire spectrum of art and antique items: furniture, fine art, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, decorative objects, silver and jewellery.

Membership is only offered to those who meet the Association’s strict membership criteria, regarding experience, quality of art & antiques and knowledge of their field. This is to underpin and ensure that the public know that, when they buy from a LAPADA member, they are purchasing exceptional quality and assurance, alongside their chosen piece.

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All LAPADA members abide by our strict Code of Practice. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association's requirements as to quality of stock and expertise.

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Object of the Week – Letter With Drawings From Dame Laura Knight Ink 1959 Framed H: 30cm W: 36cm A framed drawing by Dame Knight on a letter dated 1959. “Of splits and misfortunes for Morris and Marjorie may there be none in 1960, but may good fortune, good health and great happiness enrich that…
Object of the Week – Regency Period Gonçalo Alves Wood Breakfast Table   c.1820 H: 72.5 cm Diameter: 121cm £12,800   A fine quality early 19th century Regency period gonçalo alves wood breakfast table, having crossbanded circular top with leaf and strap gilt brass edging above narrow frieze, raised on triangular brass mounted stem, supported…