Diederich Anderson Nicolaus
Historic Services / Food & drink preparation
Stained mahogany and ormolu
1150 mm (Height); 340 mm (Diameter)
Place of origin
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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
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A George III bronze and two-tone ormulu plate warmer by Diederich Nicolaus Anderson (to a design of 1757 attributed to James (Athenian) Stuart in the shape of an urn, chased with foliage borders and with terminal figures and acanthus foliage applied around the sides, supported on four sphinxes. The whole standing on a mahogany pedestal, made of gun metal, with ormulu swags and rosettes, probably desiged by Robert Adam and made carved at the house. The plates were heated by proximity to the fire or by spirit burner in base.
Purchased in 1987 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund from Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000). On loan to the National Trust from the National Heritage Memorial Fund 1987-1988. Purchased by the National Trust in 1988 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
Marks and inscriptions
Diederich Nicolaus Anderson made this plate warmer in the year 1760 (maker's mark, incised, inside top of plate warmer)
Makers and roles
Diederich Anderson Nicolaus, manufacturer James Athenian Stuart (London 1713 - London 1788), designer