They were a gift from my mother

They were a gift from my mother. A little too handsome for this poor cottage perhaps,
(a) What gift is being referred to here?
(b) Why does the speaker say the above lines?
© The word ‘handsome’ as used in the extract means…

(a) The gift being referred to here is the two silver candlesticks which were a gift to the Bishop from his mother.
(b) The Bishop says these lines because he was very poor and nothing much of value was left in the cottage.
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