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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    A DUTCH CEYLONESE EBONY TORCHERE

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH CEYLONESE EBONY TORCHERE
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    With circular dished top, tapering column with gadrooned knop and triform base
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 10½ in. (27 cm.) diameter


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    A pair of similar torcheres but with more elaborate leg, were sold at Sotheby's, 24th June 2002, lot 143

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    Literature

    Similar, but taller, examples illustrated in A. Jaffer Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001, pg 370, fig 179