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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 79

    A PAIR OF CARVED GILTWOOD TORCHERES

    OF LOUIS XIV STYLE, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CARVED GILTWOOD TORCHERES
    OF LOUIS XIV STYLE, CIRCA 1900
    With circular tops, carved throughout with bellflower and acanthus ornament on a tripartite base
    65 in. (165 cm.) high (2)


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    This pattern of candelabra-stand (guridon porte-luminare or torchre), with pillar raised on truss-scrolled altar tripod, relates to Louis Quatorze patterns after A.-Ch. Boulle issued by Mariette around 1700. A pair of Rgence stands of this pattern, but with taller tazzae at the top, was sold Christie's New York on 16 December 1989 lot 160.

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