• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    A PAIR OF ENGLISH BRASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIERS

    PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ENGLISH BRASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIERS
    PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a boldly reeded baluster shaft issuing scrolled branches terminating in dished drip-pans and turned nozzles, the branches individually numbered, drilled for electricity
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Easthampstead Park, originally a Plantaganet hunting lodge and later home to Catharine of Aragon, was subsequently gifted by Charles I to the diplomat William Trumbull. He incorporated the lodge into a new mansion which passed in the family, The Marquesses of Downshire, until 1860 when the fourth Marquess demolished the old house and built a new one in the fashionable Jacobean style. A chandelier of closely related design is illustrated in Rupert Gentle and Rachael Feild, Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820, rev. ed., Woodbridge, 1994, p.183, pl.15.

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    Provenance

    By repute Easthampstead House, Berkshire.