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    Sale 2157

    European Furniture, Works of Art, Tapestries and Carpets

    16 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD TORCHERES

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD TORCHERES
    CIRCA 1750
    Each with a scalloped circular rest atop a ruffled foliate carved C-scroll base issuing flowerheads and cherubuim on three scrolled feet further carved with foliage and flowerheads topped with flame form finials, regilt
    62 in. (157.5 cm.) high, 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) diameter (2)


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    The dizzying sculpturality of these splendid stands, which almost seem to defy gravity, could point to a Venetian origin. A related stand at Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, with a similar sense of fluidity, but carved with grapevines rather than putti, is illustrated in E. Colle, Il Mobile Rococo in Italia, Milan, 2003, p. 346.

    Provenance

    Bought from Stodel, Amsterdam, in 1968.