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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT PARCEL-GILT, BRONZED AND MAHOGANY-VENEERED TORCHERES

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, TUSCANY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT PARCEL-GILT, BRONZED AND MAHOGANY-VENEERED TORCHERES
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, TUSCANY
    Each with a white marble top on a dished circular rest with leaftip base held aloft by a Classical lady wearing drapery robes on a stepped cylindrical pedestal with a laurel wreath base on a tripartite plinth raised on hairy paw feet
    37 in. (94 cm.) high, 13¾ in. (34.5 cm.) diameter (2)


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    These stylish torchères, with their solemn Classical figural supports, relate to the à l'antique furniture of the Sienese designer, Agostino Fantastici. For related examples by Fantastici see A. González-Palacios, Il Tempio del Guisto Il Granducato di Toscana e gli Stati Settentrionali, Milan, 1986, vol. II, pp.196-199.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 20-21)