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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    A PAIR OF REGENCE GILT OAK TORCHERES

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF REGENCE GILT OAK TORCHERES
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Each with an octagonal top with foliate-carved edge above a faceted and scrolled shaft carved with spreading acanthus leaves and hatched panels with floral garlands, with masks to the angles, on three scrolled acanthus-wrapped supports with lion-paw feet, minor losses
    59½ in. (151 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide (2)


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    These intricately-carved torchères derive from a Louis XIV Grand Gairidon pattern designed by Daniel Marot (1661-1752), architect to William III, for the King's apartment at Hampton Court Palace. This form of guéridon was later popularised by designs by Marot's in his Nouveau Livre d'Orfèvrerie (T. Murdoch, Jean, René and Thomas Pelletier, a Huguenot family of carvers and gilders in England 1782-1826, Part I, Burlington Magazine, Nov.1997, p.733, fig.3). Further related examples sold at auction include a torchère sold at Christie's, Monaco, 19 June 1999, lot 45 (FF138,000 with premium), and a pair sold, Christie's, London, 11 June 1998, lot 81.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF JAIME ORTIZ-PATINO
    (LOTS 53 AND 93-94)