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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 65

    A PAIR OF REGENCY GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TORCHERES

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY GREEN-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TORCHERES
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a later Portor marble top and a rosette and composition guilloche frieze, on tapering fluted and rosette-centred lattice supports with a concave sided triangular base and gilt lead lion-paw feet, redecorated with traces of at least one earlier decoration treatment
    Each 39½ in. (101 cm.) high; 12 in. (30 cm.) diameter (2)


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    These torcheres for vases or candelabra relate are conceived in the manner of Roman Tripod altars, as popularised by a pattern introduced around 1800 at his Duchess Street mansion/museum by Thomas Hope (T,Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl.9).

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