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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 420

    A PAIR OF REGENCY ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

    AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS HOPE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
    AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS HOPE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with tripartite drip-pan formed as a classical ewer, above a reeded spreading column capped by acanthus, on a tripartite base with three winged leopards on scrolled supports, on a concave-sided moulded plinth with stiff-leaf border, regilt
    10¾ in. (27 cm.) high (2)


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    The candlesticks are conceived in the antique style after the French manner as introduced to London around 1800 by the conoisseur Thomas Hope (d. 1813), and popularised through the publication of the guide to his Duchess Street mansion entitled Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807. They are largely derived from a design for candlesticks illustrated in pl. 15, no. 3 and pl. 49 from Hope's guide. The latter were positioned either side of the glass caskets in the Aurora and Cephalus room. A pair of related candlesticks was sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 15 April 2005, lot 249 ($33,600).

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