• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN OIL-GILT TORCHERES

    CIRCA 1750, POSSIBLY AUGSBERG

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN OIL-GILT TORCHERES
    CIRCA 1750, POSSIBLY AUGSBERG
    With later shaped rest, molded body with C-scrolls, floral clusters and foliate sprays on foliate scrolled legs and hoof feet, with paper label with pencil inscription 8765 /12, regilt, with traces of earlier water gilding
    53 in. (134.5 cm.) high (2)


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    The lobed sections below the plinths of these distinctive torchères as well as the scrolled, ruffled leaves to their frames relate to a pair of silvered torchères from Augsburg at Schloß Rosenborg, Copenhagen. (H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, vol II, fig. 1085.)

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE CUMMER MUSUEM OF ARTS & GARDENS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS (LOT 301)