• 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 403

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT, ELM AND MARQUETRY TRIPOD TORCHERES

    CIRCA 1700, THE MARQUETRY POSSIBLY ORIGINAL

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT, ELM AND MARQUETRY TRIPOD TORCHERES
    CIRCA 1700, THE MARQUETRY POSSIBLY ORIGINAL
    Each shaped square top with circular medallion of floral inlay above baluster stem with turned and tapering paneled sections above scrolled legs, one marquetry panel restored
    37 in. (94 cm.) high, 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) diameter of top (2)


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    While a marquetry-inlaid top is uncommon, other examples are illustrated in A. Bowett, English Furniture 1660-1714, pg. 279, fig. 9-11.

    Provenance

    Acquired from H.W. Keil, Broadway, Worcestershire, 1965.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL (LOT 403)