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    Sale 5367

    Christie's Interiors

    30 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 564

    A REGENCY BRONZED AND PARCEL-GILT TORCHèRE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY BRONZED AND PARCEL-GILT TORCHèRE
    Early 19th century
    The oval top above a flowerhead and foliate scrolled frieze supported by four vestal monopodae terminating on ribbon guilloche mounted hooves, joined by two stretcher-ties on block feet, the decoration refreshed
    44 in. (113 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 14 in. (36 cm.) deep


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    The low stand is conceived in the manner of sacrifical 'altar' tripods promoted around 1800 through the study of classical antiquities, and japanned black in tromp l'oeil bronze with golden enrichments. With its top raised on altar-scrolled and plinth-supported pilasters that terminate in festive bacchantae hooves, its design evolves from bacchante 'tripods' or 'thermes' supplied in 1782 for the Queen's House (now Buckingham Palace).

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