A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION TORCHERES
A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION TORCHERES
A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION TORCHERES
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION TORCHERES

SUPPLIED BY JAMES WYATT, CIRCA 1785

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT COMPOSITION TORCHERES
SUPPLIED BY JAMES WYATT, CIRCA 1785
Each circular dished top with two rows of pearl beading enclosing a band of guilloche, the lower edge with pendant scalloped ornament, on three incurved supports joined by a shelf with classical urn, with printed and inscribed Ann and Gordon Getty Collection inventory label
57 in. (144.8 cm.) high, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) wide, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) deep
Provenance
Supplied by James Wyatt (1746-1813) to Sir Henry Oxenden, 6th Bart. (d. 1803) for the Drawing Room at Broome Park, Barham, Kent.
?Acquired from Broome Park, Kent, by Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Washington, D.C.
The Collection of Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 7 October 1972, lot 179.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 7 June 1974, lot 192.
Property from the Collection of the Late Mrs. Frances Kelley Wood; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 15 November 1975, lot 186.
Supplied by Parish-Hadley, New York, to Ann and Gordon Getty in 1978.
Literature
?H. Tipping, 'Broome Park, Kent, the Seat of Sir Percy Oxenden, Bart.', Country Life, London, 6 July 1907, vol. 22, iss. 548, p. 23.
?C?. Latham & H. Tipping, In English Homes, London, vol. III, 1909, pp. 99-102, ill. p. 101.
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Lot Essay

This pair of torchères formed part of a suite of at least fifteen shield-form armchairs and three settees with the same bead and patera-enriched decoration that was supplied by James Wyatt (1746-1813) for the Drawing Room at Broome Park, Kent, around 1778 when the interiors were remodeled for Sir Henry Oxenden, 6th Bart. (d.1803). This suite appears in a photograph of the Drawing Room in a Country Life article of 6 July 1907, p. 20. Chairs and sofas from the suite were sold from a Private Collection, Sotheby's New York, 25 January 1997, lots 217-219.
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