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A PAIR OF BRONZE AND SILVERED SIX-LIGHT TORCHERES, each with a female herm nymph supporting the foliate-scrolled branches each with a foliate nozzle and drip-pan, with central bulbous column decorated with fleur-de-lis, on three foliate scrolled feet and shaped red marble base with conforming stepped walnut plinth carved with foliate festoons and scrolls, late 19th Century

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A PAIR OF BRONZE AND SILVERED SIX-LIGHT TORCHERES, each with a female herm nymph supporting the foliate-scrolled branches each with a foliate nozzle and drip-pan, with central bulbous column decorated with fleur-de-lis, on three foliate scrolled feet and shaped red marble base with conforming stepped walnut plinth carved with foliate festoons and scrolls, late 19th Century
the torchères: 87in. (221cm.) high
the bases: 22in. (56in.) high (2)
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These torch-bearing 'herm' nymphs or bacchantes on foliate-wrapped and voluted pedestals with acanthus-scrolled 'tripod' plinths combine Franco-Italian elements from the mid-18th Century. Their pattern derives, in a more delicate fashion, from the 'Florentine-patinated' bronze candelabres delivered to the Tuileries Palace in 1845 by Charles Crozatier (d. 1855). (See Un âge d'or des arts décoratifs, Grand Palais, Paris, 1991, p. 390)
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