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A PAIR OF GILT-GESSO TRIPOD TORCHERES
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A PAIR OF GILT-GESSO TRIPOD TORCHERES

OF GEORGE I STYLE, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF GILT-GESSO TRIPOD TORCHERES
Of George I style, 19th/early 20th Century
Each with round moulded top above a tapering stem, overall decorated with stripes and bell motives on punched ground, scrolling feet decorated with foliage, acanthus leaves and flowers, refreshments to the gilding
48½ in. (123 cm.) high; 16½ in. (42 cm.) wide (2)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The 'Roman' pattern for these tripod torchères for vase or candelabra was invented at the French court in the late 17th Century. Such stands are illustrated by Mariette in his Nouveaux Desseins de Meubles et Ouvrages de Bronze et de Marqueterie Inventés et gravés par André-Charles Boulle, Paris, 1707. Related gessoed stands were supplied around 1700 for William III's palace at Hampton Court by John Pelletier (d.1710). Others were supplied for George I about 1715 by James Moore (d.1726), known as 'The King's Cabinet-maker' (see R. Edwards and M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, rev. ed., London, 1955, p.121, figs. 2, 29 and 30).
The design of these torchères relates closely to a pair of giltwood torchères attributed to James Moore which was sold at Sotheby's London, 16 November 1986, lot 64.
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