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A PAIR OF GILTWOOD TORCHERES
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A PAIR OF GILTWOOD TORCHERES

ONE PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, THE OTHER OF LATER DATE

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A PAIR OF GILTWOOD TORCHERES
ONE PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, THE OTHER OF LATER DATE
Each with circular dished top above a fluted frieze studded with paterae, on ram's head and husk-carved monopodia, with concave-sided solid platform and conforming pierced undertier, on hoof feet, regilt
58 in. (147 cm.) high; 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) diam., the top (2)
Provenance
Acquired from Mallett, London.
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Lot Essay

The tall stand for vase or candelabrum, intended for the corners of a room and derived from the Roman tripod altar with bacchic ram monopodia, relates to a pattern popularised by the Rome-trained architect Robert Adam and published in R. and J. Adams' Works in Architecture, 1773 (pl. 8). Related stands were supplied in 1786 for Langley Park, Norfolk (advertised by Hotspur in Country Life, 13 October 1988). An almost identical pair was sold Sotheby's, London, 2 June 2000, lot 82.
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