21 June 2012
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVERED TORCHERES
Of massive proportions in the Louis XIV style, the tapering supports carved with scrolls and swags, on leaf-wrapped scrolling feet, with metal plaques to inside of legs inscribed FROM THE COLLECTION/OF/LOYD PAXTON/DALLAS,TEXAS and with remnants of a paper label to top of one numbered 21559
77 in. (196 cm.) high (2)
The Château de Ferrières [by repute].
Loyd Paxton, Dallas, Texas; Sotheby's, New York, 26 March 1993, lot 78.
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