4 December 2014
A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD TORCHERES
Each in the form of a Roman figure in armour, one male, the other female, each supporting an urn carved with rockwork scrolls, on naturalist base carved with rockwork, acanthus and flowerheads, one with painted inscription 'pp' to underside, re-gilt
78 ¾ in. (200 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) wide; 19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) deep, approx.
Anonymous sale; sold Christie's, London, 10 December 1992, lot 393.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2085
+44 (0)20 7389 2566
A landmark sale featuring rare examples of works by 19th and 20th-century masters of the medium
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets