24 - 25 January 2001
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY TORCHERE
Circa 1755, the gallery later
The circular top with pierced ormolu gallery on a spreading fluted columnar stem with upspringing acanthus-wrapped baluster base, on elaborately carved acanthus and C-scroll headed cabriole legs with paw feet, stamped 3242, possibly previously with casters
46in. (117cm.) high, 19in. (48.5cm.) diameter
Acquired from Stair & Company, London, 1987.
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The Grosvenor House Fair, Grosvenor House, London, 1987.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
The watch that flew to the moon with NASA’s astronauts — a rare commemorative version of which is offered online, 24 April to 8 May
This monumental, square-format work is a major highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June in London