The tamed lion-mask, reeded bowl and claw feet of these torcheres in the 'Antique' manner relate to a 1795 Florentine design for a 'Candeliere d'Argento' (see Magazzino Di Mobilia O Sieno Modelli Di Mobili di Ogni Genere Num. 1, Ottobre 1795, Firenze, Marie Cristina Tonelli, Ed. Florence, 1981, pl. IV, no. 10). An identical torchere, with label inscribed du magasin Pal..., Antiquities, Rue Rondinelli, Florence was sold Bonhams, London, 19 March 1992, lot 61.