14 November 1996
THE PROPERTY OF HEADFORT SCHOOL
SOLD BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNORS
TO BENEFIT THE RESTORATION OF HEADFORT HOUSE
AND ITS ADAM INTERIORS
A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN NINE-BRANCH ORMOLU CANDELABRA
Each surmounted by a vase with anthemion finial on a waisted foliate foot and dish issuing three scrolling and reeded branches terminating in a foliate stem and gadrooned dish with four ram masks and reeded drip-pan, above a waisted foliate and pearled stem and further dish, issuing six conforming branches, the ovoid body with trailed boss on three husk-trailed monopodia headed by a crowned and winged maiden-mask, joined by floral swags and a circular stretcher, terminating in hoof feet, on a concave-sided, canted, stepped triangular base with foliate bands, fitted for electricity, with eighteen frosted lamp shades
84in. (214cm.) high; 25½in. (65cm.) wide (2)
Probably acquired by Thomas Taylour, 3rd Marquess of Headfort (d.1894), Headfort House, co. Meath, Ireland.
Thence by descent at Headfort.
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C. Hussey, 'Headfort, Co. Meath, The Seat of the Marquess of Headfort', Country Life, 28 March 1936, part II, illustrated p. 327, fig. 3, shown in situ the Eating Parlour.
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