Pair of Early 17th Century Italian Solomonic Walnut Torcheres

REF: 4559

Pair of Early 17th Century Italian Solomonic Walnut Torcheres

REF: 4559

An exceptional pair of Italian walnut torcheres. The central writhen sections of wonderfully faded timbers from the 17th century. The tops and platform bases sympathetically designed but of the 19th century.

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  • Height 124.46 cm / 49 332"
  • Width 45.72 cm / 18 332"
  • Depth 45.72 cm / 18 332"
  • Year c. 1600 - c. 1870
  • Country Europe
  • Provenance Torchères were used as stands for candelabra and were usually placed in pairs on either side of a table or in the corners of a room. For a very good example see Thomas Chippendale’s original drawing circa 1760 for a torchere in the George Lock collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum . See also “English Furniture Designs of the 18th Century”, Peter Ward-Jackson, 1958, p 46 and p 119.