Lot 329: A PAIR OF CHARLES II CARVED GILTWOOD TORCHÈRES, LATE 17TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: on later faux porphyry stands
Overall in reasonable condition. Both torchere have been re-gilt and the tray tops are possibly later. The tope have some customary marks and scratches as to be expected. One putti has suffered a break to the arm which has subsequently been restored the same putti has a repair to the back of the head. Both have scattered losses to the gilding mainly about the arms. The other torchere with a missing swag from the gilt base. With old marks and scratches throughout commensurate with age and use.
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Most probably purchased by Sir John Trevor, M.P. (circa 1637 – 1717) for Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire;
Thence by descent.
Dimensions: 138cm. high; 4ft. 6½in.