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A pair of Italian neoclassical style painted and giltwood torchères and lanterns
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
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101
A pair of Italian neoclassical style painted and giltwood torchères and lanterns
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine French and Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries

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A pair of Italian neoclassical style painted and giltwood torchères and lanterns
each with a six-sided glazed lantern surmounted by an eagle finial and supported by winged busts above a columnar stem flanked by cranes on a triform base with ram's masks; wired for electricity.
height 8 ft. 10 in.; width 20 1/2 in.; depth 20 1/2 in.
269 cm; 52 cm
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature
Nicholas Penny, Catalogue of European Scrulpture in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1992, p. 108-115, cat. no. 77.

The lower secton of this torchère is based on a design by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78). Piranesi attributes his design from fragments discovered from Hadrian's Villa in 1769. Two known marble models exist, one in the Louvre and another at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford and is illustrated op. cit. p. 110.

Fine French and Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries

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New York