Lot 11
  • 11

A pair of Dutch Baroque carved giltwood torchères, in the manner of Daniel Marot circa 1700, the tops later

8,000 - 12,000 USD
16,250 USD
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  • oak
  • height 43 in.
  • 109.5 cm

Catalogue Note

Daniel Marot (Paris 1663-The Hague 1752), son and pupil of Jean Marot, left Paris in 1685 and moved to the Hague. He worked extensively for the Stadholder William III of Orange, who also became king of England. Marot supplied architectural plans, garden designs and schemes of interior decoration for several of King Stadholder's palaces, notably Palace Het Loo, his favorite hunting lodge. By publishing his designs in 1703, his work became well known amongst his contemporaries and he is consequently known amongst his contemporaries as the creator of the Louis XIV style in the Netherlands.

At court, a side table was often flanked by two gueridons, such as the present torchères. Compare the pair in the Rijksmuseum, which follow closely Marot's designs (Reinier Baarsen, Furniture in Holland's Golden Age, Amsterdam, 2007, pl. 181, 182).