A SET OF SIX GEORGE III SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS, JOHN PARSONS & CO., SHEFFIELD, 1791
with tapered and fluted stems, urn shaped sconces and circular gadrooned bases, lightly lobed and engraved with the Berkeley crest, wooden bases, loaded
31.3cm., 12¼in. high
One drip-pan replaced with a Sheffield plate example from the same period. Marks in general good. Typical country house condition. A few slightly wobbly bases. Good overall.
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Possibly acquired for the marriage of Robert Berkeley (1764-1845) and Apollonia Lee (1772-1806) in 1792
Inventory, 1949, 'CANDLESTICKS, a set of six Adams design with bats wing fluting, George 3rd, 1790, Sheffield Hall Mark, by John Parsons and Co.' in the Strong Room