A pair of Regency ebonised and parcel gilt triform torchere stands in the manner of Thomas Hope
Lot 113
A pair of Regency ebonised and parcel gilt triform torchere stands
in the manner of Thomas Hope
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 27,575) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a Gentleman of Title
A pair of Regency ebonised and parcel gilt triform torchere stands
in the manner of Thomas Hope
The circular tops above loop, leaf and paterae carved friezes, on moulded tripartite, X' frame and roundel supports headed by gilt rams heads joined by pierced bronze stretchers, on lion paw feet and triangular platform bases, 35cm wide, 35cm deep, 106cm high (13 1/2in wide, 13 1/2in deep, 41 1/2in high). (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Probably commissioned by the vendor's family and thence by descent.

    A pair of torchère stands of this model with provenance to the Welby-Everard family of Lincolnshire probably supplied for Gosberton House, near Spalding Lincolnshire, sold Bonhams London, 13 March 2007, lot 107.

    The classically inspired X-framed supports of these torcheres relate to those used by Thomas Hope for two tripods in plate XXVI of his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration (1807)

    A related set of four George III painted and gilt torchere stands were exhibited by Jeremy Ltd, London at the C.I.N.O.A International Art Treasures Exhibition, 1962 and illustrated in the accompanying handbook, pl.79.
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