A William and Mary yew-wood Torchere

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Lot 4
A William and Mary yew-wood Torchere

Sold for £ 1,800 (US$ 2,238) inc. premium
A William and Mary yew-wood Torchere
the octagonal moulded top with radiating veneers within an ebonised banding on a turned and tapering octagonal shaft on shaped downswept tripod legs,26cm in diameter, 90cm high (10in in diameter, 35in high).

Footnotes

  • According to A.Bowett in English Furniture 1660-1714, p. 123, this type of candlestand was usually made for casual use around the house rather than as part of a formal triad (a suite of table, stands and looking glass). In many cases they were used to go alongside a chair and were considerably smaller than those intended for a triad. Similar examples can be seen illustrated in plates 4.29-4.38.
A William and Mary yew-wood Torchere
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