Newsletter August 10th, 2010

August2010

Hello,

It is my pleasure to offer this fine pair of exceptional mahogany 19th century Chippendale torchbearers or tall candle stands. The octagonal tops have molded and splayed sides centered on flame-grained tops. Below, the turnings begin with a long fluted spiral above a spiral reeded urn over a ring on pedaled baluster with a lower spiral reeded bowl over a turned urn. This rests on well proportioned cabriole legs with snake feet. These have beautiful color and polished old finish. Height of 45″, top width 10 1/2″.

The classical aggregate urns, a group of three, are of architectural origin, circa 1900-10. These have developed a bit of a moss layer, which turns greenish in the rain. A tasteful garden appointment. Height 21″ Depth of 16″.

Also note on the brass candlesticks which have petal, topped baluster stem and dished square bases. These date about 1730-40. See The Brass Book by Schiffer, page 283, for similar. 9+” height.

May I answer further questions or provide more detailed images?

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