impressive pair of early c20th giltwood floorstanding candlelamps or torcheres in the c18th neoclassical style

Impressive pair of early C20th giltwood floor-standing candle-lamps or torcheres in the C18th neo-classical style.


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Item Number

ML 1707


Impressive pair of early C20th giltwood floor-standing candle-lamps or torcheres in the neo-classical C18th style.
Tall pair of torchere lamps drawing their inspiration from classical athenienne type ancient oil lamps, in the the manner of the late C18th designer , architect and neo-classicist, Robert Adam .
The tripod leaf-carved and reeded upright supports terminating in lion's paw feet , with carved and lobed central detail. The solid plinth bases of sloping stepped tri-form design with period-style 'pounced ground' panels to the concave sides, band of guilloche style carving and classically-inspired ram's head decoration to the corners.
The triple carved and tapering shaped uprights each supporting a faux green marble decorated bowl, in imitation of an oil vessel reservoir. The tops fitted with cast-brass candle knozzles which house removable Bristol-type green glass photophores or 'storm shades' .
Excellent pair of C18th design lights to add period style elegance to an entrance porch or a hall-way.
Good sympathetic aged patina to the gilding . Minor areas of wear showing the red gesso ground 'bleeding' through adding to the C18th period style atmosphere .
Well-balanced construction with stable weighted bases.
H 73"
W 18"
D 18"
England c.1920
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1707


Height = 186 cm (73")
Width = 46 cm (18")
Depth = 46 cm (18")

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