Description & Technical information

Designs for similar torchères were published in December 1804 by John Taylor, a printer and seller of designs, and later in Smith’s own book, A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.
Note: The torchères retain the original gilding and most of the dark green paint surface with some refreshments.

Diameter of base: 1 ft 10 in; 56 cm
Diameter of platform: 9¼ in; 23.5 cm

Date:  1815
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Parcel Gilt
Dimensions: 165 x 56 cm (65 x 22 inches)
Provenance: H. Blairman & Sons Ltd., London, England.
Mallett & Son Ltd., London, England.
Robin Scully, Abbotswood, Gloucestershire, England.
Mallett & Son Ltd., London, England.
Private collection, England.
Literature: George Smith, A Collection of Designs for Household Furnitire and Interior Decoration, 1808, ‘Drawing Room Candelabri’, A.
Illustrated:
The Connoisseur Yearbook, 1953, p. xxxvii; advertisement with H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.
Knight Frank, ‘The Abbotswood Estate’, sale catalogue, 2014; illustrated in the dining room (no page ref.).
Mallett & Son Ltd., catalogue, 2015, pp. 27-9.




Categories: Works of Art