Description & Technical information

Note: The torcheres have survived in virtually original condition, with minor repairs to the icicles and some fret gallery repairs.

Diameter of top: 11 ¾ in; 30 cm
Splay of base: 18 in; 46 cm

Date:  1760
Period:  George III, 18th century
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 127 cm (50 inches)
Provenance: Collection of Frederick Howard Reed, London, England, until 1955.
H. J. Joel, Esq., Childwickbury, Hertfordshire, England, until 1978.
Private collection, England.
Ronald Phillips Ltd., London, England, until 2004.
Prvate collection, New York, USA.

Literature: Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director, 1754, pl. CXX.
Art Treasures Exhibition handbook, Bath, 1958, p. 29, no. 276; with Walter Waddingham Antiques, Harrogate and London.

Illustrated:
Christie's, 'Fine English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, The Property of the late Howard Reid, Esq., sale catalogue, London, 17 November 1955, pp. 48/49, lot 189.
Christie's, 'Childwickbury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, part I', sale catalogue, 15 May 1978, pp. 60 - 61, lot 75.
Ronald Phillips Ltd., 'Antique English Furniture', catalogue, 2002, pp. 40 - 41.
Exhibitions: Art Treasures Exhibition, Bath, 1958, no. 276; with Walter Waddington Antiques, Harrogate and London.
Categories: Furniture