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The torchères retain some of the original gilding. The statuary marble inserts are later replacements.

A suite of six torchères with concave triform bases with many related features was supplied by Chippendale to Edwin Lascelles at Harewood House circa 1779. Characteristic elements like the rams’ heads, guilloche bands and acanthus carving are virtually identical.

Robert Adam designed similar stands with concave sides for the Earl of Derby’s house on Grosvenor Square in London and for William Weddell of Newby Hall, Yorkshire, England.


The brass candle nozzles, brass drip pans and white marble socles are of later date.

English, circa 1780

Height: 21 in; 53 cm
Width: 18¾ in; 47.5 cm
Depth: 7 in; 18 cm

Literature: Robert Adam, Works in Architecture, vol. I, 1773, pl. VIII, nos. 1-3.
Desmond Fitzgerald, ‘Chippendale’s Place in the English Rococo’, Furniture History annual journal, 1968, pl. 4; a drawing for a pedestal with rams’ heads.
Christopher Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, vol. II, 1978, p. 209, illus. 382.
Jill Low, ‘Newby Hall - Two Late Eighteenth Century Inventories’, Furniture History annual journal, 1986, fig. 1.


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