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.

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.



 


  • 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.


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