Item: H100 Size: H 40 / D 17 / W 19
Elegant pair of Chippendale torcheres or as Chippendale labeled them in his “Cabinetmakers Director” of 1754, (plate 144), “candle stands”. See “Chippendale Furniture” by A. Coleridge, figures 287-294, for related designs of the period.
The round tops with a decorative pierced baluster gallery. All supported on slender turned and carved column supports and ending in graceful tripod cabriole legs and pad feet.
See “An Encyclopedia of English Furniture” by O. Brackett, page 227, and “The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture” R. Edwards, page 486-7 for further related examples.
English, Circa 1755