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A set of four Charles II sconces, unmarked.

Perhaps by Wolfgang Howzer, circa 1675.  Each with a single scroll branch decorated with applied acanthus foliage with octagonal wax pans chased with shells, the back plates shaped in cartouche-form, repoussé and chased with demi-figures of amorini at the sides, the centres with a pierced and applied cypher and earl’s coronet within crossed palms, height 35.6cm, width 31cm, depth 21cm.

1738 Inventory: “The North Drawing room…… upon the Hangings are placed large Silver carved Sconces for Candles”.


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