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A set of three carved giltwood torchères, circa 1760.

Each with three naturalistic scrolling branches, fitted with leaf-carved metal candle holders, supported by a cluster column of acanthus leaves carved with pomegranates, grapes and flowerheads.

The open scrolled support carved with husks, leaves and flowerheads and upon a double scrolled tripod base, with hairy paw feet and acanthus leaf carving, 188cm high, 54cm diameter.

By Mayhew and Ince, the partnership of furniture designers and cabinet makers founded in 1759 and much favoured by Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793).

The torchères are listed in the 1763 Burghley Inventory: ‘The Drawing room….three gerandoles for candles, guilt.’


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