Sometimes also referred to as a 'candlestand'. A tall table with a circular top, standing on a tripod base, used to stand candlesticks or, in the later part of the 19th century, oil lamps. The tops are sometimes fitted with a gallery. Similar to wine tables or tea-kettle stands, they differ in height: tables are rarely more than two-and-a-half feet in height whereas candlestands are usually some 150 cm or more high. Several Australian cedar examples seem to have survived, but they are scarce.
A striking pair of gilded torcheres, with Egyptian revival inspiration, the torcheres with papyrus cluster pedestals and leaf capitals, draped with carved swags, three scrolling legs with leaf decoration and raised on a beaded shaped base on ball feet. Hei
A George IV faux porphyry parcel gilt torchere, circa 1825 having a beaded rim to the circular top, the tapering faux porphyry ground column mounted with a gilt lotus volute and upturned gilt acanthus collar, supported on a triform base surmounted by anthe
An antique Continental giltwood torchere the torchere is decorated in the neoclassical style with a scrolling frieze, carved rams heads and hoof feet, upon a circular weighted platform base. Height 90 cm
A French torchere stand, the circular black marble top raised on a carved giltwood base with pierced foliate frieze raised on elegant, slender, tall cabriole legs carved with acanthus leaf detail and trailing hops, the four legs united by an open-work stre
Five Italian carved fruitwood torcheres, 18th/19th century, of typical form with turned columns with lotus and acanthus leaf carved decoration, raised on s-scroll triform bases, stripped, some evidence of original gesso, with metal prickett's to top, four
A 19th century Italian carved stained pine figural torchere, the shaped top with scrolled edge above a winged half bodied satyr and scrolled stand on three foliate carved scrolled legs, 41 cm wide, 39 cm deep, 97 cm high
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