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 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
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
A pair of elaborately carved oak torcheres, 19th century, the pointed arch surmount with seven carved leaf candle holders above curved brackets flanking a Tudor rose, on turned blind fretwork support, the base carved with acorns and oak leaves, fitted for
A pair of 18th century gilt wood torchere, each with a twist turned standard carved in high relief with a coiling grape and leaf vine surmounted by scroll carved capitals;. Width 22 cm. Depth 25 cm. Height 101 cm; (2)
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