DescriptionAN ITALIAN CARVED AND EBONIZED WOOD TORCHIERE, 19th century
72 x 25 x 25 inches (182.9 x 63.5 x 63.5 cm)
The two-part torchiere with a trio of putti holding a large conch shell above a base of three partially clad females with acanthus-form legs, raised on trifid base with three paw feet.
Appears to have shrinkage to top of the carved shell, the central putto having a crack or possibly joinery mark to his right leg, lower right facing putto having a crack to his left arm, kick marks to base, some shrinkage to base.
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