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    A Pair of Baroque-Style Carved And Silvered Floor Lamps (Torchieres)

    Unknown maker, probably Italy
    19th century
    Unmarked
    91 x 13 inches

    Each of the tall, single-light lamps with dome-topped hexagonal lantern over a turned and carved standard with acanthus-leaf and egg-and-ball carvings raised on triangular base with lion's paw feet.
    Provenance:
    Christie's, Sale 6950, Lot 50, November, 2004




    Condition Report*: Silvered surface with expected signs of age, use and wear, including minor imperfections and loss of silver to raised areas exposing gesso base; not in working order; previously drilled for electrified; old wiring has been partially removed; lantern top with cellophane panels that have discolored and become fragile with age; some panels with cracks and tears.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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