To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Fine of Pair of Adam Style Gilt-Bronze Nine-Light Floor Standing Candelabra"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Each candelabra is surmounted by a vase, with an anthemion finial on a waisted foliate foot and dish, issuing three scrolling and reeded branches terminating in a foliate stem and gadrooned dish with four ram’s head masks and reeded drip-pans, above a waisted foliate and pearled stem and further dish, issuing six conforming branches. The ovoid body has a trailed railed boss and is raised on three husk-trailed monopodia legs headed by a crowned and winged maiden-mask. The legs are united by by floral swags and a circular stretcher and terminate in hoof feet, supported on a concave-sided, canted, stepped triangular base with foliate bands.
Thence by descent at Headfort.
Headfort House is a mid-Georgian neo-classical mansion built by Sir Thomas Taylor, the first Lord Headfort, based on the designs of the Dublin based architect George Semple. Work began on the house in the 1760s and was completed sometime in the early 1770s. In 1771, Lord Headfort commissioned Robert Adam to create a decorative scheme for the suite of six state rooms of the house.
Designed in the Adam style to complement the Adam style decoration of the house, the candelabra remained in the house for over one hundred years until the contents were sold towards the end of the twentieth century. The candelabra can be seen illustrated in a Country Life article on the house published on the 28th March 1936.
Hussey, C. 'Headfort, Co. Meath, The Seat of the Marquess of Headfort', Country Life, 28 March 1936, part I; p. 327, fig. 3, shown in situ in the Eating Parlour.
|Height||212.00 cm||(83.46 inches)|