To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "THE DUKE OF LEEDS WALL SCONCES (4499431)"
|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!
Note: Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby (1631-1712), who commissioned these exquisite sconces, was appointed High Treasurer of England by King Charles II. In 1678 he was impeached for treason, and ten years later was one of the signatories to the petition inviting the Protestant William of Orange to become King of England. Osborne’s support for William was rewarded when the new king made him Marquess of Carmarthen in 1689 and in 1694 1st Duke of Leeds.
These spectacular sconces mark Osborne’s elevation to the dukedom. Osborne built a lavish palace at Kiveton in Yorkshire (now demolished), where these sconces may have hung. They were later moved to Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, until the sale of its contents in the 1920s and its subsequent demolition. No other examples of sconces of this scale are known to have survived.
Similar but much smaller sconces are in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.
One of the cast figures and one stiff leaf candle holder are 19th century replacements.
Price: £100,000 +
Private collection, New York.
Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett, ‘Lighting in the Domestic Interior’, 1991, p. 38, illus. 99.
Rupert Gentle, ‘Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820’, 1994, p. 196.
|Height||71.00 cm||(27.95 inches)|
|Width||47.00 cm||(18.50 inches)|
|Depth||26.00 cm||(10.24 inches)|