A PAIR OF FOUR BRANCH TWO LIGHT FACETED GLASS CANDELABRA
20TH CENTURY IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY MANNER
The tapering stems with ball finials on spreading circular bases, each fitted with two scroll candle branches and two further branches mounted with suspending drops and lustres
Formerly the collection of Oliver Messel in the Dining Room at Pelham Place
Supplied to Frederick and Phyllis Watkins for the Bow Drawing Room at Flaxley Abbey
The present lot are mentioned in a 1960 edition of Today magazine when describing the atmosphere of Oliver Messel's Interiors "a Jewel box of a place, with Aubussons, pillars, arches, model theatre sets, and lustres...sparkling, scintillating". In 1963, Vogue described his dining room as 'a creative melange of decorative furnishings..brought together through his personal artistry'
Some chips but no serious losses noted.
Wear, marks, knocks and scratches as per age, handling, use, and cleaning. The mounts plated but heavily tarnished. Formerly wired for electricity and each nozzle drilled- quite roughly, Some replacement wiring to hold swags on- some chips to edges of raised elements and drops. Will greatly benefit from a clean. Plaster holding mounts in starting to dry up. 1 cup to stem has slipped
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