Lot 1476French Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Ten-Light Torchère
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, last quarter 19th century
Signed A. CARRIER. Height 5 feet 5 1/4 inches; Together with a Marble Pedestal. Height 20 inches.
Provenance for the Torchère:
Sotheby's, New York, Property from the Estate of Rochelle Sepenuk, October 21, 2008, lot 236.
Sold for $5,625
Appears to be in generally good condition; typical small scattered dings and dents to the figure; wear and rubbing to the dark patina, consistent with age and usage; drip cups are drilled for wiring; there has been a restoration to a break to one of the upright acanthus leaves that adorns the bottom of the torch (where scrolling branches originate) there has been a repair to the join area where the figure hand comes into contact with the upper part of the torch in her hands; the repair is structural and consists of replaced screws to hold the upper branch structure in place; there is a light switch at the bottom of the statue; the stepped circular base is pushed in (dented) at the rear; wear and dulling to the gilding.
Marble Pedestal: appears to be in generally good condition; typical nicks and scratchs to the top, rim chips, etc.
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