Pair 6ft Mahogany Empire Style Giltwood Carved Torcheres

Pair 6ft Mahogany Empire Style Giltwood Carved Torcheres

Pair 6ft Mahogany Empire Style Giltwood Carved Torcheres


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This extraordinary monumental pair of mahogany and giltwood torcheres of impressive size in fabulous Empire style, date from the last quarter of the 20th century. 

The torcheres are supported by tall tripod bases on acanthus scroll feet worked with further scrolling acanthus.

Supporting a tapering central turned, fluted and carved pedestal with three columns to the sides, terminating with a round final mounted with three acanthus scrolls mounts.

This gorgeous pair will instantly enhance the style of one special room in your home and are sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 134 x Width 50 x Depth 50

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches

is probably one of the largest 'families' of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like 'Flame' Mahogany and 'Fiddleback' Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


W50.0 x H134.0 x D50.0 cm



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