Candlestand (one of a pair)


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Chinese fretwork first appeared in England early in the eighteenth century in garden fenves, but it was not until mid-century that the vogue for fretwork on furniture erupted. The model of these candlestands is Plate CXX in the first edition of Thomas Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director (1754).

Candlestand (one of a pair), Mahogany, British

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