17th century floral marquetry candle stand, circa 1670-1690
17th century floral marquetry candle stand, circa 1670-1690
17th century floral marquetry candle stand, circa 1670-1690

17th century floral marquetry candle stand, circa 1670-1690

1670 to 1690 England

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An exceptional William and Mary figured walnut and marquetry candle stand on an ebony ground. The octagonal marquetry unusually depicts a parrot to the centre surrounded by spring flowers of holly and tropical hardwoods, bordered with a long-grain banding of Paduke.


Features
• Figured walnut six-sided tapering column, terminating on scroll legs of walnut.
• Original inverted walnut finial.
• The top is fixed to the base with its original hand cut wooden screw thread.
• Unusual and rare marquetry parrot.
ORIGIANL
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
‘English Furniture 1660-1714’, by Adam Bowett, page 121-124, 279
A table of the same period and notably similar marquetry - Adam Bowett “English Furniture 1660 -1714” Pl 4-21, which was probably supplied by the London cabinet maker Thomas Pistor to James Grahme, a friend and courtier to James, Duke of York (later James II in 1684)
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