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Athenienne Candlesticks after Thomas Hope.

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A good pair of early 19th century English Regency patinated bronze Athenienne candlesticks in the manner of Thomas Hope. English, circa 1825.

h:14.5 inches x dia: 4.25 inches

Thomas Hope’s extensive Grand Tour travels in Europe, Greece, Turkey and Egypt inspired his interest in antiquities as a source of designs for Regency interiors, furniture and metalwork. He was instrumental in defining our Regency Style. 

In 1799, Hope bought a house in Duchess Street, London, designed by Robert Adam which he remodelled with a series of themed interiors. He recorded this work in his book, Household Furniture & Interior Decoration executed from Designs by Thomas Hope (1807), which became a major source for designers and introduced for the first time into the English language the term 'interior decoration’

The design of these candlesticks was based on that of an ancient Athenienne; they were intended to be used in a niche or on a window sill.

For a similar pair see Christies sale of the collection of Prof. Sir Albert Richardson 2013, lot No.13.






Item Code: 5171

£ 4800

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