Each gadrooned urn-form body supporting central pineapples, with two scrolled arms and control nozzle on ovoid diamond-cut support, with star-form drip pans hung with pendant beads, the rectangular base etched with a fan medallion on a plinth
22 in. (55.9 cm.) high, 16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide
Acquired from Jeremy Ltd, London, in 1992.
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The present lot is a rare early example closely related to the work of London manufacturers Messrs. Parker and Perry. Founded by William Parker (d.1784) in Fleet Street, the business flourished and enjoyed the patronage of King and Court, ranging from George, Prince of Wales to William Beckford. Important commissions included those for the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth circa 1782-3 and a twenty-light chandelier for the Earl of Lincoln at Clumber Park and subsequently owned by Nancy Lancaster at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire which was sold Phillips, London, 12 February 1991, lot 137 (£126,500, including premium). After William Parker's death the firm continued under his son Samuel, who in 1803 formed a partnership with William Perry. The firm supplied chandeliers for Carlton House from 1808, including those in the Crimson Drawing Room which are perhaps the ultimate expression of the Regency chandelier, and later for the Royal Pavilion at Brighton.
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