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Pair Of Tall Late C18th / Early C19th Italian Venetian-style Gilt-wood And Silvered ‘mecca’ Altar-type Candlesticks.


£1,100 | $1,355 USD | €1,245 EUR
Item Number: SA834750
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 31 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


Pair of tall late C18th / early C19th Italian Venetian-style carved gilt-wood and silvered ‘mecca’ altar-type candlesticks.
Highly decorative pair of ‘gilded’ and partially silver-lacquered or ‘mecca’ , candlesticks with leaf-carved columns , raised on triform bases with carved scroll feet.
The process of Mecca gilding was a technique where silver-leaf was applied to the wooden base and then coated with a layer of golden varnish or shellac to imitate gold leaf , as the gold was obviously a much more expensive option. This creates a most attractive and mellow finish and patina.
Of good large scale with atmospheric wear and losses commensurate with age , use and purpose. Minor chips and splits .
H 32”
W 5”
D 5”
Italy c.1800
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 219


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 80 cm (31.5")
Width = 12 cm (4.7")
Depth = 12 cm (4.7")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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