This pair of candelabra were commissioned by local clients, the Misses Barrie of Broadway, to sit upon an especially grand table of theirs and presented their designer Robert Welch with quite a challenge.

He wrote: ‘Sometimes the opportunity occurs to design and make metalwork just to suit individual pieces of furniture or an interior. These candelabra are of quite massive size for one of the largest and most beautiful refectory tables that I have seen.’ Such was the scale of the work required that Welch produced a wooden model of the table in question to ensure that neither it nor the candelabra would be overpowered by its companion.

Provenance

Misses Barrie of Broadway, 1981; Mr B Bleasdale 1994.


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