Set of four torchères by James Pascall

These 4 torchères are from a set of 8 which formed part of a suite of early-Rococo furniture supplied by James and Ann Pascall for the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam in 1745-6.


Pine & walnut
Each height: 123 cm
Art Fund grant:
£55,000 ( Total: £170,000)
Acquired in:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

They refer to the story of Pan & Syrinx in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Now only 2 side-tables remain to be repatriated to Temple Newsam.

Artists include


7th Viscount Irwin; by descent to Edward Wood; Hollis & Webb, 1947; W Waddingham (Antiques); Mallett & Son (Antiques), 1961; German private collector, Tessin; Galerie Kocher Auctions, Zurich, 2007; H Blairman & Sons Ltd.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £5)

3 Nov 2015 – 12 Feb 2016
Pre-booked visits and tours only (see website to book)

13 Feb – 30 Oct
Tue – Sun
10.30 am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)