Presented by Trevor Boyd, associate conservator, decorative arts
“Pair of Torchères”
Associate conservator Trevor Boyd discusses the recent acquisition and technical history of a pair of English torchères—ornamental stands used to hold candles or other decorative objects. Discover how the form and decoration of these gilt-wood torchères illustrate popular stylistic movements of the first half of the 18th century.
About Gallery Talks at Rienzi
Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. Gallery talks are presented by Museum curators, conservators, and librarians.