Presented by Trevor Boyd, associate conservator, decorative arts 

November Topic
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.

This event is free with Rienzi admission! Reservations are encouraged: or 713.639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.