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Lot 268

18th c. Continental Polychromed Angel Candlestick

Estimate: $200 - $400

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18th century Continental polychromed wooden candlestick in the form of a winged cherub draped in a cloth.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went.

Height: 19 1/4 in x width: 8 1/4 in x depth: 6 in.


The sculpture has heavy wear throughout; heavy paint loss and cracks throughout; please see the listing image. As expected from its use, there is candle residue to the right side of the sculpture. There is a drill hole to the left to the left foot. There is a crack to the base, measuring 4 inches. Consistent with its age, the polychrome decoration is discolored. The right-wing is restored with glue. Along the underside, there is white charcoal inscriptions; there is a sticker adhered to the underside. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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