Gilded and bronzed. Sculpted decoration of griffins and paw feet. On loose blackened wooden bases. Brass nozzles. Height without black bases 166, height incl. bases 175 cm.
One griffin later. Later relief gesso leaf décor on the bases. Later brass nozzles.
75 000 - 85 000 SEK
7 163 - 8 118 EUR
Håkan Groth, Nyklassicismen i Sverige, Stockholm 1994, an identical pair is found at Rosersberg palace, see page 138.
In the 17th century, a furniture group was created consisting of a mirror, a table and a pair of pedestals, so-called gueridones, for candlesticks. The copper engraving by the French designer Jean Lepautre (1618-82) shows such a furniture group in sculpted wood. Up to and including the Empire in the first half of the 1800s, gueridones were manufactured. At Rosersberg Castle north of Stockholm, there are a couple of late Gustavian gueridones which are almost identical to the lot number. The late Gustavian interior of Rosersberg was made for the Swedish king Karl XIII in the early 1800s.
Viewing: May 29th – June 3rd at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11–18, Sat–Sun 11–17
Auction: June 4th–5th at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
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