11483 ROYAL FURNITURE A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF SPIRAL TURNED AND GILTWOOD FLOOR STANDING THREE LIGHT CANDELABRA, THE SHAFTS TURNED BY KING KARL XV OF SWEDEN Bäckaskog Castle, Sweden. Mid-Nineteenth Century. Measurements: Height: 94 1/2″ (240 cm); Width: 40″ (102 cm); Depth: 30″ (76.2 cm).
Of rosewood, giltwood and gilt brass. Each with a carved giltwood shell mounted plateau with rosewood beaded frieze resting on a ring of acanthus leaves from which issues three brass foliate candlearms terminating in foliate rosewood candleholders, supported on turned rosewood shafts centered by a conforming foliate and beaded collar, above an outswept giltwood acanthine foot on a tripod plinth and raised on three bun feet.
Each marked with a black stenciled inventory mark:
628 II’ KE’ [state property]
and the label:
Det Danske Kongehus Løsørefideikommis, nr. 4 [the Danish Royal Property Trust, no 4.]
Made by King Karl XV of Sweden
Danish Royal Collection
This impressive pair of spiral-turned floor standing candelabra, of unprecedented scale and exceptional quality, was formerly part of the Danish Royal Collection, having been most likely presented as a gift made by King Karl XV of Sweden (1826-1872) to Frederik VII of Denmark (1808 – 1863).
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