Rare pair Swedish Porphyry candelsticks with mercurial gilt bronze mounts.
This gorgeous pair are in excellent condition and the Swedish stone is unique and faultless, no chips or repairs.
In the Empire manner, with reeded column with chisseled floral acanthus scrollwork with palmette top. Still retain their original bronze wax drip trays / bobeche.
Porphyry was mined in Alvdalen since 1788. It was later aquired by the King of Sweden Karl XIV Johan, and these candelsticks would date and come from this source. Original gilding in perfect condition. More details at www.antiquesdesign.com.au