PAIR OF BAROQUE TWISTED COLUMNS, 17TH CENTURY
A pair of 17th century polychrome lacquered wood twisted columns decorated with branches and golden flowers. They stand on moulded bases and end with ionic capitals linked by a frieze of ovals. The sides of the capitals show two opposite flowers. Widely used in the Baroque period, similar ones can be found on the baldachin of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. This form is also called Solomonic columns, as they would have adorned the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.
Dim: W:31cm, D:30cm, H:163cm.
Condition report: Light wear. Re-gilding of the flowers and the lacquered part.