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Table with porphyry mosaic top acquired by Sweden’s Nationalmuseum

Table with porphyry mosaic top acquired by Sweden’s Nationalmuseum

. November 7, 2012

Swedens’s Nationalmuseum has acquired a Drawing-room table with porphyry mosaic top. The tabletop shows neo-rococo influences in its form and decoration, which dates it to around 1860, four years after the Swedish royal family sold Elfdals Porphyrverk to Erik Gideon Arborelius. Arborelius ran the business until his death in 1866, and the factory burned down […]

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