Pair of Porphyry Columns

Porphyry column, with base and capital of gilded wood.
AZ023.1-2
Provenance: 
Joachim (Gioacchino) Ferroni (d. 1909), Rome; his sale, Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, 14-22 April 1909, lot 79; C. & E. Canessa, Paris and New York; from whom purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909.
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AZ023.1: left of fireplace, AZ023.2: right of fireplace.
AZ023.1: height (column and base): 139 cm. Column height: 110 cm. Base: 22 x 22 cm.; height: 14.5 cm. Capital height: 12.5 cm. AZ023.2: height (column and base): 138 cm. Column height: 111 cm. Base: 22 x 22 cm.; height: 14 cm. Capital height: 13.5 cm.
Capital is carved wood with gold leaf; the column itself is porphyry and sits on a gilded wooden base.
Antique with Renaissance or later fittings.

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