Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a photographer and antique dealer and expert.
One of a pair of torchères at Rosersberg Palace crowned by griffins. They were made by Pehr Ljung c 1800 for the guard's room at Rosersberg Palace country home to Gustaf III's younger brother Prince Carl (1748-1818). He was the Duke of Södermanland which has a rampant griffin in its coat of arms. Carl was also Grand Master of the Swedish Freemasons and the griffin symbolises the vigilant guardian. The griffin became a popular motif in Sweden in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
An overdoor with a pair of griffins in the bedroom of Prince Carl's wife Charlotte. The room was decorated by Pehr Ljung in 1801-02 after a design by Carl himself.
In 1809 a coup d'etat in Sweden resulted in King Gustaf IV Adolph being deposed and exiled with his wife and children. He was replaced by his old uncle, the former regent who now became King Carl XIII. His finances improved and he had work done to his country seat Rosersberg outside Stockholm. The pair of griffins in the photo were modelled in wax by Pehr Ljung. The intention was to cast a large pair of these in bronze to be placed to guard the entrance to the palace. This sadly didn't happen.
When Prince Carl of Sweden (1748-1818) decorated his audience room in his summer Palace Rosersberg around 1807 he had no throne but two sofas of this design instead. The griffin was in his coat of arms, but the first sofas and armchairs of this design had been made in 1803 by the chair maker Ephraim Ståhl. Carl became King Carl XIII in 1809, but kept the sofas and didn't add a throne as could have been expected.
One of a set of armchairs with armrests supported by griffins in the King's Audience Room at Rosersberg Palace. The were commissioned c 1820 by Carl XIV Johan to complement the pair of sofas in the room.