Swedish king’s bronzes stolen

Twenty culturally and historically significant bronze objects were stolen during a break-in at Rosendal Palace in Stockholm's Djurgården last week, according to a press release from the Royal Household's press department.

All of the missing items are gold-plated and were produced in Paris around 1820. They originally belonged to Karl XIV Johan.

All the bronzes which were on the table in the dining room, including confectionery and fruit bowls, were stolen. Three pairs of candelabras and a table clock were pinched from further into the palace.

The objects were owned by the Bernadotte family foundation and the king personally.

Rosendal Palace has been open to the public as a museum since 1913 and is one of Sweden’s most culturally significant 19th century locations.

TT/The Local