A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood drop-front secretary from the early 19th century, with diamond and reeded motifs. Born in Sweden in the early years of the 19th century, this exquisite painted secretary features a rectangular raised top with rounded corners in the front, sitting above a drop-front desk, adorned with two diamond motifs. This section opens to reveal the desk, made of multiple inner drawers surrounding a central door, perfect to organize documents. The lower portion of the secretary showcases three drawers decorated with reeded motifs, while the ensemble is raised on a carved skirt, whose delicate volutes announce the Karl Johan period. The piece is painted in a light color typical of the Scandinavian taste for soft palettes, aiming at brightening the homes of Sweden during the long, dark winters. With its clean lines and elegant décor, this Swedish 1810s late Gustavian drop-front secretary will bring a touch of classicism to any home. The dimensions are as followed: 41" W x 18" D x 45.5" H Open 30" D x 29.5" H.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 41"W x 18"D x 45.5"H Open 30"D x 29.5"H
Inventory Number: SS87