Swedish Gustavian 19th Century Painted Drop-Front Secretary with Blue Interior

A Swedish Gustavian painted wood drop-front secretary from the early 19th century with twisted ribbon motifs, fluted accents and blue painted interior. Born in Sweden during the early years of the 19th century, this exquisite drop-front secretary features a rectangular top with canted corners, sitting above a drop-front desk painted in a soft blue color on the inside. Presenting multiple drawers and compartments perfect to organize items, the secretary is resting on three long drawers each fitted with lovely classical hardware. Painted in a soft color typical of the Scandinavian taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the homes during the long winters, this piece is raised on four short tapered feet, angled in the front. With its clean lines and lovely finish, this early 19th century Swedish Gustavian drop-front secretary will bring a touch of relaxed elegance to any home, particularly placed in a bedroom, office or living room.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 44.5"W x 20.25"D x 49.25"H
Inventory Number: TT4
Price: $7,500
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