A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood sideboard from the late 18th century, with canted side posts, four drawers and three doors. Born in Sweden during the early years of King Gustav III's reign, this painted sideboard features a rectangular top with canted corners in the front and molded edges, sitting above three thin drawers with brass pulls. Three doors and a lower drawer, beautifully arranged to accentuate the presence of the upper drawers, make up the rest of the façade. The canted side posts are decorated with Neoclassical fluted pilasters with Doric capitals, leading the eye to the short angled tapered feet of the front. 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 nicely weathered appearance, this Swedish Gustavian painted sideboard, circa 1770 will bring an elegant touch of authenticity to any home.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 65"W x 22"D x 39.5"H
Inventory Number: SS49