ON HOLD - A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood writing table from the early 20th century, with three drawers, tapered fluted legs and elongated arrow feet. Created in Sweden at the Turn of the Century, this Gustavian style painted desk features a rectangular top sitting above three drawers with recessed panels, fitted with circular brass hardware. These drawers showcase a dovetailed construction revealing the table's age. The desk is raised on four tapered legs with fluted accents, mounted on elongated arrow feet. The sides and back present recessed panels. The desk is painted in a soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark winters of Scandinavia. The Gustavian style takes its roots in the Louis XVI era. Swedish King Gustav III resided in 1771 in Paris, at the beginning stages of the Louis XVI style. There, he was inspired by French art and fashion. With that in his luggage, he had a strong desire to introduce something similar in Sweden. The country had fine craftsmen with high quality craftsmanship, who produced a simple style with harmonious aesthetics. The Gustavian style was born and has been in vogue ever since. It is incredibly popular, especially in England but also in France and in the USA. Price and age are of course inextricably linked, the older and rarer the higher the price! With its clean lines, understated décor and light color, this Swedish Gustavian style writing table circa 1900 will make for an excellent addition to any study!
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 20th Century
Dimensions: 61"W x 39.5"D x 30.25"H
Inventory Number: WW220