A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood console tables from the early 20th century, with marbleized tops, carved aprons and tapered legs. Created in Sweden during the first quarter of the 20th century, each of this pair of console tables features a semi-circular top with faux marble painted finish, sitting above an elegant apron carved with delicate foliage. The tables are raised on slender tapered legs with discreet fluted accents.
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 tables boast a nicely weathered patina.
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 their clean lines and delicately carved décor, this pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted demilune tables circa 1920 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, whether placed in a living room or bedroom.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 20th Century
Dimensions: 31.5"W x 14.25"D x 32.75"H
Inventory Number: XX103