ON HOLD: Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Painted Demilune Tables with Twisted Rope Motif

ON HOLD: A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood demi-lune console tables from the late 19th century, with carved rosettes, twisted rope motifs and fluted legs. Created in Sweden during the last quarter of the 19th century, each of this pair of demilune tables features a semi-circular top sitting above an elegant apron accented with carved rosettes and a twisted rope molding. Resting on three tapered legs with fluted motifs, the tables are painted in a light 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 their elegant lines and delicately carved décor, this pair of Swedish Gustavian style demilune console tables circa 1880 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, whether placed in a living room or foyer.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 36"W x 17.75"D x 29.5"H
Inventory Number: XX131
Price: $4,950