A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest from the mid 19th century, with Greek Key frieze, carved rosettes, fluted accents and wraparound feet. Created in Sweden during the third quarter of the 19th century, this Gustavian style painted chest features a rectangular top with canted corners in the front, sitting above an elegant apron carved with a Greek Key frieze. The façade presents three graduated drawers fitted with brass Classical hardware, flanked with canted side posts adorned with fluted accents and carved rosettes. The chest is painted in a soft color with nicely distressed patina, typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark winters of Scandinavia. The ensemble is raised on wraparound feet in the front, following the chest's lines beautifully.
With its elegant lines and nicely carved décor, this Swedish Gustavian style three-drawer chest circa 1860 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, whether placed in a bedroom, living room or foyer.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 41.25"W x 16.5"D x 32.25"H
Inventory Number: XX134