A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood console table from the early 20th century, with carved frieze, rosettes, fluted legs and X-Form cross stretcher. Created in Sweden at the Turn of the Century which saw the transition between the 19th to the 20th, this Gustavian style console table features a rectangular top sitting above a carved frieze running along the four sides. The table is raised on four fluted legs adorned with carved rosettes on the knees and connected to one another through an X-Form cross stretcher accented with a small fluted panel in its center. The table is painted in a soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark Scandinavian winters.
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 and delicately carved décor, this Swedish Gustavian style console table circa 1900 will bring an undeniable touch of elegance to any living room, hallway of foyer.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 20th Century
Dimensions: 36.25"W x 19.7"D x 28.5"H
Inventory Number: XX142