A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood console table from the early 19th century, with carved apron and fluted tapering legs. Created in Sweden during the early years of the 19th century, this console table showcases the stylistic characteristics of the Gustavian era. It features a rectangular top sitting above a beautifully carved apron accented with arched motifs in its lower section. The table is painted in a soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the long and dark winters of Scandinavia. The ensemble is raised on four slender fluted tapering legs.
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 period console table circa 1800 will bring a Classical touch of elegance to any home, placed in a living room, bedroom or hallway.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 33.5"W x 18.37"D x 30.62"H
Inventory Number: XX144