A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood bedside cabinet from the 19th century, with single door, carved dentil molding and reeded diamond motif. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, this Gustavian style painted bedside cabinet features a square top sitting above a carved dentil molding. The façade showcases a single door adorned with a stylish reeded diamond motif accenting a recessed panel. This door opens to reveal two inner shelves offering convenient storage possibilities. Raised on four short feet with tapering lines, the cabinet is painted in a soft grey 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 its elegant lines and subtle décor, this Swedish Gustavian style small cabinet from the 19th century will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, particularly placed in a bedroom.
Place of Origin: Swedish
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 17"W x 28.6"H x 16.75"D
Inventory Number: XX153