Nineteenth Century Gustavian Column Table, C. 1800

A Swedish Gustavian period guéridon side table from the early 19th century, with irregular octagon top, long single drawer, turned pedestal, tripod base and nicely weathered patina. Created in Sweden during the early years of the 19th century, this Gustavian period guéridon table features an irregular octagon-shaped top with distressed patina, sitting above a long single drawer presenting a wooden pull. The table is raised on a turned pedestal carved with fluted motifs in its lower section, resting on a tripod base made of three scrolling legs. Boasting great rustic charm with age and sought-after imperfections, the table is painted in a soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the long Scandinavian winters, accented with remains of blue paint. 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 small proportions and nicely aged appearance, this Swedish guéridon pedestal side table circa 1800 will make for a charming addition to any home, placed in a living room or hallway!
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: Nineteenth Century
Dimensions: 24.5"W x 23.75"D x 29.5"H
Inventory Number: XX173
Price: $3,950
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