A pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood demi-lune console tables from the late 19th century, with carved rosettes, petite beads, tapered legs and fluted accents. Created in Sweden during the last quarter of the 19th century, this pair of demilune console tables showcases the stylistic characteristics of the Gustavian era. Each table features a semi-circular top with rounded edges, sitting above an apron adorned with carved rosettes on the knees and petite beads. The ensemble is raised on three tapered legs accented with fluted patterns. The tables are painted in a soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the long and 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 their clean lines, soft color and delicately carved décor, this pair of Swedish Gustavian style painted wood demilune tables circa 1880 will bring an undeniable touch of Classical elegance to any living room or foyer!
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 40"W x 17.75"D x 41.75"H
Inventory Number: XX229