A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood secretary circa 1820 with slant front desk, carved fluted motifs, three drawers and carved feet. Transport yourself to the elegant Swedish Gustavian style with this charming painted wood secretary from the early 19th century. Exuding timeless beauty and functional design, this piece combines practicality with artistic flair, making it a captivating addition to any interior.
The upper section of the secretary showcases a slant front desk adorned with carved fluted motifs, adding a touch of refinement and texture to the facade. Opening the slant front desk reveals a cream painted interior with multiple drawers and two openings, providing ample storage space for documents, writing materials, and other essentials.
The remaining portion of the facade features three drawers, each intricately carved with fluted motifs, reflecting the attention to detail characteristic of the Gustavian style. The drawers are fitted with Classical style brass hardware, accentuating the timeless elegance of the piece.
While the sides of the secretary are plain, allowing the focus to remain on the front, the back is left unfinished, a testament to the traditional construction methods of the time.
Adding to the allure of this secretary are its beautifully carved feet with spandrels, providing both stability and visual interest. The piece is painted in a soft blue-grey color, a signature hue often found in Scandinavian interiors, which adds to its serene and sophisticated charm.
With its slant front desk, convenient storage, and graceful proportions, this Swedish Gustavian style secretary offers a harmonious blend of form and function. Whether placed in a study, living room, or entryway, it will elevate the aesthetic appeal of any space, while providing a practical workspace for writing, organizing, and storing.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 39.5"W x 17.5"D x 40"H
Inventory Number: XX431