A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood sideboard from the early 20th century, with three drawers, three doors, carved skirt and fluted side posts. Created in Sweden during the early years of the 20th century, this painted wood sideboard showcases the stylistic characteristics of the Gustavian era. The sideboard features a rectangular top exhibiting a few spots on the top due to old age, sitting above three drawers presenting recessed panels, all fitted with Classical style hardware. They are flanked with carved elongated rosettes. Three doors below (double ones and a single), open to reveal inner shelves offering convenient storage opportunities. Boasting great character, the sideboard is painted in a soft grey 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 its nice proportions, soft painted finish and rustic character, this Swedish Gustavian style sideboard circa 1900 will make for a wonderful addition to any home, placed in a living room or dining room!
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 20th Century
Dimensions: 63.25"W x 39.75"H x 18.25"D
Inventory Number: XX437