SOLD - Swedish Gustavian Period Painted Wood Side Table with Carved Beaded Apron

SOLD - A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood side table from the early 19th century, with carved beaded trim and slender tapered legs. Created in Sweden during the early years of the 19th century, this side table showcases the stylistic characteristics of the Gustavian era. The table features a rectangular top sitting above an apron carved with delicate beads. The ensemble is raised above four slender tapered legs. The table is painted in a distressed 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 its clean lines and small proportions, this Swedish Gustavian period side table circa 1800 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home!
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 16.75"W x 28.5"H x 15"D
Inventory Number: XX440
Price: $1,950