SOLD - A Swedish Gustavian period painted wood Trågsoffa from the late 18th century, with upholstered seat, carved guilloche frieze, cross-hatched sides and fluted legs. Created in Sweden during the last quarter of the 18th century, this Gustavian period Trågsoffa captures our attention with its carved décor and lovely rustic character. This three-sitter showcases a straight back connected to two full arms adorned on the exterior sides with cross-hatched motifs. It is the apron however, which attracts our attention with its delicately carved apron presenting a frieze of guilloches. The ensemble is raised on fluted legs topped with carved rosettes on the knees. The seat, arms and back are upholstered with a used fabric in relatively good condition despite the fact that it is not new. The sofa is painted in a nicely distressed soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark winters of Scandinavia.
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 elegant lines, beautifully carved décor and rustic character, this Swedish Gustavian period Trågsoffa circa 1790 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, whether placed in a bedroom, living room or foyer.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 70.75"W x 24.5"D x 31.75"H
Inventory Number: XX83