A Swedish late Gustavian period painted wood slant-front secretary from the early 19th century with light blue painted finish and carved bracket feet. This exquisite Swedish late Gustavian period painted wood slant-front secretary, dating back to the early 19th century, exudes grace and understated elegance. Painted in a serene light blue finish that evokes the tranquil hues of a Nordic sky, this secretary is both a functional and visually captivating piece. Its slanted front opens gracefully to reveal a meticulously arranged interior, consisting of multiple drawers surrounding a central door—each designed to hold life's treasured correspondences and documents. The exterior façade is equally detailed, showcasing a tasteful arrangement of four drawers—a narrow top drawer followed by three more spacious ones—each fitted with classic brass hardware. Lateral handles on either side and charming carved bracket feet add the final touches to this remarkable piece. The dimensions, with a desk height of 27.5 inches and a depth of 33.75 inches, make it a versatile piece suitable for various spaces.
In today’s home, this secretary could serve as a sophisticated home office centerpiece, where it might host a laptop for remote work or hold stationery for handwritten notes. Its timeless design could also see it gracing a living room or bedroom, where it would be perfect for organizing personal papers while adding a touch of historic elegance.
Place of Origin: Sweden
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 33.75"W x 20"D x 38.5"H . Desk Height 27.5" Desk Depth 33.75"
Inventory Number: YY138