Gustavian Serpentine Chest of Drawers SOLD

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This Gustavian Serpentine Chest of Drawers from circa 1830 is made of Oak and is finished in original paint typical of Swedish furniture of this age. The chest, which has four drawers with a serpentine front and unusually also to the sides, splits in half into two drawer sections for ease of moving. This imposing Gustavian Serpentine Chest of Drawers has original metal escutcheons and drawer pulls.

Dimensions: 130 x 67 x 127cm

King Gustav III of Sweden ( 1771 – 1792 ) was responsible for bringing the design and style to Sweden in the late 1700’s. The Swedish Gustavian Style was named after the King. He was inspired by the arts and following his visits to the French court during the reign of Louis XVI, where he was so impressed by what he saw that, upon returning home, he decided to create his own “Paris of the North”. Swedish Gustavian furniture was influenced by many decorative elements originating from the classic Greek and Roman architecture. The Rococo Style, and thereafter the Neoclassic Style. The pale hues of white, grey and blue colours and elegantly worn patina turn these Scandinavian furniture pieces into classical elements, and with this cooler colour spectrum reflect the heritage of the Swedish Culture.

 

 

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This Gustavian Serpentine Chest of Drawers from circa 1830 is made of Oak and is finished in original paint typical of Swedish furniture of this age. The chest, which has four drawers with a serpentine front and unusually also to the sides, splits in half into two drawer sections for ease of moving. This imposing Gustavian Serpentine Chest of Drawers has original metal escutcheons and drawer pulls.

Dimensions: 130 x 67 x 127cm

King Gustav III of Sweden ( 1771 – 1792 ) was responsible for bringing the design and style to Sweden in the late 1700’s. The Swedish Gustavian Style was named after the King. He was inspired by the arts and following his visits to the French court during the reign of Louis XVI, where he was so impressed by what he saw that, upon returning home, he decided to create his own “Paris of the North”. Swedish Gustavian furniture was influenced by many decorative elements originating from the classic Greek and Roman architecture. The Rococo Style, and thereafter the Neoclassic Style. The pale hues of white, grey and blue colours and elegantly worn patina turn these Scandinavian furniture pieces into classical elements, and with this cooler colour spectrum reflect the heritage of the Swedish Culture.

 

 

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Dimensions 100 × 54 × 84 cm