Swedish Antique Writing Desk

Swedish Antique Writing DeskSwedish Antique Writing Desk

This Swedish Antique Writing Desk from circa 1800 is finished in original pale pink paint to the outside and dramatically contrasting black on the inside. Very typical of Swedish Gustavian furniture of this age his bureau has three drawers to the base and opens up to reveal six small drawers and a small lockable cupboard. This stunning Swedish Antique Writing Desk comes with original locks and keys and the top section separates from the base for easy location. Dimensions are 117 (h) x 55 (d) x 106 (h) cm

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 colors 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 Swedish Antique Writing Desk from circa 1800 is finished in original pale pink paint to the outside and dramatically contrasting black on the inside. Very typical of Swedish Gustavian furniture of this age his bureau has three drawers to the base and opens up to reveal six small drawers and a small lockable cupboard. This stunning Swedish Antique Writing Desk comes with original locks and keys and the top section separates from the base for easy location. Dimensions are 117 (h) x 55 (d) x 106 (h) cm

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 colors 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 107 × 55 × 106 cm