Swedish Gustavian Chest of Drawers

Swedish Gustavian Chest of DrawersSwedish Gustavian Chest of Drawers

This Swedish Gustavian Chest of Drawers from circa 1830 is finished in original scraped back paint typical of Swedish furniture of this age and has a rectangular top sitting above three drawers fitted with brass hardware with a working lock and key. This lovely Swedish Gustavian Chest of Drawers has lovely moulded features and interesting decoration to the drawers. With columns to the front sides it sits on tapered feet. Dimensions are 92 (h) x 41 (d) x 79 (h) cm making it a perfect size for the bedroom.

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 Gustavian Chest of Drawers from circa 1830 is finished in original scraped back paint typical of Swedish furniture of this age and has a rectangular top sitting above three drawers fitted with brass hardware with a working lock and key. This lovely Swedish Gustavian Chest of Drawers has lovely moulded features and interesting decoration to the drawers. With columns to the front sides it sits on tapered feet. Dimensions are 92 (h) x 41 (d) x 79 (h) cm making it a perfect size for the bedroom.

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 100 × 54 × 84 cm