Swedish Gustavian Style 1860s Painted Three-drawer Chest With Greek Key Frieze XX134


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"Swedish Gustavian Style 1860s Painted Three-drawer Chest With Greek Key Frieze XX134"
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood chest from the mid 19th century, with Greek Key frieze, carved rosettes, fluted accents and wraparound feet. Created in Sweden during the third quarter of the 19th century, this Gustavian style painted chest features a rectangular top with canted corners in the front, sitting above an elegant apron carved with a Greek Key frieze. The façade presents three graduated drawers fitted with brass Classical hardware, flanked with canted side posts adorned with fluted accents and carved rosettes. The chest is painted in a soft color with nicely distressed patina, typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark winters of Scandinavia. The ensemble is raised on wraparound feet in the front, following the chest's lines beautifully. 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 and nicely carved décor, this Swedish Gustavian style three-drawer chest circa 1860 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, whether placed in a bedroom, living room or foyer.
Price : $4,950
Period: 19th century
Style: Scandinavian
Condition : Good condition

Material : Painted wood
Width : 41.25
Height : 32.25
Depth : 16.5

Reference : 582
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