Swedish Gustavian Style 1850s Painted Bedside Table With Reeded Doors And Drawer XX41


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"Swedish Gustavian Style 1850s Painted Bedside Table With Reeded Doors And Drawer XX41"

A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood nightstand from the mid 19th century with reeded doors, low drawer, carved gallery and tapered legs. Created in Sweden during the 1850s, this painted bedside table features a rectangular top with three-quarter wooden gallery, sitting above two doors carved with reeded motifs typical of the Gustavian era. These doors open thanks to a petite brass pull to reveal a convenient unpainted interior. The façade showcases a drawer in its lower section completing the ensemble beautifully. Painted in a soft color typical of the Swedish taste for light palettes aiming at brightening the rooms during the dark winters of Scandinavia, the nightstand boasts a nicely weathered patina. It is raised on four tapered legs with carved knees and fluted accents. 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 clean lines and delicately carved reeded décor, this Swedish Gustavian style nightstand circa 1850 will bring a touch of Classical elegance to any home, particularly placed in a bedroom.
Price : $2,950
Period: 19th century
Style: Scandinavian
Condition : Good condition

Material : Painted wood
Width : 18.75
Height : 31.5
Depth : 11.25

Reference : 478
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