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Swedish 19th Century Gustavian Style Painted and Carved Three-Drawer Chest

$ 4,950
  • Description
    Swedish 19th Century Gustavian style three-drawer painted wood chest with carved dentil molding and fluted side posts. Immerse yourself in the charm of Swedish craftsmanship with this 19th Century Gustavian style chest of drawers. This piece presents an attractive blend of practical storage and aesthetic appeal, making it a noteworthy addition to any vintage-loving home.

    The chest starts with a rectangular top graced by gently canted corners, inviting an eye-catching view from the front. Adding to its elegant profile is the meticulously carved dentil molding—a subtle yet striking nod to its Gustavian lineage.

    Three dovetailed drawers ensure storage, each adorned with Classical style hardware showcasing intricate ribbon-tied motifs. This ornamentation, reminiscent of bygone times, stands out against the chest's soft grey paintwork, a quintessential feature of the Scandinavian style.

    The chest's canted and fluted side posts add an element of architectural interest, seamlessly extending to the plain sides and unfinished back, emphasizing its authentic rustic character. The chest rests on carved tapering feet, angled in the front, lending an additional visual flair.

    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!

    Designed with the understated elegance that defines Gustavian style, this chest of drawers embodies Swedish simplicity and functionality. Its soft grey color palette enhances its serene and calming presence, making it a timeless piece that blends effortlessly with a variety of interior decor schemes. Infuse your space with the tranquility of Swedish design with this splendid Gustavian style chest.
  • More Information
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wood,Carved,Painted
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Gustavian, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: XX304
    Incollect Reference #: 711479
  • Dimensions
    W. 33.75 in; H. 32.25 in; D. 17.75 in;
    W. 85.73 cm; H. 81.92 cm; D. 45.09 cm;
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