Friday, 18 September 2009

GUSTAVIAN STYLE FURNITURE


Swedish Gustavian painted furniture is marked by clean lines and a cool color palette and refers to the period from 1772-1800. Eighteenth century Swedish craftsmen cleverly imitated the more costly materials used in France and Italy by substituting native pine for mahogany and implemented faux painted marble surfaces and faux grain painting techniques to achieve a more elaborate aesthetic. While the royal palaces were graced with sets of gilded furniture, the average nobleman or manor house owner could only afford painted furniture. In the countryside beautifully carved furniture was therefore white washed or painted a pale gray. Though furniture of the Gustavian Style was initially reserved for royal environments in and around the capitol city of Stockholm, the style quickly gained popularity among the general population and spread throughout the countryside. Today it is this “Provincial Swedish Gustavian” style, which includes painted Swedish antique furniture, that is most well known and sought after in the United States and continues to inspire decorators and adorn pages of magazines.

Real Gustavian specializes in both high-end Swedish antique Gustavian furniture such as mahogany and inlaid veneers, as well as the ever-popular provincial painted Swedish Gustavian furniture. Our painted Swedish antique furniture sells so quickly that we do not keep a large inventory. Most pieces of painted furniture are literally sold before they ever leave Sweden! If you are interested in painted Swedish Gustavian furniture please call or email with your requests.

We are purchasing antiques weekly in Sweden and can usually find the piece that you are looking for at a very reasonable price. I welcome your inquiries.

Today it is the painted Swedish Gustavian furniture and aesthetic that is most closely connected to Swedish style internationally and continues to inspire decorators world over. If you are purchasing Swedish Antiques contact Lani Sternerup at Real Gustavian and let her expertise guide you. Featured in Art & Auction magazine, Antiques Weekly, the former Victoria magazine and Four Seasons, Lani Sternerup is known for her extensive background in Swedish history and Swedish antiques from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Swedish Gustavian painted furniture is marked by clean lines and a cool color palette and refers to the period from 1772-1800. Eighteenth century Swedish craftsmen cleverly imitated the more costly materials used in France and Italy by substituting native pine for mahogany and implemented faux painted marble surfaces and faux grain painting techniques to achieve a more elaborate aesthetic. While the royal palaces were graced with sets of gilded furniture, the average nobleman or manor house owner could only afford painted furniture. In the countryside beautifully carved furniture was therefore white washed or painted a pale gray. Though furniture of the Gustavian Style was initially reserved for royal environments in and around the capitol city of Stockholm, the style quickly gained popularity among the general population and spread throughout the countryside. Today it is this “Provincial Swedish Gustavian” style, which includes painted Swedish antique furniture, that is most well known and sought after in the United States and continues to inspire decorators and adorn pages of magazines.

Real Gustavian specializes in both high-end Swedish antique Gustavian furniture such as mahogany and inlaid veneers, as well as the ever-popular provincial painted Swedish Gustavian furniture. Our painted Swedish antique furniture sells so quickly that we do not keep a large inventory. Most pieces of painted furniture are literally sold before they ever leave Sweden! If you are interested in painted Swedish Gustavian furniture please call or email with your requests.

We are purchasing antiques weekly in Sweden and can usually find the piece that you are looking for at a very reasonable price. I welcome your inquiries.

Today it is the painted Swedish Gustavian furniture and aesthetic that is most closely connected to Swedish style internationally and continues to inspire decorators world over. If you are purchasing Swedish Antiques contact Lani Sternerup at Real Gustavian and let her expertise guide you. Featured in Art & Auction magazine, Antiques Weekly, the former Victoria magazine and Four Seasons, Lani Sternerup is known for her extensive background in Swedish history and Swedish antiques from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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