An elegant pair of early 19th century Swedish Gustavian demi lune console tables in a stained black finish.
The tables are raised upon three beautifully curved cabriole legs, Not only will these console tables add a understated elegance to any interior, pushed together they form a table, utalising space and functuality.
Swedish Gustavian furniture is a pared down version of French Louis XVI.
It was invented by Sweden’s King Gustav III in the late 18th Century during what is known as the Gustavian era which covers Swedish history from 1772 through 1809 under the rule of Kings Gustav III, Gustav IV and King Charles XIII of Sweden.
Gustav was a well-travelled connoisseur and was undoublty impressed by the splendour of the palace of Versaille. Also keen on French literature, design and creativity which took him to Paris, after his return to Sweden he decided to introduce his home to the glamour of French interior, and he started with his own palaces. He adapted the design so they would sit well with Scandinavian sensibilites.
Many refer to the style as Swedish Country Classic, but to most Scandinavians it is a bit more than that which is down to the elegant, pastel coloured and delicately carved details that define these beautiful pieces.
The style soon became a high boheme version for the Swedish castles of the 18th and 19th Centuries however the beauty of Gustavian is that it oozes charm whereever it features: whether it is in a castle or a cottage.
Pair of Swedish 19th Century Gustavian Painted Wood Demi Lune Console Tables