Swedish Antiques - The Love Affair Continues Unabated

 

11 June 2014

Our love affair with Swedish antiques continues unabated as we discover still more unusual and exciting pieces like this wonderful Gustavian  painted  housekeeper’s cupboard .
It’s got everything we like about Swedish antiques’ style. The design is neoclassical, reflecting King Gustav’s enthusiasm for French creativity in the late 18th century, the proportions are superb and the faded original paint gives this elegant piece a charm that is nevertheless right up to date for modern interiors. Not only that, but it offers plenty of storage space, with three shelves on each side, and, the ultimate design bonus, a beautiful clock face surmounting the entire piece. This cupboard would look exceptionally striking in a kitchen cum dining room.

Wonderful Late 18th cent Swedish Gustavian Original paint Cupboard


Wonderful Late 18th cent Swedish Gustavian Original paint Cupboard
 

It’s not just the wonderful original paint colours, musty blues, greys, creams and greens, that elevate Swedish antique furniture, but also the uplifting clean and classical lines, or even, sometimes, the beauty of the pale natural wood.
Our lady’s writing desk in birch  combines beautiful colour with elegant lines.

 Wonderful 19th Cent Lady's Writing Desk in Birch


Wonderful 19th Cent Lady's Writing Desk in Birch
 

Our 18th century pine side table or console  demonstrates the versatile ability of Swedish antiques to look fabulous in classic or contemporary settings.

Late 18th century Pine Side Table / Console Table


Late 18th century Pine Side Table / Console Table
 


At Brownrigg our wide range of Swedish antiques includes chairs, chandeliers, desks, paintings, clocks, dining tables, occasional tables and even beautiful gilded pieces, all guaranteed to bring style and harmony to your room settings.