19th century Gustavian Commode, Sweden around 1820-30.
The small 19th century Gustavian commode features bleached mahogany veneer with original brass decorations and fittings on the sides and front.
The clean lines are straight, simple, and give the piece depth. The brass decorations add additional interest, but don’t distract from the piece as a whole.
This would the perfect piece for a small entry way.
Historical Background of the Gustavian Style
Like other countries, the history of Swedish furniture and design ties into the rise of Neoclassicism and French influence.
Gustavian design describes the more subdued interpretation of the Louis XV and XVI styles in 18th century Sweden.
Specifically, it refers to the reigns of kings Gustav III, Gustav IV, and Charles XIII.
Gustav III, who reigned from 1771 to 1792, brought French influence to Sweden after his 1771 visit to France.
In France, Gustav fell in love with the Neoclassic designs popularized during the reign of King Louis XVI.
Like French Neoclassicism, Gustavian design focused on symmetrical, straightforward Neoclassical elements.
Details about this piece
The chest of drawers is in very good refinished condition. It measures H 30.91 in. x W 27.56 in. x D 18.12 inches (H 78.5 cm x W 70 cm x D 46 cm)
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