The Rococo style came to Sweden from france about 1730. The Swedes imposed their own restrained aesthetics on the fussy look of the french pieces and developed a rococo style of their own, with simpler pared down lines. Light colors were added in tones of blue, grey, and white to lighten the rooms during the dark northern winters.The elements of the Swedish Rococo style are see in the chairs, tables, dressers and clocks that were made by the craftsmen at that time.
CARVED SHELL MOTIFS- adorn this impressive pair of Rococo armchairs with a pale grey paint surface, circa 1760.
PLAYFUL DETAILS- subtle animal paw feet make this pale green tea table especially appealing circa 1760.
GRACEFUL CURVES – adorn the cornice of this charming secretary in old white paint surface.
GREAT LEGS- curved legs and claw feet give these simple Rococo chairs some extra appeal, circa 1770.
TOUCHES OF GOLD – enliven the pale grey/green original paint surface of this Rococo tall case clock.
LIGHT COLORS -brighten a Rococo period flip top table with scalloped edge and great paw feet in pale white original paint.
ROCOCO INFLUENCES – are evident in this earlier Baroque period chest with serpentine front, circa 1750.