This table is the embodiment of “form follows function” - meaning the shape of an object should primarily relate to its intended purpose. The remnants of the original green paint are wonderfully patinized by age. The legs swoop out gracefully and frame an oval on each side. The top is 75 inches long, allowing six
A French three piece set of iron garden furniture in original paint with magnificent patina circa 1870. The chairs with medallion backs including their feet have survived in remarkable condition. The oval table is supported by the elaborate base which is joined at the center by a footrest. The footrest was likely used to keep
This pair of chairs has exceptional details on the backs and the central splats typical of the rococo period. The original paint with wonderful aging and patina has been revealed through dry-scraping. These important chairs also feature ball and claw feet and finely carved stretchers. The seats are covered in a linen fabric that accentuates
These exceptional footstools not only have their original paint, but the apron shows a carved Greek wave on all four sides. The Greek wave is an uncommon motif in Swedish furniture and was inspired by King Gustav’s love of the classical style. The blue grey paint is original and shows nice wear from age on
This chest features a Greek key motif, which while likely added later, adorns the top drawer with fantastic patina and gives the piece individuality. The working locks in all 3 drawers are original. The escutcheons are correct for the period. The wooden top shows signs of wear and harmonizes with the Greek Key letter border.
This sturdy chair has been carefully dry scraped to reveal beautiful carving throughout. The top has a fan motif leading to an unusually designed back splat. The apron is richly carved with the legs ending in ball and claw feet. A chair like this can look great in the corner of a room or can
The horse is a symbol of Swedish style and this one was probably a child’s toy before it became a decorative object. The body has a square form that originates with the plank top and the boxy lower body. The hoofs are painted black. ref 7-8175 $1,200 6” deep 22” wide 19.5” high
This extraordinary secretary has original faux marble painted doors on both the top and bottom in a wonderful shade of blue. The trim and sides have been dry scraped to the blonde wood surface, allowing the original intended contrast to the blue paint to shine. At the top, the unusual cornice is also painted in
This secretary can be appreciated both as a fine piece of furniture and a work of art. Johan Backstrom was a prolific designer of many cupboards and other furniture each bearing his distinctive decorative painting. His painted furniture is on display in museums and is the subject of the book, “Johan Backstrom - Folk Artist
The spectacular thing about this chair is the original blue paint throughout. The arms show signs of wear that comes only with age and use. The center leg and back splats are pure examples of the Rococo style. The seat is covered in a beige linen fabric. In addition to being called a “Hörnstol,” translated
This may be the most perfect bistro table we have ever had. The cast iron base resembles bamboo throughout and is extraordinarily detailed. The green paint is original. The original marble is in great condition, a lovely patina without stains or cracks. The base bears the marks of its maker, "Cleremont fils" and its town
This travel chest retains the original blue paint which is unusual. It is of sturdy construction with hand forged iron hasps and straps that wrap the edges. The domed lid makes it possible for the case to withstand the elements it would encounter if strapped to the outside of a carriage or coach. ref. 7-8158
What drew us to this gem of a Swedish antique cabinet is the wonderful shades of the original paint. The vertical doors echo the domed shape of the top, and this motif is repeated also in the carving of the panels. The doors open to reveal two shelves, and a silverware rack. The locks work
These 2 miniature jardinieres are charming copies of Versailles boxes originally developed in France to move plants inside during the winter. They are faux bois cast iron featuring a peak on each corner. The raised decorative designs on all 4 sides resemble the hinges of the originals and are dry scraped to their original surface.
This “Svepask” or “Tine” box was made by taking a single thin piece of wood, heated and boiled, and then stretched over a mold and sewn together with wood fibers. The box was then painted and carefully decorated with flowers. The color of the decorations and lettering creates a striking visual against the blue background.