Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Painted Swedish 3

Hello again!   I am here to give you a very brief history lesson of Gustavian Furniture.  It seems that this furniture is the Swedish interpretation of French, Italian and English designs in the 17th and 18th centuries.  King Gustav reigned during that time and thus the title.  This design is said to be a cleaner, more refined interpretation of the Louis XV and Louis XVI (of which you are all familiar, right?).  The design maintains a "humbler yet still royal character".

Ok - enough of the formal stuff.  I did come across a company in Connecticut that makes this style furniture and had a color chart of the various finishes associated with the period.
For some unknown reason I cannot download that page to here.  It can be found at 

Take a look at the samples and let me know which you like best and why.  For those of you not familiar with commenting on a blog please look at the end of each post where it states "0 COMMENTS"  Click there and the comment page appears.

I hope to hear from you.

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