Swedish Antiques

Laserow Antiques has some of the most beautiful antique Swedish furniture around.  Here we see a Swedish signed Gustvian Wall Clock, from the period between 1790-1810.   Signed on face is the name of Wihl Pauli,  Stockholm.  Second, we see a  Gustavian Wall Clock in Gilt wood made in Sweden during the late Gustavian period between 1790-1810.  This lovely gilt wood wall clock is decorated with all the typical Gustavian symbolics such as columns, pearl beading, urns shapes, swags etc. The clock was made in Stockholm by Welter.

Here are our favorites

– A corner sofa made in Sweden during the Gustavian period 1790-1810. Custom made for a country house. Corner flowers and carved railings.- here

-A gorgeous black painted secretary made during the baroque period 1650-1750 in Sweden. Cabinet top with shelving and wiring department with interior of small drawers and compartments. Base with 3 drawers.- here

-A beautiful Gustavian armchair made 1790-1810 in Sweden with traditional carvings for the period such as: Braided carvings along the frieze, armrests and back. Legs are rounded and channeled.-here

-A lovely armchair from the Rococo period with amazing carvings and curved shapes. Frieze and back splat is decorated with carved flowers and leaves. The scrolled legs and armrests are typical for the Rococo period.-here

-large Swedish desk made during the Gustavian period ca 1775-1790. Repainted in soft distressed black . 2 long working drawers. Original hardware.- here

Swedish Antiques

Swedish Gustavian Chairs

A pair of late Gustavian chairs with a generous seat and a curved splat inspired by antique roman “sulla” models. Leaf boarder on the frieze and back. The fleurons on the back harmonize with those on the corners above the legs. Chair was made in Stockholm.

A white painted cabinet from Sweden with glass doors and a cabinet base.

A white painted cabinet from Sweden with glass doors and a cabinet base.

Swedish Antiques

Swedish Antiques

Swedish AntiquesBarrel Chairs Swedish

A pair of barrel back chairs in ALL original. Stripped to their original paint. Curved backs with leaf tip carvings symmetrical to the carvings on the frieze. Turned foot cross connecting the rounded legs with leaf decor. Circular corner decorations.

Swedish Antiques

Swedish Antiques Pair of Swedish Gustavian stools in a large size. Curved frieze with leaf tip carvings and fluted legs decorated with channels, attached to the frieze with a rounded corner flower. The curved and rounded shapes shows that the stools were made during the early part of the Gustavian period.Signature HIGK on underside of frieze.

A Swedish tin stand used here for walking sticks

A Swedish tin stand used here for walking sticks

Swedish Antiques

Swedish AntiquesGiltwood mirror made in the transition between the high Gustavian and Late Gustavian period, 1780. The mirror is not signed but attributed to the greatest mirror maker in Sweden during the Gustavian Period (1751-1799). A very similar mirror was made by Niklas Sundström.

A gilt wood mirror made during the transition period between Rococo and the Gustavian period 1780. Signed by Niklas Sundström who was a mirror maker in Stockholm 1754-1781. The mirror has a rectangular frame characteristic for the Gustavian period with carved decorations such as the rocaille the symbol for the Rococo period.

Tullgarn Upholstered Chair By Nordic Style

Red has been known to be one of the richest colors of all colors available to us, and it just so happens to be one of the main colors in the Swedish decorating style.  The color red is a fantastic choice to use as an accent color, such as in fabric choices, painted furniture, and accessories.

Red can also be used on the walls, and through out a room if it is done right.  The color is rich, vibrant and powerful.  Red can have a very distinctive country flavor, when it is paired with certain fabrics such as the Swedish check fabric, or floral textiles.  It can also present itself to be a courtly aristocratic look simply by pairing it with the right Swedish furniture.

Swedish country ladder back chairs look very country, compared to the square back Louis XVI dining chairs which are more formal in appearance.  Both velvet and raw silk are more stately fabrics which can be used to create a cultured Swedish interior.  Cotton or linen based fabrics work in both a stately interior, as well as a country home scheme.  There isn’t another color with quite the impact that red has.

Here are 5 Ways to Incorporate the Color Red Into Your Swedish Styled Home

1. Consider Using A Red Check Pattern

There are three main patterns which work with every other pattern, and that is the stripe, solid fabrics and the classic check fabric.

Check fabric is almost a must-have element in a Swedish home.  If you plan on decorating around any of these colors, consider adding in a check element of some sort.  Whether you decide to go after a country look, or an upscale courtly look, gingham can be used in either decorating styles.

Pair gingham with a painted chair for a country look.  Look for off white paint colors, or gray toned hues.  Dark gray paint can look terrific against white and red.  For a grand more opulent look, consider gold based furniture that is gold leafed for a regal appearance.

You can add in a couple throw pillows, or base your entire room around one single pattern.

See these posts as examples- Ted and Lillian Williams chateau in France, Jeffrey Bilhuber’s Manhattan Check Wallpapered Apartment, or Clare Fraser’s Swedish Bedroom.

Finding an over-sized check pattern can be difficult, and at times I felt like I have resorted to using tablecloths that are widely available online to upholster with.  Ebay is one of the best places to buy “lot” fabrics at discounts.

Here are some fabrics that caught my eye:

LinenTablecloth’s rectangular tablecloths are durable, and are made of a heavier fabric than most other tablecloths on the market.

DII Flame Red and White Checkers Tablecloth 60 x 84″ Made of 100 percent cotton

This classic red and white check pattern that features flowers is very Swedish looking, except I have had a hard time finding it in 100% cotton than vinyl.

Decorating With Red Check From Country Living Magazine

House Beautiful Magazine Cover