Sweden’s Empire Decorated Rosersberg Palace

Rosersbergs Slott From Lennatt Durehed Photography

Corridor and Niche at Rosersberg Palace From Corbis Images

Rosersberg Palace (Swedish: Rosersbergs slott) is one of the Royal Palaces of Sweden. Situated on the shores of Lake Mälaren, on the outskirts of Stockholm, it was built in the 1630s by the Oxenstierna family and became a royal palace in 1762.  It was then that the state gave it to Duke Karl (later Karl XIII), the younger brother of Gustav III of Sweden.

Today at Rosersberg the rooms remain almost untouched from the 1795-1825 period.  The interior takes you back in time to the authentic royal interior from the turn of the 19th century.

The second half of the 17th century, the Renaissance Palace became to be dated.  Chancery President Bengt Oxenstierna acquired the estate, and renovated the home in the Baroque style that was fashionable at the time.  He sought out the country’s leading architect, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, and new wings were added to the building.  The tall Renaissance gables were taken down and the exterior of the building was updated with a new hipped roof.

Then in 1747, Rosersberg was acquired by Baron Erland Broman.  More alterations to the buildings were directed by one of the country’s most prominent 18th century architects, Jean Eric Rehn.  On Broman’s death in 1757, the property was acquired by the State.

The property was then placed at the disposal of the young Duke Karl (later King Karl XIII) of Södermanland.

When Duke Karl (XIII) moved in around the 1760s, he modernized the palace in late Gustavian style. The interiors at Rosersberg Palace differ from the Gustavian style interiors of other royal palaces in Sweden. At Rosersberg the style has been known to trend after the Empire style.  The palace combines the two styles: Neo-Classicism and the “Empire style”.  Get some ideas from this beautiful castle for your own home.

Sweden’s Rosersberg PalaceFrom Flicker

Pair of Louis XVI carved and painted Fauteuils. Having oval backs, carved flower crest and apron on stop fluted legs.

Pair Classical Pate-sur-pate Vases Urns & Lids From Vintage Views Ebay

A Swedish Empire Sofa with Classical Gilt Detailing Upholstered by Talisman circa 1790

This room was the reception for the Queen Elizabeth Edvigi Charlotte and King Carl XIV Johan (reigned 1818 -1844). The interior decorated in the Gustavian style.

Photo Taken From Sw-Zamki.Narod.ru

An Exceptional Swedish Neoclassical Brass & Mahogany Commode,Sweden, Late 18th Century

The rectangular top of kolmarden marble with canted corners and breakfront, above four conforming drawers adorned with brass banding and circular escutcheons and pulls, the top drawer opening to reveal a drop front secretary fitted with small drawers, the corners canted and fluted above conforming tapering legs, terminating on brass feet.

Period Style Empire Chair -This period mahogany Empire chair has faces carved in the arms painted with gilt, gilt paw feet, and ormolu detailing.

On the wall is a picture depicts the coronation of Karl XIV Johan.

Photo Taken From Sw-Zamki.Narod.ru

Russian Empire Painted & Gilded Settee

Turn this unfinished international concepts table, sold for $42 dollars into a thousand dollar table with an additional marble top and some paint.  Consider white paint with gold accents for a classic Swedish style.

International Concepts Accent Round Table with Drawer- $104

In this photo, you can see a neoclassical chair painted with a gray paint, outlined in a dark gray with white upholstery.  Use the same color combinations with your painted furniture

International Concepts was founded in 1979 in Greensboro, NC as an unfinished furniture wholesaler, providing furniture to retail stores throughout the Eastern United State

Gustavian Period (1790-1810) Armchairs- Set of 4



Period French Empire Painted & Gilt Stool with Faux Leopard Covered Seat.

A fine pair of French Empire period fauteuils in the manner of Jacob, with carved swan decoration on the arms and paw feet on the front two legs, in light grey paint with dark grey details, the seats and backs recently upholstered in charcoal linen fabric with horsehair stuffing.

Empire Painted Furniture Paint Color Combination Ideas 

Late 18th c. Swedish Gustavian Settee