Exquisite Gustavian period stepped back corner cupboard in two pieces and restored in a warm white paint with wonderful carving details. The piece begins with a galleried top over a dentil and reed carved pediment flanked on each side by stylized columns. The eight panel glass door is gently arched and opens to reveal two shelves and two small drawers. The bottom half of the cupboard repeats the reed carving pediment and stylized columns with a single arched raised panel door that opens to reveal two shelves.A Gustavian style Swedish mirror from the first quarter of the 19th century. Surmounted with a carved ribbon detail, the mirrors frame has a beautiful pediment with egg & dart carving above a delicate pearl band. This pearl carving is repeated around a diminutive oil painting on canvas depicting four maids. The delicate carvings are continued around the perimeter of the mirror and accented with a winding ribbon detail. The simple plinth base is embellished with pearl, egg & dart carvings
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Gustaf’s affinity for the court life at Versailles, his intense desire to amass an artistic collection rivaling any in Europe and his extensive travels resulted in some of the great sculptors, artists and architects of France and Italy to be brought to Sweden and create for the monarchy. It was during this time that the Gustavian style was born.