The Golden Age: The most important Swedish furniture styles and periods
(watch on Facebook LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/TomaClarkHaines/videos/10209172756975863/ by Toma Clark Haines – CEO The Antiques Diva & Co
and Diva Guide Swedish Antiques Expert Daniel Larsson – D Larsson Antiques & Interiors)
• Stockholm Pieces vs. Manor vs. Folk Art
• Transitional Pieces
• Original Paint
• Period vs. Style
In the 18th Century the government instigated a ban on the import on furniture thus igniting one of the greatest cultural contributions to the history of furniture making. As a result of the ban - national furniture making took off creating Masterpieces that would change the history of antiques.
In 1846 the guild system dissolved in Sweden and the carpenter's strict quality controls ceased. Cabinetmakers were now able to freely practice their craft. During the second half of the 19th century it became more common with machine-made parts and the handmade furniture decreased most significantly and unfortunately so did the quality.
Much of the Swedish furniture currently available on the "antique" market has been comprehensively rebuilt and restored, often repainted in popular pale colors and sadly some of these created or "style" pieces are sold as period. It is paramount to pay attention and look closely. During the 80’s and 90’s a lot of furniture with original color was unfortunately destroyed by chemicals.
In conclusion: Pieces that look Gustavian but were made one or two hundred years later or even last year are properly designated in the Gustavian style.
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