A beautiful Swedish Gustavian style four-door painted vitrine cabinet from the 19th century. This bookcase is made in two parts. The upper section has three fixed shelves behind original glass doors. The lower section features carved lamb's tongue carving around the top. Below there are four doors that open to one interior fixed shelf. This classically designed piece rests upon tapered feet.
The Gustavian style, named after King Gustav III of Sweden, is a restrained interpretation of the French Louis XV and Louis XVI style. King Gustav III was enamored with the neoclassical style and therefore created his own interpretation for Sweden.