A richly carved 19th century Swedish painted bench from the Gustavian period with braided detail on the seat frame and carved rosettes ending in tapered and fluted legs. Chalky Gustavian white paint finish. Circa 1810.
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.