A very rare round Swedish Gustavian period stool in original Gustavian blue-gray paint with horse hair seat. There is carved egg and dart detail around the apron and tapered and fluted legs with carved flower rosettes at the top of each leg. Found in Stockholm. Circa 1780.
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.