A beautiful Swedish Gustavian breakfront chest from the 19th century with a hand-painted marbleized top, framed by dentil molding. There are three drawers with brass hardware and the top drawer is divided into three sections. The corner posts are canted and fluted with carved rosettes at the top, ending in tapered legs. Circa 1830.
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.