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History Of Swedish Gustavian Style
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the Swedish Aristocracy adopted design aspects from a variety of European courts - mainly Italy, France and England. The fusion of Swedish taste and styles imported by King Gustav III during his reign (from 1775-1792), resulted in the Gustavian style, a look which continues to exert its influence, a style so unmistakably Swedish.
Gustav III was known in Sweden and abroad by his Royal Titles, or styles. These were: We Gustav by the Grace of God of the Swedes, the Goths and the Vends King, Grand Duke of Finland, Duke of Pomerania, Prince of Rügen and Lord of Wismar, Heir to Norway and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn and Dithmarschen, Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst.
The Gustavian style can be described as a cleaner more restrained interpretation of the French Louis XV and Louis XVI style of furniture design. As Swedish furniture makers evolved throughout the late 1700's and early 1800's, Swedish Gustavian influenced furniture became a mianstay in European Neoclassical period collections. Gustavian furniture often reflects simpler design and execution, while maintaining a humble yet royal character.
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