Month: March, 2013

Laserow at The Castle

Vapen frilagdThe family crest of Cronacker-Coyet 1766

15194Bjärsjölagårds Castle

Last year Laserow Antiques was asked to take on the noble project to reinvent and update the interior of a 18th Century castle in the Southern part of Sweden – we were more than happy to accept.

Bjarsjolagards Castle’s history goes back all the way to 16th Century, then called Beritzholm. That building was  torn down early 1500 and material was used to build Svaneholm Castle (located not to far away). At the end of the same century Bjerröds Ladugård was built and gave both the castle and the village its name. Its what today is Bjärsjölagård.

When Skane went from being Danish to Swedish year 1658 the castle was given to the Cronacker- Coyet family who built both the main house and the northern wing (1766-1777). Both houses are built according to the Rococo architecture while the south wing, added 1812, got the Empire period’s look.

The gorgeous tile stove located in the main room was created by Bulow 1865 when the family decided to develop the business around the limestone mining that had been in operation since the 17th Century.

Since 1958 the castle has been owned by Hushållningssällskapet Malmö.

We are highly honored and more blog posts will follow to show you the changes we are making room by room.

To Be Continued….

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Old Vs New

XXX_8829_1282042108_1_768_1Swedish all original Rococo chest of drawers. Made 1750-1775

XXX_P1040864Red high gloss lacquered bombay chest. Design by Laserow Antiques & Interior Design. See this chest together with art by Carolina Gynning and sculptures by Agneta Gynning at the exhibition Gynning X 2.

A Delicate Seat

200112144712A set of 8 Swedish Rococo chairs made during the Rococo period 1750-1775. Contemporary upholstery in a soft brown vintage leather.

2001121431126 of the 8 chairs used as kitchen / dining room chairs together with a black glass table.

The Rococo style came to Sweden from France ( as you can read in our blog post about the Rococo Period) but trends also came form England. This set of chairs are made on the west coast of Sweden, an area highly  influenced by England. English chairs from this time were often made in walnut. Since that type of wood were very rare in Sweden the Swedish version is painted. Starting with the back the chairs have a vase shaped back splat with a top rail decorated with a leaf motif. The cabriole legs have knees with fish scale carvings ending with claw and ball feet – significant for an English chair.

This chair is a comfortable choice when choosing an antique dining chair thanks to its tall back and generous seat. We chose to use vintage leather to give the seat a durable and insensitive surface.

Exciting Exhibition

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130107_1013Painting by Carolina Gynning

181111110703-2A Swedish Gustavian mirror above a high Gustavian lady’s work table by C.D. Fick. The composition smoothly transforms into contemporary by using Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair as the bridge to the sculpture “On My Way” in rubber by Agenta Gynning. Styling by Karin Laserow. Photograph by Niklas Lundström.

During easter we will join an exhibtion held by Agneta Gynning and Carolina Gynning at Ystad Saltsjöbad in Sweden. Gynning x 2 have invited us to mix antiques in with their contemporary sculptures and paintings. We will have 3 vignettes where the past meets the present in different forms. All carefully chosen. If you happen to be in Ystad during March 29 to April 1 you should definitely stop by.

For more information: Agnetagynning.com  /  gynning.net

Thank you Vogue

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…for featuring our French Rococo armchair in your Shop The Look story!

Keeping A Royal Time

21101114482011Gustavian wall clock signed by Jacob Kock. Photo by Niklas Lundstöm

During the 18th Century clocks of different kinds became highly popular and towards the end of the century wall clocks even more so than the floor clocks. The Gustavian wall clock had a round face mounted in a beautiful case made of gilded wood. The case had a characteristic shape and symmetrical decor. The elements are restrained and typical for the period: Pine cones, urns, laurel swags, ribbons and regular boarders. Above is a wall clock with all the attributes proofing its a clock made for the Royal court. Jacob Kock was the clock maker for The Majesty, king of Sweden, Gustav III. This piece is a particularly large and decorated with all the right details and elements.

Please contact Laserow Antiques if you are interested in receiving more information.