Month: June, 2014

Fresh White for Summer


tumblr_n2saxml7nJ1rff1ieo1_1280French Rococo cabinet painted in crisp white.

290112165120 Swedish Rococo cabinet made during the Rococo period 1770-1775. Picture from the book “Swedish Antiques in Modern Settings” by Karin Laserow. Photo by Niklas Lundström

XXX_8829_1342709000_1_1Swedish Gustavian cabinet with reeded cabinet doors from Laserow Antiques.

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Framed Reflections

made1Pair of Gustavian (style?) mirrors in gilded frames with copper prints as a lovely decor.

195a0a2851b7daac6dc88cbaa3cc15f3A round, most likely English, gilded mirror.

d5733c1dda43aa84fc6912ab6c7ac29eA collection of 19th Century mirrors from the Karl Johan / Biedermeier period.

Screenshot 2014-06-04 07.22.43A stunning assembled pair of Swedish mirrors made in the transition between the Rococo and High Gustavian period, 1780 ca, in a very generous size. From right: Signed by Niklas Sundström, mirror maker in Stockholm 1754-1781.  The mirror to the left is not signed but attributed to the greatest mirror maker in Sweden during the Gustavian Period (1751-1799): Johan Åkerblad. Available at Laserow Antiques.

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xOval mirror in a gilt / silvered frame. Made in Italy during early 18th Century.

XXX_12_EnglandBeautiful Danish mahogany mirror made during the second half of 18th Century. Gilded decor with laurel swags, flowers and ribbons.

Mirrors hung to be used for light reflections rather than being used as actual mirrors.


A Familiar Face


…or not – A portrait or many can be the perfect wall decor. Here paired with modern chairs and black glass table. The mixing of frames and no frames adds to the look as well.

The Great Use of A Secretary

5aefae60c5912cd7d8e598346b2a977fPretty interior with a Swedish late Gustavian secretary made in mahogany with a gray lime stone top.

gabrielhendifarSomething for the hallway: A smaller Rococo style secretary made in root.

7677d7b4a9709bfc19164b9b59fdf312A blonde Biedermeier secretary paired with a Neoclassical chair in gilded finish.

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1. Late Gustavian secretary in mahognay decorated with brass details. Available at Laserow Antiques.

2. A Swedish late Gustavian mahogany chest with original grey lime stone top (a crack), brass hardware and unusual interior. Top drawer folds out to a desk top.  Available at Laserow Antiques 1st Dibs. 

3. A beautiful black lacquered secretary with gilt paint decorative paintings. Made in 2 parts. Has a highly decorated interior. Standing on Rococo shaped legs. Laserow Antiques 1st Dibs. 

A secretary is a combination of a writing desk and a chest of drawers. It has a vertical or slant desk top standing on a base of drawers. The first examples were developed in Italy during the 16th and 17th Century and arrived to England sometime during the 17th Century. It was from there the influence came to the Scandinavian countries. The word secretary comes from the Latin word: Secretus and refers to the array of drawers and compartments hidden behind the lockable front flap. A new version of the secretary was introduced end of 1700 and early 1800’s – the Chiffonje which is french and means storage for fabric samples – Chiffons.