Pair of Swedish Gustavian Painted Jardiniere Stands, 19th Century(76 views)
PAIR OF SWEDISH GUSTAVIAN PAINTED PARCEL GILT JARDINIERE STANDS, Probably Circa the First Quarter of the 19th Century
Item # 602CWP13A
A finely preserved pair of jardinieres in the distinct Gustavian taste, these make an absolutely gorgeous presentation. The old scrubbed white and gray painted surface reveals traces of earlier green and white paints beneath, all surfaces beautifully patinated with it's history etched into the paint. The body is crafted of what appears to be beech, the majority of the surface around the rim being exposed as it encircles the hollow that holds the copper planter. This is easily removed from the cavity. Despite it"ÂÂs ovular form, each stand has a certain angularity and modernity to the design lending mostly to the deep gilded fluting that features prominently throughout the legs and apron. A single shelf acts as a stretcher between the legs with a raised rim edging along the sides. The feet terminate in brass caps. These are a rare find and a most precious acquisition for anyone passionate about the period - they present perfectly as jardinieres, but also can be enjoyed as side tables by having a piece of glass cut to fit each, allowing them to remain perfectly original while acting as side tables.
Measurements: 28 1/2"ÂÂ H X 20 3/4"ÂÂ W X 15 1/2"ÂÂ D
Condition Report: Scrubbed painted surface is quite old but not original, earlier remnants of green and gray paint visible beneath in some areas. Paint is heavily worn throughout, almost gone around the rim. Missing molding in a few areas above the legs (just below the rim). Copper liners with heavy oxidization and natural verdigris.
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