Dawn Hill Swedish Antiques Furniture

About Dawn Hill Swedish Antiques
Dawn Hill Antiques was founded by John and Paulette Peden over twenty years ago when the store opened in the village of New Preston, CT. According to a recent magazine article, “The store with its pale Swedish décor looks like a scene from an Ingemar Bergman movie with exquisite furniture and clocks in cool Gustavian shades of white and grey. “ Paulette Peden, whose business career has always focused on creative work , was first drawn to Swedish antiques when she fell in love with a Swedish mora clock and was charmed by the beautiful patina and feminine design. This started her on a quest for the best examples of, not only Swedish furniture but a dedication to finding period pieces with the original paint, construction and surface details. John Peden, a photographer of people, gardens and interiors, expanded the business to encompass garden antiques, antique lighting, vintage musical instruments, and quirky objects acquired on the couples frequent trips to Europe. His photographer’s eye aids in the selection of truly striking merchandise. Paulette Peden is on the board of directors of the Antiques Council, an international group of antiques dealers dedicated to educating the public about antiques and maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity in the merchandise its members offer.
Pair of Swedish Gustavian Period Side Chairs in Old Green Paint, circa 1800
Pair of Swedish Gustavian Period Side Chairs in...
Antique Early 19th Century Gustavian Side Chairs
Although not marked, these chairs are likely from Stockholm due to the openwork at the back. They have detailed carving framing an upholstered back, and elegant front legs with acant...
Gustavian Period Lift-Top Bench from Östergötland, Sweden, circa 1780
Gustavian Period Lift-Top Bench from Östergötla...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Benches
This useful and charming bench has detailed carvings with flowers on the front sides, and nicely tapered legs. The top opens to reveal plenty of storage, and beautiful old iron hinge...
Pair of Swedish Late Gustavian Armchairs with Old White Paint, circa 1820
Pair of Swedish Late Gustavian Armchairs with O...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs
An attractive pair of armchairs with many features of the Gustavian style in Stockholm, including an openwork cut-out design at the backs, delicate carvings on the aprons, and a circ...
French Late 19th Century Cupboard with Glass Doors, circa 1890
French Late 19th Century Cupboard with Glass Do...
Antique Late 19th Century French Cupboards
This useful cupboard has the look of a piece that might have been the focal point of a country kitchen in Provence. With glass doors and three interior shelves, it is ideal for displ...
French Louis XVI Period Giltwood Mirror with Bow
French Louis XVI Period Giltwood Mirror with Bow
Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Wall Mirrors
This mirror is a beauty, with original gilt throughout, and all the decorative details intact and in good condition. The top is adorned with a masterful bow over an oval medallion, f...
Pair of French Crystal Flowers Sconces, circa 1940
Pair of French Crystal Flowers Sconces, circa 1940
Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces
These charming three-light sconces featuring a white painted metal center urn and three arms ending in crystal flowers. The crystals are an unusual combination of clear and pale gree...
Swedish Mora Clock with Crown in Pale Green Paint, circa 1800
Swedish Mora Clock with Crown in Pale Green Pai...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks
This special Mora clock has an elegant proportion with a slightly exaggerated wide middle curving into a graceful narrow neck. The crown with the cross, surrounded by oak leaves, ind...
English Transferware Foot-Tub with Green Ferns, circa 1860
English Transferware Foot-Tub with Green Ferns,...
Antique Mid-19th Century European Porcelain
This unusual mid-19th century foot bath with a lovely pattern of green fern leaves is perfect for a porch or room with a garden theme. It is in excellent condition. Measures: 21” ...
French Marble Topped Table Late 19th Century
French Marble Topped Table Late 19th Century
Antique Late 19th Century French Tables
This elegant table is somewhat unusual in that it has a slot carved in the marble top with an attached cash box underneath which could have been to leave tips in a restaurant, or coi...
19th Century English Woodbine Pattern Transferw...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
The monochrome colorings of this English transferware foot-tub give it a unique, one-of-a-kind look. The pattern name is stamped on the reverse and is called “Woodbine.” Flower decor...
Pair of Late 18th Century Italian Demilune Tables
Antique Late 18th Century Italian Demi-lune Tables
These demilune tables have the beautiful well-worn look only found on treasured pieces of furniture handed down over time. They have great form with curved legs and unique stretchers...
Small French White Painted Garden Table, circa ...
Mid-20th Century French Patio and Garden Furniture
A French wrought iron garden table with a pierced top and an umbrella hole in the center, circa 1950. It is in great condition and has been recently painted with weather resistant pa...
French Late 19th Century Wrought Iron Garden Bench
Antique Late 19th Century French Patio and Garden Furniture
Iron
A very good quality French wrought iron garden bench, circa 1890 with great details typical of the period. The back is divided into three parts with a scrolled motif designating each...
Swedish Late Gustavian Bench, circa 1820
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Benches
This simple country bench has delicate carvings across the apron, with star motifs at the centre and corner. The tapered legs end in a carved diamond design. The bench has been newly...
Set of Six French Wrought Iron Garden Chairs, c...
Mid-20th Century French Chairs
These chairs have a lovely back with intricate scrolls and bands. The pierced seats are in great condition, and the chairs have recently been repainted with weather resistant paint. ...
French Wrought Iron Garden Table, circa 1900
Early 20th Century French Tables
This Classic French garden table from Provence has a pierced top with a convenient hole for an umbrella. The intricately scrolled base is attractive, and leaves room for chairs to be...
Swedish Late Gustavian Period Three-Drawer Ches...
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers
This elegant chest has a lovely patina with traces of the original white paint remaining. The top is slightly raised and recessed, and the top drawer has a convenient divider for sto...
English Three-Drawer Painted Chest, circa 1880
Antique Late 19th Century Dressers
This charming English cottage chest has a nice patina with pale grey original paint and traces of blue decorative trim on the drawers as well as the top and sides. It is in great con...
Swedish Baroque Period Chest of Drawers in Two ...
Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Wood
This important three drawer chest with a graceful serpentine front sits on a separate base with slightly exaggerated curved legs which adds to it stature. The paint surface with touc...
French Bagues Style Six-Light Chandelier, circa...
Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal, Brass
An elegant chandelier in the manner of Maison Bagues, the famous French lighting house established in Paris in 1840 and known for their luxury creations and as a symbol of French sty...
Swedish, Folk Art Wall Painting, Oil on Linen, ...
Antique 1790s Swedish Folk Art Paintings
Linen, Wood
This charming Swedish, Folk Art painting depicts a very prominent estate in Halsingland, where water power was used in manufacturing. The painting probably decorated the wall in the ...
Pair of Early Blue Painted Rococo Side Chairs, ...
Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Chairs
Leather, Wood
These rare chairs have great form with a fan shaped carving on the crest and old leather seats. The apron echoes the same fan shape as the crest and the legs have intricate carvings ...
Pair of Swedish Gustavian Style Barrel Back Cha...
Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs
These impressive chairs have many wonderful qualities; the grey paint surface is original, they have detailed carvings with rosettes at the side of the aprons, and acanthus leaf carv...
Swedish Blue Original Painted Cupboard, circa 1858
Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Rococo Cupboards
This important cupboard in the Rococo style retains the original blue paint throughout. It has three interior shelves, perfect for storing collections of bowls or china. There are tw...
Swedish Late Rococo Period Secretary in Soft Gr...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Secretaires
Wood
This two part Rococo secretary dates to the late 18th century, and is a transitional piece with a top cornice of Rococo design and feet that reflect the Gustavian Style. The early or...
Swedish Rococo Period Mora Clock in Original Bl...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...
This Mora clock has many beautiful details making it an excellent example of the period. The bonnet features windows on the sides that allow one to see the clock works. The blue orig...
Antique Pair of French Crystal Flower Sconces, ...
Early 20th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces
This pair of French crystal flower and brass sconces date from the early 20th century. The flower crystals sit in three tiers and are surrounded by brass leaves in perfect proportion...
Swedish White Painted Rococo Period Secretary, ...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Secretaires
Wood
This Rococo period secretary is a wonderful size to fit in a bedroom or library. It has an old white paint exterior surface and original green paint on the interior where there are 1...
Italian Alabaster Corinthian Column Lamp, circa...
Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps
This elegant Corinthian column lamp has a large sturdy base and reeded details on the column. The white shade is a linen fabric. It has recently been rewired with white silk cord. ...
Three-Piece Blue and White Covered Sauceboat "T...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Porcelain
This three-piece sauce dish with matching under dish has decorative finials on the top and sides. The pattern is “The Blind Boy” by John and William Ridgeway, circa 1840. Measures...
Italian Oil on Canvas Still Life of Flowers and...
Antique Late 19th Century Italian Paintings
This handsome still life in the tradition of the 17th century masters, depicts beautifully executed poppies, melons, grapes, and apples, on a stone ledge with a dramatic watermelon a...
French Late 19th Century Bakers Table, circa 1870
Antique Mid-19th Century French Tables
This French late 19th century cast iron baker’s table is of an unusual diminutive size with the original marble top and wheels. The white painted scroll base has decorative brass det...
French Green Floral Pitcher, circa 1880
Antique Late 19th Century French Vases
This lovely floral pitcher of an impressive size has an extra handle in the front to aid in pouring water. The piece has beautiful details of flowers and leaves on both handles. It i...
Small French Crystal Chandelier, circa 1900
Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants
This charming piece has an unusual design with a double band of crystal flowers and swags surrounding the three inner lights. It has been cleaned and rewired for US circuits and is t...
Late 19th Century English Oil on Board of Flowers
Antique Late 19th Century English Romantic Paintings
A lovely example of a romantic English flower painting from the late 19th century, this piece is beautifully executed in soft shades of green. It is signed in the lower right corner ...
Swedish Rococo Period Tray Table, circa 1770
Antique 1770s Swedish Rococo Tray Tables
Wood
This Swedish Rococo period tray table has a very elegant proportion with a curved leg typical of the Rococo style ending in pad feet. The very, very pale grey/green paint is original...
Swedish, Rococo Period Coral Flip-Top Table, ci...
Antique 1760s Swedish Rococo Dessert Tables and Tilt-top Tables
Wood
This Swedish table of the Rococo period dates to circa 1760 and retains the original coral paint on top, with a scalloped edge in grey that matches the footed base.
Swedish Antique Gustavian Period Sideboard, cir...
Antique 1790s Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
An impressive piece perfect for a dining room, this sideboard has a raised fence wonderfully carved in a style typical of the period. The paint surface is original and there are two ...
Rare Pair of Swedish Gustavian Period Stools, S...
Antique 1790s Swedish Gustavian Stools
Linen, Wood
These unusual stools with the original paint surface have a typical Gustavian period carved leaf motif on the apron and splayed legs emanating from a carved rosette at each corner. T...
Antique Swedish, Rococo Period, Chest of Drawer...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Brass, Wood
This elegant three drawer chest retains the original hardware and locks. The pale putty-grey paint surface is in good condition. The front corners of the chest are accented with a co...
Pair of Italian Painted Stage Set Columns, circ...
Antique Late 19th Century Italian Architectural Elements
These fantastic columns have detailed faux painting in shades of grey and white, with just the right distressed look. One can imagine them on the stage of a grand opera 100 years ago...
Antique French Ironstone Pitcher with Lavender ...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Pitchers
Porcelain
This pitcher with voluptuous bouquets of lavender blossoms is marked; “Jardiniere” Sarreguimines, France. 10.5” high 7.5” wide.
French Hanging Light Fixtures with Antique Shad...
20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants
Milk Glass
A Dawn Hill Antiques exclusive, these French hanging lights with milk glass ripple shades, are each assembled by us using late 19th century shades that we find in France. Each shade ...
Swedish, Gustavian Period Console Table, in Won...
Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Console Tables
A Swedish, Gustavian period, console table in original blue and white paint, with refreshed faux marble top. The legs have carved "tassel" details and rope and dot carvings on the ap...
Porcelain Pedestal Table in Two Parts, France, ...
Early 20th Century French Side Tables
Porcelain
A white porcelain pedestal table in two parts in excellent condition, France, circa 1900. Tables such as these were often used in a bathroom as a place to display fragrances and jewe...
Swedish Tall Case Mora Clock, circa 1800
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Longcase C...
A Swedish tall case clock in the traditional Mora style. The face is signed by the maker N. Lundgren and the bonnet is topped with a carved urn. The clock has an interesting movement...
Pair of Grey Painted Tromp L'oeil Columns
Antique 19th Century Italian Pedestals and Columns
Wood
A pair of grey painted tromps l’oeil columns. These impressive pieces were painted by an accomplished artist to give the impression of fluting and a sense of dimension. The tops are ...
French Boiserie Frame Mirror
Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors
A French, mid-19th century, boiseries frame with antique glass Mirror. The intricate carvings and raised details are enhanced with pale grey paint. France, mid-19th century.
Swedish Oval Flip-Top Table, circa 1840
Antique 19th Century Swedish Empire Dessert Tables and Tilt-top Tables
Wood
A charming Swedish oval flip-top table, circa 1840. The original painted surface is a light golden color with a band of painted grape leaves suggesting that it may have been a wine t...
Swedish Rococo Period Standing or Wall Clock, c...
Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Wall Clocks
Metal
A decorative Swedish Rococo period standing or wall clock, circa 1760. The clock is meant to have only one hand and marks each quarter hour. Beautiful details throughout epitomize th...
Pair of Painted Italian Demilune with Green Fau...
Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Demi-lune Tables
Wood
A pair of outstanding Italian demilune tables with an original painted base in a sunny yellow with a green faux marble top. The base has traces of the original painted drawings of wh...
Swedish Rococo Period Console Table, circa 1760
Antique 1760s Swedish Rococo Console Tables
Wood
This table is a superb example of the Swedish Rococo style but in a country mood. The front apron has a charming folk inspired cut-out design that it’s repeated on each side. The bac...
Pair of Antique Austrian Thonet Garden Chairs, ...
Thonet
Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Chairs
Wood
The rustic pair of Thonet garden chairs in old white paint surface are pictured in the 1904 Thonet catalogue. They were model number 14004 and were made of birch wood. There is a bar...
Large French Garden Table with Original Marble ...
Antique 19th Century French Tables
Marble, Iron
This beautifully proportioned table has a cast iron base with a central medallion and traces of the original green paint remaining. The marble top with unusual squared off corners ha...
French Table in Black Paint Made by the Arras F...
Arras Foundry
Antique 19th Century French Tables
This chic black painted table has the hallmark of the Arras Company in the north of France. The table includes tubular wrought iron construction and great lion’s paw feet.
Swedish Drop-Leaf Table with Original Painted S...
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables
Wood
This table has a lovely patina showing traces of the original white color and pinewood beneath. Two legs that open on each side provide stability and the leaves can be dropped down t...
French Late 19th Century Cast Iron Bakers Table
Antique Late 19th Century French Center Tables
Marble, Brass, Iron
This French bakers table from the late 19th century has all the details that you would want to see in a table of this age. The elaborate apron is in perfect condition and goes around...
Swedish Gustavian Period Signed Stockholm Mirro...
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Wall Mirrors
Giltwood, Glass
This elegant mirror was made in Stockholm, circa 1780 and bears the official stamp of the Stockholm mirror guild as well as the personal stamp of the maker and certified gilder, Lago...
Swedish Late Gustavian Column Cabinet, circa 1800
Antique Early 1800s Swedish Gustavian Cupboards
Wood
Another great contribution of Swedish design, this cupboard looks like an elegant column but it is extremely useful for storage. With the door opened it works as a display piece, and...
Swedish Antique Blue Painted Trestle Table, cir...
Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
This Swedish trestle table has been dry scraped to a wonderful original blue surface. It has one large drawer and makes a great desk or worktable. The original pegs on both sides mak...
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