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Gustavian Mirrors

GUSTAVIAN STYLE

With clean lines and muted colors, antique Gustavian furniture is understated and elegant. It represents a more restrained version of the transition from Rococo to neoclassicism that was happening in France under Louis XVI. The style developed under Swedish King Gustav III, who reigned from 1771 until his assassination in 1792, and his son Gustav IV, who ruled until 1809. Although Gustavian furniture is mostly used to refer to pale painted cabinets, commodes, armchairs and other items, it involved a range of influences.

Gustavian-style furniture was inspired by discoveries at Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as the grandeur of European palaces like Versailles, with local softwoods such as pine and birch. There was also an emphasis on natural light; crystal chandeliers and large mirrors played a role in radiating the fleeting daylight of winter, giving it a distinctive aesthetic.

Where earlier furniture was curvy and florid, this new era was more architectural, with tapered and fluted legs and rectangular and oval shapes. Luminous gilt contrasted with the palette of soft blues on upholstery and painted surfaces. Leading furniture builders included Gottlieb Iwersson, Louis Masreliez and Erik Öhrmark. The latter, a French-born Swedish decorator, designed the Sulla chair, a seat that was demonstrative of technical skill and precise craftsmanship and drew on Greek klismos chairs. Masreliez’s Sulla chair was made by Öhrmark and featured decorative ornamentation produced by Jean-Baptiste Masreliez, Louis’s younger brother.

While the wealthy had furniture carved with neoclassical details like scallops and rosettes, more affordable options were adorned with faux finishes that mimicked marble and stenciled patterns. The simple elegance of Gustavian furniture would have a long impact on Swedish design, informing the 20th-century appreciation for function and form. In the 1950s, IKEA mass-produced copies of a Gustavian commode designed by cabinetmaker Georg Haupt, who created pieces for the Royal Palace, making the furniture a fixture of everyday Swedish life.

Find a collection of antique Gustavian seating, tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Gustavian
Late Gustavian or Early Biedermeier Painted Wall Mirror
Located in Atlanta, GA
Antique painted mirror with gilded accents and beveled mercury mirror. The painted finish has been distressed over time, but we will be happy to touch up these areas with matchin...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror

Pair of Swedish Style Mirrored Sconces
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A pair of large mid-20th C. dove gray painted Gustavian style mirrored candle sconces with inset antiqued looking-glass and large hand forged candle prickets.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Mirrors

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Wood

Antique Gustavian Style Large Gray Painted Mirror, Sweden circa 1800's
Located in Round Top, TX
Large Swedish Gustavian style mirror. Newer professionally applied gray and white layered painted finish with gold accent. Restored, strong and ready to hang. Any cracks, scratches...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Glass, Wood, Paint

Swedish Painted and Decorated Trumeau Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Swedish Gustavian style painted and decorated trumeau mirror detailed with a Classically inspired panel above the mirror plate. The panel's main illustration features draped fabric s...
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20th Century Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Early Gustavian Wall Mirror, Diminutive, Carved
Located in Stamford, CT
Early Gustavian Wall Mirror, Diminutive, Carved A stunning example of Gustavian era workmanship. This finely detailed frame bears the character of its original finish and hand-car...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Swedish Painted and Decorated Mirror with Laurel Wreath Motifs
Located in Stamford, CT
Swedish Gustavian style painted and decorated mirror accented with gold paint. The mirror features a large central laurel wreath medallion above the mirror plate tied with a bow. The...
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20th Century Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

20th Century Swedish Pair of Gilded Pine Wall Glass Mirrors by Carl a. Carlsson
By Carl A. Carlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A gold, antique Swedish Gustavian pair of wall mirrors with its original mirrored glass, made of hand crafted gilded Pinewood, designed by Carl A. Carlsson in good condition. The Sca...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Pine, Giltwood

Eric Wahlberg 18th Century Gustavian Mirror, Stockholm, Sweden, Dated 1792
By Lago Lundén, Eric Wahlberg
Located in New York, NY
Eric Wahlberg (1760 Stockholm, Sweden 1811), 18th century Gustavian mirror with center cameo, origin: Stockholm, Sweden, hallmarked and stamped on verso: Eric Wahlberg and Lago Lunde...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Giltwood, Paint

18th Century Gustavian Sconce Mirror with Center Cameo, Sweden, Circa 1780
Located in New York, NY
18th century Swedish Gustavian single arm candle sconce mirror with center cameo, origin: Sweden, circa 1780 In Scandinavia, candlelight is an important element found in any interio...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Giltwood

19th-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Pair of Oval Gilded Wood Glass Mirrors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A 19th - 20th Century, gold antique Swedish Gustavian style pair of oval shaped wall mirrors made of hand carved gilded wood, bronze with its original mirrored glass, in good conditi...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Metal, Bronze

Antique Hollywood Regency Wall/Console Mirror, Parcel Gilt and Paint Decorated
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Gustavian wall/console mirror. This stunning, fnely carved mirror is wonderfully Parcel Gilt and Paint Decorated in a mint green color. The frame having shell and leaf motif ...
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Early 20th Century Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Pinewood Wall Glass Mirror, Scandinavian Décor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-grey, white antique Swedish Gustavian wall mirror made of hand carved Pinewood with its original mirrored glass, in good condition. The particularized Scandinavian wall décor...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Pine

19th Century Gold Swedish Gustavian Gilded Pine Wall Glass Mirror by Jp Larsson
By JP Larsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A gold, antique Swedish Gustavian wall mirror made of hand carved gilded Pinewood with its original mirrored glass, in good condition. This dedicated piece was designed, produced by ...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Pine, Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

Swedish Gustavian Period Gilt Pier Mirror with Ribbon & Foliate Swag Decoration
Located in Milford, NH
A Swedish Gustavian Period gilt pier mirror with pierce carved ribbon and foliate crest decoration, accented with foliate swags, continued on the beveled mirror surround and base. Da...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Gesso, Glass, Wood

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Wall Mirror
Located in Godstone, GB
18th Century Swedish Gustavian giltwood mirror. Simple and elegant design, signed by master mirror maker Johan Akerblad . Original split mercury bevelled glass, later oil gilding. Da...
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1780s Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Mahogany Table Mirror / Dressing Mirror
Located in Boden, SE
18th century Swedish Gustavian Mahogany table mirror / dressing mirror. This is a mirror, that is full of age and charm with great proportions. A rare find, that would look amazing...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Mahogany

1970s Milk Paint Mirror
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful painted mirror on resin. In incredible condition. Dimensions: 30" W × 2" D × 36" H Styles: Gustavian (Swedish)Traditional Period: 1970s Materials: Mirror, paint, resi...
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20th Century American Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Vintage Antique White Finish Decorative Rectangular Mirror
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1960s antique white vintage finish decorative rectangular mirror in the Swedish style with carved rosettes on the corners and Roman swags on the rectangular crown. Made in Engl...
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20th Century English Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood

Large Original Finish Mirror
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a large original finish mirror.
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1910s Swedish Vintage Gustavian Mirrors

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Wood

Gustavian 18th Century Giltwood Mirror with Gouaches
Located in Stockholm, SE
A fine gustavian gilt wood mirror with gouaches made in Stockholm c. 1790. Original gilding. The gouaches painted in the neoclassical pompeian style.
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1790s Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Giltwood

Swedish Late Gustavian, Early Empire Giltwood Trumeau Form Mirror, circa 1810
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Circa 1810 Swedish late Gustavian / early Empire period neoclassical pier mirror of trumeau form having acanthus leaf ogee cornice surmounting frieze with radiating lyre (harp) desig...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Glass, Giltwood

18th Century Gold Swedish Gustavian Gilded Wood Wall Glass Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An 18th century Swedish mirror gilded with original glass. Richly hand carved antique wall mirror in the Gustavian style with medallion in good condition, enhanced by unique decorati...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

19th Century Gold Swedish Gustavian Gilded Wood Wall Mirror, Scandinavian Décor
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A gold, antique large late Swedish Gustavian wall mirror with a gilded frame and original glass, enhanced by detailed wood carvings with two angles, in good condition. Wear consisten...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror, Wood, Giltwood

Mirror of Late Gustavian Stockholm Work, with Stockholm Hallmark, 18th Century
Located in Virum, DK
Bedustavian Stockholm work, with Stockholm hallmark with date 1798 ?, bronzed and gilded, painted upper decorative field with medallion with men's profile, crowned band rosette, mirr...
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1790s Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Gold Leaf

Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Gilded Mirror
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
An early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian mirror gilt and with silver decorations, with old mirror glass. Please note that this chest of drawers is located in Halmstad Sweden. Complem...
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Early 1800s Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Pine

Mirrored Wall Sconces Swedish Gustavian 18th Century Signed Gilded Sweden, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A pair of mirrored wall sconces made during the early part of the Gustavian period 1775-1790. Made and signed by frame maker Johan Martin Berg who lived and worked in Stockholm, Swed...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Two-Light Giltwood Wall Scones
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Swedish Gustavian two-light giltwood wall scones.
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Late Gustavian Early 19th Century Giltwood Eagle Console Table and Mirror
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Very attractive early 19th century giltwood console table with a fully carved eagle supporting the white marble top. A matching mirror with late Empire decoration. Authentic conditio...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Marble

Gustavian Neoclassical Console Table and Mirror, Sweden, Early 19th Century
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Very decorative set of a Gustavian demilune console table with white marble top and matching pier mirror, signed by one of the leading Stockholm makers Lars Magnus Thiem, (1782-1814)...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Marble

18th Century Swedish Gustavian Giltwood Mirror
By Johan åkerblad
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusually large and impressive 18th century Swedish Gustavian giltwood mirror. Signed by master mirror maker Johan åkerblad (1728-1799). With original mirror glass and gilt showing g...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Mirror

Very Fine Gustavian Period Giltwood Pier Mirror, Swedish, Circa 1800
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The very fine water-gilded frame showing an architectural cornice above a rectangular frieze decorated with burnished relief moulded neoclassical motifs, surmounting a very old recta...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Giltwood, Mirror

Swedish Gustavian Late 18th Century Giltwood Mirror Signed by Johan Åkerblad
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A fine Swedish Gustavian carved two-tone giltwood mirror signed by the master mirror maker Johan Åkerblad (1728-1799) and with the stamp of the Stockholm gilt (hallsta¨mpel). Åkerbla...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Giltwood

Neoclassical Style Painted Full-Length Dressing Mirror
Located in Sheffield, MA
The pier mirror has a rounded top, embellished with a repeat pattern of tiny bay berries and leaves. Can be used as a dressing or full length. Will work in most any decoration style,...
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Mid-20th Century American Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

18th Century Gustavian Mirror, Sweden 1780
Located in Belmont, MA
Exquisite 18th century Gustavian mirror, Stockholm circa 1780. Mahogany, carved and partly gilded. The Swedish Gustavian Style was named after King Gustav III of Sweden (reign 17...
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1780s Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mahogany

Gustavian Mirror, Giltwood, 18th Century
By Johan åkerblad
Located in Stockholm, SE
Gustavian carved giltwood mirror made in Stockholm circa 1780. Attributed to Johan Åkerblad, (master 1758-1799).
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1780s Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Giltwood

Large 19th Century Swedish Painted Wooden Mirror with Doves
Located in Woodbury, CT
This gorgeous painted wooden frame has appliquéd doves, a center demilune, corner rosettes and additional decoration to the solid pine frame. The color is a stunning faded blue with...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Pine

Swedish Gustavian Period Giltwood Mirror, circa 1780 with Ribbon-Carved Crest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian period giltwood mirror from the late 18th century with ribbon-carved crest and floral décor. This Swedish wall mirror features a rectangular giltwood frame, adorn...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Giltwood

Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Period Trumeau Mirror with Swag and Roses
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish period Gustavian painted and gilt trumeau mirror from the late 18th century with original paint and original split mercury glass. This exquisite Swedish trumeau mirror feat...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Wood, Mercury Glass, Giltwood

Small Grey Painted Gustavian Mirror, 1810
Located in Lejre, DK
Small grey painted Gustavian mirror, circa 1810. The mirror is beautifully decorated with a small painting.
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1810s Danish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Wood, Mirror

Gustavian Mirror and Console
Located in Hudson, NY
Giltwood mirror and marble-topped console table, mirror with elaborate shell and floral decoration, acanthus leaf columns, base is lyre form. Typical Swedish mirror from the Gustav...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Mirrors

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Giltwood

Rustic 19th Century Louis Philippe Style Mirror
Located in Sheffield, MA
Wonderfully rustic paint decorated arch top mirror. The simple elegant style of the mirror has great character and patina and lends itself to suit most decor including Swedish Gustav...
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19th Century American Antique Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Wood

Vintage Reclaimed Wood Painted Mirror with Patina
Located in Wichita, KS
This mirror is vintage and made of reclaimed wood. The worn paint and patina are natural to the age of the wood and create a beautiful rustic and aged look. The mirror itself is new....
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Late 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Carl A. Carlsson mirrors for sale on 1stDibs

Carlsson mirrors are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Carl A. Carlsson mirrors, there are many options, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. If you want to add more options, many customers also consider mirrors by and. Pricing for Carlsson mirrors can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $8,900 on 1stDibs and tops at $8,900 while pieces like these can sell for $8,900 on average.

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