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Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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
19th Century Swedish Gustavian, Scandinavian Pinewood Extendable Dining Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-grey, antique Swedish Gustavian extendable dining room table made of hand crafted Pinewood with two leaves and apron. The Scandinavian half round table is standing on six rou...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Brass, Metal

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Drop Leaf Table
Located in San Angelo, TX
A beautiful 19th century Gustavian drop leaf table with a gate leg that has been dry scrapped. This piece is truly a piece in art that both sides can be let down and it can remain as...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Paint

Bonnin Ashley Custom Bench-Made Scandinavian-Inspired Trestle Dining Table
Located in Miami, FL
This custom bench-made design was inspired by a beautiful 18th century Swedish plank-top table that was in our inventory. Our top is made of re-purposed pine floor boards from Europe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Poplar, Pine

Pair of 19th Century Transitional Gustavian Demi Lune Tables
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Marvellous pair of 19th century transitional Gustavian / Empire Demi Lune tables in their original finish. Very rare due to the fat legs and size, 130 cm in width. Could be used as a...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Swedish 1800s Gustavian Period Trestle Base Dining Room Table with Oval Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian period rustic dining room table from the early 19th century, with oval top, trestle base and distressed patina. Created in Sweden during the early years of the 19...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

19th Century Swedish Antique Pair of Demi-Lune Polished Mahogany Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, antique Swedish Gustavian pair of Demi-lune, side tables made of hand carved veneered Mahogany, in good condition. The half round, moon shaped polished console tables w...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Large Gustavian Style Painted Table
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Large Gustavian style painted table, in a pale greenish/cream painted and distressed finish with a carved top edge and a shaped frieze. Raised on heavy block cabriole legs. Condi...
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20th Century Gustavian Dining Room Tables

Swedish Gustavian Style 19th Century Extension Dining Table with Three Leaves
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood extension dining room table from the 19th century, with three new leaves and carved foliage. Created in Sweden during the 19th century, this di...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

18th Century Swedish Trestle Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Charming 18th century Swedish trestle table with rounded decorated corners and a great patina. Easily seats eight people, ten if you squeeze ;) Ca 1780.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Swedish Gustavian Style 1920s Painted Extension Dining Table with Four Leaves
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood extension dining room table from the early 20th century, with four leaves and carved foliage. Created in Sweden during the first quarter of the...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Extendable Dining Table Swedish, Grey, Later 20th C
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish vintage Gustavian extendable dining table which extends from 114 cm approximate in the round to 270cm long with three leaves. It has the Classic Gustavian fluted legs and r...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Swedish Gustavian Style Painted Wood Table with Two Drawers, 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood table from the 20th century, with two drawers and carved rosettes. Created in Sweden during the early 20th century, this painted table features...
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20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style 20th Century Painted Dining Table with Meander Frieze
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood dining table from the 20th century, with carved meander frieze and fluted legs. Created in Sweden during the 20th century, this painted table f...
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20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style 1880s Oval Top Painted Table with Tapered Fluted Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted table from the late 19th century, with oval top and tapered legs. Born in Sweden during the last quarter of the 19th century, this painted Gustavian...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Off White Cream Painted Gateleg Farm Table
Located in Memphis, TN
Gateleg farm table from 1900s, later painted a creamy Scandinavian off-white, extendable to a large oval dining table. Turned legs, single drawer on either side, sturdy base, wonderf...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Paint

Swedish Drop-Leaf Dining Table in Early Ocher Paint
Located in Houston, TX
Swedish drop-leaf dining table in early ocher paint. Circa 1820-1840. Good condition. Stable, sturdy.
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1830s Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Steel

Bonnin Ashley Custom Made “Thorvald” Dining Table with Painted Base & Maple Top
Located in Miami, FL
Hand painted poplar base with hard maple top, this table can be made to any length, width and height A Bonnin Ashley custom made, dining table with trestle base. This Scandinavian-in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Poplar, Pine, Maple

Swedish White Gustavian Extendable Dining Table C. 1940 8 10 Seat
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Gustavian white extendable dining table which extends from a round 110 cm approximately to 245 cm long with three leaves. It has the sort after egg and dart carved skirt deta...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Banquet Table, 19th Century Swedish Banquet Table with 3 Leaves
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Swedish banquet table with 3 leaves features a sturdy design with extra legs to support the center when the leaves are in place. Rounded ends allow two to sit on each en...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Swedish Gustavian Extendable Dining Table Mid-20th Century 8 10-Seat
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Gustavian extendable dining table which extends from a round 115 cm approximately to 265 cm long with three leaves. Note on these original tables, the extra leaves do not car...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Swedish 1900 Gustavian Style Dining Table with Carved Apron and Fluted Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Gustavian style painted wood dining table from the early 20th century with carved apron (measuring 25.25"H) and fluted legs. Created in Sweden at the Turn of the Century, t...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Bonnin Ashley Custom-Made Gustavian-Style "Rowena" Dining Table w/ Painted Base
Located in Miami, FL
Inspired by an 18th century Swedish-Gustavian table that is in our inventory, this very handsome and solidly-built dining table was fabricated in our workshop. Table may be purchased...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Maple, Poplar

Bonnin Ashley Custom Made 12' Gustavian Table Shown with Painted Trestle Base
Located in Miami, FL
Inspired by an 18th century Swedish-Gustavian country dining table in our inventory, this very handsome and solidly-built table was fabricated in our workshop. The top as shown is ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Maple, Poplar

1800s Swedish "Bockbord" Trestle Table with Oval Top & Incredible Antique Patina
Located in Memphis, TN
1800s Swedish "Bockbord" trestle table with oval top & incredible antique patina. Top is detachable and table is sturdy. Incredible condition for a table of this age. Super old and s...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Early 1900s Pine Gateleg Table, with Turned Legs and Drawers
Located in Memphis, TN
Early 1900s Swedish pine gateleg dining table. Turned legs, single drawer on either side. Folds out to oval dining table, small rectangle table for two when collapsed. H 30.5" W 17.5...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Swedish Gustavian Extendable Dining Table Swedish, White Later 20th C 112-180cm
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish vintage Gustavian extendable dining table which extends from 112 cm approximate in the round to 180cm long with 2 leaves. It has the Classic Gustavian fluted legs and roset...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Gustavian Swedish Extendable Dining Table Mahogany, Early 20th Century
Located in LONDON, GB
Unusual early 1900s Gustavian extendable dining table with top grade quilted mahogany veneers, Lovely pyramid fluted legs with a rosette detailing and brass feet. It is approxi...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Birch

1800s Dining Table with Pine Top and Whitewash Painted Legs
Located in Memphis, TN
1800s dining table with pine top and whitewash painted legs. Swedish pine top with character to die for. Legs are carved simply with classic antique styling. Base of table has been w...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Brass

Gustavian Style Ivory Painted Swedish Dining Table with Gilt Trim
Located in South Hamilton, MA
This antique Gustavian Style painted dining table is a lovely shade of cream with gilt trim. From the early 1900's the table has tapered legs and is decorated with gilt trim througho...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Giltwood

Swedish Pine Farm Table with Simple Carved Trestle Legs & Solid Pine Top
Located in Memphis, TN
1900's Swedish pine farm table with simple carved trestle legs & solid pine top. This style of "box table" has been a staple of Scandinavian farm house kitchens for centuries. Single...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Scandinavian 18th Century Black Painted Stone Top Table
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Scandinavian 18th Century Black Painted Baroque Style Stone Top Table
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Late 18th Century Scandinavian Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Stone

Extending Gustavian Style Painted Wood Dining Table
Located in Montreal, QC
Extending Gustavian style painted wood dining table with faux marble Antico Verde top finish resting on tapered legs. When fully extended 120 inches. There is 3 extensions: 1 x 13.5 ...
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Bonnin Ashley Custom Made “Noland” 7' Dining Table in Repurposed European Pine
Located in Miami, FL
A Bonnin Ashley custom made, dining table with plank-top and trestle base made from repurposed European pine. We can manufacture this Scandinavian-inspired table in any size up to 10...
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2010s American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Poplar, Pine

Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Drop-Leaf Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Gustavian drop leaf table of large proportions. The table have drop-leafs on each sides and double gates under each leaf. The hinges are in hand wrought iron and riveted to the table...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

18th Century Light-Grey Swedish Gustavian Pinewood Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-grey, antique Swedish Gustavian drop-leaf table with one drawer, made of hand carved Pinewood, particularized in the Neoclassical Greek style, in good condition. The half rou...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Late 18th Century Swedish Untouched Gustavian Drop-Leaf Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Late 18th century Swedish drop-leaf table from the Gustavian era. The model is very unusual with a middle much narrower than typical, it's only 14 cm wide when the table is folded to...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Expandable Country Dining Table, Custom Made by Petersen Antiques
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This table is inspired by a Swedish country table from the mid-19th century. As it is shown here, it is made in flame birch, hand planed and assembled with two extension leaves (90"x...
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2010s American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Birch

19th Century Swedish Painted Drop-Leaf Table, Sofa Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Swedish painted drop-leaf table, sofa table is a marvel of ingenuity! Handcrafted by talented rural artisans, it features two huge leaves that drop down out of the way w...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Bonnin Ashley Custom-Made Maple Dining Table with Trestle & Natural Wood Finish
Located in Miami, FL
For a more updated look, we are now offering this handsome dining table in a natural wood finish with a clear-acrylic satin sealer which makes it user-friendly without altering the c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Maple, Poplar

Antique Swedish Oval Dining Table
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Gustation style painted cream with a greenish tint and a white boarder, the table has tapered fluted legs and is extendable. Leaves are not available. Excellent as a kitchen table.
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Gustavian Dining Room Tables

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Wood

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