This beautiful rococo sofa is a special find, reflecting graceful country living in Sweden during the early 1800's. Note the soft, dove gray paint gently distressed over generations of use. The delicate carving & cabriolet feet add a romantic touch to this deep seated bench.
The enduring beauty of Swedish styling is timeless in this lovely settee. Note the lovely carved details include swags and tapered feet of the base while the white painted finish adds to its charm as well.
This lovely long bench is a wonderful example of Swedish Gustavian craftsmanship with delicately carved details including a branch and leaf design. Carved finials and tapered legs add to the timeless appeal and style.
This delightful bench still maintains its original blue paint with a whimsical array of flowers and flourishes in the traditional folk art style of the era. The exuberant painting style from turn of the century Romania till brings joy today.
Painted white with gold accents, this antique Gustavian bench has a removeable cushion seat and open back. Architectural elements such as turned spindles create the sides and carved panels along the front add to the visual intrigue of this captivating bench.
This 6' pine bench still retains much of the original aged paint from 1848 when it was crafted. What makes this a special find is the unique size as most benches of this style were longer. In addition, it was originally used as a type of spare bed.
The quality and craftsmanship of this pine bench are exceptional with its traditional Eastern European folk art painted motifs. The red painted flowers and delicate spindle and carved center add to its country charm
This style of Swedish pine bench was formerly known as a "maid's bed." This bench was originally designed as a type of "spare bed," as the lower section would pull out to reveal a small mattress inside and was typically kept in the kitchen, next to the table.
Antique storage bench from Sweden, circa 1840-1860, with white paint. The padded seat lifts off and the base pulls out to expand the space inside. Originally this was used to store a mattress and used as an extra bed.
The hinged seat lifts to expose the large storage space in this circa 1860, high back country bench from Hungary.
While benches were a traditional item to be found across the Swedish countryside, this is an unusual find as it is a Pair of matching benches that are also very narrow at only 10" deep. The original white paint has been distressed and worn by years of use, adding to the vintage country charm of the
Italian oak bench with upholstered seat, carved with remarkable details in relief. The back rest is embellished with a number of carved motifs from ribbons, flowers and masks to pairs of human figures. The rich, caramel colored oak shows through the black finish adding to the deep patina.
The baroque styling is revealed in the high relief carving of these cathedral chairs. The tall back and sides allowed for privacy, while in this example the two seats are joined together almost as a bench, likely for two affluent family members to share.
This handsome, original antique sofa almost has an architectural feel to it due to the strong, heavy lines and vertical grain of the dark mahogany wood. There is simple, elegant black trim along the sides and decorative element in the front/center that add a classic touch to this settee as well.
Antique birch bench sofa in the classic Karl Johan style with upholstered seat and beautifully curved sides and applied carving on the back and arms. The stunning birch comes alive in this elegant sofa from Sweden.
Enhanced with flame birch veneers that make the wood come alive, this Swedish sofa features fine inlay, arms exceptionally carved creating a ram's head cornucopia, and removeable baluster pillow cushion.
This stunning mahogany sofa still maintains the beautiful, hand-carved floral inlay that sets it apart from other antique settees. The carved floral and leaf motifs are delicate, adding a romantic touch to this elegant sofa, while the accent at the feet add a dramatic flair.
Stately and substancial, this birch sofa originated from northern Germany or Denmark when the Biedermeier period dominated the interior design fashion of the era, and remains a classic style today. This sofa boasts large, scrolled arms which create the dramatic sides of the bench.
The curvaceous lines of this antique chais lounge sofa create both a dramatic and romantic air. Notice the stunning mahogany, accented with simple carved elements. The fabric seating is easy to re-upholster with a more contemporary fabric.
The Biedermeier period was famous for the creation of dramatic sofas, such as this original settee seen here. The large, arched back is complimented by the impressive arms, which visually seem to spiral outward from the carved, floral medallion into the applied carving of leaves.
The simple classic lines and black columns add a refined touch to this handsome set of Biedermeier period loveseat, two arm chairs, coffee table and accent stool. The seats may easily be re-upholstered with modern fabric.