Sunday, February 16, 2014

Gustavian and Good

King Gustav III of Sweden (1748 - 1792) brought a Neoclassical design influence to Sweden after living a short time in France and becoming enamored with the French Court at Versailles. Gustav was a great lover of the arts and sciences, decorating and theater. He was a beloved King whose light and elegant interpreted style was copied by the upper classes and soon Sweden became considered the Paris of the North. Buildings featured tall columns, gilding and urns outside, with tall mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and furniture painted pale grays; pale blues and greens; inside.

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