Gustavian Style Desk
Gustavian Style Desk’s are an obsession of mine especially the antique variety. While Swedish antique style is often associated with a light and elegant look, blues are also a predominant color.
This picture from one of my favorite books, Reflections on Swedish Interiors, just kept haunting me. The inspiration has great patina, multiple colors, and simple yet elegant hardware. I was searching for the right piece of furniture to replicate this look.
Before I found the furniture, we practiced the patina with a sample board.
When I found this slant top desk, I knew it would be perfect.
We added one simple rosette (R6) with a traditional urn pattern that was a common icon in Gustavian times.
We used Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue with a dry brush of Louis Blue, clear and dark wax, and King’s Gold gilding wax on the hardware and the Efex urn.
When finished, just enjoy the bragging rights.