19th Century Swedish Painted Griffin Sofa Gustavia


  • £4,700.00
  • €5,405 Euro
  • $5,962 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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19th Century Swedish Painted Griffin Sofa Gustavia

A wonderful and decorative 19th Century Swedish Gustavian style sofa with original paintwork.

Swedish Circa 1870.

Constructed from pine, having reversible cushions giving the option of either a buttoned back or plain upholstery back. The back rail with carved Egyptian heads and bell flowers sweeps towards finely carved griffin supports on panelled plinths, raised on eight carved, turned and fluted tapering legs.

Retaining the original horsehair upholstery this sofa has been recently recovered in a Swedish material and is offered in excellent condition.

A very decorative sofa that will work in both a contemporary and a traditional setting.

After seeing the excavations at Pompeii, Herculaneum and collections of Roman art and antiquities during his journey to Italy in 1783-4, Gustaf III was inspired towards a purer and more severe form of Neoclassicism resulting in designs like this sofa.

Dimensions :
Width 82 1/2 inches - 209.5cm
Height 35 1/4 inches - 89.5cm
Depth 29 3/4 inches - 75.5cm
Seat Height 17 1/2 inches - 44.5cm


  • H: 89.5cm (35.24in)
  • W: 209.5cm (82.48in)
  • D: 75.5cm (29.72in)


19th Century

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Now into the second generation, Loveday antiques is run by Alexander Loveday.

From the early days until 2012 Loveday Antiques had three major showrooms running, located at Chelsea, Ascot and Islington, but sensing the major shift towards the online side of the business in January 2013 Alexander decided to close both Chelsea and Ascot and concentrated more on working via the internet and website as traders, interior designers and the public's buying habits changed.

The internet now allows us to trade globally 24/7, whilst keeping our overheads down and passing on these savings to our clients.

The start of 2014 has also led to more change, relocating the original showroom in London from The Furniture Vault in Camden Passage, from where we have traded for over 40 years, to our new showroom conveniently located in Hertfordshire within the A1 and A10 areas, just off the M25.

The new showroom is just North of London and only a 20 minute train journey from Kings Cross, London to Stevenage, with just a short 10 minute drive from there.  We are can easily arrange to pick clients up from the station as long as you let us know when you are coming.  If you are driving, it is 10 minutes from both the A10 and A1m.


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