I recently discovered Highboy Antiques which have a beautiful selection of 19th and 20th century Swedish antiques. Invest in a one-of-kind piece for your home that you can display with pride. Buy one great piece and base your entire scheme around it. Here are some of my favorite picks from Highboy….
– This Northern European Bench is re-painted with new milk paint in a pale blue. This bench is pretty but also functional. It has a box that functions like a drawer to offer a space where a mattress fits 1 or 2 people. See it here
– Set of Twelve Porcelain Plates by Gunnar Wennerberg, c. 1900 – The combination of pink and floral detail make these plates a beautiful choice to display in any room. Gunnar Wennerberg (1863-1914) was a painter and studied in Paris. It was later in his life when he served as artistic director of the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory until 1908. See them here
-This Antique Swedish Gustavian Clock Cabinet, originally made in the late 18th Century was carefully dry scraped down to it’s original color. The clock has it’s original glass, and even the clock is in working condition. What a spectacular piece to showcase in a livingroom. See it here
– Base your room around the soft tones of pink, and show case this beautiful chaise with a pair of klismos chairs. This Karl Johan chaise longue is made in a light mahogany, and made unusually long, but well proportioned. This chaise has been re-upholstered in a Robert Allen cotton twill, and would be breathtaking in a bedroom or livingroom. See it here
– I am smitten with these Pair of Painted Swedish Sleigh Benches. These 19th century sleigh benches have beautiful carvings in the center, and the perfect paint color that nicely contrasts the white upholstery. See them here.
– If you love really heavily distressed antiques, and in the market for a mora clock, check out this white painted Swedish Tall-Case Clock beauty. It sure has a unique paint finish that combines white and blue that occurred over time naturally. See it here
19th Century Swedish Mora Tall Case Clock -From The Highboy
Swedish Banquette From Highboy Antiques