*Rococo Revisited
 The bedroom in Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga, Sweden : Gustavian Classicism
The Gustavian classicism dominated Swedish interior design from 1770  to circa 1810. This austere expression replaced the ornate Rococo, but during a short transition period, the two styles lived side by side. The bedroom in Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga (a small pleasure palace). Rococo came late to Sweden, in the 1750s, but then a new austere classical style had already began to develop  - particularly in France, where the interest in ancient Rome was very big. Gustav III was captured soon the classical currents, so did the foremost champions of the furniture and silver art. Already in the 1770s is a gentle tightening of furniture design. The forms became straighter and more symmetrical. After the king’s trip to Italy 1783-1784 the interest in antiquity was immediately apparent.
Now the ornaments and other decorations of ancient Rome - laurel wreaths, urns, medallions and classic borders became the height of fashion. Antique urns were everywhere, like framework with laurel wreaths. An elegant small border with beads on a row is often seen on chairs, mirrors and silverware.
Svindersvik, Sweden:   a private home built in the Rococo manner.   The interiors transcend the end of rococo  period and the beginning of the Gustavian style   A Gustavian room with   chinoiserie styled handpainted wallpaper imported from China, set of silk damask covered  neoclassical furniture signed Jacob of Paris. 
Sturehov Castle
Porcelain tiles from Gustavian Tiled Stoves in 18th C Swedish Castles & Manor Houses
Michael Perlmutter Architectural Photography
Michael Perlmutter Architectural Photography
18th C Swedish Castles & Manor Houses
Stola Herrgård, Sweden
The Green Drawing Room at Stola Herrgard. Above the soft green dado, the walls are covered in fabric hand painted with trellis leaves.
Gustav III’s Pavilion  Sweden
kungliga slottet, Sweden
Tullgarn Palace
Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities
The art and antiques interested in the King Gustav III of Sweden who purchased the majority of the museum’s sculptures during a trip to Italy in the late 1700’s. Shortly after King Gustav III’s death, it was decided that the collections, which consisted of over 200 sculptures, would be exhibited in honor of the deceased king.
Exhibition rooms consist of two galleries in the castle’s north-east wing, with beautiful views of Logården. The sculptures are placed in the galleries exactly as they were originally. In the Greater Gallery of the collection there is a splendid  sculpture - Endymion - which aroused great admiration in the 1700s.
Gustav III’s Pavilion  Sweden
Sturefors,  18th century  Manor
Sweden
Gustavian Tiled Stove 
Architectural Photography by Michael Perlmutter 
Hasselbyholm,  18th century Swedish Manor
Gustavian Tiled Stove 
photo by Michael Perlmutter Architectural Photography
Svindersvik:   A Gustavian room as it was decorated several hundreds of years ago.  This room is a pavilion that was added to the property by the owners to entertain king Gustav III of Sweden.  
Stockholms Slott,  18th century  Manor
Sweden
Gustavian Tiled Stove 
Architectural Photography by Michael Perlmutter 
 Ekensberg Manor, plain decoration of the Gustavian era.  The portrait is of Gustav III.  The bust is of his brother Carl XIII.