H: 87 cm W: 61 cm

Suite of eight flat-backed armchairs in moulded, carved, grey-green relacquered and gold rechambered chestnut decorated with friezes of Greek and foliage, the tapered legs with flutes. Foreign work from the end of the 18th century. Decorated with beautiful Aubusson tapestries with polychrome decoration of birds.

Through his coup d'état in August 1772, Gustav III had become King of Sweden and looked to France, understanding that what was happening in his country was close to French concerns. Wise men and philosophers kept up a steady correspondence with him about new ideas to be brought out.

His attachment to France led him to come to the Court of Versailles in 1783-1784.
It was during this trip that the neo-classical forms he discovered, relayed by his visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum, were to take over the Swedish palaces.

Jean-Baptiste Masreliez was even asked by the sovereign to come to Paris to study and see how to implement these new precepts in his country. Masreliez, a brilliant sculptor and ornamentalist, was none other than the son of Adrien Masreliez, a French sculptor and ornamentalist who arrived in Stockholm in 1748.

This renowned sculptor worked extensively with a chair maker named Eric Ohrmark.

If you study the production of this chair manufacturer, you will see that French forms are in the limelight: square-backed armchairs, cabriolet chairs, etc. ....

The castles of Tullgarn and Haga still have seats in this spirit.