Neoclassicism in the North

Neoclassicism in the North

Swedish Furniture and Interiors 1770-1850

With a Catalogue of Furniture Types and Styles and Notes on the Architects, Artists, and Craftsmen
  1. Håkan Groth
  2. Photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg
  • ISBN 9780500281062
  • 28.30 x 23.10 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 224pp
  • 388 Illustrations, 204 in colour
  • First published 1999
‘A book of sumptuous beauty’ – Homes & Gardens
‘Beautifully conceived … superbly illustrated’ — Journal of Design History

When Crown Prince Gustaf returned from Versailles in 1771 to ascend the throne of Sweden, he was determined to give his country a leading place in Europe culturally as well as politically. He fostered the international movement of Neoclassicism, which in Sweden took on a freshness distinctive to the country, alongside the influences of France, England and Germany.

Neoclassicism in the North presents twenty houses and apartments in marvellously evocative, specially commissioned photographs, alongside plans and original drawings. From royal salons with exquisite Pompeian ornament to modest spatter-painted Biedermeier halls, the beautiful Neoclassical houses of Sweden are of unique value today not only because of their superb craftsmanship but also as a stimulus to contemporary decorators.