A SWEDISH GRACE PERIOD ROSEWOOD STOOL, ATTRIBUTED TO CARL MALMSTEN
H: 17 W: 16 D: 14.5 inches
H: 43.2 W: 40.6 D: 36.8 cm
The upholstered rectangular seat, raised on four square legs with panel reserves and headed by carved stylized acanthus capitals, terminating in block feet.
Carl Malmsten (1888-1972) was the foremost Swedish furniture designer of the twentieth century. His major projects included a drawing room in Ulriksdal Palace for Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and his bride Louise Mountbatten, as well as the furnishings for the Stockholm Concert Hall and for Ivar Krueger's Swedish Match Company. His work was most noted for its elegant modern classical forms and graphic wood inlays.