A SWEDISH ARTS AND CRAFT COPPER MOUNTED OAK TABLE, BY CARL BERGSTEN
H: 29.25 W: 32 D: 32.75 inches
H: 74.3 W: 81.3 D: 83.2 cm
The square top above a recessed apron, supported on legs composed of four square columns above hammered copper discs and block feet.
This table was wedding gift from Carl Bergsten and his students to Astrid and Ernst Lundberg in 1906. Carl Bergsten (1879-1935) was a leading Swedish twentieth century architect. His career moved from an association with the arts and crafts style to a major role in the development of the Swedish Grace design movement which found inspiration in a modern Neoclassicism of a retrained and elegant form. For a time in the 1920's he headed the Nordiska Kompaniet innovative modern furniture department.A similar table is illustrated by Bonnie Festins, Carl Bergsten: An Architect and His Forms, Norrköpings Stadsmuseum, 2005, s. 1/3.