Early 19th Century Bylander Swedish Giltwood Console Table and Mirror

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An early 19th century Swedish giltwood and grey painted console table and en suite mirror, attributed to Pehr Gustaf Bylander
The rectangular plate surmounted by a spread eagle and acanthus leaf carved cavetto moulded cornice, flanked by turned paterae carved columns, the table with a rectangular white and grey veined marble inset top above a stiff leaf and paterae carved frieze, on scrolling dolphin supports, with applied sunburst to the rear panel, on a simulated portor marble plinth base, 79cm wide, 66cm deep, 269cm high.

Manufacturer: Pehr Gustav Bylander
Style: Neo-classical
Period: Early 19th century
Origin: Swedish

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Pehr Gustav Bylander was active in Gothenburg from 1804 to 1859 and was one of Sweden's most well known and successful mirror manufacturers. He supplied mirrors with console tables to many great houses in Southern and Western Sweden, including Skottorp, Sperlingsholm and Stjernsund. The Nordislea Museum in Stockholm has several examples of his work.
Similar examples of Bylander's work are illustrated in Neoclassicism in the North, Swedish Furniture and Interiors 1770-1850 p.162,(ill.168), p.207 (ill.9) and specifically p. 175, where a pair of mirrors with similar eagles and carved columns can be seen illustrated in Skottorp. Skottorp was built for the Royal Secretary Frans МРrnestedt, it was bought by his descendant, the Commercial Councillor Peter Möller in 1813.

See Christies South Kensington, Style & Spirit, 4 February 2014, lot 33 for a very similar example by Bylander with eagle cresting and dolphin supports to the base, see also Bonhams, London 25 June 2008, lot 95 for a pier glass and console with similar sunburst.

Further related examples by Bylander include a pier mirror and console table en suite featuring similar dolphin supports and thyrsus attributes, sold Christie's, London, 28 March 2006, lot 137 a pair of pier mirrors without the consoles, attributed to Bylander sold anonymously Christie's London, 12 September 2007, lot 219.

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