Real Gustavian, the benchmark in authentic Swedish antiques and Gustavian furniture. Our specialty is the best in Gustavian furniture originating from Sweden in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Company Owner, Lani Summerville, has an extensive background and education in Swedish art and architectural history which assures that our pieces are real antique Swedish furniture from Sweden's Gustavian period. Each and every piece is selected by hand in Sweden, where Lani buys Swedish antiques monthly.
Real Gustavian carries a complete line of historic reproduction Gustavian furniture. All reproductions sold by Real Gustavian are hand crafted of Swedish hardwoods, hand carved and most importantly still made in Sweden.
Our current selection of Swedish antiques and Gustavian furniture which includes chairs, mirrors, tables, chandeliers, desks, beds and decorative arts is available for online browsing.
Can't find what you're looking for? Please contact us, Lani will take on your assignment and is usually able to find that special piece of furniture that you are looking for.
Real Gustavian was founded by Lani Summerville in 2002. After returning from living and studying in Sweden for six years Lani was amazed by the level of interest in the Swedish Gustavian style. With a degree from a Swedish University in Art History, Swedish 18th century was Lani's passion and specialty.
Lani also has a company called Classical Excursions which specializes in design study tours for Architects and Interior Designers. She annually leads a very exclusive tour called 18th century Sweden: The Golden Age of Gustavian Style, which visits more than 15 rarely seen Gustavian manor houses and palaces and offers Continuing Education Credits through the AIA.
Her work been featured in Victoria Magazine, Veranda, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, Art & Auction, Antiques Weekly and New Old House.She has also just completed the translation and collaboration on the book Classical Swedish Architecture & Interiors 1650-1840, published by WW Norton.
Swedish antiques, Gustavian furniture and the 18th century in general are Lani's passion. Though she now lives in the US, Lani spends a great deal of time in Sweden throughout the year. With her family she still summers in Southern Sweden as well as making frequent winter buying trips throughout the country.
Welcome to Real Gustavian, the best kept secret of the Swedish design world.
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