Swedish Antiques

Swedish antiques are true collector’s items. Read our guide below for more facts and information on the history of antiques from Sweden...

The list of Swedish antiques is quite exhaustive. There are a number of dealers who retail these antiques and provide you with authentic Swedish antiques that would add to the ambience of your home by adding a classic look.

The Baroque Clock

The Baroque clock is a famous Swedish antique. These clocks were first made by the Arboe brothers. This clock dates back to between 1740 until the beginning of 1800s. The face of the clock is constructed with brass or iron and ornamentation on the corners by lead. The face of the clock has fine Roman numerals and stunning perforated brass hands. The top of the face has a small round tin on it with a 5-pointed crown engraved with the makers name and the year of production. The clock consists of the head, case and foot. There is a 4-sided window on the door of the case and the head’s window is strategically cut so that the entire face is visible. The case can be seen embellished with Chinese lakarbejde or Biblical motifs.

Swedish Mora Clocks

Producing Mora clocks was a cottage industry prevalent in the district of Mora that gave the clock their name. Krang Anders Anderson was the first Mora clock maker and many ancient Swedish Mora clocks are engraved with his initials AAS (Anders Ander Son). His clocks date back to 1792 and are a perfect example of magnificent Swedish antiques. The 1800’s saw the introduction of curvy cases that represented the curves of a woman’s body. These clocks can be found in whites, blues, greys and browns for a better reflection of light.

Swedish Bonads

The word “Bonad” signifies wall hanging in Swedish. Some of these beautiful Swedish antique Bonad’s date back to 1650’s and were painted on hemp, paper and burlap. The pictures on these Bonad’s depict the village life, farms or depict events mentioned in the Bible. “The visit of magi”, “Jacob’s dream of angels” and “The wise and foolish virgins” are some of the favorite Bonad themes. Way back in the 16th century, artists were hired to paint these Bonad’s as a commemoration of some family event and were very highly valued and treasured. Today, you can have a glimpse of these fine Swedish antiques in museums.

Swedish pottery

The main pottery in Sweden in the 17th century came from Marieberg and Rotstrand. The potteries from those times are priceless Swedish antiques for connoisseurs today. The pottery of those times contains beautiful designs with rich colours that look magnificent to date. “Famille rose” designs were a popular type of floral design depicted on earthenware pots.

The list of Swedish antiques is quite exhaustive. There are a number of dealers who retail these antiques and provide you with authentic Swedish antiques that would add to the ambience of your home by adding a classic look.

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