Scandinavian and Swedish Antiques
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Frånö Antique is a traditional antiques shop that primarily deal with Swedish antiques and art. Our specialities are antique painted furnitures and Mora clocks. We are located in a small town in northern Sweden and have most of our business in an old mid-19th century hostelry and its additional buildings.
The business was founded by my parents during the 1970s but has been owned and run by me, Hans Stenberg, since 1982. And it has been a full-time job, every day since the start 30 years ago. Antique furnitures are and have been a personal interest of mine and that is mirrored by the big variety in our assortment. Our furnitures are from all periods of time.
We are a genuine Swedish antique shop with a long line of experience and solid expertise. We work in all areas including purchase, sales and valuations.
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Frånö Antik Skräddarvägen 1, SE- 87232 KRAMFORS, SWEDEN
You can find us in the middle of Sweden, only a twenty minute drive from the nearest airport. We are located in Kramfors, a town close to the beautiful and fascinating High Coast area, a world heritage since year 2000. If you are looking for more information about the High Coast area you can find it by using this link: www.hogakusten.com
Our Swedish Antiques
In our store and on our website you will find a large and wide range of personally selected Scandinavian and Swedish antiques from all periods. Our assortment consists of a variety of furnitures and interior design objects such as mora clocks, cabinets, bureaus and sideboards ranging in time from the 1700s to present day.
The published objects are only a peak of what we have in our storages. If there is something in particular you’re looking for – send us a request, we may have it in storage.
We do restorations in our own workshop but also have a big assortment of objects that are yet to be renovated that we sell as they are.
A lot of our goods are from this area and the Northern part of Sweden where we have a long and rich history of skilled carpenters whom have been manufacturing furnitures for hundreds or years, primarily between the 1700 and 1900s. A large part of our culture consists of painted pine furniture.
A very good thing about this area is that our dry, cool climate makes the trees grow very slowly. In turn that makes the wood itself very hard and the quality of the material high. This results in that our Swedish antique furniture are much stronger and longer lasting, without any issues with wood worms.
Even today this area is famous for its timber and wood products. For example, one of Europes biggest and most modern sawmills is located only a few minutes drive away from our store.
A few things about Swedish Antiques
The Swedish rococo period is between 1750 and 1771 which later during the late 1700s transitions into the neoclassicism. In Sweden the neoclassicism is called the Gustavian period (1772-1809) named after Gustav III, King of Sweden from 1771 until his assassination in 1792.
During the late 1700s and a part of the early 1800s it was common for the wealthier households to have interior objects consisting of pine furnitures painted in light color schemes, typically grey and white and on occasion blue. Blue being the most exclusive and expensive color as the blue color pigments were difficult to extract and therefor more valuable.
On the countryside and in the smaller households a darker and more muted color scheme dominated. A large parts of their interior and furnitures were painted in red and brown tones. The most basic objects were not painted at all as paint used to be luxury item.
To buy Swedish Antiques
We ship goods all over the globe and do our best to keep your purchase as simple and smooth as possible. Payment is made trough bank transactions . Our goods are shipped by DB Schenker, the Swedish post service, DHL or FedEx. All goods are fully insure during the transportation and also trackable. The time for shipping goods within Europe is around 5 to 8 workdays and US around 7 to 14 workdays.