Antique Swedish furniture has become quite collectible in recent years. The furniture style referred to as Gustavian, from the 18th and 19th century, is surprisingly contemporary looking. Gustavian furniture is known for its clean, pared-down classic styling. Judy Frankel looks for antique Swedish furniture with the original painted finish. Often found in muted finishes of blue and ivory, Swedish antique furniture is comfortable, sturdy and family-friendly. The versatile, timeless beauty of these pieces will enhance a range of home interiors from formal to country.