Gottlieb Iwersson (1750 - 1813), master in 1778.
Gottlieb Iwersson, born in Malm, moved to Stockholm in 1775 and became an apprentice with Nils Dahlin. In his impatience to become a master, he applied directly with King Gustaf III by supplying a drawing to him of a secrtaire. He received the permission to make it in Petter Liunggren's workshop and successfully supplied the secrtaire to the King in 1778; it remains at the Royal Castle in Stockholm (Sylvn, op. cit., p. 201). Initially he made mainly traditionally veneered marquerty furniture in the manner of Georg Haupt until the 1790s. His switch to mahogany furniture was under the influence of English prototypes and was of such success that he influenced his contemporary's furniture production. After Georg Haupt's death in 1784 he was probably the most highly regarded cabinet-maker of Stockholm and received many commissions from the Royal household. His commissions to the court were often overseen by Louis Masreliez.
Executed around 1800, this table relates to a writing-table with similar reeded legs above turned feet which is in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (E. Fischer, Svenska Mbler i Bild, Stockholm, 1938, p. 216), while another rectangular occasional table with reeded frieze and very similar angle-brackets is in the Malm Museum, Malm (Fischer, op. cit., p. 212). A further occasional table that belongs to this group was formerly in the collection of Isidor Ekman, Hudiksvall (E. Fischer, Gottlieb Iwersson, Gothenburg, 1916, fig. 37).