Stopalo Collection – the unique and eclectic
An era goes to the grave when Stopalo Antik’s collection is sold at Stockholms Auktionsverk this autumn. An accumulation of the unique and eclectic, the Stopalo collection is a result of more than fifty years of collecting with objects ranging from the 17th to the 20th century. For over half a century, Stopalo has supplied the Swedish film industry with props and established itself as an institution and a source of inspiration for interior designers and scenographers.
The weird and the wonderful
Fall 2019 will mark the end of an era when Stockholm Auktionsverk sells the remaining weird and wonderful inventory from Stopalo Antik in Stockholm. Where time and space seem to stand still in a magical world, the Stopalo collection is a result of more than fifty years of collecting. With objects ranging from the 16th century to the 1950s, originality seems to have been the key word.
The story of Stopalo Antik is also the story of how three generations of the Cederstrand family took a piece of Europe to Stockholm and a piece of Sweden into the world. Most notably, large parts of the inventory was rented out as props for the Ingmar Bergman film, Fanny and Alexander.
In 1952 Danish antique dealer Holger Cederstrand moved from Paris to Stockholm to open a shop on Tegnérgatan. He named the shop Stopalo. Stopalo stood for Stockholm-Paris-London, and it was no ordinary antique shop. The collection was weird and wonderful, and it quickly established itself as an institution and a source of inspiration for interior designers and scenographers. For over half a century, the Cederstrand brothers came to supply the Swedish film industry with props in parallel with running their antique shop. Major films such as Fanny and Alexander, Saraband, Den Goda Viljan, Kreuger, Nobel have been furnished by Stopalo’s interiors.