Carl Adolph Grevesmühl began his career in his father’s furniture store at Storkyrkobrinken in Stockholm and over time developed it into the country’s most successful. In 1773, Grevesmühl had completely taken over the furniture trade and come into contact with Louis Masreliez. Gustav III placed large orders for the interior of Stockholm’s castle. Over time, he became very wealthy, from 1790 expanded Zinkensdamm’s farm for summer pleasure and agriculture, and later also bought Herresta manor near Gripsholm. He further founded the Grevesmühl school for girls at Norrmalm in Stockholm. He is described as being influenced by the Enlightenment and interested in making education available to women. Grevesmühl retrieved his furnishings from the most skilled craftsmen of the time in Stockholm as well as abroad. The girdle makers in Stockholm, whose main occupation was the manufacture of buckles, buttons, sword holders and the like, also provided frames for chandeliers, candlesticks and other handicrafts. When ormolu chandelier frames arrived at the furniture dealer they were completed with the finest imported cut-glass to decorate and complete them.