Category Archives: Biedermeier

More than a Surface: Re-Introducing the Biedermeier Desk

Biedermeier drop front desk- three-inside of the writing compartment- Styylish

A Biedermeier desk is the kind of antique that can transform your office or living room. For frequent readers of our blog, it should come as no surprise that we at Styylish are big fans of the Biedermeier period. In some ways, the Biedermeier name has become synonymous with functional simplicity and high-quality craftsmanship. We’ve […]

Anything But Sleepy: The History of Antique Nightstands

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An antique nightstand might be just what your bedroom needs. Also known as bedside tables, or nightstand end tables, nightstands have a fascinating history and timeless functionality. From the 19th century onwards, through art deco and mid-century modern, they have served an essential role in the history of homes everywhere. In today’s blog, we will […]

Artifact of Change: The Antique Sewing Table

Antique Sewing Table- Biedermeier period- Detail of the interior compartments- Styylish

The history of the antique sewing table is the history of shifting gender roles. Across classes and societies, women gained empowerment in their own spheres of influence in the 18th century, thereby transforming hobbies into work, side projects into industries. We saw a glimpse of 19th century social change in last week’s blog post. Our […]

The Craft of Josef Ulrich Danhauser, Furniture Visionary

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To understand the role of visionary Austrian furniture manufacturer Josef Ulrich Danhauser in the canon of interior design history is to understand how an artist can reflect the qualities of a style period while systematically upending them. A craftsman of the early Biedermeier period in Vienna, Danhauser honored the simplicity of the period. Yet he […]

Romantic Simplicity: Our Biedermeier Furniture For Sale

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In today’s blog, we want to introduce you to some of our Biedermeier furniture for sale. Our Biedermeier collection is a veritable treasure trove. And there is a reason why it’s one of our most popular styles (and a personal favorite of ours). Let us begin by recapping what we know about the style and […]

Biedermeier Style Furniture: How Do You Identify It?

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So you’re wondering how to identify Biedermeier style furniture? The Biedermeier period makes for an excellent first step into antique furniture, due the refined, clean lines and informal style. These all accommodate modern style well. There is simply something distinctly modern about Biedermeier furniture, despite the fact that it’s nearly 200 years old! This, coupled […]

Interior Inspiration: Biedermeier Style Furniture

Biedermeier Style Furniture Interior design began with Biedermeier style furniture as demand for comfortable and affordable furnishings for middle-class homes developed. During the Biedermeier Period (1815 to 1848), the middle class grew prosperous and more secure, and in Germany and Austria, stylistic tastes shifted. Subdued elegance and charming grace characterize Biedermeier furniture, as it connects […]