1820 Biedermeier Dresser, South Germany.
The early 19th-century Biedermeier style marks the transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
The “Biedermeier” society, in general, concentrated on the domestic and (at least in public) the non-political.
As a consequence, the emphasis on home life for the growing middle-class meant a blossoming of furniture design and interior decorating.
Biedermeier dressers derive mostly from the austro-hungarian empire and Germany.
Stylistically, Biedermeier furniture softened the rigidity of the Empire style.
Consequently, the cabinet makers used light, native woods and avoided the use of metal ornamentation.
Throughout the Biedermeier period, clean lines and minimal ornamentation dominated the design.
The focus laid on expressive and often mirrored wood veneer patterns.
Please also read our blog post on how to integrate Biedermeier furniture to your individual home decoration.
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