A set of six Biedermeier chairs, Austria 1810-20.
This exquisite set of six Biedermeier chairs was made in Austria around 1810-20. The chairs have a walnut veneer with flower inlays in elmwood. The design of the chairs shows the influence of the famous Austrian Biedermeier furniture designer Josef Danhauser (1780-1829).
Josef Dannhauser was one of the most important Biedermeier furniture designer, creating numerous extravagant pieces.
He owned a factory in Vienna beginning in 1804, employing as many as 350 workers who made furniture, sculptures, and home decor.
In addition to crafting Empire-style furniture for the Austrian royal family, he also made many pieces for the middle-class as well.
After Dannhauser’s death in 1829, his son Josef ran the factory until its closure in 1838.
Although Dannhauser produced a large body of work, he signed very few pieces that still exist.
Now, his roughly 2,500 drawings and printed catalogs help attribute these possible works.
Details about these chairs
The chairs are in very good condition and have a new upholstery. Additionally, the surface of the wood was carefully refinished without touching the original vintage patina. Two of the chairs have a slightly different leg design.
They measure H 35 in. x W 19.2 in. x D 17.8 inches (H 88.9 cm x W 48.77 cm x D 45.22 cm), Seat height: 18.2 inches (46.23cm).
Also read our blog post about the history of Biedermeier furniture.
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