Antique Biedermeier Table, Neoclassical Period, Berlin 1820.
Stunning antique Biedermeier dining or center table of the 19th century. The table stands out for its extraordinary wood grain of the beautiful bird’s eye maple veneer. Additionally, acanthus leaves decorate the column base. It ends on a triangle shaped foot base standing on three lion paw feet. Every handcrafted detail of this table is of the finest quality.
If you decide to use it as a dining table, you can easily fit up to 8 people around it. But you can also imagine it in a spacious entry hall as an eye catching center table.
In the decorative arts, Neoclassicism is exemplified in Empire furniture made in Paris, London, New York, Berlin and in Biedermeier furniture made in Austria and Germany.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel‘s museums in Berlin, Sir John Soane‘s Bank of England in London and the newly built “capitol” in Washington, D.C. are famous monuments of Neoclassical architecture.
The style was international.
Apart from being an architect, Karl Friedrich Schinkel was also a furniture designer in Berlin. His designs made substantial contributions to the Biedermeier style. Austerity and inspiration from antique designs had priority. Additionally, Schinkel drew inspiration from the English Regency style.
Our table is a very good example for the adaption of the English use of form. The lions paw feet and the acanthus leave decorations on the column base definitely point in this direction.
Details of this table
The table is in very good refinished and French polished condition. It measures H 29.53 in. x Dm 53.94 inches (H 75 cm x Dm 137 cm).
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