Biedermeier Armoire, South German 1820.
This original Biedermeier armoire stands out for its beautiful mirrored cherry veneer. Additionally, it has ebonized details on the door frames, the cornice, the base and the capitals and bases of the lesenes. The interior has three shelves with two built in drawers. This armoire or wardrobe is a wonderful example of an early Biedermeier furniture piece with straight lines and an exquisite wood grain.
It was a period of transition in Northern and Central Europe, especially in Germany and Austria.
After decades of war, Europeans wanted peace, and so reform movements and liberal ideas took a backseat.
As a result, authoritarian governments rose to power in multiple countries in the proceeding decades.
In Germany and Austria, a prospering middle class that was a permanent part of an industrialized, urban nation was still relatively new.
Despite their growing affluence, many middle-class citizens felt ambiguous about their standing and the future.
Domineering governments discouraged political activism, which led people to create comfort in their own lives.
The history of Biedermeier furniture is also the beginning of interior design for the ordinary home.
And although it’s been centuries since this style emerged, it remains as timeless and versatile as ever.
Details of this Wardrobe
The Biedermeier wardrobe or armoire comes in refinished and French polished condition. It measures H 71.66 in. x W 58.67 in. x D 20.08 inches (H 182 cm x W 149 cm x D 51 cm) and ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
It can be disassembled.
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