Biedermeier Cherry Dresser, 1820
This Biedermeier cherry dresser is beautiful example of the early Biedermeier style. The three drawer dresser dates back to 1820 and was made in Southern Germany. It stands on four curved feet and two ebonized columns frame the two lower drawers. Furthermore, the upper drawer slightly protrudes.
Stylistically, Biedermeier furniture softened the rigidity and opulence of the previous Empire furniture style. This resulted in a more simple, relaxed and informal take on home furnishings. Empire was grandiose and usually made using dark woods, such as ebony and mahogany, with ormolu mounts.
In comparison, we find Biedermeier pieces crafted with light, native woods like walnut, pear and cherry. Makers didn’t need to import these naturally occuring German woods.
The flat, unadorned lines and planes and whimsical geometries we find in Biedermeier chest of drawers all add up to promote a relatively modern feel. This makes it one of our favorite antique styles to incorporate into modern homes and interior design projects.
The Biedermeier cherry dresser is in very good refinished condition and measures Height: 37.41 in. (95 cm), Width: 51.19 in. (130 cm), Depth: 25.2 in. (64 cm).
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