Biedermeier Chest of Drawers Cherry, South German 1820.
This beautiful Biedermeier chest of drawers has a stunning cherry veneer. The three drawer commode has a sleek design and dates back to the early phase of the Biedermeier period.
The Biedermeier style lasted from around 1815-1848. The stylistic taste shifted from Neoclassical to Romantic art. It was the beginning of interior design for the homes of the emerging middle class in Germany and Austria. Subdued elegance and charming grace characterize Biedermeier furniture, as it connects elements of the French Empire style and Directoire periods.
After the Napoleonic Wars Central Europe had to overcome an economical and social crisis.
The blossoming middle class in Germany and Austria was the critical factor in the development of this new interior design style.
Additionally, the new focus on family and private life determined the production of different and more humble furniture pieces.
The French Empire style certainly still had a big impact on this new design movement, but the pompous part of the aristocratic style gave way for a more modest version.
The pieces were smaller and the cabinetmakers in the southern parts of Germany and in Austria mainly used domestic woods. Consequently, walnut, cherry or maple veneers were the preferred materials. You can still find ebonized columns or brass fittings on Biedermeier furniture but in a different and more unpretentious way.
The Biedermeier chest comes refinished and French polished. It measures Height: 33.86 in. (86 cm), Width: 44.49 in. (113 cm), Depth: 23.63 in. (60 cm).
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