Stunning Biedermeier chest of drawers, South German 1810-20
This beautiful Biedermeier chest of drawers features a mirrored cherry veneer, with root veneer on the topmost drawer. Additionally, it has a diamond shaped marquetry above the ebonized columns and original brass capitals and bases.
The Biedermeier Period lasted from 1815 to 1848 after the end of the Napoleonic Wars.
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.
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.
Subdued elegance and charming grace that connect elements of the Empire and Directoire periods characterize this style.
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 Chest of Drawers
The Biedermeier chest of drawers is in very good refinished and French polished condition. It measures H 38 in. x W 44.49 in. x D 25.99 inches (H 96.5 cm x W 113 cm x D 66 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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