Biedermeier Commode, South German 1810-20
This early Biedermeier commode has a beautiful cherry wood veneer. Additionally, bird’s eye maple veneer frames the cherry wood veneer of the three drawers, and ebonized, wooden escutcheons decorate them.
The early 19th-century Biedermeier style marks the transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
The “Biedermeier” society, in general, concentrated on the domestic and (at least in public) the non-political.
As a consequence, the emphasis on home life for the growing middle-class meant a blossoming of furniture design and interior decorating.
Biedermeier furniture derives mostly from the austro-hungarian empire and Germany.
Stylistically, Biedermeier furniture softened the rigidity of the Empire style.
Consequently, the cabinet makers used light, native woods and avoided the use of metal ornamentation.
Throughout the Biedermeier period, clean lines and minimal ornamentation dominated the design.
Please also read our blog post on how to integrate Biedermeier furniture to your individual home decoration.
Details of the chest of drawers
This Biedermeier commode is in very good refinished condition and is French polished. It measures H 30.32 in. x W 38.59 in. x D 20.08 inches (H 77 cm x W 98 cm x D 51 cm).
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