Biedermeier Commode Walnut, South Germany 1810-20.
This original Biedermeier commode has a beautiful mirrored walnut veneer. Bone inlays shaped in the form of a coat of arms do not interfere with the veneer pattern.
This commode would be a great addition to a modern interior. Furthermore, it’s straight lines would not interfere with other items of a surrounding room, but the vintage charm of the walnut veneer could add an ecclectic and individual touch to a space.
The Biedermeier style evolved in the beginning of the 19th century and it marks a change in society.
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. 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.
Details of this piece
The Biedermeier commode is in good condition. It measures H 33.47 in. x W 43.31 in. x D 21.26 inches (H 85 cm x W 110 cm x D 54 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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