Biedermeier furniture- a great addition to your dining room!
A very charming Biedermeier dining or center table, made around 1820-30 in Southern Germany. The beautiful cherrywood veneer has been carefully refinished and French polished without erasing all the little imperfections a 200 year old furniture piece has to offer.
The 19th century Biedermeier style was the transitional style. It developed between Neoclassicism, the empire style and Romanticism in Germany, Austria, parts of Scandinavia and Northern Italy.
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.
As a result, authoritarian governments rose to power in multiple countries in the proceeding decades.
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.
The furniture was not made with the intent to represent the wealth of its owner. On the contrary, the design reached a remarkable simplicity, sophistication, and functionality.
Stylistically, Biedermeier furniture softened the rigidity of the Empire style. While Empire furniture is grandiose and usually uses of dark woods with ormolu mounts, Biedermeier pieces were made of light, native woods.
About this table
For some inspiration of how to integrate an antique Biedermeier table in a modern interior, check out a picture from an article in Country Living which I recently saw. The light filled dining nook with white benches, chairs and curtains functions as a neutral backdrop for the honey colored wooden 19th century table. The antique piece adds to the cozy atmosphere of this room.
Also read our blog on Mixing Modern And Antique Furniture Styles .
The table is 30.71 inches high and has a diameter of 39.38 inches.
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