Biedermeier Sewing Table, South German 1820.
This unique Biedermeier sewing table has a gorgeous cherry veneer. It dates back to the 1820’s and comes from the southern part of Germany. The 19th century sewing table has two drawers. The top drawer has several compartments for sewing utensils and a flip up needle cushion. The two trestle end supports stand out for their beautiful curved design and are joined by a stretcher. The veneer pattern on the top is especially pretty. A walnut veneer band frames the cherry veneer. This table would be a sophisticated table to store your sewing utensils. But it could also easily be a unique side table in an entrance way or in a living- or bedroom area.
Biedermeier furniture comes from the eponymous Biedermeier art period, which was a transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism in the 1800s, following the Napoleonic wars.
Despite the economic downturn at the time, this era was also a period when the middle class was slowly beginning to rise and establish itself as a significant division of society. More importantly, for the first time they were a significant financial force, a class with real buying power. As a result, craftsmen actually began to produce pieces made for the middle class during this time.
The increase in middle-class comfort also created a growing emphasis on family life and private activities, especially letter writing (which gave prominence to the secretaire) along with the pursuit of leisure hobbies, like sewing. Read more about this interesting style in our blog post.
The Biedermeier sewing table is in very good refinished condition. It measures Height: 30.12 in. (76.5 cm), Width: 23.23 in. (59 cm), Depth: 18.9 in. (48 cm).
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