Biedermeier Table, South German 1820
The Biedermeier Style
The early 19th century Biedermeier furniture style marks the transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism.
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 the Napoleonic Wars Central Europe, especially the Austro-Hungarian and German regions 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.
Stylistically, Biedermeier furniture softened the rigidity and pompousness of the Empire style.
The cabinet makers used light, native woods and avoided the use of metal ornamentation.
Furthermore, they put the emphasis on the natural beauty of the wood grain. Symmetrical and often mirrored wood veneers became very popular.
The Biedermeier furniture design had a big impact on the design language of the 20th century Art Deco furniture. It is still a very popular style in todays interior design projects.
It, furthermore, comes in refinished and French polished and ships from Germany including shipping costs to Boston.