Biedermeier walnut chest of drawers, South German 1820
This exquisite Biedermeier walnut chest of drawers dates back to 1820. It comes from southern Germany and was made during the early Biedermeier period. The sleek design and the beautiful walnut grain make this piece the perfect choice for any Biedermeier aficionado. The ebonized columns and the slightly protruded upper drawer, as well as the wooden inlaid escutcheons add a unique touch to this beautiful piece.
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, like this Biedermeier walnut chest, derives mostly from Austria 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.
The Biedermeier chest of drawers is in very good refinished condition. It measures Height: 34.65 in. (88 cm), Width: 44.49 in. (113 cm), Depth: 22.84 in. (58 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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