Large Biedermeier Armoire, Walnut and Birch Roots Veneer, South Germany, circa 1820
A large Biedermeier armoire from Southern Germany. This elegant two-doored armoire dates back to 1820. The armoire features a great, balanced design with a beautiful wood composition and ebonized pilaster columns. The front panels showcase a beautiful walnut wood grain veneer on softwood. The veneer becomes more vivid and slightly darker to the bottom of the armoire. A birch roots veneer covers the columns and a strip around the cornice and base. Parts like the middle bar, the legs, the pilaster capitels and the added on key escutcheons have been ebonized. All the wood is greatly refinished with shellac hand polish (French Polish).
For easier transport, dismantle the armoire in the middle. Building up the armoire is very quick and easy. The cabinet has an old original lock that can be locked two times with two bars. Inside the armoire is four new inlay plates. A black cotton fabric covers the plates. On the front doors, there are some old damages and cracks, that have been very well covered during the restoration. On the back, you see an early 19th century handmade construction. It features a scrubbed back plate, regular wood connection, and wooden nails. Overall, a very beautiful armoire that would be a great addition to any home.
H: 73.2 in (186 cm)
W: 51.9/50.3 in (132/128 cm)
D: 22/23.6 in (56/60 cm)