Set of Four Biedermeier Chairs, Switzerland 1820.
This set of four original Biedermeier chairs has a beautiful walnut veneer. A charming “Pretzel” decor embellishes the backs. Additionally, carved details on the top of the backs add to the unique character of these 19th century chairs. They can be perfectly used as dining room or side chairs.
The Biedermeier Style which developed around 1810-20 in central Europe, is still one of the most sought after antique furniture styles. During the Biedermeier period the middle class emerged and became, alongside the noble clients, the new commissioner for home decorations and furniture.
Sleek designs characterizes the Biedermeier style. And, compared to the pompous 18th century styles, it appears to be understated. Nevertheless, it shows an elegant use of form and a love for details.
Especially the Biedermeier chair designs show a huge variety of models. These varieties of design and form had a big impact on a lot of 20th century century Bauhaus and Art Deco designers. Also read our blog post about the history and development of the chair.
Details of the chairs
The set of four chairs is in good original condition. The chairs measure Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm), Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm), Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Seat Height: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm).
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