Tag Archives: Biedermeier furniture

More than a Surface: Re-Introducing the Biedermeier Desk

Biedermeier drop front desk- three-inside of the writing compartment- Styylish

A Biedermeier desk is the kind of antique that can transform your office or living room. For frequent readers of our blog, it should come as no surprise that we at Styylish are big fans of the Biedermeier period. In some ways, the Biedermeier name has become synonymous with functional simplicity and high-quality craftsmanship. We’ve […]

What is an Antique Commode? Uncovering a European Favorite

Antique Commode- styylish

The antique commode is one of the more elusive pieces of furniture in the Styylish catalogue. Often misidentified and confused for something else, it is both widely sought after and widely misunderstood. How can that be? First and foremost, the commode has a variable definition. It is the proper term for the antecedent of the […]

Anything But Sleepy: The History of Antique Nightstands

Antique Nightstands- Styylish

An antique nightstand might be just what your bedroom needs. Also known as bedside tables, or nightstand end tables, nightstands have a fascinating history and timeless functionality. From the 19th century onwards, through art deco and mid-century modern, they have served an essential role in the history of homes everywhere. In today’s blog, we will […]

A Subtle Surface: Uncovering the Mysteries of Wood Veneer

Many of the most striking pieces in our Styylish collection feature a wood veneer. A veneer is a decorative layer of fine wood covering the bulkier, structural wood beneath. It often embraces the natural shapes and lines found in the wood In today’s post, we want to take a look at the origins, techniques, and […]

Neoclassical Furniture: Everything You Need to Know

Neoclassical Furniture

The Neoclassical furniture era is an especially interesting antique period, because the classical eras of Ancient Greece and Rome directly inspired it. In this period, which came into being in the 18th century, we see a resurgence of long-lost classical motifs, the art and style of ancient Greco-Roman domains. We also know this style as […]

Biedermeier Style Furniture: How Do You Identify It?

Biedermeier style- styylish

So you’re wondering how to identify Biedermeier style furniture? The Biedermeier period makes for an excellent first step into antique furniture, due the refined, clean lines and informal style. These all accommodate modern style well. There is simply something distinctly modern about Biedermeier furniture, despite the fact that it’s nearly 200 years old! This, coupled […]

Biedermeier Style Furniture History and Characteristics

Biedermeier Dining set

Biedermeier Style Furniture The Biedermeier style developed as stylistic tastes shifted from Neoclassic to Romantic art.  Subdued elegance and charming grace that connect elements of the Empire and Directoire periods characterize this style. The history of Biedermeier furniture is also the beginning of interior design for the ordinary home. And although it’s been centuries since […]