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Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Furniture Collection <p><font size="4">Central Europe (ca. 1815 - 1859)</font></p>
Biedermeier Furniture Collection <p><font size="4">Central Europe (ca. 1815 - 1859)</font></p>

Biedermeier furniture represents the first modern European decorative style not dictated by the tastes of the aristocracy. Following the Napoleonic wars, a growing, wealthy urban middle class in the German-speaking states of Central Europe began to demand rights and privileges once granted only to nobles. To avoid trouble, the upwardly striving confined their political discussions to one another’s homes. And so the salon was born.

     Cabinetmakers in cities such as Vienna, Berlin and Mainz began to offer goods that reflected the tastes and needs of the new class. The makers of Biedermeier furniture used little or no gilding, silver hardware or other lavish ornament. Ebonized trims are common on Biedermeier cabinetry, and neoclassical elements — lyre-shaped chair splats, carved scrollwork, table supports shaped like Greek columns. But the strongest aesthetic statement came from the wood — richly-grained, honey-colored, often book-matched veneers of walnut and fruitwood.

     There are two iconic Biedermeier furniture forms, both made to outfit rooms designed for conversation. One is the sofa, deeply upholstered with a strong, architectural wooden frame. The second is the circular pedestal table, which stood at the center of the room, offering a surface on which to place coffee and cake services; or to roll out a map, or sketch out ideas on paper.

     “Biedermeier” was originally a derogatory term — it derives from the pen names of two German magazine writers who mocked bourgeois manners. Looking at the elegant and refined pieces offered on these pages, that is now an amusing irony.

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Set of Six 19th Century Biedermeier Mahogany Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of six Biedermeier mahogany shield shaped back dining chairs with seats upholstered in Alessandra Branca's rouge Dudley fabric.    
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

19th c Biedermeier cherrywood mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Period Biedermeier cherrywood mirror with gilt accents
Category

19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood, Glass

Biedermeier Period Wood and Gilt Clock
Located in Montreal, QC
Austrian Biedermeier period gilt and polychromed wood clock. Chiseled gold Swiss movement, signed: P.Francois a' Nion.
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Ormolu

Austrian Biedermeier Book Matched Center Table, c. 1830
Located in New York, NY
Round nineteenth century Austrian Biedermeier book matched walnut veneered center table supported by a fluted pedestal and a round, scalloped platform base.
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Biedermeier Centre Table, Austria, circa 1830
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Exceptional circa 1830 Austrian Biedermeier walnut centre table of oval form having exquisite radiant pattern veneer top and single full-length centre drawer above ebonized doric col...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Austrian Biedermeier Cabinet
Located in Westport, CT
Lovely and sleek blonde cherry wood cabinet with rounded corners containing a drawer and a door adorned with finely inlaid ebony fillet, unique size to view additional items from...
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Cherry, Pine

Set of Four 19th Century Karl Johan Swedish Chairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of four mid-19th century Karl Johan Swedish side chairs made of birchwood with ebonized top rail and details. The Karl Johan period is the equivalent of Biedermeier in Germany an...
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19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birch, Upholstery, Wood

Stately Tiger Maple Biedermeier Sofa
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A Biedermeier sofa with strong clean lines of a rich honey toned tiger maple.
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19th Century Danish Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Set of Six Biedermeier Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Sturdy and elegant, featuring caramel-stained birch juxtaposed with ebonized carved back rests, saber legs and horsehair seats.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birch

Antique Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Sofa or Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rare antique Swedish Karl Johan settee/sofa in superb restored condition. Hand-crafted of native golden flame birch and reupholstered in black hair cowhide leather, this settee is v...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birch

Austrian Biedermeier Bookcase
Located in Hudson, NY
This very fine bookcase is in excellent condition and has great color and style. The book case has four shelves and can work for books or as pictured hear as a display cabinet for ob...
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19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Swedish Empire Biedermeier Birch Sofa
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unusually striking hand-crafted golden flame birch sofa with ebonized ball finials and brass ormolu ornament. Newly upholstered in large-scale black and cream houndstooth check fabri...
Category

19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier) Drop-Leaf Center Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
Karl Johan drop-leaf center table of flame birch and masurbjork (birch root burl) on gracefully shaped pedestal base.
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20th Century Swedish Biedermeier Period Collection

Two Views
By Kruse
Located in New York, NY
Two views: Visborggard Manor and Villestrup Manor, Denmark.<br /> <br /> <br /> Both signed and dated on verso:<br /> R.H Kruse 1837.<br /> Gouache on paper in original line <b...
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19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Biedermeier Sofa
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
South German Birchwood and ebonized settee
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birch

Danish Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in Montreal, QC
Diminutive Danish Biedermeier period mahogany commode with inlaid neoclassical attributes.
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19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Vitrine
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Vitrine/Bookcase – walnut, rootwood and ebonized wood and columns with brass hardware. Glazed doors with ebonized columns in spindle pattern and interior shelves.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Small Empire Chest of Drawers in Cuban Mahogany, Denmark, circa 1810
Located in Miami, FL
A very lovely small Empire chest in mahogany with satinwood inlays, ebonized details and brass rosettes, with three drawers of various depths, and resting on a plinth with scalloped ...
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Early 19th Century Danish Empire Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers in Book-Matched Mahogany, Copenhagen, c. 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A handsome late Empire or early Biedermeier tall chest on chest with seven drawers and pedestal top. Middle section is flanked by split-turned columns with well-articulated palmette ...
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Early 19th Century Danish Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Small Biedermeier Cherry and Ebony Circular Occasional Tables, 1840
Located in Chicago, IL
Unique pair of small Austrian Biedermeier cherry side tables or occasional tables with exquisite French polish finish. Circular top surface with ebonized trim border, supported by a ...
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Mid-19th Century French Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Cherry

Austrian 19th century Mahogany Biedermeier Library Armchair
Located in Troy, NY
Unique Library or Lounge armchair, the padded armrests supported by decorative sculpted and ebonized swans., the back ending in a backwards scroll, the deep low seat supported by tu...
Category

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Mahogany

Biedermeier Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Crafted of solid birch and fir with select Nordic birch veneers and recessed bookmatched figured birch panels, on compressed ball feet.
Category

19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Pair of Period Biedermeier Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
pr of beautiful period Austrian mahogany Charles X open armchairs.
Category

20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Secretaire
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Secretaire made of walnut and rootwood with brass hardware. Fall front writing surface with interior drawers above three large exterior drawers.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Vitrine Cabinet in Fruitwood & Ebonized Detail, Germany, circa 1825
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century German Biedermeier vitrine on cabinet base in fruitwood with ebonized and gilt accents. The display case with architectural pediment, fronted by glass panels with flanki...
Category

19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Fruitwood

Biedermeier Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
This classically designed cabinet exemplifies the simple Swedish interpretation of Biedermeier, otherwise named after the Swedish King Karl-Johan who reigned during this period. Four...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Fir

Antique Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier) Arm Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegantly period antique Karl Johan (Swedish Biedermeier) carved chair of solid birch with graceful scrolled arms. Wood has original faux-finish to resemble mahogany and has a wonde...
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1820s Swedish Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birch

Late Biedermeier Secretary
Located in New York, NY
A graceful pediment sits above the large, sturdy drop front writing surface with many drawers and compartments as well as three locking drawers.
Category

19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Fir, Fir

Biedermeier Secretaire
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Secretaire- Dark walnut with fall front writing surface, interior drawers, secret compartments and exterior drawers.
Category

19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Bookcase
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Bookcase in walnut and root wood with 2 large glazed doors and interior shelves.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Neoclassic Fauteuils
Located in Westport, CT
pair of elegant and minimilistic 19th century Biedermeier open armchairs in solid blonde cherry wood, Germany, 1840-1860ca aside from cloth, all original to view additional item...
Category

19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Game Table
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Walnut, rootwood and ebonized wood Biedermeier game table and two chairs.
Category

20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Secretary Abattant
Located in Hudson, NY
Mahogany secretary abattant, the fall front opening to a fitted interior with small drawers and compartments. Classical style with pedimented top and columns on either side.
Category

19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Bookcase
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Bookcase in Walnut and Birdseye with large glass door. Interior shelves above a single drawer.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Biedermeier Commode
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Commode made of cherry commode with ebonized wood. Three large exterior drawers. Austria circa 1850.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Commode
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Commode made of cherry commode with ebonized wood and inlay. Three large drawers. Austria circa 1850.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Secretaire Napolean Style
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Secretaire Napolean Style with fall front writing surface, interior drawers and secret compartments.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Biedermeier Walnut Secretary
Located in Hudson, NY
Biedermeier Walnut Secretary Chest, Biedermeier walnut secretary with cabinet below. Desk has four small drawers and a letter shelf. Cabinet comes with one interior shelf. Lovely ...
Category

19th Century Czech Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Credenza
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Credenza - oak wood, with inlaid cherry and marquetry. Three glass front doors with interior shelves above lower cabinet with two drawers and 2 doors with interior shelves.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Secretaire
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier secretaire made of walnut, rootwood and ebonized wood. It has a fall front writing surface with interior drawers and a cubby hole. Lower section with exterior drawers.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Oval Center Table of Amboyna Wood 19th Century.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Highly Unusual Oval Amboyna Burl Wood Center Table with scalloped apron ending with ebonized orbs, supported by an elliptical center column on oval ribbed pad feet. Possibly Russian...
Category

19th Century Russian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Lacquer, Amboyna, Burl

Elegant Biedermeier Gueridon
Located in Westport, CT
early Biedermeier blonde cherry wood circular side table with sliding top opens to reveal an original pin cushion and useful storage, finishing on four sinuous legs
Category

19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Cherry, Pine

Biedermeier Secretaire
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier secretaire made of walnut and cherry with fall front writing surface, nine interior drawers, mirrored cubby hole and three exterior drawers. Germany circa 1840.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Cherry, Walnut

Biedermeier Console
Located in Westport, CT
Handsome 19th century Empire style console in walnut adorned with ebonized column legs and inverted D-shaped base, Vienna, circa 1840.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Pine, Walnut

Pair of 19th century oversized Biedermeier Bergeres
Located in Troy, NY
Superb pair of very comfortable, large Bergeres of exquisite design and proportion.
Category

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Burl, Amboyna, Beech, Ebony, Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Console Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Neo-classical style mahogany console cabinet with original mirror. Bowed or rounded cabinet door, interior fitted with one shelf. Below measurements are for the cabinet, the mirror m...
Category

19th Century European Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century German Biedermeier Style Secretary
Located in Berlin, DE
Petite secretary Biedermeier style, circa 1790. High-quality Cuba mahogany on solid softwood. High-right body on tapering legs. Supplied with three drawers of different sizes. Straig...
Category

19th Century German Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Softwood

Pair of Swedish Mahogany Karl Johan Biedermeier Side Chairs, circa 1825
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of regal side chairs with Napoleon hat crest rails, parcel-gilt trident detail in splat, square saber legs, original drop seats upholstered in striped black and cream upholstery...
Category

1820s Swedish Karl Johan Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Giltwood, Mahogany

Pair of Biedermeier Chairs
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Pair of Biedermeier chairs; two female walnut chairs with rose colored upholstery.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Cigar Desk
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier cigar desk made of solid oak with etched glass flip top with interior compartments.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Oak

Biedermeier Cabinet
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Bookcase-Cabinet, Biedermeier. Walnut, birdseye, ebony, intarsia, 2 doors, 2 drawers, 2 glazed doors, shelves.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Secretaire
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Bureau Secretaire, Biedermeier. Walnut, birdseye, rootwood, intarsia, secret compartments.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Loveseat
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier loveseat in walnut, rootwood and ebony with brass fittings. Navy blue upholstery with silver floral pattern.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Secretaire
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier Secretaire with fall front writing surface, interior drawers and hidden compartments.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Ebony, Walnut

Biedermeier Loveseat
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier loveseat in walnut, rootwood and ebony with medium blue upholstery and a silver floral pattern.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Mirror
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Large Biedermeier adjustable walnut standing mirror with brass fittings.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Biedermeier Daybed
Located in New York, NY
A sturdy, elegant settee, of highly figured Nordic birch, finished on all sides.
Category

19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Fir

Fine Mahogany Biedermeier Chest of Small Size
Located in Providence, RI
This Biedermeier chest is very compact, only 34 in. wide and 19 in. deep; being 34 in. wide, it can easily go alongside a bed, or a couch in a living room, with lamp, etc. Not only i...
Category

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Mahogany

Large Biedermeier Floor Mirror
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Large Biedermeier adjustable walnut standing mirror with brass fittings.
Category

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Cupboard from the Home of Elton John
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
A satin birchwood cupboard, Biedermeier style from the home of Elton John in Queensdale Place, London.
Category

19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Period Collection

Materials

Wood