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Biedermeier Furniture Collection

Central Europe (ca. 1815 - 1859)

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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Early 19th Century Biedermeier Table with Four Side Chairs, Newly Upholstered
Early 19th Century Biedermeier Table with Four Sid...
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Dining Room Sets
Upholstery, Walnut
The round Biedermeier center table with a snap top veneered in walnut forming a star, on a reeded column with a hexagonal base issuing three reeded and scrolled supports reaching a trip...
19th c. Biedermeier Inlaid Mahogany Center Table
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Center Tables
Mahogany
Nineteenth century Austrian Biedermeier geometric inlaid mahogany end table with a round top supported by four square columns and an octagonal post pedestal above a square base.
Biedermeier Commode
Biedermeier Commode
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
A handsome three-drawer chest in bookmatched walnut veneer with engaged Doric columns.
Six  William Doezema Biedermeier Dining Chairs For Mastercraft
Six William Doezema Biedermeier Dining Chairs For...
Mastercraft
Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs
Brass, Amboyna
Early work from Mastercraft, this set of six burled amboyna wood chairs are styled after Biedermeier. The seats are upholstered in a textured silk blend, cross hatch patterned fabric in...
Biedermeier Daybed
Biedermeier Daybed
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Daybeds
Maple, Walnut
Vividly bookmatched walnut veneer with flanking Doric columns in ebonized pear wood. Drop in upholstered frame.
19th c Biedermeier cherrywood mirror
19th c Biedermeier cherrywood mirror
Antique 19th Century German Wall Mirrors
Wood, Glass
Period Biedermeier cherrywood mirror with gilt accents
Biedermeier Fireside Armchair
Biedermeier Fireside Armchair
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Armchairs
Walnut
Walnut veneer with maple inlays and upholstered arms and back Austria, circa 1825-1830.
Biedermeier Period Wood and Gilt Clock
Biedermeier Period Wood and Gilt Clock
Antique 19th Century Austrian Clocks
Wood, Ormolu
Austrian Biedermeier period gilt and polychromed wood clock. Chiseled gold Swiss movement, signed: P.Francois a' Nion.
Pair of Biedermeier Club Chairs with Cascading Arm...
Antique 19th Century Hungarian Biedermeier Wingback Chairs
Wood
This pair of Biedermeier club chairs from the 19th century features exquisite sinuous backs with out-scrolled top rails as well as eye-catching cascading arms. The arms are marked in th...
Biedermeier Two-Door Commode
Biedermeier Two-Door Commode
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Walnut
Vivid bookmatched walnut veneer. Single drawer, doors flanked by Doric columns, Austria, circa 1825-1835.
Austrian Biedermeier Book Matched Center Table, c....
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Center Tables
Walnut, Wood
Round nineteenth century Austrian Biedermeier book matched walnut veneered center table supported by a fluted pedestal and a round, scalloped platform base.
Biedermeier Side Chairs
Biedermeier Side Chairs
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Side Chairs
Mahogany, Walnut
Classic style in book matched walnut veneer with mahogany detailing. Vienna, circa 1830
Biedermeier Étagère by Anton Bembe
By Anton Bembe
Biedermeier Étagère by Anton Bembe
Anton Bembe
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Vitrines
Walnut
Walnut veneer with carved acanthus motif and mirrored back.
Biedermeier Pedestal Table
Biedermeier Pedestal Table
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Center Tables
An elegant Biedermeier pedestal table in ebonized fruitwood veneer with maple detailing. Five Doric columns support table surface on tiered circular base.
Exceptional Biedermeier Center Table ~ Austria, c. 1830
Exceptional Biedermeier Center Table ~ Austria, c....
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Center Tables
Bronze, Walnut
Exceptional circa 1830 Austrian Biedermeier walnut center table of oval form having exquisite radiant pattern veneer top and single full-length center drawer above ebonized doric colone...
Biedermeier Side Chairs
Biedermeier Side Chairs
Antique 19th Century Hungarian Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany
Flame mahogany veneer with ebonized inlays. Balloon back with stylized parasol design and "sphere of the world" motif, Austria, circa 1820.
Biedermeier Elliptical Sofa
Biedermeier Elliptical Sofa
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Sofas
Walnut
Classic form in walnut veneer with scrolled insets and block feet.
Austrian Biedermeier Cabinet
Austrian Biedermeier Cabinet
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Cabinets
Cherry, Pine
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 th...
Set of Four 19th Century Karl Johan Swedish Chairs
Set of Four 19th Century Karl Johan Swedish Chairs...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Chairs
Birch, Upholstery, Wood
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 and A...
Biedermeier Side Chairs with a Fourth Addition
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Side Chairs
Maple, Walnut
A set of three original Biedermeier side chairs with a fourth addition. Vivid walnut veneer with maple detailing and cabriole front legs.
Biedermeier Secretarie
Biedermeier Secretarie
Antique 19th Century Austrian Secretaires
Wood
A Biedermeier maple fall front secretarie with ebonized columns and paw feet.
Stately Tiger Maple Biedermeier Sofa
Stately Tiger Maple Biedermeier Sofa
Antique 19th Century Danish Biedermeier Sofas
A Biedermeier sofa with strong clean lines of a rich honey toned tiger maple.
Set of Six Biedermeier Dining Chairs
Set of Six Biedermeier Dining Chairs
Antique 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs
Birch
Sturdy and elegant, featuring caramel-stained birch juxtaposed with ebonized carved back rests, saber legs and horsehair seats.
Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Chest of drawers With Secretary in Birch
Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Chest of drawers Wi...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Secretaires
Birch
Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier chest of drawers in book-matched fire birch veneer with fall-front secretary opening to reveal seventeen small drawers and a central cubby whose fascia ar...
Pair of Biedermeier or Karl Johann Mahogany Side Chairs, Sweden, circa 1840
Pair of Biedermeier or Karl Johann Mahogany Side C...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Side Chairs
Mahogany
This pair of Karl Johan Swedish Biedermeier mahogany side chairs dating 1840 have been restored and re-upholstered. Measures: 18" wide x 16" deep x 34 1/2" high.
Antique Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Sofa or Set...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Sofas
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 very...
19th Century Swedish Period Karl Johan Butler's Desk
19th Century Swedish Period Karl Johan Butler's De...
Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Desks
Wood
A Swedish period Karl Johan butler's desk or chest with pull-out desk over three drawers. The desk consists of eight drawers, a small center cabinet with an inlay star flanked by two hi...
Biedermeier Bookcase
Biedermeier Bookcase
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Bookcases
A petite Biedermeier bookcase. Bookmatched cherry veneer with tapered columns with ebonized detailing, Austria, circa 1820-1830.
Biedermeier Gueridon with Ebonized Columns, circa 1835, Germany
Biedermeier Gueridon with Ebonized Columns, circa ...
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Gueridon
Birch
19th century Biedermeier period gueridon table with plinth base in birch and three (3) ebonized column legs terminating in block feet, German origin.    
Miniature Biedermeier Secretary
Miniature Biedermeier Secretary
Antique 19th Century Austrian Collectibles and Curiosities
Birch
A rare form in miniature furniture A cylinder front Biedermeier secretary in birch with engraved decoration.
Biedermeier Commode
Biedermeier Commode
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers
A handsome Biedermeier four-drawer commode with architectural detailing.
Austrian Biedermeier Bookcase
Austrian Biedermeier Bookcase
Antique 19th Century Austrian Bookcases
This very fine book case in 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 objec...
Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier) Drop-Leaf Center Table
Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier) Drop-Leaf Center ...
20th Century Swedish End Tables
Karl Johan drop-leaf center table of flame birch and masurbjork (birch root burl) on gracefully shaped pedestal base.
Two Views
Two Views
Kruse
Antique 19th Century Danish Paintings
Gouache, Paper
Two views: Visborggard Manor and Villestrup Manor, Denmark. Both signed and dated on verso: R.H Kruse 1837. Gouache on paper in original line inlaid mahogany frames. Outsi...
Biedermeier Work Table
Biedermeier Work Table
Antique 19th Century Australian Biedermeier End Tables
Ash, Birdseye Maple, Fabric
A very nice work table with a fabric basket in an open work surround. The compartmentalized interior surrounds the drop through to the basket and retains its original pin cushion. When ...
Pair Biedermeier Side or Dining Chairs
Pair Biedermeier Side or Dining Chairs
Antique 19th Century Austrian Dining Room Chairs
Fruitwood, Upholstery, Linen
A very stylish pair of fruitwood Biedermeier chairs. Most likely of Austrian origin. Reupholstered in 15-ounce Belgian linen. Priced as pair.
Biedermeier Sofa
Biedermeier Sofa
Antique 19th Century Austrian Sofas
Birch
South German Birchwood and ebonized settee
Danish Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Danish Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Antique 19th Century Danish Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Diminutive Danish Biedermeier period mahogany commode with inlaid neoclassical attributes.
Pair of Biedermeier Armchairs
Pair of Biedermeier Armchairs
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Armchairs
Fruitwood, Cherry
Pair of Biedermeier armchairs. Ebonized fan shaped back splat centred in a rectangular open frame, arms ending in a scroll, supported on four outswept legs resembling a cavalry saber.
Biedermeier  Vitrine
Biedermeier Vitrine
Antique 19th Century Vitrines
Biedermeier Vitrine/Bookcase – walnut, rootwood and ebonized wood and columns with brass hardware. Glazed doors with ebonized columns in spindle pattern and interior shelves.
Biedermeier Etagere
Biedermeier Etagere
Antique 19th Century French Biedermeier Shelves
Walnut
Bookmatched walnut veneer in four tiers.
Armchair, circa 1825 Biedermeier Birch
Armchair, circa 1825 Biedermeier Birch
Antique 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Armchairs
Biedermeier birch armchair, circa 1825 Measures: 21 W x 20 D x 36 H. (similar to #10102).
Antique Danish Empire Small Chest of Drawers in Mahogany, circa 1810
Antique Danish Empire Small Chest of Drawers in Ma...
Antique 19th Century Danish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Bronze, Satin, Mahogany, Satinwood, Pine
An antique Danish empire small chest of drawers in mahogany with satinwood line inlay, circa 1810. A well proportioned chest of drawers that is particular to Denmark in scale and constr...
Neoclassical Chest of Drawers
Neoclassical Chest of Drawers
Antique 19th Century Austrian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Cherry
Neoclassical chest of drawers in cherry wood with freestanding ebonized pillars and feet in the form of animal paws. Top with white marble, Austria (Vienna) c. 1820. Everything appears ...
Armchairs, Russia / Baltic States, circa 1830
Armchairs, Russia / Baltic States, circa 1830
Antique 1830s Russian Biedermeier Armchairs
Wood
Five Russian armchairs on slightly curved legs. The backrests show dynamic cut details and have a very beautiful mahogany veneer pattern. The armrests end in carved cornucopia ornaments...
Biedermeier Chairs, South German Austria, 1830-1835
Biedermeier Chairs, South German Austria, 1830-183...
Antique 1830s German Biedermeier Chairs
Walnut
Six Biedermeier chairs on tapered feet. The backrests show an ebonized centre stretcher and a burl wood veneered frame.
Antique Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers in Bookmatched Mahogany, Copenhagen
Antique Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers in Bookm...
Antique Early 19th Century Danish Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawer...
Mahogany
Late Empire early Biedermeier chiffonier from Copenhagen Denmark with split turned column and well articulated Egyptian influenced palmette carved capital. Bookmatched crotch mahogany i...
Pair of Austrian Biedermeier Fan Back Chairs with Light Blue Upholstery, 1840
Pair of Austrian Biedermeier Fan Back Chairs with ...
Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Side Chairs
Upholstery, Walnut
This pair of exquisite Biedermeier side chairs from the mid-19th century features fan shaped backs over light blue upholstered seats. The chairs, made of walnut, are raised on two front...
Unique Viennese Chair in Biedermeier Style
Unique Viennese Chair in Biedermeier Style
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Chairs
Maple root on solid beechwood. Straight frame on tapered squares. Circular backrest connected by an arcuate central web. Seat surface, Classic padded, with laced spring base (French). ...
Biedermeier Writing Table
Biedermeier Writing Table
Antique 1830s Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables
Ash, Mahogany
Vividly figured Hungarian ash with mahogany detailing.
Pair Biedermeier Armchairs
Pair Biedermeier Armchairs
Antique 19th Century European Biedermeier Armchairs
Walnut
A pair of Biedermeier armchairs with an exposed wooden frame, upholstered seat and tufted back.
Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Writing Table in Birch, circa 1810
Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Writing Table in Bi...
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Desks and Writing Tables
Birch
A fine small Empire or Biedermeier writing table in polished birch with ebony accents featuring two small desk drawers with ivory pulls flanking the center back with a gallery consistin...
19th Century North German Biedermeier Small Cabinet in Mahogany, c. 1825
19th Century North German Biedermeier Small Cabine...
Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Console Tables
Mahogany, Satinwood
A very handsome and architecturally strong Biedermeier /Empire console or small cabinet in mahogany with small satinwood inlaid line work, with full turned columns flanking a central bo...
19th Century Original Biedermeier Three-Sided Glaz...
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Vitrines
Mahogany
An absolute rarity. High-quality Cuba mahogany on solid conifers. Recessed frame box on round feet. Architecturally arranged front with flanking columns, carved capitals and bases. Thre...
Biedermeier Pedestal Table
Biedermeier Pedestal Table
Antique 1820s Austrian Biedermeier Pedestals
Brass, Walnut
Bookmatched walnut veneer with four drawers, brass pulls and casters.
Biedermeier Wingback Chair, 19th Century
Biedermeier Wingback Chair, 19th Century
Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Wingback Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
Large wingback armchair on slightly tapered feet. The chair is made from walnut and is newly upholstered with a high quality fabric.
Biedermeier Secretaire a Abattant
Biedermeier Secretaire a Abattant
Antique 19th Century Biedermeier Secretaires
A Biedermeier secretaire a abattant with fall front to reveal fitted interior with ebonized details and hidden drawer.
Biedermeier Center Hall Table
Biedermeier Center Hall Table
Antique 1820s Austrian Biedermeier Center Tables
Bronze, Mahogany
Bronze doré capitals sit atop Doric columns, bookmatched flame mahogany veneer with elegant maple detailing.
Early 19th Century Walnut Biedermeier Secretaire
Early 19th Century Walnut Biedermeier Secretaire
Antique Early 19th Century Secretaires
An early 19th century walnut Biedermeier secretaire. It has superb architectural satinwood and ebony interior with fitted satinwood drawers and three further secret drawers.
Pair of 19th century oversized Biedermeier Bergeres
Pair of 19th century oversized Biedermeier Bergere...
Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Bergere Chairs
Beech, Ebony, Walnut, Burl, Amboyna
Superb pair of very comfortable, large bergeres of exquisite design and proportion. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and polish to preference....