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Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Biedermeier Style

The authentic Biedermeier furniture on 1stDibs is representative of 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 chairs, tables and other 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 antique, new and vintage Biedermeier furniture offered on 1stDibs, that is now an amusing irony.

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Style: Biedermeier
Small Biedermeier Chest Of Drawers, Walnut, Germany, circa 1825
Located in Greven, DE
Small Biedermeier chest of drawers with exquisitely beautiful grain South-West Germany (Baden) Walnut Biedermeier around 1825 Dimensions: H x W x D: 76 x 93 x 47 cm Description: C...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Ashwood Chest of Drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
XIX Century Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, 1820-1825 Germany, Ashwood ,,The Biedermeier period was an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle classes grew...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ash

19th Century Biedermeier Mahogany Chest of Drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
XIX Century Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Germany, 1830-1835 Mahogany Biedermeier Chest of Drawers with spectacular mahogany veneer which is laid absolutely symmetrically and runs a...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1860. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1860. Very good condition, after professional renovation. Wood: mahogany dimensions: height 85 cm width 80 cm depth 41 cm
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1860s Norwegian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century German Walnut Two Drawers Biedermeier Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
two-drawer Biedermeier commode with handsome bookmatched walnut veneers, exceptional quality on this piece, with a very fine polished finish as well, Germany, circa 1810
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Half Cabinet or Commode
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful Biedermeier half cupboard from the Biedermeier period around 1830. The furniture is covered with beautiful walnut veneer with a beautiful continuous veneer pattern on a spr...
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Early 19th Century Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Spruce

Antique Maple Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous antique chest of drawers or commode in the classic Biedermeier style of 19th century Prussia. With robust maple construction, a gracefully carved Queen Anne inspired gilded ...
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Early 20th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Hardwood, Maple

19th Century, Biedermeier Walnut Columns Chest of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful practical small Biedermeier chest of drawers from around 1825. The chest of drawers has four drawers and a very beautiful walnut veneer throughout. The drawers are flanked ...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Spruce

19th Century Biedermeier Miniature Chest of drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
19th Century Biedermeier Miniature Chest of drawers 1820-1825, Germany Standing on conical feet miniature chest with three drawers. This piece of furniture is made of solid walnut w...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Inlaid chest of drawers, France, circa 1880. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Inlaid chest of drawers, France, circa 1880. Very good condition, after professional renovation Wood: mahogany Dimensions: height 101 cm / width 125 cm / depth 50 cm
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1880s French Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Pair of large Biedermeier Chests of Drawers, Italy 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of large Biedermeier chests of drawers with three drawers and elegantly indicated volute pilasters. The chests of drawers are veneered in walnut and stand on square tapered legs...
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19th Century Italian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Cherrywood, Germany, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This three-drawer chest of drawers from the Biedermeier period dates back to the first half of the 19th century in Germany. The piece is in excellent condition and has been carefully...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

19th Century Fine Biedermeier Maple Chest of Drawers. Vienna, c. 1825.
Located in Vienna, AT
We would like to offer you this truly exquisite, early Biedermeier walnut chest of three drawers. The piece was made in Vienna circa 1825. Viennese Biedermeier is distinguished by t...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Maple

19th Century Fine Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Drawers. Vienna, c. 1825.
Located in Vienna, AT
We would like to offer you this truly exquisite, early Biedermeier walnut commode. The piece was made in Vienna circa 1820-25. Viennese Biedermeier is distinguished by their sophist...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Austria, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This Biedermeier chest of drawers comes from first half of 19th century, approximately 1830 - 1850. It was made in Austria. Construction is made from solid coniferous wood. It has un...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Biedermeier chest of drawers, Northern Europe, around 1860. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Ancient chest of drawers from the mid -nineteenth century in the Biedermeier style. The style is characterized by simple design, corresponding to comfort and functionality. Trzysze...
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1860s Norwegian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Germany 1820
Located in Belmont, MA
Exquisite Biedermeier Walnut Dresser from 1820, Southern Germany. This remarkable Biedermeier chest of drawers, dating back to 1820 and originating from Southern Germany, is a true t...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier Commode, Walnut, Brass, Full Columns, Austria/Vienna circa 1830
Located in Regensburg, DE
Walnut veneered and solid. 2 ebonized full columns. Top drawer straight, bottom 2 cambered/convex drawers. Old brass fittings. Restored and hand polished with shellac. Dimensions: H ...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Iron

German Biedermeier Neoclassic 2-Drawer Commode, 1st quarter 19th century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a rectangular top with slightly canted corners atop a conforming case housing two drawers with original brass hardware, the case raised on flared tapering legs
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Maple

19th Century Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
19th Century Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers, 1825-1830, Northern Germany Mahogany ,,The Biedermeier period was an era in Central ...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century, Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful narrow/not so large Biedermeier chest of drawers from around 1830. The chest of drawers has four drawers and a very beautiful walnut veneer. The chest of drawers comes from...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Spruce

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Half Cabinet / Commode
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful and practical Biedermeier half cabinet made of solid cherry wood. The cabinet has a drawer at the top and 2 opening doors at the bottom. A brilliant piece of Biedermeier in...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry, Spruce

19th Century Biedermeier Nutwood Trumeau Commode, Austria circa 1830
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Marvellous 19th century nutwood "trumeau" commode from the famous Biedermeier period around 1830 in Vienna/ Austria. Elaborately veneered with absolutely amazing looking bookmatched ...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of 21st Small Black Lacquered Commodes or Bedside Tables Biedermeier Style
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of small commodes or night tables, in Biedermeier style, with two drawers. The commodes are a handmade production, made by us, our craftsman cabinrtmarker and a craftsman lacque...
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2010s Spanish Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Pair of early 19th Century mahogany Biedermeier secretaire commodes
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of early 19th century mahogany Biedermeier secretaire commodes circa 1830. Rare pair of Biedermeier period Swedish chest of drawers.  4 drawers, each top drawer with a fully fi...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century Antique Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
Biedermeier Chest of drawers, South Germany ca. 1820 The chest with three drawers is standing on four solid block feets. Cherry wood veneered on softwood. Continuous grain from the...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood

Biedermeier Style Chest Of Drawers
Located in Westport, CT
A stunning Biedermeier style walnut book matched veneer chest comprised of three working drawers opening each with a key used as a pull and finishing on chamfered straight and taper...
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Early 20th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Early 19th Century Biedermeier, Chest of Drawers Cherrywood
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
Early 19th Century Chest of Drawers, South Germany, 1820 Early Biedermeier Chest with three drawers. The chest is made of solid cherrywood. The middle drawer with the dimensions of...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

19th Century Biedermeier, Chest of drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
Early 19th Century Chest of drawer, Germany 1820, of the Biedermeier period Very impressive Biedermeier Chest of drawers, standing on conical feet with beautifully walnut veneer. ...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Antique Karelian Birch Chest of Drawers Commode
Located in Shippensburg, PA
BIEDERMEIER PARCEL-EBONIZED BIRCH ARCHITECTURAL CHEST OF DRAWERS Cica early-to-mid 19th century Item # 310EDO04Q A lovely Biedermeier commode with ...
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19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch, Pine

Biedermeier Semainiere with Marble Top, early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
High chest of drawers or semainiere with seven large drawers and a concealed drawer under the marble top. The chest of drawers stands on carved lion paws and is accentuated by smooth...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique chest of drawers - post, Northern Europe, around 1870. After renovation
Located in Chorzów, PL
A chest of drawers from the end of the 19th century, imported from Northern Europe. The furniture is in very good condition, after professional renovation. Chest of drawers finished...
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1870s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers with Trumeau Mirror, Germany, early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier chest of drawers veneered in mahogany with light thread inlays on the front. The dresser features a triangular pediment with dentil frieze and is flanked on the sides by ...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Antique chest of drawers - post, Northern Europe, circa 1850. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique chest of drawers - bar from the mid-19th century in the Biedermeier style. The style is characterized by simple design, consistent with comfort and functionality. A chest o...
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1850s Norwegian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th century Biedermeier mahogany chest of drawers
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century biedermeier mahogany chest of drawers circa 1840. Elegant piece of Scandinavian biedermeier furniture with flame mahogany drawer fronts. Good quality 4 drawer chest, 1...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Chest of drawers, Walnut
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
Biedermeier Chest of drawers, South Germany, ca. 1820 Early Biedermeier chest of drawers in walnut and walnut root veneer, 3 drawers with locks and 3 keys, classic chest of drawers ...
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1820s Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

19th Century Walnut Biedermeier Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century German walnut Biedermeier commode. Gorgeous wood grain with lots of movement and ebonized details. Very special!
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century German Biedermeier Cherrywood and Ebonized Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century German Biedermeier cherrywood commode with ebonized details. This piece has a very fine finish, clean lines and high-quality construction. Superb!!
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

19th Century Biedermeier, Chest of Drawers
Located in Stahnsdorf, DE
Chest of drawers, 19th century, Biedermeier Biedermeier chest of drawers in walnut veneer, 3 drawers, very nice grain, 3 locks, 3 keys, original brass fittings, body rests on slig...
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1840s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Mahogany chest of drawers, Northern Europe, late 19th century.
Located in Chorzów, PL
The mahogany chest of drawers comes from Northern Europe from the late 19th century. Four deep lockable drawers. Very good condition, renovated in our workshop. Dimensions: Height:...
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Late 19th Century Norwegian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, France, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
Biedermeier chest of drawers from 19th century. This piece of furniture comes from France. It is made of solid walnut wood. It has undergone a careful renovation process. Surface has...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Fine Early Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Westport, CT
Extraordinary movement to this matchbook walnut veneer graces this finely composed two drawer chest shown with chamfered edges, finishing on tapered straight legs and embellished wit...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Chest of Drawers Rhineland around 1825
Located in Münster, DE
Chest of drawers Biedermeier, Rhineland around 1825 Applewood veneered, three-bay corpus with size-differentiated drawers, the middle one with segmental arch, the upper one with d...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Fruitwood

French Louis Philippe Painted Safe With Marble Top
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Group of eleven Wiener Werkstatte side chairs by Gebruder Thonet. Each have rounded rectangular backs with interlocking circle and ball designs over upholstered paisley seats, all on...
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Late 19th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Iron

Pair of Biedermeier Walnut Chests of Drawers, Italy, early 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Biedermeier chests of drawers featuring three drawers each, standing on square pointed legs. The bodies, with beveled corners, are veneered in walnut and meticulously...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Russian Biedermeier Mahogany Commode Chest of Drawers Mirror
Located in Roma, RM
Biedermeier dresser cabinet with mirror - provenance Russia, early 19th century( c. 1820s) Of crescent shape, with white Carrara marble top, three drawers, footless base. Gilt bronze...
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1820s Russian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Empire Style Vitrine Light Up Display Cabinet Pedestal Chest of Drawers NINT!
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Grosfeld House unusual cabinet display chest of drawers mirror vanity MINT!
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20th Century American Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century German Biedermeier Black Walnut Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century German Biedermeier black walnut commode. Featuring a gorgeous wood grain, a beautiful finish and 3 drawers for storage. Fabulous!!
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19th Century Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier pillar chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1860.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Biedermeier pillar chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1860. Very good condition. Wood: mahogany dimensions: height 164 cm width 60 cm depth 40 cm
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1860s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Fine Biedermeier Chest of Three Drawers
Located in New York, NY
A fine Biedermeier chest of drawers. Crafted in cherrywood with columns flanking the lower two drawers and fruitwood inlay on the top.
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1830s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Bureau-Commode. Vienna, c. 1820.
Located in Vienna, AT
Hello, This elegant early Biedermeier walnut bureau-commode is the best example of top-quality Viennese piece from circa 1820. Viennese Biedermeier is distinguished by their sophist...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Antique Swedish Biedermeier Golden Birch Ebonized Chest of Drawers Dresser, 1820
Located in Portland, OR
An elegant antique Swedish Biedermeier golden birch and burlwood chest of drawers, circa 1820. The chest having a overhanging top with four ...
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1820s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch, Burl

Pillar chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1860. After renovation.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Pillar chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1860. Very good condition, after professional renovation. Furniture with a high-gloss polish finish. Wood: mahogany dimensions hei...
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1860s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Commode. Vienna, c. 1820-25.
Located in Vienna, AT
Hello, This truly exquisite, early Biedermeier walnut commode was made in Vienna circa 1820-25. Viennese Biedermeier is distinguished by their sophisticated proportions, rare and re...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Cherry Chest of Drawers. Vienna, c. 1825.
Located in Vienna, AT
Hello, We would like to offer you this elegant, early Biedermeier cherry four-drawer chest. The piece was made in Vienna circa 1825. Viennese Biedermeier is distinguished by their s...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

19th Century German Biedermeier Tall Cherrywood Chest of Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional 19th century German Biedermeier tall cherrywood chest of drawers. Very fine quality and gorgeous wood grain. A very fine piece that is sur...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
A Biedermeier column chest of drawers, Southern German circa 1820. Walnut veneer on pine. On 4 block feet with ebonised foot plates, a four-drawer corpus with slightly projecting t...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Pine

Fine Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
A Biedermeier chest of drawers in an architectural style. Crafted in walnut veneer and walnut burl. Ebonized fruitwood drawer details.
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1830s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier commodes and chests of drawers for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Biedermeier commodes and chests of drawers for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage commodes and chests of drawers created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, tables, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, walnut and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Biedermeier commodes and chests of drawers made in a specific country, there are Europe, Germany, and Austria pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original commodes and chests of drawers, popular names associated with this style include and Grosfeld House. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for commodes and chests of drawers differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,087 and tops out at $98,800 while the average work can sell for $5,965.

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