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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
Early 19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Half Cabinet
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful Biedermeier half cabinet from the time of the Biedermeier, around 1825. The furniture is covered with thick walnut veneer on a spruce body. At the top there is a drawer, be...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Spruce

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers Around 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier chest of drawers in walnut veneer with three drawers and ebonized key plates and profiled molding under the top plate.
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1820s Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier Chests of Drawers with Marble Tops, Italy Around 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of chests of drawers with three drawers veneered in walnut and covered with gray original marble tops. The commodes stand on high conical legs and are horizontally divided below...
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1820s Italian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Century Furniture Biedermeier Burl Wood and Parcel Ebonized Chest of Drawers
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Biedermeier or neoclassical style dresser or chest of drawers By century Furniture USA, late 20th century Oak, with beautiful book-matched burl wood drawer fronts...
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Late 20th Century American Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

19th Century, Commode with Trick Lock, Secret Locker System, Biedermeier C. 1810
Located in Greven, DE
Small antique Biedermeier commode with trick lock West Germany early 19th century Dimensions: H x W x D: 83 x 74 x 47 cm Description: Strictly cubist, three-bay piece of f...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Antique Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Biedermeier style birch, ash and pine chest of drawers, 19th century. With an ash parquetry over hanging top over 3 birch drawers with bone escutcheons, pine sides resting on...
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19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bone, Ash, Birch, Pine

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

18th Century Light-Brown Austrian Single Polished Cherrywood Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, antique Austrian single commode with bevelled corners made of hand crafted veneered Cherrywood, in good condition. The rectangular polished chest is composed with two ...
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Late 18th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Very Good & Unique Biedermeier Period Inlaid Ash Commode, Germany Circa 1825
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very handsome & capacious three drawer commode in highly grained ash, the top inlaid with rectilinear parquetry motifs in German walnut, surrounding a heart-shaped marquetry motif ...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass, Iron

19th Century Grey German Single Biedermeier Pinewood Chest, Antique Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-grey, antique German Biedermeier single commode made of hand crafted painted Pinewood, in good condition. The chest is composed with two large drawers, consisting its origina...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

19th Century Biedermeier Oak Chest of Drawers
Located in High Point, NC
Rational and harmonious, this antique oak chest of drawers epitomizes the restrained elegance of Biedermeier design . Built in Germany in the 1800s, the three central drawers are fra...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

19th Century, Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
This stunning Biedermeier-era chest of drawers is made of beautiful walnut and features a simple yet elegant design. The top is veneered with a rich, dark walnut that adds depth and ...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Period Biedermeier Chest of Drawers or Commode
Located in Houston, TX
Period Biedermeier chest of drawers or commode Handsome period Biedermeier three-drawer chest of drawers or commode with beautiful patina retaining the original locks and key. (3 ad...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

18th Century Biedermeier Commode / Drawer Cabinet with Book Matching Oak Drawers
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Scandinavian craftsman commode / drawer cabinet with book matching front in oak veneer from the 18th. century. Biedermeier. Selecting these pieces of oak for this commode ...
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Early 18th Century Scandinavian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Pine

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, circa 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Narrow Biedermeier chest of drawers with three drawers and ebonized key plates, veneered in walnut.
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1820s Unknown Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Walnut veneered Biedermeier chest of drawers with three drawers and old grey marble top with a repaired crack. The chest of drawers was restored and hand polished.
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

19th Century Biedermeier Bureau Commode
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
19th Century biedermeier bureau commode.
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1820s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century German Biedermeier Walnut Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century German Biedermeier black walnut chest. Beautiful finish and wood grain on this piece. Exceptional!
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Black Walnut Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional 19th century Austrian Biedermeier style black walnut commode. Featuring a gorgeous, polished finish, ebonized details, and bronze hardware. True elegance!!
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Southern Germany, circa 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier dresser with seven drawers and mirrored veneer pattern in cherry and ebonized eschuchteons. The chest of drawers stands on conical legs and was hand polished.
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry

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

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Period Birdseye Maple Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early nineteenth century Austrian Biedermeier period commode or chest of drawers is constructed of solid birdseye maple and features ebonized half columns on the facade flanking...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birdseye Maple, Fruitwood

Biedeimeir Style Round Chest of Drawers
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
A beautiful case piece with a single drawer and storage below.
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20th Century Unknown Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Satinwood

Biedermeier Dresser, South Germany, 1820
Located in Belmont, MA
This unique Biedermeier Dresser of the 1820's was made in Southern Germany. The four drawers commode has a very pretty walnut veneer on a pinewood body. The escutcheons are made of b...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Empire Drop-Front Oak Secretary Desk or Abattant, Chest France
Located in Miami, FL
Secretaire a abattant, France circa 1820, Biedermeier period. The outside with fall front and two drawers flanked by two ebonized columns shows a beautiful oak veneer design. The woo...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Architectural Form 19th C. Swedish Birch Biedermeier Barrel Roll Secretaire
Located in St. Louis, MO
Strong Architectural Form, early 19th Century elegant Swedish Biedermeier Secretaire with book matched flame birch veneer, pyramidal top, locking upper storage compartments, barrel r...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

Pair of 21th Gray-White Lacquered Commodes or Bedside Tables Biedermeier Style
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of commodes or nightstands tables Biedermeir style, the commodes are a handmade production, made by us, our craftsman cabinetmaker and a craftsman lacquer. in beech wood, the bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Chests of Drawers, Northern Germany around 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of Biedermeier chests of drawers in mahogany veneered, with two deep drawers and segmental filling field. The chests of drawers were professionally restored and hand polished. T...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

19th Century Original Biedermeier Chest of Drawers in Walnut
Located in Madrid, MD
Elegant 19th century Austrian Biedermeier commode in walnut, with bone keyholes, ebonized columns and carved and gilded capitals. Standing on four delicate pointed feet, this Biederm...
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1820s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bone, Nutwood, Walnut

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1890
Located in Chorzów, PL
Biedermeier chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1890. Very good condition. Wood: Mahogany dimensions: height 98 cm width 93 cm depth 50 cm.
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1890s Danish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Swedish 19th Century Satinwood Chest
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This stunning chest of drawers from the 1800’s Sweden is a showstopper in any space. Crafted from gorgeous bookmatched satinwood, each drawer front features a detailed escutcheon pla...
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19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bone, Wood, Hardwood, Satinwood

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Side Cabinet with Canted Corners & Faux Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century Biedermeier walnut side cabinet/commodino with canted corners & faux drawers.
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Chest of Drawers/ Writing Commode, Austria, ca. 1830
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Remarkable 19th century nutwood chest of drawers/ writing commode from the early Biedermeier era in Austria around 1830. Impressing with an absolute outstanding looking grain which r...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Burled Wood Three Drawer Commode, Austria, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
19th Century Austrian Biedermeier three drawer commode with top drawer pullout desk top. Sliding black leather writing surface with two sliding hidden compartments. Unusual semi ci...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Burl

Biedermeier 19th Century Walnut Veneered Commode with Four Graduated Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Austrian Biedermeier period walnut veneered commode from the 19th century with four graduated drawers and rectangular ebonized block feet. Created in Austria during the 19th centu...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Germany, Late 18th, Early 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This unique chest of drawers comes from Germany and was made around late 18th or early 19th Century. It is made of pine wood, veneered with walnut, inlaid with various types of wood ...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Pine

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Two-Drawer / Commode
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The chest of drawers with two drawers was made circa 1820 from veneered walnut wood. The locks are original. The veneer pictures are very nice and the veneer is relatively light waln...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Spruce, Walnut

Conical Commode Chest of Drawers / shelve in the antique Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Mahogany on solid conifers. Conical body on profiled frame base. In the front, three casted drawers. About cantilevered profile cornice flat gypsum, stepped with oval cover plate. S...
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Late 20th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Half Cabinet or Commode
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful Biedermeier half cabinet from the time of the Biedermeier around 1825. The furniture is covered with beautiful walnut veneer on a spruce body. At the top there is a drawer...
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Early 19th Century Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Spruce

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Hand-crafted in the 19th Century, this Biedermeier chest of drawers is constructed with one narrow compartment atop 3 larger drawers. Decorative features characteristic of the Bieder...
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19th Century Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of Drawers, Austria, circa 1830
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic looking 19th century cherrywood chest of drawers from the early Biedermeier period around 1830 in Austria. This newly restored antique three drawer Biedermeier commode impr...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Single Three Drawer Chest
Located in New York, NY
A fine single Biedermeier chest of drawers. Walnut Burl.
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Early 20th-Century Biedermeier Brown Oak Secretary Desk
Located in Opole, PL
Early 20th-Century Biedermeier Brown Oak Secretary Desk We present you this piece of furniture composed of a three-drawer dresser with a sliding desktop and an add-on unit with smal...
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Early 20th Century European Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

20th Century antique Vienna Biedermeier Style Globe Sewing Table beech veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Highly significant globe sewing table in Vienna Biedermeier. Solid beechwood, polished black, partially bird's-eye maple veneer. Dimension: Diameter:46cm Height:92cm.
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Beech

Fine Single Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
A fine single Biedermeier chest of drawers. Stained wood with fruitwood inlay details and escutcheons.
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1830s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Monumental Secretary Column Shape / antique Biedermeier Style mahogany veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Exotic Veneer on solid softwood. Columnar cambered body on round protruding base plate. In the articulated front three drawers of different sizes. Cambered writing tablet, staggered...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Rare Cabinet Chest of Drawers with Marble in the antique Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Maple root on solid conifers. Single-door cabinet in cylindrical shape. Corpus on corresponding frame. Gering marble top surface with light-grey grain. Partially ebonised. Interior s...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birdseye Maple

Original Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Desk Mahogany Veneer circa 1845-1850
Located in Berlin, DE
Mahogany on solid pinewood. High-right body on padfoot feet. In the articulated front four drawers of different sizes. Straight writing plate with a medaillion-shaped depression. Beh...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

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

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Walnut

Chiffonier and Commode in Antique Biedermeier Style, Exotic Veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Exotic Indian Palisander on solid Wood. Architecturally arranged front. Highly rectangular body on log feet, with seven drawers of different sizes. The base drawer is curved, flanked...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

20th Century Pyramids Chiffioniere Commode in the Biedermeier Style Beech Root
Located in Berlin, DE
High quality beech root veneer on solid conifers. Conical body on profiled frame base. Over cantilevered profile cornice flat gypsum, stepped with oval gallery. So-called pyramid fu...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Beech

20th Century Vienna Biedermeier Style Secretaire after Johann Härle
Located in Berlin, DE
The highest artist work. Aristocratic secretaire of Vienna Biedermeier after Johann Härle, 1813. Highly valuable bird’s-eye maple root veneer on solid pinewood, partially ebonized, ...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birdseye Maple

Elegant Commode with Mirror antique Biedermeier Style with Inlays Mahogany
Located in Berlin, DE
Mirror-veneered Mahogany, partially ebonized. On saber-shaped feet, straight trianus body stylized arrows inlaid with flower tendrils and a large flower in the middle of framed half-...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Dutch Early Biedermeier Cabinet in Mahogany with Marble Top, Mid 19th Century
Located in Hellouw, NL
Dutch Early Biedermeier cabinet in mahogany with marble top. In great restored condition. As its Design is sleek, it perfectly fits both a modern and classic interior. The Marble Top...
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Mid-19th Century Dutch Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Biedermeier Miniature Four Drawer Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1820s Continental Biedermeier style four drawer miniature chest of drawers in Satinwood and Rosewood. The piece is constructed with two panel front doors flanked by Tuscan colu...
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19th Century Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood, Satinwood

19th Century Biedemeier Nutwood Trumeau Commode, Austria circa 1825
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Elegant 19th century Biedermeier nutwood Trumeau Commode from the early period in Austria around 1825. A perfect sized piece of antique Biedermeier furniture that blends well in a lo...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Continental 19th Century Biedermeier St. Butler’s Desk/Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional and unique Continental 19th century Biedermeier st. flamed Mahogany, ebonized Fruitwood, and ormolu butler's desk/commode. The eight drawer chest is raised by square f...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

Biedermeier Bollard Cabinet, Sweden, 1870s, Restored
Located in Chorzów, PL
Unique Biedermeier bollard cabinet with dark marquetry Northern Europe, circa 1870. After professional renovation, polished and refinished in high gloss. Excellent condition. D...
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1870s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

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