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Biedermeier Furniture

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
Biedermeier Eclectic Set, Unique Set of 8 Dining Chairs Each in Different Design
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
I'm proposing here a new Biedermeier set. Made of eight different style of chairs. After the success of the first sets I was able to make two more interesting sets from the collec...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood

Danish Biedermeier Chest of Drawer in Mahogany, Circa 1820
Located in Houston, TX
This is an absolutely beautiful chest that packs a lot of character in a very tiny package. But do not be deceived by its small size, this chest is heavily built and provides a lot o...
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Early 19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Table, South Germany 1820, Walnut
Located in Belmont, MA
This classic original Biedermeier table dates back to around 1820 and was made in southern Germany. It stands out for its gorgeous piecrust walnut veneer on the top. The hexagonal fo...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Console With Pier Mirror, Austria circa 1830
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Precious rare 19th century Biedermeier Walnut Console with monumental mirror from the period around 1830 in Austria. This marvelous designed console table impresses with an absolute ...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mirror, Walnut, Spruce, Burl

Lyra Secretary desk antique Viennese Biedermeier Style Birdseye maple veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Princely Lyra secretary Viennese Biedermeier style 1815 High quality bird's-eye maple root on massive coniferous wood.  
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Furniture

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Birdseye Maple

Rare Biedermeier High Chest of Drawers / Chiffoniere, Mahogany, circa 1830
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Biedermeier high chest of drawers / chiffoniere, mahogany circa 1830 Rectangular solid wood body with 7 wide drawers, veneered in mahogany. Very finely processed. Originated...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood, Mahogany

19th Century Biedermeier Elliptical Center Table
Located in Opole, PL
We present you a piece of furniture made of solid mahogany wood. The whole is from the second half of the 19th century. The oval top is supported on a turned pedestal, which is pla...
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Late 19th Century Scandinavian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century Biedermeier Wall Clock
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this highly unique clock from the 1st half of the 19th century. The mechanism is spring, with winding. The clock strikes full hours and halves. Furthermore, the case...
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19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood, Rosewood

Pair Nightstand Water Carafes in 19th Century Style, Bohemian Glass
Located in Nový Bor, CZ
This hand-made set is meant to be placed on a nighstand to hold water. It’s made from gold ruby glass. The glass is painted by hand with gold and cut by hand. The whole set include...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Biedermeier Furniture

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Art Glass

Set of Four Biedermeier Chairs, Switzerland, circa 1820-1830
Located in Belmont, MA
A set of four Biedermeier chairs, Switzerland, 1820-1830, walnut veneer. Beautiful back with a “Pretzel”decor and a beautiful carving on the top of the chair. The chairs are in good ...
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1820s Swiss Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Three Drawer Chest with Marble Top
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Three drawer Biedermeier chest with original marble top. This chest was made in Germany in !940 for R.H.Macy & Co..The original paper label is on the back.
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Early 20th Century German Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Fine Biedermeier Center Table
Located in New York, NY
A fine Biedermeier center table. Cherrywood with ebonized fruitwood details and carved giltwood caryatids. Full restoration by us.
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1820s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry, Ebony, Giltwood

Vienna Imperial Porcelain Cup Saucer Schönbrunn Castle, Austria, 1811
Located in Vienna, AT
Cylindric cup with angular handle and saucer with View of Schönbrunn castle / Vienna. Vienna / old imperial Austrian porcelain manufactory (= alt Wien / kaiserliche porzellan man...
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1810s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Porcelain

Period Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood and Ebonized Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional period Austrian Biedermeier cherrywood and ebonized commode. Beautiful finish on this piece with ample storage as well. Creates a very high end look!
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Biedermeier Two Drawer Commode, Cherry Veneer, South Germany, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Straightlined neoclassical Biedermeier Commode / Chest of two drawers from Southern Germany, circa 1820-1830. Wonderful bright yellow cherry veneer and solid wood. Massive "Stollen"...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Metal

Biedermeier Cabinet, South German, c. 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Two-door Biedermeier wardrobe in walnut veneer with ebonised columns and profiles. The interior consists of a hat shelf and a clothes rail. The wardrobe has been professionally refur...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Antique Late 19th Century, Hand-Crafted Solid Mahogany End Table or Wine Table
Located in Lisse, NL
Lovely shape and great quality Biedermeier end table. This elegantly shaped and all hand-crafted end table from the late 1800s has a wonderful patina. This quality mahogany table is...
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Late 19th Century Dutch Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of Gray-White Lacquered Biedermeier Style Nesting Side Tables Commodes
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 b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Biedermeier Furniture

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Brass

Pair of French Wabi-Sabi Country Chairs in Elm, Around 1830
Located in Berlin, DE
This unique Pair of French Wabi-Sabi Country Chairs in Elm was made around 1830. They are completely hand-made and hand-carved and have a fantastic Patina. Beautiful original condi...
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1820s French Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Elm

Pair of Antique Swedish Satin Birch Armchairs
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning & stylish pair of antique Swedish armchairs in satin birch. They were recently imported from Sweden, they date from around the 1900-1920 period. They are of...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Biedermeier Furniture

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Cotton, Birch

20th Century 2 Biedermeier Style antique Chairs Vienna maple veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Vienna Biedermeier chairs after Josef Danhauser, 1805-1845. Maple Root on solid beechwood. Classical upholstering.
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Maple

Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut, Brown Stain, Shellac Polish Finish, leather braid
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The Klismos chair became popular with the rise of the 19th century archeology fashion through the Grand Tour, the national museums and the books of Shliemann. Today it is fulfill...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Antique Biedermeier Sofa from circa 1900, Renovated
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique monumental sofa from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The furniture is in very good condition, after professional renovation. Seat and backrest upholstered in new fab...
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cotton, Mahogany

Pair of Wingback Chairs, c. 1830
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of Biedermeier wingback armchairs in cherry with upholstered backs, armrests and seats. The armchairs have been newly upholstered and restored.
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Textile, Cherry

Biedermeier Jewelry Box, Walnut with Maple Inlays, Vienna, Austria circa 1830
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful square shaped neoclassical Biedermeier jewelry casket box. Walnut veneered on softwood. Elaborate inlay work in maple. Back with initials „GM“. Inside the lid with mir...
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1830s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Brass

Unique Viennese Chair in antique Biedermeier Style maple veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
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...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Maple

Biedermeier Mahogany Cabinet from circa 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique, elegant chest of drawers, a bar from the end of the 19th century in Biedermeier style after professional renovation, finished in polythene. Wood: mahogany, Year: circa...
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1880s Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Brown and Pink Bohemian Armchair Made Out of Walnut, 1820s, Biedermeier Style
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Biedermeier armchair. This armchair belonged to the heritage of the Dalmberg family from the Bohemian castle in Dacice. Material: Walnut. Completely restored. New fabric. Shella...
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1820s Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Period Biedermeier Birch Chest with Modern Appeal
Located in Stamford, CT
A quilted birch chest of drawer with interior constructed out of pine. This minimal approach to 1830s furniture pairs very well with the contemporary design vernacular.
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1830s Scandinavian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Pair of Biedermeier 1840s Walnut Cabinets with Bombé Doors and Semi-Columns
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Biedermeier period walnut cabinets from the mid 19th century, with single door and semi-columns. Created in Austria during the second quarter of the 19th century, each of t...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Set of 6 Mahogany Biedermeier Chairs, 19th Century
Located in Pasadena, CA
A set of 6 Biedermeier dining chairs in mahogany, circa 1850. Tapered legs. Crotch mahogany back-splats. Suede upholstery in a beige color. Please note: This is a set of 6, not 4 as...
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1850s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Vienna Silver Biedermeier Sugar Box Anton Weichesmueller, Made 1844
Located in Vienna, AT
Rectangular basic shape, smooth design of the concave inwardly curved walls, slightly cambered hinged lid with cord strap. Lock present, no key. Finest handwork of simple elegance b...
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1840s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Silver

Biedermeier Miniature Chest of Drawers, Hesse around 1820-30
Located in Greding, DE
Small miniature chest of drawers in walnut with three drawers in unrestored original condition.
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Wood

Klismos Chair, Italian Walnut, Natural blonde stain and shellack polish finish
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Klismos chair became popular with the 19th century archology fashion through the archeological moment with the national museums, the Grand Tour and the books of Shliemann. Today is u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Footstool, 1830ca
Located in Praha, CZ
Nice original condition.
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Wood

Mahogany Secretary Desk, Northern Europe, 1900s
Located in Chorzów, PL
The antique, stylish secretary was made of mahogany wood in the 1927. A neat piece of furniture for the office in the company or at home, a little forgotten today and not fully disc...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Neoclassical Biedermeier Box, Walnut Roots Wood, France, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Wonderful spacious early 19th century neoclassical Biedermeier or french restoration box in walnut roots veneer. Root wood veneer, refinished with shellac french polish. Inside w...
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1820s French Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Biedermeier Sofa, Probably Mainz Around 1830
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier sofa, veneered in walnut with carved swan decorations. The sofa has been reupholstered and professionally restored.
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

4 Original antique Biedermeier Chairs Solid Mahogany, circa 1840
Located in Berlin, DE
4 original Biedermeier chairs solid mahogany with leather seats. the front legs are turned.
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20th Century German Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Biedermeier Nutwood Trumeau Commode 19th Century, Austria, circa 1835
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Outstanding 19th century Biedermeier nutwood trumeau commode from the early period around 1835 in Austria. Veneered with finest nutwood, this exceptional commode impresses with an ab...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Brass

19th Century Biedermeier Display Cabinet, Shellac Polish, Cherry-Tree
Located in Horomerice, CZ
19th century Biedermeier display cabinet from Bohemia. Completely restored, surface made by shellac polish.
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1830s Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Wood, Cherry, Lacquer

20th Century Classic Desk in the Style of Classicism with Inlays
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century Classic desk in the style of classicism. wood and cherry veneer inlays. Longitudinal rectangular table top with five drawers, cut-out frame for legroom and square legs...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Wood

Antique Empire/ Biedermeier Chest of Drawers in West Indies Mahogany, c. 1825
Located in Miami, FL
A handsome North German Biedermeier chest of drawers in West Indies mahogany whose fine figuring is expertly book-matched throughout highlighting the beauty of the wood and overall d...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century Walnut Austrian Biedermeier Chairs, 4 Pieces, 1830s, New Upholstery
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Set of Biedermeier chairs, four pieces. Completely restored, new fabric and upholstery included. Source: Czechia (Bohemia) Period: 1830-1839 Shellac-polish.     
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

Antique Cherry Wood Italian Biedermeier One Drawer Accent Lamp Side Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century antique cherry wood Italian Biedermeier one drawer accent lamp side table. Item features lower shelf, beautiful wood grain, working lock and key, 1 dovetailed drawer, sh...
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19th Century Italian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Antique Swedish Satin Birch Coffee / Library Table
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique low table, made in Sweden and dating from around the 1920-30’s. This is of amazing quality and beautifully designed, as is common for Swedish furniture. It is a...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Central Germany, Probably Hesse C. 1830
Located in Greding, DE
Biedermeier chest of drawers on square feet, veneered in walnut, with three drawers and gilded key escutcheons and fittings. The top drawer protrudes slightly and rests on small volu...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Side Chair, Cherry Wood, South Germany, circa 1830
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful neoclassical Biedermeier side chair • Solid cherry wood • Conservatory restoration, hand-polished with shellac • Two-part, ebonized back decoration • Good seating comfo...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Cherry

Biedermeier Sewing-or Working Table, Munich, 1810-1820, cherry wood
Located in Belmont, MA
Original outstanding Biedermeier sewing- or working table, Munich 1810-1820. Cherry wood veneer embellishes this beautiful table. The top is divided in three parts. The central flap...
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1810s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

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 Furniture

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Marble

Restored 19th Century Czech Biedermeier Black Ebonized Round Table, 1820s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD Biedermeier black round table Completely restored. Black lacquer. Source: Czech republic Period: 1820-1829. We guarantee safe a the cheap...
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1820s Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Lacquer, Wood

Antique Yellow Biedermeier Sofa, circa 1920, Renovated
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique sofa from the beginning of the 20th century. Furniture in very good condition, after professional renovation. The sofa has been upholstered in a new fabric Dimensions: hei...
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1910s Swedish Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Highly Stylized Settees
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1830-1840s pair of Biedermeier style settees upholstered in faux snake skin. Made in Austria. Please note of wear consistent with age. The upholstery is "estate" but in good co...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Fruitwood

Biedermeier Walnut Vitrine, Austria, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This Biedermeier vitrine comes from Austria and was made in 19th century. The piece is made of walnut wood. It is after professional renovation and is in very good condition. The sur...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

19th Century Neoclassical Table, Munich, 1820-30
Located in Belmont, MA
This exquisite neoclassical dining table dates back to 1820-30 and comes from the Southern part of Germany, probably from Munich. The round table has a very pretty walnut veneer grai...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Danish 19th Century Oil Painting of Kronborg Castle in Original Gilded Frame
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish Golden Age paining of the famous castle of Kronborg by the city of Helsingor. The Krongborg castle, made famous by Shakespeare’s play about King Hamlet, who was living the...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Canvas, Wood

Biedermeier Sewing Table, 1830ca
Located in Praha, CZ
Solid original condition.
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

Materials

Wood

Souther German Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Walnut, circa 1825
Located in Greven, DE
Baden Biedermeier commode Southwest Germany Walnut Biedermeier around 1825 Dimensions: H x W x D: 95 x 120 x 60 cm Description: Biedermeier period four-bay chest of drawe...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

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