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

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

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

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

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

Six William Doezema Biedermeier Dining Chairs for Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
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...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six 19th Century Biedermeier Mahogany Chairs
A set of six Biedermeier mahogany shield shaped back dining chairs with seats upholstered in Alessandra Branca's rouge Dudley fabric.    
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

19th c Biedermeier cherrywood mirror
Period Biedermeier cherrywood mirror with gilt accents
Category

Antique 19th Century German Wall Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Glass

Biedermeier Period Wood and Gilt Clock
Austrian Biedermeier period gilt and polychromed wood clock. Chiseled gold Swiss movement, signed: P.Francois a' Nion.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Clocks

Materials

Ormolu

Pair of Biedermeier Club Chairs with Cascading Arms from the 19th Century
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...
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Antique 19th Century Hungarian Biedermeier Wingback Chairs

Materials

Wood

Austrian Biedermeier Book Matched Center Table, c. 1830
Round nineteenth century Austrian Biedermeier book matched walnut veneered center table supported by a fluted pedestal and a round, scalloped platform base.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Center Tables

Materials

Walnut, Wood

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

Materials

Walnut

Austrian Biedermeier Cabinet
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...
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Cabinets

Materials

Cherry, Pine

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

Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery, Wood

Biedermeier Secretarie
A Biedermeier maple fall front secretarie with ebonized columns and paw feet.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Wood

Stately Tiger Maple Biedermeier Sofa
A Biedermeier sofa with strong clean lines of a rich honey toned tiger maple.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Biedermeier Sofas

Materials

Wood

Set of Six Biedermeier Dining Chairs
Sturdy and elegant, featuring caramel-stained birch juxtaposed with ebonized carved back rests, saber legs and horsehair seats.
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Birch

Swedish Karl Johan Chest of drawers With Fall Front Secretary in Fire 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...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Birch

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

19th Century Swedish Period Karl Johan Butler's Desk
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...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Desks

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Gueridon with Ebonized Columns, circa 1835, Germany
Early 19th century Biedermeier period gueridon table with plinth base in birch and three (3) ebonized column legs terminating in block feet, German origin.    
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Gueridon

Materials

Birch

Austrian Biedermeier Bookcase
This very fine bookcase is in excellent condition and has great color and style. The book case has four shelves and can work for books or as pictured hear as a display cabinet for ob...
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

*SALE* Swedish Empire Biedermeier Birch Sofa
Unusually striking hand-crafted golden flame birch sofa with ebonized ball finials and brass ormolu ornament. Newly upholstered in large-scale black and cream houndstooth check fabri...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Sofas

Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier) Drop-Leaf Center Table
Karl Johan drop-leaf center table of flame birch and masurbjork (birch root burl) on gracefully shaped pedestal base.
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20th Century Swedish End Tables

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

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Biedermeier Work Table
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. Wh...
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Antique 19th Century Australian Biedermeier End Tables

Materials

Ash, Birdseye Maple, Fabric

Biedermeier Sofa
South German Birchwood and ebonized settee
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Sofas

Materials

Birch

Danish Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Diminutive Danish Biedermeier period mahogany commode with inlaid neoclassical attributes.
Category

Antique 19th Century Danish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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

Antique 19th Century Vitrines

Small Danish Empire Chest of Drawers in Mahogany, circa 1810
A very lovely small Empire chest in mahogany with satinwood inlays, ebonized details and brass rosettes, with three drawers of various depths, and resting on a plinth with scalloped ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Danish Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers in Book-Matched Mahogany, Copenhagen, c. 1820
A handsome late Empire or early Biedermeier tall chest on chest with seven drawers and pedestal top. Middle section is flanked by split-turned columns with well-articulated palmette ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Danish Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Dra...

Materials

Mahogany

Pair Biedermeier Armchairs
A pair of Biedermeier armchairs with an exposed wooden frame, upholstered seat and tufted back.
Category

Antique 19th Century European Biedermeier Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Small Biedermeier Cherry and Ebony Circular Occasional Tables, 1840
Unique pair of small Austrian Biedermeier cherry side tables or occasional tables with exquisite French polish finish. Circular top surface with ebonized trim border, supported by a ...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French Biedermeier End Tables

Materials

Cherry

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

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

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

Antique 19th Century Swedish Cabinets

Pair of Period Biedermeier Armchairs
pr of beautiful period Austrian mahogany Charles X open armchairs.
Category

20th Century Austrian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Secretaire
Biedermeier Secretaire made of walnut and rootwood with brass hardware. Fall front writing surface with interior drawers above three large exterior drawers.
Category

Antique 19th Century Secretaires

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

Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Cabinets

Materials

Fruitwood

Biedermeier Sideboard
This classically designed cabinet exemplifies the simple Swedish interpretation of Biedermeier, otherwise named after the Swedish King Karl-Johan who reigned during this period. Four...
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Cabinets

Materials

Fir

*SALE* Period Swedish Karl Johan (Biedermeier) Arm Chair
Elegantly carved chair of solid birch. Wood has been faux-finished to resemble mahogany and has a wonderful patina. Upholstery has been rebuilt and covered in high-end black textur...
Category

Late 20th Century Swedish Armchairs

Materials

Birch

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

Antique 19th Century Swedish Secretaires

Materials

Fir, Fir

Biedermeier Secretaire
Biedermeier Secretaire- Dark walnut with fall front writing surface, interior drawers, secret compartments and exterior drawers.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Secretaires

Biedermeier Bookcase
Biedermeier Bookcase in walnut and root wood with 2 large glazed doors and interior shelves.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Bookcases

Materials

Walnut

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

Antique 19th Century German Armchairs

Biedermeier Game Table
Walnut, rootwood and ebonized wood Biedermeier game table and two chairs.
Category

20th Century Austrian Game Tables

Materials

Walnut

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

Antique 19th Century Danish Secretaires

Biedermeier Bookcase
Biedermeier Bookcase in Walnut and Birdseye with large glass door. Interior shelves above a single drawer.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Bookcases

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Biedermeier Commode
Biedermeier Commode made of cherry commode with ebonized wood. Three large exterior drawers. Austria circa 1850.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Commode
Biedermeier Commode made of cherry commode with ebonized wood and inlay. Three large drawers. Austria circa 1850.
Category

Antique 19th Century Austrian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Biedermeier Secretaire Napolean Style
Biedermeier Secretaire Napolean Style with fall front writing surface, interior drawers and secret compartments.
Category

Antique 19th Century Secretaires

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Biedermeier Walnut Secretary
Biedermeier walnut chest which opens to a desk.
Category

Antique 19th Century Czech Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

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

Antique 19th Century Credenzas

Pair of Biedermeier Style Pedestals with Ebonized Wood Tops, 20th Century
Early 20th century pair of Biedermeier style pedestals with ebonized wood tops.
Category

Early 20th Century German Side Tables

Materials

Ebony

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

Antique 19th Century Secretaires

Materials

Wood

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

Antique 19th Century Russian Biedermeier Center Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Amboyna, Burl

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

Antique 19th Century German Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Cherry, Pine

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

Antique 19th Century Secretaires

Materials

Cherry, Walnut

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

Antique 19th Century Austrian Console Tables

Materials

Pine, Walnut

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

Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Bergere Chairs

Materials

Burl, Amboyna, Beech, Ebony, Walnut

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

Antique 19th Century European Biedermeier Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

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

Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Softwood

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

Antique 1820s Swedish Karl Johan Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Giltwood

Pair of Biedermeier Chairs
Pair of Biedermeier chairs; two female walnut chairs with rose colored upholstery.
Category

Antique 19th Century Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Bureau Secretaire Dutch Biedermeier Cylinder Top 19th Century
Fine and iconic figured mahogany Biedermeier cylinder bureau/secretaire with architectural top consisting of a central door flanked by two further doors all with applied birds eye ma...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Dutch Biedermeier Secretaires

Biedermeier Cabinet
Bookcase-Cabinet, Biedermeier. Walnut, birdseye, ebony, intarsia, 2 doors, 2 drawers, 2 glazed doors, shelves.
Category

Antique 19th Century Cabinets