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Biedermeier Lighting

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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Original Biedermeier Chandelier 19th Century '1850' Carved and Gilded Six Flames
Located in Vienna, AT
Carved gilded stem six flames on metal arms, glass and metal hangings can be electrified on request Materials & techniques notes: carved wood, gilded, hand-cut crystal glass, brass.
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Candelabra
Located in Berlin, DE
Classical basket candelabra in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved bronze. Net grid with hand ground crystal stones. (F-Me-2).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

20th Century Biedermeier\Classicist Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier\Classicist style. Engraved bronze. Basket formed corpus. Adorned with classicist basket-form. (F-Mr-02-Bp).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Bronze

20th Century Biedermeier\Classicist Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier\Classicist style. Engraved bronze. Basket formed corpus. Adorned with classicist basket-form. (F-Mr-02-Bp).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Bronze

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved brass. Hangings from finely ground crystal. (F-Ra-27).   
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

20th Century Biedermeier\Classicist Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier\Classicist style. Silvered bronze. Basket formed corpus. Adorned with classicist basket-form. (F-Mr-02-Bas).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Bronze

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Classical basket chandelier in Biedermeier style Basket-formed corpus. Baldachin crowning. Six torch-formed light-arms. (F-Hs-40).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved brass. Hangings from finely ground crystal. (F-Ra-29).
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20th Century German Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Nickel-Plated Brass Ceiling Chandeliers
Located in Berlin, DE
Classicist antique ceiling chandeliers in the Biedermeier style, circa 1900. Nickel-plated brass. Baluster-shaped corpus of hand-wired, faceted glass cords. Below the hoarfrost, of ...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass, Nickel

19th Century Biedermeier Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Monumental antique basket chandelier Biedermeier style, circa 1890-1900 Finely chiseled bronze. Basket-shaped body made of hand-wired bead cords. In the course of leaf rosette and f...
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19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

19th Century Biedermeier Style Antique Pendant Lamp Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegant antique pendant lamp chandelier in the Biedermeier style, circa 1900. Finely chiselled bronze. Basket-shaped corpus of hand-wired beaded cords in the course of leaf rosette ...
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19th Century Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Bronze

19th Century Biedermeier Style Ceiling Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Classic antique ceiling chandelier in the Biedermeier style, circa 1900. Brass chiseled. Baluster-shaped corpus of hand-wired, faceted glass cords. Broad luster ring outgoing five c...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved, silver gilded brass. Hangings from finely ground crystal. (F-Ra-30).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Pair of Early 20th Century Biedermeier Revival Wall Lights
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Pair of early 20th century Biedermeier revival wall lights, circa 1930. Good quality pair of wall lights very much in the Biedermeier taste. Shield shaped with ebonized edging and...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Biedermeier Lighting

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Birch

Biedermeier Seven-Tier, Spear Prisms Yellow Crystals, Bronze Cherubs Dragons
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Rare one of a kind Biedermier style chandelier from 1900. Housing six-light, will be rewired with appropriate certified sockets for country and ready to hang. Detailed bronze with sm...
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Early 1900s French Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Bronze

Classical Basket Chandelier in Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely engraved bronze. Net grid with hand ground crystal stones.
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20th Century German Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Basket Chandelier in Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely engraved brass. Basket-shaped body made of hand-wired pearl strings in the course with rosette and final pines, connected by wide hoop decorated with chased swans. From this, ...
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20th Century French Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

19th Century Chandelier 18 Armed Carved Wood Probably Laves Draft Oil Gilding
Located in Epfach, DE
The chandelier is out of the castle Derneburg in Germany and probably a draft by the famous German architect, urban planner and civil engineer, Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves who lived...
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Early 19th Century Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Wood

Classic Basket Chandelier in Biedermeier Style, Silver Plated Bronze
Located in Berlin, DE
Decorative bronze, silver plated. Basket-shaped, profile-framed body made of handcut and wired octagonal prism strings connected by bows and garlands with wide, ornamental relief hoo...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Bronze

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Candelabra Crystal
Located in Berlin, DE
Classical basket candelabra in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved bronze. Net grid with hand ground crystal stones. Measurement: Diameter:50cm Height:100cm.
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20th Century German Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Basket Chandelier in Biedermeier Classicist Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Engraved bronze. Basket formed corpus. Adorned with classicist basket- form. Measures: Height:100 cm, diameter:85.5 cm.
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20th Century French Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Candelabra Crystal
Located in Berlin, DE
Classical basket candelabra in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved bronze. Net grid with hand ground crystal stones. Measurement: Diameter:60cm High: 120cm.
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20th Century German Biedermeier Lighting

Materials

Bronze

Beautiful Large Chandelier in the Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely chased and silver plated brass. Basket-shaped corpus of hand-wired pearls in the leaf with leaf rosette and concluding pine knob, connected by wide hoop decorated with chased ...
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Late 20th Century German Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Basket Chandelier in Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely chased brass, basket-shaped body made of hand-wired pearl cords with a leaf rosette and a final pine knob, connected by a wide hoop, decorated with chased swans. Based on this...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Chandelier with Brass in the Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Fine chased and silver plated brass. Basket-shaped corpus of hand-wired beaded cords in the course of leaf rosette and concluding pine knob, connected by wide hoop decorated with cha...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Biedermeier Style Candlesticks
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
These are an interesting pair of Biedermeier style candlestick holders. They are inlaid with a veneer of stone and are outlined with ebonized decoration, mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Biedermeier Lighting

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Stone

Original wooden Viennese Biedermeier style Chandelier
Located in Vienna, AT
Wooden Biedermeier chandelier from 1920, eight candles restored. Carved wood wiht layers of lacquer in green and Gold All components according to the UL regulations.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Lighting

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Gold

20th Century Biedermeier Style Ceiling Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century Biedermeier style ceiling chandelier Ceiling chandelier in Biedermeier style. Polished brass and facet-polished crystal prism-hangings. Delivery time can take about...
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Pair of Biedermeier Giltwood Three-Light Sconces
Located in Buchanan, MI
A pair of Biedermeier giltwood three-light sconces. Measures: Height 12 1/2 x width 17 inches.
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Giltwood

Lantern, Probably Austria, circa 1820
Located in Greding, DE
Silver lamp with balustered wall with hoop of C-clasps and medallions with flowers or monogram DA. Each of the three handles has long link chains with ring suspension on the lid. 13 ...
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1820s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Silver

Large Pair of Early 19th Century Five-Light Candelabra by Josef Danhauser Vienna
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
Each modelled as a semi-draped female figure holding aloft four scrolled branches and a central finial, standing with one foot on a round sphere pedestal with decoration of shells an...
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1810s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Gesso, Wood

Antique Porcelain Table Lamp "Schweriner Castle", circa 1880
Located in Berlin, DE
Antique porcelain table lamp "Schweriner Castle", circa 1880. Porcelain belly, in the center view of the Schwerin castle framed with a gold etching. Schwerin Castle, built on an i...
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1880s German Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Porcelain

Pair of Biedermeier Turned Wood Lamps, circa 1920s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Elegant pair of large, turned wood (probably mahogany and ebony) lamps, fitted with stripy green, cream and gold trim Laura Ashley shades.
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Early 20th Century French Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved brass. Hangings from finely ground crystal. (F-Ra-31).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

Austrian Biedermeier Carved Giltwood Six-Arm Neoclassical Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
An elegant and refined Austrian "Biedermeier" period, circa 1830, gilt-wood and polished brass six-arm chandelier. Newly restored and wired for use in the USA with candelabra sockets...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Giltwood

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Basket chandelier in Biedermeier style. Finely engraved, silver gilded brass. Hangings from finely ground crystal. (F-Ra-28).
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20th Century Biedermeier Lighting

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Brass

20th Century Biedermeier Style Basket Chandelier Swarovski Crystal Green Stone
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Three-light chandelier with chains of Swarovski crystal and green hard stone embedded in the two structure rings, alternating with golden bronze decorative plaques Hard stones and S...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Crystal, Brass

Austrian Turned Walnut Floor Lamp, circa 1915
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Incredible turned walnut floor lamp whose base measures 18" in diameter made in the Biedermeier style. Was originally purchased from David Duncan Antiques in New York.
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1910s Austrian Vintage Biedermeier Lighting

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Lacquer, Walnut

Austrian Biedermeier Gilt Carved Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier (Circa 1930) gilt carved chandelier with 8 filigree carved arms & bottom with finial and 8 scroll carvings on canopy
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Lighting

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Gold Leaf