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Biedermeier Furniture

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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Pair of Continental Biedermeier Style One Drawer One Door Side Tables
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of Continental 19th century Biedermeier st. burl walnut, ormolu, and marble one drawer one door side tables. Each small table is raised by square tapered legs with fi...
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19th Century Unknown Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Marble, Ormolu

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, South German, 1820-30, Walnut
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier chest of drawers, South German 1820-30. This classic three drawer Biedermeier chest of drawers has an exquisite walnut veneer. The top of the dresser features a beautifu...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Still Life with Chrysanthemum Flowers in Florentin Frame by Vilmos Murin, 1930's
Located in Budapest, HU
Still life with chrysanthemum flowers in florentin frame by Vilmos Murin, 1930's, guilt frame.
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1930s European Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Canvas

Biedermeier Black Wood and Green Velvet Chairs, 1830
Located in Rome, IT
Four beautiful Biedermeier chairs with an unmistakable design, black shellac for the structure and a beautiful green and white velvet for the seat., note the particular design of the...
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1830s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Velvet, Walnut

Gilt Oval Biedermeier Wall Mirror with Stucco Works, Austria, circa 1860
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Superb gilt oval Biedermeier wall mirror from the second period around 1860 in Austria. Standing out with an incredible design, this unique late Biedermeier mirror impresses with sli...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Gold Leaf

19th Century Biedermeier Side Table or Small Commode
Located in Houston, TX
19th century Biedermeier commode made out of cherrywood with ebonised details. Key included.
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19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Pair of Biedermeier Style Side Tables
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1900s pair of Biedermeier style side tables with glass top, black column sides, and curved skirt. These tables also feature one top drawer and one bottom cabinet with door. Ple...
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Early 1900s Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Glass, Wood

Vienna Biedermeier Sofa, 2 Seats
Located in Paris, FR
This Vienna Biedermeier sofa is crafted of oak veneer in Austria in the 1830s. Carved with elegant curving lines and cornucopia, it is a masterpiece of the Biedermeier style (1815-18...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Swedish Late 19th Century Century Carved Birch Sofa
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Swedish late 19th century century carved birch sofa circa 1890. Good quality sofa very much in the Biedermeier style. Elegantly flowing shaped back, which links down to the scroll...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Half Cabinet
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful Biedermeier half cabinet from the time of the late Biedermeier / Louis Philippe, around 1845. The furniture is covered with beautiful walnut veneer on a spruce body. At th...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut, Spruce

Biedermeier Style Ebonized Maple Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Biedermeier style parcel ebonized maple chest of drawers, early 20th century, possibly German or Austrian, the case of serpentine outline with four drawers with gilt metal hardware r...
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Early 20th Century European Biedermeier Furniture

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Maple

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 Furniture

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Spruce, Walnut

Drasdo Family Oil Paintings, Germany, circa 1840
Located in Culver City, CA
Biedermeier style oil on canvas paintings of Edauard Drasdo (1819-1842) and wife in period gilt frames. Measures: 25.75" W x 31" H (framed).
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1840s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Paint

Biedermeier Bookcase, South German, circa 1830
Located in Greding, DE
Two-door bookcase on conical legs with rounded corners and two-thirds glazing of the doors, which ends in a segmental arch in the upper area. The interior consists of shelves that ca...
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1830s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Niciak Biedermeier Table from 1880
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
We present very good condition, elegant and functional Niciak Biedermeier table from 1880. (Biedermeier was a style in the art, literature , music and interior design which deve...
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1870s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of Austrian Biedermeier Ebonized Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Austrian Biedermeier (Circa 1820) ebonized 2 door armoire cabinets with a faux drawer over a bowed front and bronze mounted column legs (PRICED AS Pair)
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1820s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood

Gilt Biedermeier Wall Mirror with Bulls Eye Carvings, Austria, circa 1825
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Breathtaking, large Austrian Gilt Biedermeier wall mirror from the early period around 1825. The wide, deeply grooved frame was covered with fine gold leaf and impresses with classic...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Austrian Biedermeier 1840s Walnut Sideboard with Drawers, Doors and Columns
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Austrian Biedermeier period walnut sideboard from the mid 19th century, with four drawers, two pairs of double doors and ebonized columns. Created in Austria during the second qua...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

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 set I was able to make two more interesting sets from the colle...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry, Walnut

Biedermeier Cherrywood Table, Austria, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This beautiful, unique, original, oval Biedermeier table comes from Austria from 1st half of the 19th century. The leg is made of cherry wood. Surface was finished with shellac polis...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Biedermeier Wardrobe in Cherrywood Veneer, Germany, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This Biedermeier wardrobe was made in Germany in 19th century. The furniture is made of cherry wood. Surface finished with shellac polish, applied by hand with a tampon, which, in ad...
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19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Set of 4 Biedermeier Chairs, Austria, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
Set of four comfortable, original Biedermeier style chairs manufactured in Austria in 1st half on the 19th century. They are made of cherry wood, while the seats are made of a charac...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, France, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
Biedermeier chest of drawers from 19th century, circa 1830s. This piece of furniture comes from France. It was made of softwood and veneered with beautiful walnut veneer. It is equip...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Table, Germany, 1830
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier table, Germany, 1830. This elegant Biedermeier table has a beautiful cherry and maple root veneer. The cylindrical foot is additionally embellished with a decorative br...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birdseye Maple, Cherry

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, South German 1820, Walnut Veneer
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier chest of drawers, South German, 1820. Unpretentious design and a gorgeous walnut veneer are the special features of this Biedermeier chest. The three-drawer commode com...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

19th Scandinavian Biedermeier Chest of Drawers with Secretary Compartement
Located in Greven, DE
Antique chest of drawers made of solid birch Scandinavia Birch Biedermeier around 1835 Dimensions: H x W x D: 97 x 110 x 48 cm Description: Compact piece of furniture on ...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Pair of 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant pair of 19th century Austrian mahogany armchairs. The finish on the wood is exceptional and the chairs are upholstered in a lovely green fabric. Superb for a super polished l...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Fine Pair of Large Biedemeier Demilune Consoles
Located in Westport, CT
Wonderful large pair of early Biedermeier demilune-shaped consoles each finishing on three tapered legs, in a blonde cherrywood, all original. Origin Germany Period 1820 ca Dimens...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Antique Biedermeier Sofa from circa 1900, Renovated
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique sofa from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The furniture is in perfect condition, after professional renovation, polished to a high gloss. Seat and backrest upholster...
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cotton, Mahogany

Antique Biedermeier Sofa from circa 1870, Renovated
Located in Chorzów, PL
The mahogany sofa was made in the mid-19th century in the Biedermeier style. A couch with a classic stile profile, upholstered with fabric on the seat and backrest. Monumental wooden...
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1870s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cotton, Mahogany

Antique Biedermeier Sofa from circa 1900, Renovated
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique sofa from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The furniture is in very good condition, after professional renovation, the sofa has been covered with a new fabric. Dim...
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1870s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cotton, Mahogany

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

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Chest of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The chest of drawers dates from the Biedermeier period. The chest of drawers has a beautiful walnut veneer picture, which covers a spruce wood body. In very good restored hand polish...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut, Spruce

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commode
Located in Winter Park, FL
A fine 19th century Biedermeier commode from Austria made of book matched veneers of walnut over pine. Three dovetailed drawers with leaf form brass escutcheons and ring pulls. Beaut...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Brass

19th Century Biedermeier Desk, Writing Table, Mahogany, Berlin, circa 1835
Located in Greven, DE
19th century Biedermeier desk - writing table Northern Germany / Berlin Mahogany Biedermeier around 1835 Dimensions: H x W x D: 77 x 92 (+2 x 30) x 67 cm Description: Cur...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century Late Biedermeier Marquetry Side Table
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The walnut table stands on a central baluster column which itself rests on three booms at the bottom. On the tabletop is a very beautiful marquetry work. The table has been restored ...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Pine, Fruitwood, Walnut

Scandinavian Empire Giltwood Concave Sided Sconce Mirror
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A Danish 19th century Biedermeier period wall sconce with brass candle holder and hanging glass prisms. It is all original, including the glass that has the typical "shadows" and pat...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mirror, Giltwood

Biedermeier Globe Table, Germany, c. 1830
Located in Bamberg, DE
Mainz, around 1830 Mahogany veneered, with the original fittings. Globus tables mark a pinnacle of cabinetmaking: they are complicated to construct and demand a high degree of exper...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century Mora Swedish Birchwood Grandfather Clock
Located in Roma, RM
Beautiful Grandfather clock from Sweden, Biedermeier period, circa 1820, in birchwood with ebonized parts, working mechanism with alarm (bell that rings with its own charge for about...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Antique Siber Relief King Ludwig I. von Bayern by Ludwig Leigh
Located in Munich, DE
This miniature relief portrait of King Ludwig I. of Bavaria is made out of chased silver. I has been executed by Ludwig Leigh and is signed L.Leigh. The portrait is mounted on velvet...
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1840s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Silver

Small Biedermeier Table, South German 1820, Walnut
Located in Belmont, MA
Small Biedermeier table, South German 1820. This very pretty Biedermeier table has a gorgeous walnut veneer. The hexagonal baluster foot stands on a trefoil base. All pieces have the...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Danish 19th Century Carved Mahogany Armchair in the Biedermeier Taste
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Danish 19th century carved mahogany armchair in the Biedermeier taste, circa 1880. Fine example of Danish furniture making from the 19th century. Made from rich mahogany very much...
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Late 19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Small Biedermeier Commode, Walnut Veneer, Southwest Germany, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant, small early Biedermeier commode / chest of three drawers from Southwest Germany, Stuttgart, circa 1820. Walnut veneered and solid. Elaborate shellac hand polished (French P...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Metal

Biedermeier Secretary Desk, France, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This Biedermeier secretary comes from France and was constructed in 19th century. It is made of oak wood, veneered with pyramidal mahogany All brass fittings are original. It feature...
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19th Century French Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Oak

German Biedermeier Folding Buffet
Located in Eindhoven, NL
A German antique folding buffet from the Biedermeier period. The folding buffet is made of mahogany wood and the sink of tin. The reservoir is original. The folding buffet was made a...
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Style Birch Center Table
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Biedermeier style birch center / games table with ebonized inlaid center, circa mid 20th century. Height from bottom of apron to floor 25.5".
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1950s Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Set of 10 Swedish Biedermeier Birch Dining Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 Swedish Biedermeier birch dining chairs with white cotton upholstered seats (8 side chairs, mid 19th Cent; 2 arm chairs of a later date: 23"w 22¬Ω"d 37¬Ω"h)
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cotton, 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

Large 19th Century Biedermeier Oval Dining Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome large Biedermeier dining table in rare oval size. Beautifully crafted with exotic veneer and heavy pedestal base. Middle leaf removes to make a round table. Please note the ...
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1880s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood

Danish Pedestal Cabinet with Full Columns and Carved Capitals in Mahogany
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful example of a Danish Christian VIII pedestal cabinet from the Biedermeier period in figured mahogany with fully turned veneered columns and carved capitals all in West Indie...
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Early 19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of Biedermeier Cherrywood Picture Frames
Located in Darmstadt, DE
A pair of Biedermeier picture frames hand polished in cherrywood with band inlays all around. The glasses are present in both frames. We can also build mirrors into the frames for yo...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Glass, Cherry

Pedestal Desk in the Biedermeier manner
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A blond wood burr veneered and ebonized pedestal desk with inset leather top and diamond design inlaid ends. The design is taken from Biedermeier.  
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21st Century and Contemporary German Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood, Birch

Biedermeier Eclectic Set, Unique Set of 6 Armchairs Each in Different Design
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Here the set of 6 Biedermeier armchairs. After the success of the first set I was able to make two more interesting sets from the collection that is probably the widest mid 19th ...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry, Walnut

Biedermeier Sofa in Birch, 1830s
Located in Brussels, BE
Biedermeier sofa in birch. Swedish work, circa 1830.
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1830s Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Biedermeier Chaise Longue Couch Art Deco, Swedish, Late 1800s
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish Biedermeier carved chaise lounge daybed couch in Classic darker honey French polish finish that brings out the figure in the top grade veneers. Measures: 217 cm. I...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Fine 19th Century Period Biedermeier Birch and Ebonized Secretary
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine 19th century German Biedermeier birch secretary with ebonized accents.
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Pair of Antique Vienna Biedermeier Silver Candleholders, Dated 1840
Located in Vienna, AT
Two baluster-shaped candleholders on a round, broad base, smooth finish with embossed and chased flower, leaf tendril and rocailles decoration on the base and bulge rings, achantus l...
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1840s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Silver

Biedermeier Sewing Table, circa 1830
Located in Praha, CZ
Solid original condition.
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood