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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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Biedermeier Nightstand, South German 1820, Cherry
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier nightstand or small cabinet. This beautiful night stand or small cabinet dates back to 1820 and comes from Southern Germany. It has a pretty blinds door and one drawer. A...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

Antique 19th Century Biedermeier Roll Top Walnut Secrétaire, Desk, 1870, B2257
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique 19th century Biedermeier roll top walnut secrétaire, writing desk, continental 1870, B2257 Continental, 1970 Solid walnut and veneer Original finish Three quarter open galle...
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1870s Unknown Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Pine

19th Century Biedermeier Writing Commode, small Secretary, Birch, circa 1830
Located in Greven, DE
19th century small Biedermeier writing commode Germany (Brandenburg) Burl birch Biedermeier circa 1830 Dimensions: H x W x D: 93 x 97 x 51 cm Description: Three-bay writi...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Goldscheider Bust, Late 19th Century
Located in Budapest, HU
This fine antique bust portrays a beautiful moustached man - signed, stamped on the back "Goldscheider Wien".
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1880s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Terracotta

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Half Cabinet with Solid Columns
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very nice early Biedermeier half cabinet with one-drawer an two-doors flanked by ebonized columns from the time, circa 1810. A wonderful walnut veneer picture on a spruce wood corpus...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Spruce, Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Chair, Birch, Northern Germany, circa 1835
Located in Greven, DE
Biedermeier chair Northern Germany birch 19th century, circa 1835 Dimensions: Seat height 47 cm, back height 84 cm   Beautifully shaped chair from the Biedermeier period....
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1830s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Early 19th Century Biedermeier / Empire Cherrywood Chest of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Wonderfully simple rectilinear chest with 3 drawers covered with cherry veneer on a spruce body. The edges are finished with inlaid ebonized moldings. The locks have been repaired an...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry, Spruce

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Pair of Shovel Chairs
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful pair of Biedermeier era shovel chair, made circa 1825 with thick walnut and walnut veneer on spruce wood. The chair has been reupholstered in the traditional style with str...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Dining Table, Munich 1820, Walnut
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier dining table, Munich, 1820. The top of this exquisite original Biedermeier dining or center table is embellished with a beautiful walnut veneer. The baluster vase shaped ...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of German Biedermeier Classical Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of German Biedermeier classical silver candlesticks, circa 1820. Each: Upward tapering shaft on columnar base on raised foot. Classical ornamental borders with gadrooning, leaf-...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Silver

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

19th Century Biedermeier Secretaire, Mahogany with Marquetry, Denmark ca 1820
Located in Greven, DE
Biedermeier cylinder Secretary so called Seeländer Northern Germany / Denmark Mahogany Biedermeier around 1820 Dimensions: H x W x D: 226 cm x 121 cm x 59 cm Description:...
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Early 19th Century Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Armoire, Walnut Veneer and Full Columns, Austria, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Straightlined, unadorned neoclassical early Biedermeier Armoire from Austria, circa 1820. The two-door armoire or wardrobe has a beautifully selected, book-matched walnut veneer a...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut

Antique Swiss Biedermeier Silver Covered Chafing Dish
Located in New York, NY
Swiss Biedermeier silver chafing dish, 19th century. Round with gently curved sides and molded rim. Handle faceted stained wood. Beading. Cover gently raised with naïve-style flower ...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Silver

Painted North German Biedermeier Tall Chest of Drawers, circa 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A charming painted chest with four drawers in pine with three small interior drawers housed in the top drawer for small valuables. Included are two keys with all original working loc...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Leather, Pine

19th Century Italian Biedermeier Painted Pine Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful 19th century Italian painted pine table in original condition. A unique piece which is a great eyecatcher for your antique, modern, Space Age or midcentury interior. All p...
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Mid-19th Century Italian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Pine

Golden Biedermeier Wall Mirror with Floral Stucco Works, Austria, circa 1850
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful golden Biedermeier wall mirror out of Austria dating back to circa 1850. The precious surface shows extensive gilt techniques and artfully processed floral stucco motifs in...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Composition, Gold Leaf

Glass Liqueur Bottle, Late 19th Century
Located in Budapest, HU
Glass liqueur bottle, second half of the 19th century.
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Late 19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Glass

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 Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze

Fine Austrian Early Biedermeier Chest of Drawers
Located in Westport, CT
Fine Austrian early Biedermeier three-drawer chest of drawers with brass edging along its plateau and chamfered front sides finishing on straight tapered feet in a walnut and burl wa...
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Early 1800s Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Secretary
Located in New York, NY
Biedermeier secretary 19th century walnut burl, 1820s. Good size Biedermeier secretary having a folding desk top writing table with two large lower drawers outside. Inside having 8 d...
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1820s European Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Miniaturized Commode Jewellery Box with Rosewood Inlays, Early 19th Century
Located in Budapest, HU
Miniaturized Commode Jewellery Box with Rosewood Inlays, early 19th century.
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Late 19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Rosewood

Biedermeier Swedish Carver Chairs 1800s Antique Quilted Golden Birch
Located in LONDON, GB
Swedish Biedermeier Empire pair of carver chairs in highly quilted golden birch veneers finished in the Classic honey color French polish finish with ormolu roundel on the arms. T...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1890
Located in Chorzów, PL
Chiffonier, Northern Europe, circa 1890. Very good condition, after professional renovation, polished finish. Wood: walnut Dimensions: height 83 cm, width 113 cm, depth 51 cm.
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1890s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Walnut Dresser, Northern Europe, circa 1920
Located in Chorzów, PL
An antique chest of drawers from the beginning of the 20th century. Furniture in very good condition. dimensions: height 194 cm width 117 cm depth 54 cm       
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1920s Swedish Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Biedermeier Style Satin Birchwood and Ebonized Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Biedermeier style satin birchwood armchairs The plume shaped top rail extending to midway between the stiles, terminating in an ebonised fan shaped splat, above a s...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Upholstery, Birch, Birch

Pair of Biedermeier Bent Leg Burl Wood Tables
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic pair of Biedermeier burl wood veneer side tables featuring an unusual bent leg design. These Central European tables have a trefoil shaped top with scalloped aprons and tri...
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19th Century European Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Wood, Burl

19th Century Biedermeier Side Table Nutwood, Austria, circa 1840
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Charming round Biedermeier side table from the famous period circa 1840 in Austria. This 19th century side table stands on a solid wooden base and was veneered with beautiful nut woo...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Spruce, Nutwood

Biedermeier Period 1840s Walnut Console Table with Fur Style Legs and Paw Feet
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Austrian Biedermeier period walnut console table from the mid-19th century, with fur style legs and lion paw feet. Created in Austria during the second quarter of the 19th century...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Chaiselongue, Walnut Solid Wood and Brass, Germany, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Wonderful original neoclassical Biedermeier chaise lounge or daybed from Southwest Germany, circa 1820. The corpus is walnut solid wood and has been hand-polished with shellac (Fr...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Brass

Biedermeier Dining Table, Walnut and Roots Veneer, South Germany, circa 1825
Located in Regensburg, DE
Neoclassical three-legged round Biedermeier dining, center or saloon table from Lower Bavaria, South Germany, circa 1825. Star shaped veneer at the plate, veneered at the apron an...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Metal

Biedermeier Inlaid Mirror with Parquetry, Sweden, circa 1830
Located in Atlanta, GA
A slender Biedermeier mirror, with parquetry-inlaid frieze, and architectural pediment.  The mirror composed of two plates with beveled edges, and situated between two columns. Th...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Maple, Mirror

Antique Table from Around 1890
Located in Chorzów, PL
An antique table from the late nineteenth century, very good condition, after professional renovation. Year: around 1890 Origin: Northern Europe Dimensions: height 74 cm wid...
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1890s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Antique Table with Chairs from circa 1900
Located in Chorzów, PL
An antique table with four chairs from the turn of the century. Furniture in very good condition, chairs after renovation, were upholstered with new fabric. Dimensions: Table: ...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Oval Table from circa 1930
Located in Chorzów, PL
A stylish table from the 1930s. Dimensions: height 72 cm, width 99 cm, depth 64 cm A stylish table from circa 1930, made of mahogany wood, extremely elegant. The oval table top...
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1930s Danish Vintage Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Antique Chairs, Northern Europe, circa 1860
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique Chairs, Northern Europe, circa 1860. Currently, under renovation, it is possible to replace the upholstery. Wood: mahogany Dimensions: height 86 cm, width 50 cm, dep...
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1860s Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Table, Northern Europe, circa 1860
Located in Chorzów, PL
Biedermeier table, Northern Europe, circa 1860. Wood: mahogany dimensions: height 66 cm, length 110 cm, depth 78 cm
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1860s Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Antique Swedish Biedermeier Satin Birch Bookcase
Located in London, GB
A fantastic antique bookcase in solid satin birch, this was made in Sweden and dates from around the 1860-80 period. It is in the typical Swedish Biedermeier style. This is of ama...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

Antique Biedermeier Table, Scandinavia, circa 1850
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique Biedermeier table, Scandinavia, circa 1850. Very good condition. After renovation Wood: Mahogany Dimensions: Height 74 cm, width 131 cm, length 113 - after unfoldin...
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1850s Danish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Mahogany

Very Fine Biedermeier Period Tea Caddy of Bombe Form in Exotic Woods, Circa 1830
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very fine and visually striking Biedermeier Period tea caddy of exceptional quality, demonstrating a highly elevated form and a most complex application of exotic woods. The hinged...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Zebra Wood, Yew, Amboyna, Satinwood

Wooden Antique Special Overdoor or Over Mirror with Face
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Elegant antique wooden overdoor in Biedermaier style, with a beautiful female face. Suitable over a mirror also. O/6459.
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Fruitwood

Continental Biedermeier Influenced Light Walnut Neoclassic Commode, circa 1825
Located in Atlanta, GA
The body having one upper stepped drawer above three graduating drawers flanked by baluster shaped columns ending on Classic block-shaped feet.
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1820s European Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Bench, Birch Wood, Garland Inlays, South Germany, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
The bench is made from birch tree solid wood with rich inlays of ebony and ivory in form of a garland around the top of the chair. Upholstery fabric is made from a grained black cot...
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Ebony, Birch, Ivory, Fabric

Biedermeier Nutwood Trumeau Commode/ Dresser, Austria, circa 1825
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Remarkable Nutwood Trumeau commode or dresser made in the famous period of the early 19th century in Vienna, the epicenter of Biedermeier. This great sized Biedermeier commode from c...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Brass

Biedermeier Side- or Sewing Table, South German, 1815
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier side- or sewing table, South German 1815, walnut veneer. This classic unique Biedermeier table has two ebonized columns on each side, which stand on a walnut base connec...
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1810s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Sofa Couch Empire Settle Swedish 19th Century 3-4 Seat Loveseat
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish Biedermeier Empire sofa in top grade quilted figured veneers in a rich deep French polish finish. Lovely curved legs, arms and back with a fully sprung seat and w...
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Late 19th Century Swedish Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Birch

20th Century Mirror
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Gilded with 22-karat gold leaf with base and marble top. Measures: Mirror 83.5" H x 42.5" W  Bench 42.5 W x 18 H x 12.75 D.
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Early 20th Century Biedermeier Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Fine Biedermeier Austrian Lime Wood Mirror
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very fine Biedermeier wall mirror. First half of 19th century gilt and carved lime wood wall mirror from Austria. With a carved egg-and-dart outer burnished red painted and gilt su...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Fruitwood

Biedermeier Walnut Secretary
Located in Hudson, NY
Biedermeier Walnut Secretary Chest, Biedermeier walnut secretary with cabinet below. Desk has four small drawers and a letter shelf. Cabinet comes with one interior shelf. Lovely ...
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19th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Biedermeier Two-Drawer Commode
Located in New York, NY
Biedermeier two-drawer commode. Walnut with patinated brass details.
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1820s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Brass

Neoclassical Commode, Germany 1810-1820, Cherry
Located in Belmont, MA
Neoclassical commode, Germany 1810-1820. This elegant neoclassical commode is decorated with a beautiful cherry veneer. The two drawer commode stands on four pointed feet and has it...
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1810s German Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry

19th Century Biedermeier Cherry Pair of Wardrobes, Completely Restored, 1840s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Completely restored one-door Biedermeier wardrobe cabinets. Source: Austria (Vienna) Period: 1840-1849 Material: Cherry tree.  
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19th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry, Lacquer

Biedermeier 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

Early Biedermeier Period Walnut Console Table with Drawer, Austria, circa 1830
Located in Miami, FL
Absolute unique walnut wall console table artfully made in the early Biedermeier period circa 1830 in Austria. Made with finest walnut veneer, this rare console table features a hidd...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut

Small Brown Ash Biedermeier Side Table, Czechia Bohemia, 1830s, Shellac Polished
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Czech Biedermeier small table. Period: 1830-1839 Material: Walnut Shellac polished.
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Early 19th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Ash, Lacquer

Small Brown Elm Biedermeier Side Round Table, Austria, 1780s, Shellac Polished
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier - Classicism small table. Period: 1780-1839 Material: Elm Source: Austria (Vienna) Shellac polished.
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18th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Ash, Lacquer

Small Brown Walnut Biedermeier Side Table, Austria, 1830s, Shellac Polished
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier small table. Period: 1830-1839 Material: Walnut Source: Austria (Vienna) Shellac polished.
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Early 19th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Walnut, Lacquer

19th Century Biedermeier Restored Cherry Czech Mirror Dressing Table, 1860s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier restored mirror dressing table Period: 1860-1869 Source: Czechia (Bohemia) Material: Cherry-tree.
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19th Century Czech Antique Biedermeier Furniture

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Cherry, Mirror, Lacquer