Learn about Biedermeier

Biedermeier, Empire and Art Deco have shared roots.

Often misunderstood, Biedermeier is a period 1815-1848 , that squarely sits between war and revolutions. It is a period that is not named after a royal personage, nor a fabulously talented designer or a gifted individual furniture maker. The name was coined AFTER that period passed. The name is made up of two words joined together: Bieder- ( meaning simple)and Meier ( a common German name) . It was first coined in a publication of a cartoon like character "Papa Biedermeier" illustrated in "The Flying Pages" a german periodical newspaper. He was a simple character and was quite oblivious to the world around him , a very decent chap with introspective tendencies, who didn't want to trouble anyone else.

Occupation and Empire

Under the French Imperial occupation by Napoleon's troops in Austria and the, as yet to be united, Germanic states in early 1800's , the French Empire style exerted much influence on architecture and design. However the Empire formality did not sit easy amongst the middles classes nor the farmers or workers . It reminded them of the foreign powers controlling their homelands. more...
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Two single Beds in walnut, Biedermeier style, currently configured as a kingsize and fitted with modern slat system. Length 208 cm, width 222 cm

A Biedermeier mahogany framed single bed, with panelled ends and carved scroll work, inset with two frieze drawers together with a hardwood side table, 200 x 125 x 105 cm.

Karellian birch queen size bed in the Biedermeier style, with a rounded head board, inset birch panel, continuous ormolu trim, ormolu mounted side columns, eagle styled capitols and a carved eagle to the centre

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