Nussbaum Schrank aus dem 19. Jahrhundert - Louis Philippe

BIEDERMEIER FURNITURE & LOUIS PHILIPPE

Discover our selection of Biedermeier furniture and that of Louis Philippe! Handcrafted in the 19th century, they offer not only style but also sustainability. With their clear lines, they fit perfectly into modern living spaces, offering comfort and environmentally conscious living.

Biedermeier & Louis Philippe furniture

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Antique Biedermeier furniture

History and meaning

The Biedermeier period was an era in German and Austrian history that lasted from around 1815 to 1848. The name "Biedermeier" goes back to a fictional character named Gottlieb Biedermaier, who was portrayed in poems and stories of the time as the epitome of the simple, bourgeois lifestyle. The Biedermeier period was characterized by political stability, prosperity and an increased need for comfort and coziness. This development was also reflected in art and design.

The characteristics and meaning of Biedermeier furniture

Biedermeier furniture is characterized by simple elegance, clear shapes and fine materials. The furniture was usually made of local woods such as cherry, birch or walnut and decorated with elaborate veneers and inlays. Typical pieces of furniture were cupboards, chests of drawers, tables and chairs. Curved shapes were also characteristic, such as saber legs or curved armrests. Biedermeier furniture was not only beautiful, but also functional and practical. It adapted perfectly to the needs of the time and met the demands of cozy and comfortable furnishings.

Biedermeier today

Nowadays, antique Biedermeier furniture is very sought after and valuable. It is not only a symbol of the good old days, but also an expression of style, elegance and craftsmanship. Antique Biedermeier furniture is not only a beautiful decorative object, but also an investment in the future. It is timeless and retains its value and beauty for many years.

The change of Biedermeier furniture over the decades

Biedermeier furniture from Germany | 1815 - 1830

  • Clearly defined design with large veneered surfaces
  • Use of decorative grains
  • Elegant appearance thanks to shiny shellac polish
  • Handcrafted furniture with sawn veneers of several millimetres thickness
  • Regional differences: Northern Germany (strict, straight lines), Southern Germany (playful style), Western Germany (ash veneer), East (birch veneer), South (cherry or walnut wood)

Louis Philippe I French furniture style | 1830 - 1848

  • Furniture is no longer made exclusively by hand
  • Reduction in veneer thickness
  • Return of baroque elements under the influence of the new contemporary taste

Neo-Biedermeier | around 1850 - 1910

  • Revival of the Biedermeier style
  • Industrial production of furniture
  • Continued decrease in veneer thickness

FAQ l Biedermeier furniture

When was the Biedermeier period?

The Biedermeier period was an era in German history and lasted from about 1815 to 1848. Biedermeier furniture design was particularly popular during this time. The furniture is therefore at least 170 years old.

Is Biedermeier furniture in demand?

Yes, Biedermeier furniture continues to enjoy great popularity among collectors and lovers of antique furniture. Their timeless elegance, high-quality craftsmanship and fascination with the historical era make them sought-after pieces on the antiques market. Lovers appreciate the understated beauty and aesthetic sensitivity that Biedermeier furniture can bring to modern interiors. The demand for this classic furniture therefore remains.

How do I recognize Biedermeier furniture?

Biedermeier furniture is recognizable by its clear, plain shapes and elegant simplicity. It is made of fine woods such as birch, cherry or walnut and is often covered with fine veneers. The beautiful grain of the fine woods is the focus here. The furniture surfaces are often polished with shellac, which gives them a noble shine.