Biedermeier Mirror Empire Influence -SOLD


Looking glass of the first Biedermeier period still retaining Empire influence. Made of figured mahogany with ebonized parts and with ormolu brass ornamentes, the pediment top of Schinkel design. Totaly original retaining even its original back. Glass in perfect condition.

Biedermeier was an influential style of furniture design from Germany during the years 1815-1848, based on utilitarian principles. The period extended into Scandinavia, as disruptions due to numerous states that made up the German nation were not unified by rule from Berlin until 1871. These post-Biedermeier struggles, influenced by historicism, created their own styles. Throughout the period, emphasis was kept upon clean lines and minimal ornamentation. As the period progressed, however, the style moved from the early rebellion against Romantic-era fussiness to increasingly ornate commissions by a rising middle class, eager to show their newfound wealth. The idea of clean lines and utilitarian postures would resurface in the 20th century, continuing into the present day. Middle- to late-Biedermeier furniture design represents the a heralding towards historicism and revival eras long sought for.

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  • Origin: Austria-Germany
  • Dimensions: Width48 x Height110 cms
  • Location: Anticuarium Santander, Spain
  • Condition: Excellent, fully restored
  • Period: 1815-20
  • Free delivery within Spain: Yes


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