This dresser is the perfect example of the first period of the Biedermeier, style of furniture design that started in Germany then evolved in Scandinavia and all Central Europe from 1815–1848.
Throughout the period, emphasis was kept upon clean lines and minimal ornamentation consistent with the basis of Biedermeier in utilitarian principles. 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 Biedermeier style was a simplified interpretation of the influential French Empire style of Napoleon I, which introduced the romance of ancient Roman Empire styles, adapting these to modern early 19th century households. Biedermeier furniture used locally available materials such as cherry, ash, and oak woods.
Stylistically, the furniture was simple and elegant. Its construction utilized the ideal of truth through the material, something that later influenced the Bauhaus and Art Deco periods.
This dresser is in excellent condition and full of charm. All the drawers can be locked and opened with the provided key. However, inside the top drawer are three smaller drawers, perfect to store your smaller items. So unique!
The small drawer to the far left has a chipped knob, but that doesn't take away from the functionality of the drawer.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825826835502
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 33" Width: 44" Depth: 18"
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany