DEFINITION: Biedermeier

Biedermeier is a well-know style of antique furniture created in German-speaking countries in the early-to-mid 19th Century. Because furniture was created out of fruitwood (cherry, pear, etc), there's a very distinctive look to Biedermeier pieces. If you get a chance, there's a pretty thorough description on the history of the Biedermeier style on Wikipedia. Prices tend to be high given the age and fine craftsmanship of many furniture pieces. Enjoy these photos as an introduction!

Can you see the speckled wood 
that's characteristic of Biedermeier?

Biedermeier chairs
Biedermeier dresser
Photos from Flickr and Martha Stewart Living

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