The rectangular upholstered seat, with simple circular arm rest, supported on four sabre shaped legs.
(52” X 18”, 23”h)
The Biedermeier period spanned between 1815 and 1848. It was a term originally used to describe a specific style of furniture that was popular in 19th century Vienna. Biedermeier furniture was characterized by simple, graceful, curving lines as opposed to, on the one hand, the straight-line neoclassicism and antique motifs of Empire furniture and, on the other, the baroque or gothic elements found in the historicist style.” In time, Biedermeier developed into a description of art, architecture, and eventually, a social phenomenon centered on the family and private life (as Gerbert Frodl maintained it was, “an attitude toward life – a lifestyle rather than an artistic style like classicism or baroque.”).