Biedermeier Bookcase, Thuringia ,sold

Nr. 146

Biedermeier Bookcase, Thuringia around 1815
Early period of Biedermeier
Cherry wood veneer on soft wood corpus.
Original fitting, lock, bases.

Height: 196 cm
(77,17 inches)
Width: 125 cm
(49,21 inches)  
Depth: 43 cm
(16,93 inches)

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Biedermeier Bookcase from Thuringia

A Biedermeier bookcase is a piece of furniture that was typically made during the Biedermeier period in 19th century Germany. The Biedermeier style is known for its simple elegance and restraint, which is also reflected in the furniture.

A typical Biedermeier bookcase is made of solid wood, such as cherry or mahogany. It often has a simple, rectangular shape and a glass door behind which the books are kept. Usually, the cabinets are adorned with simple moldings or ornaments.

The bookcase was a popular piece of furniture in the homes of the educated, affluent middle class and was often placed in libraries or living rooms. Today, it is a coveted collector’s item and is often offered in antique shops or at auctions.

Veneered on a softwood body, this architecturally structured bookcase with a dentil molding under a Schinkel gable is a typical, early Biedermeier cabinet. Beautifully continuous veneer. Original fittings, lock and stamp feet.

This is a beautiful piece of furniture that would fit well in a modern home thanks to its architectural structure.

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