Biedermeier mirror,sold

Nr. 137
Biedermeier mirror,

Biedermeier mirror, Rhineland around 1820.
Cherry wood veneer on soft wood corpus.

Height: 62 cm (24,41 inches) Width: 36 cm (14,17 inches)  Depth: 8 cm (3,15 inches)

Biedermeier mirror

This is a wall mirror designed in the style of the Biedermeier era (approximately 1815-1848). These mirrors were an important part of interior design in the Biedermeier style and were often used as decorative elements in living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways.

Biedermeier mirrors were typically rectangular and had frames made of noble woods such as cherry, pear, or mahogany. The frame was often designed to be simple and elegant, with a gentle curve at the corners. Sometimes, decorative inlays, carvings, or gildings were added to adorn the frame.

Our mirror, the Biedermeier mirror from the Rhineland, was made around 1820. It is veneered with cherry wood on a softwood body and has a Schinkel gable, which is very clear and simple in design.

“Schinkel gable” refers to a specific architectural feature that was popular during the Biedermeier era in German-speaking countries. It is named after the famous Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), who is considered one of the most important architects of the early 19th century.

A “Schinkel gable” is a gable or triangular wall that is often used as a decorative element on the front of a building. It typically has a simple, symmetrical design with a slightly curved profile and a decorative border along the edge. The gable is often decorated with sculptural elements such as reliefs or statues depicting classical motifs or mythological themes.

During the Biedermeier era, which lasted from about 1815 to 1848, there was a renewed interest in classical architecture and design, and the Schinkel gable became a popular decorative element in many buildings, especially in urban areas. The style is characterized by a focus on simplicity, elegance, and a harmonious proportioning of building elements.

Biedermeier at RSA Wiesbaden

You can find a wide selection of Biedermeier furniture and decorative art pieces. 
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