An Early 19th Century Biedermeier Sofa Probably Scandinavian
An early 19th Century Biedermeier sofa, probably Scandinavian. The sofa is made using satin birch timber heavly carved to create winged serpents or dragons. recently reupholstered in black striped fabric
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Dimentions 224cm Long x 62cm Deep x 110cm High
Stock number 3433
The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848, during which the middle class grew in number, and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It began with the time of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars and ended with the onset of the European Revolutions of 1848. Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is used mostly to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design. It has influenced later styles, especially those with origins in Vienna.