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Biedermeier Furniture

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Biedermeier Furniture: The Biedermeier style developed in Germany during the years 1815-1848 with the emphasis on clean lines and minimal ornamentation.   Following Napolean’s defeat at Waterloo Europe experienced a relatively peaceful period.   Political stability allowed the economy to flourish.    The advent and expansion of manufacturing and the consequent growth of a middle class resulted in expanded demand for finer decor.   More people with moderate (but newfound disposable) income sought less ornate but well styled furniture which was highly functional for their homes.  Biedermeier Furniture filled this need and has been described as Empire Furniture shorn of most of its ornamentation.  Examples of the Biedermeier  Furniture style can be seen at the following links:

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