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19th century Biedermeier Empire Neo-Classical st. burl walnut buffet

List: $48,800.00

19th century Biedermeier Empire Neo-Classical st. burl walnut buffet

List: $48,800.00

A handsome and high quality 19th century Biedermeier Empire Neo-Classical st. burl walnut buffet. The buffet is raised by topie shaped feet below a burl walnut frieze richly decorated by a twisted ribbon ormolu band that continues on the sides.... — Read More

  • Item # 5523
  • H: 39.5 in L: 77.25 in D: 23.5 in

    H: 100 cm L: 196 cm D: 60 cm

  • Continental
  • 19th Century
  • Ebony, Ormolu, Walnut
  • Biedermeier st. Read More, Empire st. Read More, Neo-Classical st. Read More
  • (Biedermeier st.) - This simplified version of the influential French Empire style adapted furniture and design to modern 19th-century households. Biedermeier furniture utilized locally available materials like Cherry and Ash woods rather than Mahogany, which became very expensive due to import taxes. Woods were stained to imitate the look of more expensive timbers. Being simpler and more elegant in style, there was a new focus on conveying truth through materials.
    (Empire st.) - Neo-Classical in style, it was inspired by the decorative motifs and characteristics of Greco-Roman models, characterized as noble and massive. Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony were the preferred woods. Brass or gilt mounts in the form of swags, festoons, laurel wreaths, torches, and mythological creatures were used. Also common were the Napoleonic emblems of the bee, the crown, and the letter "N". After Napoleon conquered Egypt, he was so inspired by what he saw there, and he instructed his cabinet makers to include designs of sphinxes, Cariatides, and other Egyptian figures, in their creations.
    (Neo-Classical st.) - One of the top design styles in modern interiors is Neo-Classical. Developed in the 18th century, artists of this time sought to move away from the abundance of decoration saw in the Rococo style and shift towards a more restrained and moderate style. As a result of this, excessive ornamentation was left behind with the new focus being on symmetry and minimalism. Architectural elements like columns and cornices were now the star of the show and were paired with linear furniture to showcase the beauty of the architecture. The Neo-Classical decorating style is modest and chic, with decorative pieces being strategically placed with moldings and cornices being the finishing touch. Tall walls, large expansive windows, and columns are key features of any Neo-Classical design.
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