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Biedermeier Tables, Stands & Consoles

A product of the rising middle class in German-speaking Europe, Biedermeier furniture blended the elegance of 18th-century French Empire and the solidity of 19th-century German. The maker reigned supreme in Germany and Austria from about 1815 to roughly 1850. Made across central and northern Europe, Biedermeier uncharacteristically catered to the decorating tastes and needs of the middle classes instead of the whims of the aristocracy.

Tables were among the first Biedermeier pieces in cities like Vienna and Berlin. Although rectangular drop-leaf center tables, dining tables, flip-top game tables, and needlework tables would become popular options, it is the Biedermeier round pedestal table that became an icon. The pedestal was ideally suited to the upwardly mobile lifestyle. It could be easily moved about and was multifunctional, allowing homeowners a surface for serving coffee and cake, creative brainstorming, or quiet recreation.

Unlike their high-end counterparts, Biedermeier tables used little gilding, silver hardware, or ornate carving. Their table legs and bases were often shaped like simple Greek columns. Their strongest design element were their skillfully applied wood veneers.

Today's admirers of Biedermeier tables appreciate the same attributes that drew people to them in the period: beauty, practicality, and comfort.


Quick Facts

  • In an October 2013 Skinner auction, a mid-19th century Baltic Biedermeier walnut veneer center table sold for $3,321
  • In 2015, a circa 1820 Austrian Biedermeier birds-eye maple gaming table sold at Freeman's for $1,088
  • In 2011 at Bonhams, a German Biedermeier oval-shaped, tripod-leg walnut table sold for only £60

Recommended Items at Auction

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Biedermeier Nähtisch Deutschland, 19.
Nov 13, 11:00 AM CET
Biedermeier Nähtisch Deutschland, 19.
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €1,400- €2,200
€1,4001 Bid
3 Schmuckstücke 2. H. 19. Jh.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
3 Schmuckstücke 2. H. 19. Jh.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
Runder Biedermeier-Tisch.
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CEST
Runder Biedermeier-Tisch.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1900 Bids
Ovaler Spätbiedermeier-Salontisch.
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CEST
Ovaler Spätbiedermeier-Salontisch.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Gemälderahmen: Biedermeierrahmen, 19. Jh.
Oct 30, 2:00 PM CEST
Gemälderahmen: Biedermeierrahmen, 19. Jh.
by Peter Karbstein - Kunst und Auktionshaus
Est: €30- €40
€200 Bids
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2x Biedermeier-Weingläser auf Stand mit Ziermonogramm "VL"
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
2x Biedermeier-Weingläser auf Stand mit Ziermonogramm "VL"
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€500 Bids
Beizentisch
Nov 06, 2:00 PM CET
Beizentisch
by Carmine Home
Est: CHF3,500- CHF4,500
CHF2,4000 Bids
Biedermeier Sekretär Um
Nov 13, 11:00 AM CET
Biedermeier Sekretär Um
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €1,500- €2,500
€1,5000 Bids
Biedermeier Sekretär Deutschland, 19.
Nov 13, 11:00 AM CET
Biedermeier Sekretär Deutschland, 19.
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €1,800- €2,800
€1,8000 Bids
Biedermeier Beistelltisch 19.
Nov 13, 11:00 AM CET
Biedermeier Beistelltisch 19.
by Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG
Est: €600- €980
€6000 Bids
BLUMENSTÄNDER, Biedermeier Stil,
Nov 19, 2:00 PM CET
BLUMENSTÄNDER, Biedermeier Stil,
by zeitGenossen Antiquitäten - Kunst - Design
Est: €0- €0
€700 Bids
NÄHTISCHCHEN, Biedermeier Stil, Kirschbaumfurnier,
Nov 19, 2:00 PM CET
NÄHTISCHCHEN, Biedermeier Stil, Kirschbaumfurnier,
by zeitGenossen Antiquitäten - Kunst - Design
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Biedermeier Tables, Stands & Consoles


Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG

Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Wendl

Auktionshaus Wendl

zeitGenossen Antiquitäten - Kunst - Design

zeitGenossen Antiquitäten - Kunst - Design