Our London showrooms
Open Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm
Open Saturdays by appointment

Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C

Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
26 product images - click on image to zoom
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood Secretaire Chest 19th C | Ref. no. L106 | Regent Antiques
Ref: L106
Price: £3,500.00
A truly magnificent antique Swedish Biedermeier birchwood secretaire chest, circa 1820. The rectangular top features a...

A truly magnificent antique Swedish Biedermeier birchwood secretaire chest, circa 1820.

The rectangular top features a moulded cornice. The body features rounded corners with a curved drawer over the key-locked fall front, which opens to reveal a writing surface and a fitted masur birch interior.  The interior is fitted with two columns of five stacked drawers with bone knobs, flanking a center section with two long, two short drawers and three cupboards. Below the fall front are three full width drawers, all with hand-cut dovetail joints. 

Complete with working locks and keys.



A fabulous  example of the timeless Biedermeier style.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 89 x Width 102 x Depth 56

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 3 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Our reference: L106

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Biedermeier period,
refers to an era in Central Europe during which arts appealed to common sensibilities in the historical period between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions.

Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is predominantly used to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design.

Biedermeier was an influential style of furniture design from Germany during the years 1815–1848, based on utilitarian principles. The period extended into Austria and Scandinavia.

Throughout the period, emphasis was kept upon clean lines and minimal ornamentation. As the period progressed, however, the style moved from the early rebellion against Romantic-era fussiness to increasingly ornate commissions by a rising middle class, eager to show their newfound wealth.

The idea of clean lines and utilitarian postures would resurface in the 20th century, continuing into the present day. The Biedermeier style was a simplified interpretation of the influential French Empire Style of Napoleon I, which introduced the romance of ancient Roman Empire styles, adapting these to modern early 19th century households. Biedermeier furniture used locally available materials such as cherry, ash and oak woods rather than the expensive timbers such as fully imported mahogany. 

Biedermeier furniture and lifestyle was a focus on exhibitions at the Vienna applied arts museum in 1896. The many visitors to this exhibition were so influenced by this fantasy style and its elegance that a new resurgence or revival period became popular amongst European cabinetmakers.

This revival period lasted up until the Art Deco style was taken up. Biedermeier also influenced the various Bauhaus styles through their truth in material philosophy.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 89 x Width 102 x Depth 56

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 3 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Shipping:

We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.

UK shipping times are typically 3-5 business days.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom.

To request a shipping quote for the items in your cart, please click HERE.

Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom.

Returns will be processed within 2-3 business days of receipt.

Follow Us