This magnificent Desktop Vanity or Shaving Mirror is a true Gem of Biedermeier Wood Craft. It dates to 1830-50 and comes from Germany. It is beautifully conducted with mirrored Cherry Wood Veneer (Symmetry axes were generated by using two Veneer sheets coming from the exact same area of the wood stem). The drawers have a dove tails and even the drawer bottom and the Mirror cover were handsawn. The original antique mirror was beautifully cut. It has the typical simple and refined elegance of Biedermeier and would look stunning as a small Vanity for a classy Lady. The mirror is adjustable and the drawer opens and closes easily.
Measurements: circa 22 1/2" by 15" by 9"
Condition: In good antique condition. Some wear on the veneer. The mirror has some foggy spots. PLEASE SEE PICTURES
About Biedermeier Furniture:
Biedermeier was an influential German style of furniture design that evolved during the years 1815–1848. Throughout the period, emphasis was kept upon clean lines and minimal ornamentation. It was a rebellion against the baroque ornamentation. Social forces originating in France changed the artisan-patron system that achieved this period of design. The middle class growth originated in the Industrial revolution. The Biedermeier style emerged from the French Empire Style of Napoleon I, which introduced the romance of ancient Roman Empire styles, adapting these to modern early 19th-century households.
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