'Biedermeier', with its revised introduction, serves as an unrivaled sourcebook for the furniture and décor of this period. Angus Wilkie traces the era's complex history, giving a broad cultural and social background to the work itself. Providing an overview of the astonishing variety of furniture produced by local cabinetmakers from Germany to Scandinavia, this text showcases candlesticks, secretaries, and spittoons crafted in rich fruitwoods and decorated with inlays and sunburst veneers.
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