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Of or relating to a type of furniture developed in Germany during the first half of the 19th century and modeled after French Empire styles.

[After Gottlieb Biedermeier, the unsophisticated imaginary author of poems written by Ludwig Eichrodt (1827-1892) and others.]


1. (Furniture) of or relating to a decorative and furnishing style in mid-19th-century Germany, characterized by solidity and conventionality
2. boringly conventional in outlook; bourgeois
[C19: after Gottlieb Biedermeier, a fictitious character portrayed as a conventional unimaginative bourgeois and the author of poems actually written by several satirical poets]


(ˈbi dərˌmaɪ ər)

of or designating a style of furniture and decoration popular in German-speaking areas in the early to middle 19th century, generally a simplification of French Directoire and Empire styles.
[1900–05; after Gottlieb Biedermeier]
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Es importante precisar que el germen de estas melodias requebradas se halla en el periodo que transita entre el siglo XVIII y el XIX: el estilo Biedermeier.
In the room's corners, she set Biedermeier chairs with seats covered in Scalamandre fabric.
Visiting in spring last year the Biedermeier cemetery St.
The lardons burned; he scraped them from the pan and brought a bag of rice crackers and a bottle of white wine over to the chipped and scratched Biedermeier dining table, which he'd found years ago in a Chicago junk shop and lugged to L.
Bruford's The German Tradition of Self-Cultivation: "Bildung from Humboldt to Thomas Mann (London: Cambridge UP, 1975), and at Virgil Nemoianu's The Taming of Romanticism: European Literature and the Age of Biedermeier (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1984), which situates German culture in the wider European context.
Liep that unless he pushes his daughter into the marriage, Biedermeier will take over the inn.
Donohoe seemed intent on avoiding the sentimental Schubert beloved of Biedermeier art.
Christmas festivities didn't evolve much further until the early to mid 19th century, coinciding with the rise of the bourgeoisie and its rather philistine preferences in art during that time, known as the Biedermeier period.
Contemporary fine art, as well as Biedermeier furniture and other antiques.
This idyllic baroque and biedermeier town on the banks of the Danube with parks, coffee houses, cafes, opera houses, palaces, art galleries and exciting contemporary museums, is utterly fascinating, and our hotel is located right in its nerve centre making it a perfect place to explore the town from.
Her 10 years in power were largely characterized by a new German Biedermeier era.