Meaning of Biedermeier

Bie•der•mei•er

Pronunciation: (bē'dur-mī"ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to a style of furnishings common in German-speaking areas in the early to middle 19th century, generally existing as a simplification of the French Directoire and Empire styles, usually executed in fruitwood with much use of matched veneers, and often displaying architectural motifs.
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