Early 20C Pair of Mahogany Sheraton-Adams Style Night Stands. Presenting a RARE Early 20C Pair of…
PRESENTING A GORGEOUS Pair of Biedermeier Style Burl Yewood & Bronze Mounted Pillars.
Probably 20th Century and possibly made by the high-end manufacturer, Theodore Alexander of NY and S. Carolina.
Made of STUNNING burl yewood with a GLORIOUS patina.
Each pillar or Jardiniere, has acanthus shaped cast bronze mounts beneath the top and at the base of the central column. These add significant weight to the pieces to help keep them steady as well as looking beautiful.
Each sits on 4 bun feet.
Most definitely n the Biedermeier Style.
These pieces would look great displaying marble busts!!!!
The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848, during which the middle class grew in number, and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It began with the time of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars and ended with the onset of the European Revolutions of 1848. Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is used mostly to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design.
The Biedermeier period does not refer to the era as a whole, but to a particular mood and set of trends that grew out of the unique underpinnings of the time in Central Europe. There were two driving forces for the development of the period. One was the growing urbanization and industrialization leading to a new urban middle class, which created a new kind of audience for the arts. The other was the political stability prevalent under Klemens Wenzel von Metternich following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The effect was for artists and society in general to concentrate on the domestic and (at least in public) the non-political. Writers, painters, and musicians began to stay in safer territory, and the emphasis on home life for the growing middle-class meant a blossoming of furniture design and interior decorating.
Pair of Biedermeier Style Burl Yewood & Bronze Mounted Pillars.
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.
Condition: Near Mint.
Dimensions: Each pillar is 45.25″ Tall with a square top and base that is 10.5″ x 10.5″.
Pair of Biedermeier Style Burl Yewood & Bronze Mounted Pillars