- designating or of a style of chiefly middle-class German & Austrian furniture and interior design in the first half of the 19th cent., characterized by solidity, comfort, and deliberate simplicity of decoration
- designating or of the general middle-class German & Austrian culture of this period
Origin of BiedermeierGer, after (Gottlieb) Biedermeier, fictitious author of stodgy poems published (1855-57, and later) by Adolf Kussmaul and Ludwig Eichrodt to satirize German bourgeois tastes
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.
Origin of BiedermeierAfter Gottlieb Biedermeier , the unsophisticated imaginary author of poems written by Ludwig Eichrodt (1827-1892) and others