- 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.