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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

a-biedermeier-chess-set-19th-century

September 23, 2013

A charming little 19th century chess set from Germany or Austria. Sets like these were popular in Coffee Houses. The Biedermeier style reached its peak in the mid-19th century and ushered in a new era of bourgeoise domesticity after the swagger of the Napoleonic Empire.