Settee

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Vienna, Austria
Settee, 1825/30
Walnut veneer on softwood, modern upholstery
37 × 52 × 27 3/16 in. (93.98 × 132 × 69 cm)
Purchase, René von Schleinitz Memorial Fund M2005.146
Not Currently on View

This startling modern-looking settee represents the pure approach to design and style that characterized the Biedermeier period around 1820. Examples such as this may be seen as a precursor to Modernism.

Publication History
Binggeli, Corky. Interior Design: A Survey. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2007, color illus. p. 160.

Milwaukee Art Museum News, June 2007, no page number, color illus.

Ottomeyer, Hans, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, and Laurie Winters. Biedermeier: The Invention of Simplicity. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006, p. 342, cat. II-39, color pl. 60. (German ed. cat. II-40)
Exhibition History
Biedermeier: The Invention of Simplicity, Milwaukee Art Museum, September 16, 2006-January 1, 2007; Albertina, Vienna, Austria, February 2-May 13, 2007; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany, June 8-July 2, 2007.


This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.