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The room represents the style of the period between the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and the March Revolution in 1848. Since the Napoleonic Wars, there had been a shortage of financial means and materials for elaborate interior design. A plain and functional style of furnishing emerged. Local wood types like cherry or ash were crafted into plain but solid pieces of furniture. The furniture also reflects an evident preference for symmetry, the obligatory glass cabinet filled with glass and porcelain, and the seating group consisting of sofa, table and chairs.

The name Biedermeier came from the „Flying Sheets“ magazine, a satirical publication that poked fun at the sluggish middle classes through the fictional characters „Biedermann and Bummelmeier“. The small sewing table and pearl-embroidered cushions on the sofa reflects an emphasis on domestic handicrafts, characteristic of the bourgeois retreat into the private sphere.