Birch Beauty

by Liza Laserow

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XXX_8829_1346083171_1Karl Johan bookcase in birch.

XXX_8829_1303224231_1Pair of armchairs in birch in black leather.

XXX_8829_12977240A pair of Swedish birch benches. 

This blond look made its entrance in Europe as during the 1830’s. The style was originally developed in Germany but made its way up to Denmark and got the name Biedermeier. While mahogany was still popular in the northern parts of Sweden Birch was the preferred wood down in the southern regions. The style was more prominent in homes of the upper middle class .

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