The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities in the historical period between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleoinic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions. The Biedermeier period does not refer to the era of time as a whole, but to a particular mood and set of trends that grew out of the unique underpinnings of the time in central Europe.
These beautiful half doll girls are reflecting the fashion of the Biedermeier period, from hairstyle to dresses. The German firm Gebr. (Bros.) Heubach manufactured a series of Biedermeier girls with a very lifelike expression. Gebr. Heubach is well-known to collectors for their cute and lifelike piano babies, snow babies and children figurines. The size of the girls in the photo ranges from 15 to 17 cm. The doll in the green dress, which is displayed on a wooden stand, has overlong arms.