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18th Century Lyonnaise Armoire in Carved Walnut Wood
Located in Dallas, TX
This fantastic walnut wood armoire was hand-carved in Lyon (southeast France) in the 1700’s. 18th century armoires from Lyon are quite distinct, thanks to techniques used by ebeniste...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century Period Regence French Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 18th century Period Regence French Finely Carved Walnut Oversized Armoire with Bun Feet. Original Key is included.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Carved Walnut Wedding Armoire from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique fruitwood "armoire provencale," is truly exceptional; crafted in France, circa 1760, this tall cabinet features exquisite carvings including the top pediment featuring a...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful and grand "Armoire Lyonnaise" from France was carved, circa 1760. The antique fruit wood cabinet stands on scroll feet over a scalloped apron, the cabinet features a d...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XIII Carved Walnut One-Door Armoire Bonnetiere
Located in Dallas, TX
This large, antique "bonnetiere" (one-door armoire) would make a beautiful addition to any living room or bedroom; crafted in the Perigord region of France, circa 1750, the single do...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Rare 18th Century Louis XV French Carved Walnut Armoire or Wardrobe
Located in Arles, FR
Rare and large 18th century French armoire or wardrobe constructed of walnut wood. This intricately carved Louis XV period piece features beautiful mirrored doors and a wonderful "ch...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Carved Wardrobe or Armoire
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and important antique wardrobe in solid walnut made in the late 18th century French Louis XV. Characteristic wavy line with wood carvings on the floral taste front. Beautiful c...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XVI Armoire Carved Walnut, South Germany, 1780
Located in Belmont, MA
This original 18th century Louis XVI armoire, which was made in South Germany around 1780, stands out for its finely carved walnut details. Festoons and flowers decorate the two door...
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Antique 1770s German Louis XVI Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Rare 18th Century Louis XIII Hand-Carved Walnut Chateau Armoire or Bonnetiere
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This exceptional 18th century walnut bonnetiere or armoire features hand carved deep relief panels with quadrofoils in its single door and a carved heart on its lower drawer. A class...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Two-Door Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique fruitwood "armoire Lyonnaise" was carved in France, circa 1760. The tall, impressive cabinet sits on scroll feet under the scalloped apron and features a bonnet...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Early 18th Century Walnut Louis XII Armoire with Carved Diamond Point Panels
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Exceptional large French Louis XII armoire from the early 18th century made of walnut and oak. 2 doors with external hinges and a large drawer in the base. So-called diamond panels...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut, Wood, Oak

French Solid Walnut and Oak 18th Century Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An impressive French two-door armoire in walnut and oak, the panelled doors featuring stars inlaid in contrasting timbers, and complex molded details surrounding the panels. The p...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

18th Century French Walnut Monumental Armoire with Single Drawer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th c. French Walnut Monumental Armoire with single drawer. This over-sized Armoire has it's original Hardware and finely carved panels.
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th Century) walnut carved armoire with double scroll top and 2 doors with carved border.  
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
H 98 in. W 54 in. D 21.5 in.
Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
The richly carved double dome cornice surmounted by a scallop shell and over frieze with inset panels alternating with floral roundels, over two arched doors each with cartouche form...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire
  • Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire
  • Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire
  • Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire
H 94 in. W 61.5 in. D 26 in.
18th Century Country French Armoire in Walnut with Arched Bonnet
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely French armoire in walnut with arched bonnet, fluted astragal between the two paneled doors with parquetry decorating the middle panel of each, and resting on carved escargot...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

18th Century Period Louis XV French Lyonnaise Armoire in Figured Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
A grand armoire in French walnut from the period of Louis XV, who ruled France from 1715-1774. A fine example from the Lyon region of France, renown in the 1700s for its superior pro...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th Century) two door large scale armoire in walnut with original hardware and shield, bird, and foliate carving on cornice.  
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
H 113 in. W 72 in. D 31.5 in.
French Early 18th Century Cherry and Walnut Wedding Armoire from Brittany
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV period cherry and walnut wedding armoire from Brittany from the early 18th century. This French armoire was born in the 1730s in Brittany, one of the prettiest area...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry, Walnut

18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Wood Wardrobe
Located in Cherasco, CN
18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Wood Wardrobe Size H 237 x W max 180; W min 168 x D 63 cm This large and important italian piedmontese wardrobe is made of solid walnut wood...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Wood Wardrobe
  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Wood Wardrobe
  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Wood Wardrobe
  • 18th Century Italian Carved Walnut Wood Wardrobe
H 93.31 in. W 70.87 in. D 24.81 in.
French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th Century) walnut carved 2 door armoire with center oval medallion with initials and draped with a carved wreath and bow knot.
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Antique 18th Century French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French Provincial Carved Walnut Armoire
H 99 in. W 64 in. D 28 in.
18th Century Wardrobe, Walnut Wood, armoire Provenzal "Bonnetiére"
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing French Provenzal "Bonnetière" or hat cabinet, 18th century, in solid walnut wood. Only one door that opens and inside there are several shelves. Curved legs, galloned corni...
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Antique 1790s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

18th Century French Louis XIII Walnut Two-Door Armoire from the Loire Valley
Located in Dallas, TX
This grand, monumental armoire is derived from the chateaux region of the Loire Valley of France. The region includes notable palaces including Chamborg, Chenonceau, Chevergny, Azay ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Louis 14 Armoire Paris in Walnut, End of the 17th-Early 18th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Very nice Parisian wardrobe called "lingère". Beautiful Louis XIV style walnut cabinet of the late 17th or early 18th century. This very beautiful walnut cabinet ideally proportioned...
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Antique Early 1700s French Baroque Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

French Provincial Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
This monumental Louis XV armoire exhibits the rare beauty of French Provincial furniture. Crafted of lustrous walnut, this armoire features double doors, one of which opens with the ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
H 118.88 in. W 73.5 in. D 30 in.
18th Century France Louis XV Provencal Wardrobes Credenzas Walnut Carved 1760s
Located in Roma, RM
Credenzas Provenzale wardrobe, of incredible workmanship, original hardware and of great workmanship. Carved walnut furniture, fantastic the love bow that embraces two choirs on the ...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 1790s Transition Walnut Armoire with Ribbon-Carved Crest and Apron
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French transition walnut armoire from the late 18th century, with carved crest and apron. Created in France during the last decade of the 18th century, this armoire showcases the d...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Beautiful Louis XIV Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautifully carved 18th century. Walnut armoire.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Beautiful Louis XIV Walnut Armoire
  • Beautiful Louis XIV Walnut Armoire
  • Beautiful Louis XIV Walnut Armoire
  • Beautiful Louis XIV Walnut Armoire
H 116 in. W 74 in. D 34 in.
Antique Walnut Renaissance Armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 18th Century Rennassaince Armoire is made out of solid walnut wood and has been completely restored. It features the original dark walnut patina finish, three large carved spira...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Renaissance Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass, Iron

  • Antique Walnut Renaissance Armoire
  • Antique Walnut Renaissance Armoire
  • Antique Walnut Renaissance Armoire
  • Antique Walnut Renaissance Armoire
H 90 in. W 74 in. D 30 in.
Country French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Bonnet Top Armoire Wardrobe Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large and stately 93" tall antique, 18th century, country French / Louis XV style armoire handcrafted in France of cherry and walnut wood. Item features a bonnet shaped cornice, hand...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Country Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

French 1740s Period Louis XV Walnut Armoire with Ribbon-Tied Floral Medallion
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French period Louis XV walnut armoire with bonnet shaped pediment, ribbon-tied medallion and carved skirt from the mid 18th century. Born in the middle of the reign of King Louis X...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 1750s Louis XV Period Walnut Armoire from Provence with Foliage Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV period mid-18th century walnut armoire from Provence, with bonnet cornice, carved bouquet, molded door panels, foliage motifs and low drawer. Born in southern Franc...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

18th Century Provencal Miniature Armoire or Verrio
Located in Winter Park, FL
A superb 18th c. French Provencal miniature armoire or display cabinet. Made of walnut with a pierced apron below a dovetailed drawer and a large glass door opening to two shelves, o...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Walnut

18th Century French Verrio or MIniature Armoire
Located in Winter Park, FL
An 18th century Louis XV style French Provençal verrio, or display cabinet made of solid walnut with chapeau de gendarme crown, shallow drawer and glass paned door with decorative ir...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Iron

  • 18th Century French Verrio or MIniature Armoire
  • 18th Century French Verrio or MIniature Armoire
  • 18th Century French Verrio or MIniature Armoire
  • 18th Century French Verrio or MIniature Armoire
H 36.75 in. W 25.5 in. D 10.25 in.
French Louis XVI Walnut Two Door Armoire or Cabinet
Located in Milford, NH
A fine French Louis XVI walnut two door armoire with removable molded cornice, its top panetière style door with turned spindle open panel window, opening to a single interior shaped...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Walnut

Antique French 18th Century Louis XV Wedding Armoire from Lyon
Located in Arles, FR
Fine French 18th century Louis XV armoire constructed from very good quality walnut wood from the region of Lyon (style Lyonnaise). Exhibiting a stunning patina that offers rich char...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Fine Louis XV Armoire, circa 1760
Located in Doylestown, PA
A museum quality Provencale Louis XV wedding armoire in walnut with beautifully carved and paneled doors, a chapeau gendarme cornice, great iron hardware, and carved cabriole legs. T...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Fine Louis XV Armoire, circa 1760
  • Fine Louis XV Armoire, circa 1760
  • Fine Louis XV Armoire, circa 1760
  • Fine Louis XV Armoire, circa 1760
H 97.5 in. W 60 in. D 25 in.
French 18th Century Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A grand 18th Century carved solid walnut armoire with the iconic, Chapeau De Gendarme crown over two tall paneled doors. All original steel barrel hinges and hardware. It opens to th...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

  • French 18th Century Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French 18th Century Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French 18th Century Carved Walnut Armoire
  • French 18th Century Carved Walnut Armoire
H 102.50 in. W 63.50 in. D 24 in.
Exceptional 18th Century French Carved Walnut Wedding Armoire from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique fruitwood "armoire provencale," is truly exceptional. Crafted in France circa 1760, this cabinet features an exquisite pediment with a pair of doves facing each other su...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Large 18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Add the elegance of old world France to your home with this tall, antique "armoire Lyonnaise" from France, circa 1760. The armoire has beautiful details throughout from the rounded c...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Early 18th Century French Hand-Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Austin, TX
French Louis XIV period armoire in solid, hand-carved walnut. From the mid-17th century, Lyon has been the capital of silk harvesting and manufacturing; the precious bolts highly pra...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Carved Wardrobe or Armoire
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and important antique wardrobe in solid walnut made in the late 18th century French Louis XV. Characteristic wavy line on the front. Beautiful curly carved feet. The solid waln...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Bombe Walnut Armoire Chest from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This important, tall antique fruitwood armoire "pantalonniere" was crafted in Southern France, circa 1750 (in the old days, a “pantalonniere” was used to store pantalons, French for ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Antique French Armoire in Walnut with Carved Phoenix
Located in Miami, FL
59" wide (52.5" at waist) x 24" deep x 85" high 18th Century Antique French Armoire in Walnut. Featuring carved phoenix, fleur-de-lis and folliage.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

French Mid-18th Century Walnut Louis XV Lyonnaise Armoire with Carved Shell
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French walnut mid-18th century armoire from Lyon, with richly carved décor and scalloped skirt. Born in the Rhône Valley during the reign of King Louis XV nicknamed "The Beloved", ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Walnut Wood Armoire from the Rhone Valley
Located in Dallas, TX
This magnificent blonde walnut wood armoire from the Vallee du Rhone is from the mid 1700’s during the Louis XV period. During the reign of Louis XV, asymmetry in furniture lines wa...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Walnut Wood Armoire from the Rhone Valley
Located in Dallas, TX
This magnificent blonde walnut wood armoire from the Vallee du Rhone is from the mid 1700’s during the Louis XV period. During the reign of Louis XV, asymmetry in furniture lines was...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Country French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Exquisite antique walnut "armoire Lyonnaise," circa 1760. Exceptional carving with all original shelving and hardware with oversize key. Beautiful triple bonnet top. Rich patina. Ver...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

Late 18th Century French Armoire
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A late 18th century French heavily carved walnut armoire with single-door opening to reveal three shelves over a low single drawer all with original iron hinges, pulls and locks. The...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Late 18th Century French Armoire
  • Late 18th Century French Armoire
  • Late 18th Century French Armoire
  • Late 18th Century French Armoire
H 97 in. W 66 in. D 30.25 in.
Fine Carved Solid Walnut 18th Century French Armoire TV Cabinet, circa 1780s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superbly carved French armoire from the 1780s that's been beautifully converted into a TV cabinet. The interior has a hold drilled into it for wiring and is lined in a beau...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Hand-Carved Walnut Louis XIV Armoire from Rennes, France
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This 18th century hand-carved walnut Louis XIV style armoire is from Rennes in Brittany, France and is dated 1784. The crown features rows of dentil moulding and sits above a beautif...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

18th Century Country French Louis XV Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Country French Louis XV armoire is an unusual example, featuring finely carved solid wood door panels rather than the more typical mirrored door. This combined with the ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Exceptional 18th Century French Carved Walnut "Cormorant" Bonnetiere from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Keep your home organized with this beautifully carved storage cabinet from France, circa 1760. This elegant walnut bonnetiere has an unusual focal point of a Cormorant feeding four o...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XIII Walnut Armoire with Bottom Drawer on Bun Feet
Located in Dallas, TX
Add a dose of French elegance to your bedroom or living room with this tall, fruit wood antique armoire from the Perigord region of France, circa 1750. Built in three sections for ea...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wrought Iron

18th Century French Carved Walnut Bonnetiere Raised on Straight Legs
Located in Savannah, GA
18th Century French Carved Walnut Bonnetiere having stepped cornice over single panel decoration flanked by molded chamfered corners. Raised on straight legs
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Country French Lyonaise Period Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
Magnificent antique Country French armoire with inlaid crown of the Maltese Cross, a symbol that dates back to the Crusades and the early European history. Hand-crafted from select F...
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Antique 1750s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood, Walnut

South German Walnut Armoire
Located in Round Top, TX
The gorgeous walnut of this armoire is set off by the exquisite carved details throughout the piece. Leaves, florals, and even a small cherub sitting atop a monogrammed panel all ind...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier German Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Walnut

  • South German Walnut Armoire
  • South German Walnut Armoire
  • South German Walnut Armoire
  • South German Walnut Armoire
H 77.5 in. W 69.75 in. D 26 in.
Elaborately Carved French Walnut and Fruitwood Armoire
Located in London, GB
French Walnut & Fruitwood Highly Carved Double Dome Top Marriage Armoire, Rennes, Brittany c.1770 The double arched pediment with elaborately carved frieze, topped with foliate cres...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

A French Carved Walnut Louis XV Period 1-Door, 1-Drawer Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
having a molded edge removable bonnet, large paneled and carved door flanked by stacked panels in accord with side panels, with new interior shelving, one bottom drawer, all with ori...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Exceptional 18th Century Walnut Wood Bonnetiere from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant French walnut wood, 18th Century bonnetiere has an unusual focal point of a Pelican and her four hatchlings in their nest. This represents the ancient legend that told o...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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18th Century Armoire Walnut Carved For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the 18th century armoire walnut carved you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A 18th century armoire walnut carved — often made from wood, walnut and metal — can elevate any home. When you’re browsing for the right 18th century armoire walnut carved, those designed in Louis XV, Louis XVI and Baroque styles are of considerable interest.

How Much is a 18th Century Armoire Walnut Carved?

A 18th century armoire walnut carved can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $9,580, while the lowest priced sells for $1,200 and the highest can go for as much as $95,000.

Finding the Right Wardrobes and Armoires for You

When shopping for antique and vintage wardrobes and armoires for your home, there are several things to keep in mind, not least of which is question number 1: What is the difference between an armoire and a wardrobe?

The difference between an armoire and a wardrobe is actually simple: An armoire is merely an ornate wardrobe. A wardrobe is a tall, streamlined storage cabinet that usually has some combination of drawers, shelves and hanging rods. Antique and vintage armoires, on the other hand, are freestanding, heavy wooden structures that typically feature decorative metal hinges and pictorial carvings. Armoires are large cabinets that aren’t outfitted with the varied storage features that wardrobes now commonly have. Armoires often have one or two doors and a hanging bar and allow for quick access. Whether a minimalist mid-century modern wardrobe or grandiose Victorian-era armoire is the right fit for you, both are highly functional furnishings and can be a smart storage solution.

Armoires have been around since medieval times, and initially they may have housed weapons and armor. In their early days, armoires were often adorned with elaborate carvings and lavish paintings, particularly in Renaissance-era France. During the 18th century and later, armoires were widely known as “presses” for hanging clothes, and they were so large that they swallowed up the room where they stood. In today’s modern homes, an antique armoire can be a striking, architectural work of art amid comparably unadorned furnishings. Whether you’re using your piece in the kitchen for cookware or as a food pantry, in the bedroom for clothes or in the living room as a media console, it will likely become a lovable focal point.

The evolution of the armoire can be seen in today’s corner wardrobes, which may rest on an asymmetrical base to account for corner placement, and even mirrored wardrobes, which feature a mirror affixed to the inside panel of one of the doors for convenience. Contemporary wardrobes commonly feature additional sliding trays and drawers and hanging space for clothing or linens, and the cabinet doors make them ideal for concealing televisions and computer monitors when such devices aren’t in use.

When choosing the right wardrobe or vintage armoire for your home, it’s good to have the following in mind: What are you planning to store in it? How much of what you’re storing will need to be housed in it? It should be big enough to accommodate your needs. What is the size of the room where your wardrobe or armoire will live? A large new piece of furniture in a modest space can easily become a hindrance if you have to navigate your way around it during your daily routine, so be mindful of the area you'll need in order to move freely.

Whether you are looking for an antique walnut armoire or a simple contemporary wardrobe, find the right piece for your home today on 1stDibs.