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Antique Display Cabinet
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
Napoleon III antique display cabinet. This beautiful breakfront kingwood display cabinet has a central wide door flanked by two glazed panels enclosing a mirrored interior. It is su...
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Antique 19th Century English Cabinets

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Bronze

  • Antique Display Cabinet
  • Antique Display Cabinet
  • Antique Display Cabinet
  • Antique Display Cabinet
H 61 in. W 57 in. D 15.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century Boulle Pier Cabinets
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of French 19th century Boulle side cabinets, having ebonized tops and sides, gilded ormolu mounts, glazed doors to each with red velvet interior and shelf. Classi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Brass

  • Pair of 19th Century Boulle Pier Cabinets
  • Pair of 19th Century Boulle Pier Cabinets
  • Pair of 19th Century Boulle Pier Cabinets
  • Pair of 19th Century Boulle Pier Cabinets
H 42.92 in. W 27.17 in. D 13.39 in.
Antique Collectors Cabinet Chest Mahogany Victorian 19th Century, circa 1875
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful antique 19th century Victorian mahogany collectors' cabinet, circa 1875, the molded top above two paneled doors enclosing seven pullout / pull-out drawers with brass hand...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Cabinets

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Mahogany

19th Century English Mahogany Carved Antique Vitrine or Display Cabinet
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Antique English Vitrine 1880s in mahogany wood. Important mahogany wood carving with decorations moved. Perfect for displaying your collection of small precious objects. Finely chise...
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Antique 1880s English Vitrines

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Wood

19th Century Dutch Bureau Bookcase
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent and important Dutch mahogany bureau bookcase, exuberantly carved and adorned with superb figural carvings, impressive scrolled feet and elaborate applied decoration....
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Other Bookcases

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Dutch Bureau Bookcase
  • 19th Century Dutch Bureau Bookcase
  • 19th Century Dutch Bureau Bookcase
  • 19th Century Dutch Bureau Bookcase
H 105 in. W 68 in. D 24 in.
Unusual 19th Century Cherry Enfilade from Picardie
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unusual one of a kind 19th century cherry enfilade from Picardie.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Buffets

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Cherry

19th Century Louis XV Style Buffet or Sideboard
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large early 19th century Louis XV style French buffet from Provence made of solid walnut. Beautiful character to the wood and fine hand-carvings of an urn and olive branches. An un...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Walnut

19th Century French Empire Walnut Fall-Front Secretaire
Located in Southampton, NY
Grey marble top above a single long drawer, two columns with gilded detailing on either side of fall-front desk enclosing six small drawers surrounding one larger drawer and original...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Secretaires

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Leather, Walnut, Giltwood

Cylinder Burl Walnut Pedestal Cabinet, Copenhagen, 1830-1840
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Cylinder burl walnut pedestal cabinet. Late empire. Oak beautifully veneered with walnut. A large front door that opens to reveal a set of four shelves. Copenhagen, 1830-1840.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Empire Cabinets

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Oak, Walnut

19th Century Scandinavian Birch Empire Bureau Secretary with Bookcase, c. 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine Scandinavian Empire/Biedermeier secretary in beautiful birch wood with mahogany interior, Denmark, circa 1820. The highly sculptural form makes this piece an outstanding ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Secretaires

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Birch

Italian Polychrome Credenza or Buffet with Faux Marble Top, Early 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful faux marble-top finish over a conforming base with two doors flanked by two rounded doors, each carved and painted with scrolling design and supports, opens to single she...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Credenzas

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted and Vernis Martin Vitrine
By Vernis Martin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French 19th century Louis XV Style gilt bronze-mounted and "Vernis Martin" style bombé tulipwood veneered vitrine cabinet with a Breche d' Alep marble top. The serpentine fron...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Marble, Bronze

19th Century Italian Renaissance Style Carved Walnut Sideboard Buffet Credenza
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful rare large sideboard from the 19th century in carved walnut wood. Walnut wood has a beautiful light patina. Door panels finely carved in walnut wood. On the front a sweet c...
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Antique 1880s Italian Sideboards

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Empire Walnut Commode or Chest of Drawers
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Important antique Italian Empire chest of drawers 1810s walnut wood. The commode is very refined linear and elegant. On the front two decorative pilasters. The walnut wood has a beau...
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Antique 1810s Italian Empire Dressers

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Walnut

French, 19th-20th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Vitrine by Haentges
By Haentges Freres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French, 19th-20th century Louis XV style mahogany and gilt bronze-mounted Vitrine by Haentges Freres. The single door cabinet surmounted with ormolu mounts with floral motifs,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Vitrines

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century English Mahogany Commode or Tall Chest of Drawers, 1850s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Antique English chest of drawers 1850s in mahogany wood. Very linear and essential with four comfortable drawers. On the front drawers with a particular rounded shape. Above the draw...
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Antique 1850s English Dressers

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Mahogany

Polychromed Italian Neoclassical Style Chest, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful shades of pale green painted on this 19th century chest. The top depicting a putti amidst a wreath band flora, the case with a bank of three drawers, each in urn and scro...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

19th Century Biedermeier's Mahogany Commode-Vertiko, 1840-1849, Germany
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD Biedermeier's commode (vertiko) Completely restored. Shellac polish used for the surface. Country of origin is Germany from period 1840-184...
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Antique 1840s German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Wood, Lacquer

19th Century Biedermeier's Walnut Commode-Vertiko, 1840-1849, Bohemia 'Czech'
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD Biedermeier's commode (vertiko) Completely restored. Shellac polish used for the surface. Country of origin is Czechia from period 1840-184...
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Antique 1840s Czech Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

19th Century Czech Bohemian Biedermeier Commode Vertiko, Cherry-Tree, 1820s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD Biedermeier's commode (vertiko) Completely restored. Shellac polish used for the surface. Country of origin is Czechia from period 1820-182...
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Antique 1820s Czech Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cherry, Wood, Lacquer

19th Century Military Campaign Chest of Drawers in Teak, circa 1870, No 23
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
19th century military campaign chest of drawers in Teak, circa 1870 No: 23 A 19th century military campaign teak chest of drawers circa 1870, the rectangular top over two short an...
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Antique 1870s British Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

20th Century French Drop-Front Oak Secretary Desk or Abattant
Located in Miami, FL
Secretaire a abattant, Spain circa 1900. The outside with fall front and one high drawer and one low door with compartment, beautiful marquetry oakwood . The wood inside opens to a c...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Biedermeier Secretaires

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Oak

18th Century Style Italian Walnut Comodini
Located in San Francisco, CA
Handsome small Italian three-drawer walnut commode, probably made in the late 19th-early 20th century. Consisting of period and later construction.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Style Italian Walnut Comodini
  • 18th Century Style Italian Walnut Comodini
  • 18th Century Style Italian Walnut Comodini
  • 18th Century Style Italian Walnut Comodini
H 27.5 in. W 25 in. D 13.75 in.
French Mahogany Sideboard
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent French sideboard is a work of both massive size and extraordinary craftsmanship. Carved entirely from luxurious mahogany, the bold piece of furniture reaches a width...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Sideboards

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Mahogany

  • French Mahogany Sideboard
  • French Mahogany Sideboard
  • French Mahogany Sideboard
  • French Mahogany Sideboard
H 88 in. W 102 in. D 21.20 in.
French Louis XV Style Off-White Painted Wood Enfilade with Drawers and Doors
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style painted wood enfilade from the 19th century with three-drawers over three doors. This French long buffet features a rectangular wooden top with beveled edges ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Wood

Asian Finely Hand Carved Sideboard from Java, Indonesia
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Very special and unique, fabulous Indonesian sideboard, great quality and very fine hand carved chest of three drawers with two doors. Very interesting work, Anglo-Indian style flow...
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Moorish Sideboards

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Wool

Antique & Good Size Early 1900s Tiger Oak Revolving Bookcase on Original Wheels
Located in Lisse, NL
Striking and sizeable oak bookcase with a gallery on top. Back in the earliest years of the 20th century not many people learned how to read. Even less people had the means to buy t...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Bookcases

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Brass

Antique English Mahogany Revolving Hidden Bar by "Halstaff and Co.", circa 1880s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English mahogany revolving hidden bar with cut crystal barware, made by "Halstaff and Company" London, circa 1880s. Located at 228 Regent Street, Halstaff and Company was pr...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Dry Bars

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Crystal

Painted Italian Commode with Faux Marble Top
Located in Washington, DC
A painted Italian commode with faux marble top.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Paint, Wood

Period Neoclassical Walnut Marquetry Chest of Drawers in Style of Magglioni
By Giuseppe Maggiolini
Located in Essex, MA
Period Italian or Milan three-drawer marquetry chest of drawers or commode. --Beautiful original marquetry work of neoclassical trophy. --Laurel leaf wreath --Bellflowers etc.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of D...

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Satinwood, Walnut

Antique Pair of Chinese Red Lacquer Compound Storage Cabinets, Stacked
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
Of rectangular form, the pair of square corner compound cabinets consisting of two sections, the top section known as hat chest and the lower section cabinet, each section with a pai...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer

Early 19th Century Small Cherry Nightstand or Pillar Cabinet
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Original Biedermeier solid cherrywood nightstand or pillar cabinet from Germany. Back and shelf is made of pinewood as usual. The opening handle is made of brass. The furniture is in...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Cabinets

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Cherry, Pine

Early 19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Half Cabinet or Sideboard
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very nice Biedermeier half cabinet or sideboard with two drawer an two-doors from the time, circa 1830. A wonderful walnut veneer picture on a pine wood corpus. The doors are also ve...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Oak, Walnut, Pine

19th Century Italian Charles X Mahogany Pair of Corner Cupboard Corner Cabinet
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Italian Charles X corner cupboard in precious mahogany wood and birch briar. The back inside is covered in green fabric. On the front two elegant decorative turned columns. Very part...
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Antique 1820s Italian Charles X Corner Cupboards

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Mahogany

Biedermeier Cabinet Bookcase, Austria, circa 1830
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Marvelous Biedermeier cabinet bookcase from the Biedermeier era, circa 1830 in Austria. Veneered in beautiful burr walnut and fine nut wood this slender antique cabinet features two ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Cabinets

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Blown Glass, Fruitwood, Nutwood, Burl

19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very beautiful Biedermeier chest of drawers with three drawers. The commode is made of solid and veneer cherrywood and dates circa 1840 from Austria. The inside of the drawers is mad...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of D...

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Brass

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of Drawer
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of Drawer
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of Drawer
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Cherrywood Chest of Drawer
H 33.67 in. W 46.07 in. D 23.63 in.
19th Century Biedermeier Solid Cherrywood Chest Of Drawer
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very beautiful Biedermeier chest of drawers with three drawers. The commode is made of solid cherrywood and dates circa 1825 from Austria. The inside of the drawers is made of spruce...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Commodes and Chests of D...

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Brass

Magnificent 19th Century Marble-Top Bombe Commode from France
Located in Pully, CH
Magnificent 19th century marble-top two-drawer bombe commode from Paris, circa 1880. This commode is made from rosewood and features exquisite floral marquetry decoration and origina...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Red Lacquer Cabinet with Multiple Carved Doors from China, Mid-19th Century
Located in Yonkers, NY
A 19th century Chinese red lacquer cabinet with drawers and doors. This Chinese red lacquer cabinet features multiple carved doors and drawers. The rectangular shape of this cabinet ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Brass

19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Cabinet, Ming style made in jumo wood. From Suzhou China, located close to Shanghai. Was formerly the largest city in Jiangsù province. Each panel made of one piece of wood. "Jumu wo...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

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Wood

  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
H 75.2 in. W 37.41 in. D 18.9 in.
French 19th Century Cabinet Signed Deny, Paris
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely high quality French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. cabinet, signed "Deny, Paris". This elegant mahogany and ormolu mounted three door and one drawer cabinet is raised by...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Ormolu

19th Century Cabinet by Lamb of Manchester
By James Lamb
Located in Uckfield, Sussex
An Exhibition quality cabinet by LAMB of Manchester. An ebonised mahogany, amboyna, satinwood, palisander and parcel gilt Etruscan revival cabinet of exhibition quality by LAMB of...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Early Victorian Cabinets

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Mahogany, Palisander, Satinwood, Giltwood, Amboyna

  • 19th Century Cabinet by Lamb of Manchester
  • 19th Century Cabinet by Lamb of Manchester
  • 19th Century Cabinet by Lamb of Manchester
  • 19th Century Cabinet by Lamb of Manchester
H 45 in. W 78.75 in. D 17.5 in.
19th Century Cabinet in Empire Style Mahogany Veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Mahogany on solid wood. High-arched, architecturally designed corpus, single-door base, open-sided shelf, flanked by columns with capitals and bases of finely chiselled bronze, sligh...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Cabinets

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Cabinet in Empire Style Mahogany Veneer
  • 19th Century Cabinet in Empire Style Mahogany Veneer
  • 19th Century Cabinet in Empire Style Mahogany Veneer
  • 19th Century Cabinet in Empire Style Mahogany Veneer
H 82.68 in. W 39.38 in. D 16.54 in.
French 19th Century Cabinet on Stand after Zweiner
By Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality Louis XVI style bombe fronted, marble topped cabinet on stand, having wonderful gilded ormolu scrolling foliate and monopodia mounts, the door opening to reveal s...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Mahogany

  • French 19th Century Cabinet on Stand after Zweiner
  • French 19th Century Cabinet on Stand after Zweiner
  • French 19th Century Cabinet on Stand after Zweiner
  • French 19th Century Cabinet on Stand after Zweiner
H 58.27 in. W 28.35 in. D 13.78 in.
English 19th Century Cabinet by Gillows of Lancaster
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A cabinet stamped by Gillows of Lancaster Constructed in thuyawood and walnut, rising from lobed and castored feet: over, a single long drawer, stamped with the maker’s mark ‘Gill...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Cabinets

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Brass

19th Century Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century Swedish natural light pine nightstand or cabinet used for holding a washbowl. Top lifts up to place wash bowl and door opens to interior drawer and cabinet space where t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

  • 19th Century Cabinet
  • 19th Century Cabinet
  • 19th Century Cabinet
  • 19th Century Cabinet
H 30 in. W 18.5 in. D 17 in.
Original Decorated Early 19th Century Cabinet from Dalarna, Sweden, Dated 1822
Located in Aabenraa, DK
Original decorated early 19th century cabinet from Dalarna, Sweden, dated 1822.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Baroque Cabinets

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Pine

Indonesian 19th Century Cabinet with Sunburst Motifs and Enameled Tiles
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indonesian antique cabinet from the 19th century, with sunburst motifs and enameled tiles. Created in Indonesia during the 19th century, this wooden cabinet features a linear silh...
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Cabinets

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Wood, Ceramic

Chinese Red Lacquered Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet with Chinoiserie Décor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period red lacquered cabinet from the 19th century, with chinoiserie décor. Created in China during the Qing dynasty, this cabinet captures our attention with ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty Period 19th Century Cabinet with Hidden Drawers and Panel
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period cabinet from the 19th century, with traditional hardware, two hidden drawers and a removable panel. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this woode...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty Period 19th Century Cabinet with Original Brown Lacquer
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period cabinet from the 19th century, with original finish and Chinoiserie motifs. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty period, this cabinet features a lin...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Indian 19th Century Cabinet with Metal Fretwork Motifs and Oval Medallions
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indian wooden kitchen cabinet from the 19th century, with metal fretwork motifs and oval medallions. Crafted in India during the 19th century, this kitchen cabinet features a mold...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Cabinets

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Metal

Chinese Brown Lacquered Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet with Painted Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period brown lacquered wooden cabinet from the 19th century, with hand painted motifs and two hidden drawers. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this br...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Brass

Unrivalled Pair of 19th Century Cabinets with Lacquer Panels
By Henry Dasson
Located in London, GB
A Fine Pair of Cabinets by Henry Dasson Constructed in amaranth and amboyna, and dressed with high quality ormolu bronze mounts, and Verdun Breccia marble platforms; rising from ta...
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Antique 1880s French Cabinets

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Breccia Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Japanese 19th Century Cabinet with Sliding Doors and Woven Criss-Cross Design
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese antique cabinet from the 19th century, with woven criss-cross design, sliding doors and hidden drawers. Created in Japan during the 19th century, this cabinet features a r...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Mid-19th Century Cabinet with Distressed Patina, Doors and Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty cabinet from the mid-19th century, with distressed patina, six drawers and folding doors. Created in China during the 1850s, this small cabinet features a simp...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet with Brown Lacquer and Double Doors
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period side cabinet from the 19th century, with brown lacquer and two pairs of double doors. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty period, this side cabinet...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Red Lacquered Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet with Carved Gilt Apron
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese red lacquered Qing Dynasty period cabinet from the 19th century, with round brass medallion, drawers and carved gilded apron. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty perio...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet from Shanxi with Original Red Lacquer
Located in Yonkers, NY
A North-Eastern Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th century elmwood cabinet from Shanxi with two doors and original red lacquer. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this red lacquered ca...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Elm

Chinese Qing 19th Century Cabinet with Original Lacquer and Hand Painted Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty period small cabinet from the 19th century, with original brown, red and black lacquer, two drawers and two doors. Created in China during the Qing dynasty, th...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

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19th Century Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 19th century cabinet for your home. Each 19th century cabinet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and mahogany. If you’re shopping for a 19th century cabinet, we have 34357 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect 19th century cabinet — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A 19th century cabinet made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Louis XVI — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 19th century cabinet over the years, but those crafted by François Linke, Gillows of Lancaster & London and Maple & Co. are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 19th Century Cabinet?

Prices for a 19th century cabinet can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $1,372,884, while the average can fetch as much as $4,735.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.