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Column 01-155 Blue Cupboard
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
A jewel-like flair imbues this exclusive cupboard comprising an inner wooden frame entirely covered in glossy materials that create unexpected, alluring reflections. The glass door i...
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2010s Italian Cupboards

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Brass

  • Column 01-155 Blue Cupboard
  • Column 01-155 Blue Cupboard
  • Column 01-155 Blue Cupboard
  • Column 01-155 Blue Cupboard
H 61.03 in. W 21.66 in. D 17.72 in.
Column 01 Set of 4 Blue Cupboards
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Evoking the charm of underwater color palettes, this set comprises four cupboards each measuring 55 cm in width, 45 cm in depth, and respectively 185, 170, 200, and 155 cm in height ...
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2010s Italian Cupboards

Materials

Brass

  • Column 01 Set of 4 Blue Cupboards
  • Column 01 Set of 4 Blue Cupboards
  • Column 01 Set of 4 Blue Cupboards
  • Column 01 Set of 4 Blue Cupboards
H 78.75 in. W 21.66 in. D 17.72 in.
Original Painted Blue Two Door, Two Drawer Cupboard
Located in Sheffield, MA
If you like original painted antique furniture your ship has arrived. The blue color is fabulous and the inside has multiple shelves and original hardware. there are simply no flaws ...
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Antique 1830s Canadian Cupboards

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Pine

Contemporary Column Set of Four Brass Glass Cupboards Storage Unit Blue
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
Column Set 01 Set of four separate containers with different heights. Back-painted glass door colored in blue tones, lacquered wooden interior and full height brass handle and sides...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Baroque Period Cupboard Niche Painted in Dark Blue
Located in Houston, TX
Baroque period cupboard niche painted in dark blue with secondary colors of gold, violet and pink. Dates early to mid-18th century and features built-in open domed cupboard. Dutch or...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Baroque Cupboards

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Wood

Antique Primitive Country Blue Distress Painted Stepback Cupboard Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century antique primitive country blue distress painted stepback hutch cupboard cabinet. Item features 3 pin and cove constructed drawers, 2 swing doors, very nice antique item,...
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Antique 19th Century North American Primitive Cupboards

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Wood

19th Century Original Painted Blue & White Jelly Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine early 19th century country original blue & white grungy painted Pennsylvania Jelly cupboard is in Fine condition. It has a back splash that is optional to put on or leave o...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Country Cupboards

Materials

Paint, Wood

Primitive Blue 1 Door Cupboard Rustic Farm House Pine Cabinet
Located in Wallkill, NY
Early one on this blue 1 door cupboard, 2 shelf storage. This was in a bathroom, but can be used anywhere in your home. Stunning patina on this one! It can out of Way Up State NY Won...
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Antique 1830s North American Primitive Cupboards

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Pine

Georgian Cupboard, Oak with Blue Paint, England, 18th Century
Located in Brecht, BE
A charming Georgian cupboard, oak, with old blue paint, made in England, in the 18th century.   
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Antique Late 18th Century British Cupboards

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Oak

Antique Pine Wood Primitive Corner China Cabinet Cupboard Blue Painted Interior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique pine wood Primitive Rustic corner China cabinet cupboard blue painted interior. Item includes a blue painted interior, upper glass doors, solid wood construction, beautiful w...
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Antique 19th Century North American Rustic Cupboards

Materials

Wood, Glass, Pine

Jim Rose One Door Blue Green Basket Weave Quilt Cupboard, Steel Art Furniture
By Jim Rose
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional one door cupboard. It is created from hot rolled steel and found steel. The legs are made from salvaged pipe. The panels on the door fronts and sides are...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Steel

Mid Century Retro circa 1950's Duck Egg Blue Kitchen Larder Cupboard or Unit
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this very cool and collectable retro circa 1950’s duck egg blue kitchen larder cupboard. A good looking well made and decorative piece, it has a solid wo...
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

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Wood

Shell Carved Blue Distress Painted Country French Style Corner Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stately 2 Part, Country French style, Corner Cabinet with Central Shell Accent. This impressive china cabinet / cupboard features a hand rubbed, antiqued light blue white washed fini...
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Late 20th Century Country Corner Cupboards

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Paint, Wood

19th Century New Jersey Arched Door Corner Cupboard with Blue/Gray Interior
Located in Milford, NH
A fine one-piece tulipwood or poplar corner cupboard with a molded cornice decorated with carved matchbook design surmounting two arched blind paneled doors, opening to a blue/gray p...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Column 01-185 Blue Cobalt
By Linee Studio
Located in Milan, IT
This luminous cupboard will effortlessly complement contemporary decors with its unadorned yet elegant allure. The lacquered wooden structure is hidden behind the glistening brass si...
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2010s Italian Cupboards

Materials

Brass

  • Column 01-185 Blue Cobalt
  • Column 01-185 Blue Cobalt
  • Column 01-185 Blue Cobalt
  • Column 01-185 Blue Cobalt
H 72.84 in. W 21.66 in. D 17.72 in.
Swedish Mid 18th Century Baroque Cabinet Light and Blue/Green Colours
Located in Aabenraa, DK
Swedish mid 18th century Baroque cabinet light and blue/green colours Sweden circa 1750.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Baroque Cupboards

Materials

Pine

Large Cabinet with Blue/Grey Metal Doors by Willy Van Der Meeren, Belgium, 1950s
By Willy Van Der Meeren, Tubax
Located in London, GB
A large cabinet by Willy Van Der Meeren for Tubax, Belgium, 1950s. The cabinet has a black metal frame and back, with blue and grey metal sliding doors with long, elegant fin-shap...
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Steel

Light Blue Painted, 1760s Swedish Baroque Corner Cabinet with Old Glass Doors
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish, 18th century period baroque corner cupboard with broken pediment, arched window, canted corners and old glass. Painted in a light blue color with wood coming through, this...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Baroque Corner Cupboards

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Wood

Vela 4-Door Blue Cupboard by Pierangelo Sciuto by EmmeBi
By EmmeBi
Located in Milan, IT
This modern and elegant four-door cupboard was designed by Pierangelo Sciuto and is part of the Vela collection (sail, in Italian) distinctive for the striking diagonal cuts of its f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

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Wood

Antique Swedish Blue Painted Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Round Top, TX
There is an understated elegance to this lovely cupboard which likely came from a Swedish country manor house. The natural pine has been given a (newer) blue painted finish, with sof...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Cabinets

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Wood

  • Antique Swedish Blue Painted Cabinet Cupboard
  • Antique Swedish Blue Painted Cabinet Cupboard
  • Antique Swedish Blue Painted Cabinet Cupboard
  • Antique Swedish Blue Painted Cabinet Cupboard
H 74.5 in. W 50.25 in. D 21.25 in.
19thc Original Blue Painted Wall Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19thc original blue painted wall cupboard from Tennessee. The hardware is all original and looks straight off the farm. Condition is good with wear to the paint and edges.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Adirondack Painted Furniture

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Pine

Blue and Green Pine Painted Hanging Cupboard
Located in West Chester, PA
This hanging cupboard has a three-over two-drawer arrangement over a paneled door with original escutcheon and pulls. The cupboard is painted an old dark-blue paint with green painte...
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Antique 19th Century Decorative Art

  • Blue and Green Pine Painted Hanging Cupboard
  • Blue and Green Pine Painted Hanging Cupboard
  • Blue and Green Pine Painted Hanging Cupboard
  • Blue and Green Pine Painted Hanging Cupboard
H 29 in. W 18.75 in. D 8.5 in.
Jim Rose Steel Furniture - Four Drawer Gee's Bend Blue Strip Quilt Cupboard
By Jim Rose
Located in Chicago, IL
This totally functional modern industrial cabinet is created from hot-rolled steel and found painted panels. The panels on the drawer fronts and sides are created from strips of blue...
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2010s American Shaker Credenzas

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Steel

18th Century Blue Chinoiserie Japanned Corner Cupboard
Located in Lymington, GB
An English early-18th century blue japanned corner cupboard, or cabinet. Queen Anne period, ca 1710. The door with pierced-brass butterfly hinges, and decorated with typical chinois...
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Antique 1710s English Cabinets

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Wood

Antique Primitive Blue Distress Painted Cupboard Cabinet Vanity Cast Iron Sink
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Primitive blue distress painted cupboard cabinet vanity cast iron sink. Item features blue distress painted finish, green distress painted interior, cast iron basin sink top ...
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Antique 19th Century North American American Colonial Cabinets

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Iron

Antique Blue Distress Painted PA Rustic Primitive Jelly Cupboard Pantry Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Charming early 19th century weathered and distressed handmade jelly cupboard with original blue painted finish from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Item features solid wood construction,...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Primitive Cabinets

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Wood

c.1880 English Georgian Blue Cupboard
Located in Chicago, IL
Great Antique English four door food cupboard that could easily be used in any room of the house.It was 100% restored including new Georgian blue over whiten finish-- difficult to get!
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Antique 19th Century English Cupboards

Materials

Pine

  • c.1880 English Georgian Blue Cupboard
  • c.1880 English Georgian Blue Cupboard
  • c.1880 English Georgian Blue Cupboard
  • c.1880 English Georgian Blue Cupboard
H 84.75 in. W 52.5 in. D 23.5 in.
19th Century Robin's Egg Blue Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1860's Cupboard from the Indiana countryside. This is in beautiful Robin's Egg Blue. A total of 5 shelves inside, three up and two below. The top has 2 doors, and the bottom, two d...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

  • 19th Century Robin's Egg Blue Cupboard
  • 19th Century Robin's Egg Blue Cupboard
  • 19th Century Robin's Egg Blue Cupboard
  • 19th Century Robin's Egg Blue Cupboard
H 72 in. W 40 in. D 15 in.
Antique Blue Hand Painted Nursery Cupboard
Located in Port Chester, NY
Antique blue nursery cupboard with delicate pastel hand painted flowers. One drawer with scalloped molding above it rests on top of the cabinet.
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Antique 19th Century Cupboards

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Wood

  • Antique Blue Hand Painted Nursery Cupboard
  • Antique Blue Hand Painted Nursery Cupboard
  • Antique Blue Hand Painted Nursery Cupboard
  • Antique Blue Hand Painted Nursery Cupboard
H 63 in. W 28 in. D 18.5 in.
Antique Original Blue Painted Swedish Cupboard, circa 1803
Located in Round Top, TX
The paint on this lovely cupboard is in exceptional original condition. Please examine the close up photos to appreciate the fine stylistic details and rare shade of blue. This style...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Cupboards

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Paint, Pine

Fantastic 19thc Original Blue Painted Jelly Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS ORIGINAL 19THC PAINTED ROBIN EGG BLUE JELLY CUPBOARD HAS A DUSTY ROSE PAINTED FRAMED DOORS.THE INTERIOR HAS A DUSTY ROSE WASH AND THE INTERIOR OF THE DOORS ARE ALSO TRIMMED OUT ...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

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Pine

19THC ORIGINAL BLUE BAKE CUPBOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
FOLKY ONE DOOR BAKE CUPBOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA IN AS FOUND WORN PATINA.THE DOOR HAS FOUR SMALL HOLES FOR THE HEAT TO EXCAPE AS WAS USED TO STORE PIES AND BREAD AFTER COMING OUT OF TH...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

Original Blue Painted Swedish Corner Cupboard
Located in Round Top, TX
Original Blue Painted Swedish Corner Cupboard. The lovely original paint with blue background, red trim and traditional floral motif on the door panels create the allure of this str...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Wood

19THC ORIGINAL BLUE/GREY FOUR DOOR CUPBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY ORIGINAL BLUE/GREY 19THC FOUR DOOR WALL CUPBOARD-GREAT ORIGINAL SURFACE WITH 19THC PORCELAIN DRAWER & DOOR PULLS-WONDERFUL OLD PATINA ON THE INSIDE SHELFS. GREAT SIMPLE FORM
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

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Wood

DIMINUTIVE ORIGINAL POWDER BLUE CORNER CUPBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18TH C. RARE ORIGINAL BLUE PAINTED CORNER CUPBOARD WITH ORIGINAL CREAM COLORED PAINT INTERIOR. THIS IS A VERY UNUSUAL SCALE AND IS A ONE PIECE CUPBOARD. IT IS FROM NEW ENGLAND AND WA...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Corner Cupboards

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Pine

One Door Painted Cupboard
Located in Sheffield, MA
The perfect size and perfect Canadian blue color makes this piece as charming as anything in our store. The arched door is special and inside are three original shelves. The paint is...
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Antique 1850s Canadian Cupboards

  • One Door Painted Cupboard
  • One Door Painted Cupboard
  • One Door Painted Cupboard
  • One Door Painted Cupboard
H 53 in. W 31 in. D 16 in.
Blue Decorated Mid 18th Century Swedish Baroque Cupboard
Located in Aabenraa, DK
Bluepainted mid 18th century Swedish Baroque cupboard Later professional painted and patinated.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Swedish Baroque Cupboards

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Pine

Spanish Hand-Painted Antique Kitchen Cupboard with Blue Tiles
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Spanish hand-painted antique kitchen cupboard blue tiles. This is a very nice all original painted Spanish Kitchen cupboard, 63" H x 38 1/2" W x 18 1/2" D. All the paintwork is o...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Cupboards

Rustic French 2-Door Cupboard Painted Blue with Carved Doors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This painted blue rustic French cupboard from circa 1900 features beautifully carved doors with geometric designs making it an attractive piece in many settings. The 3-shelf interior...
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

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Wood

19THC ORIGINAL BLUE PAINTED JELLY CUPBOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC ORIGINAL BLUE OVER RED JELLY CUPBOARD FROM A FARMHOUSE IN PENNSYLVANIA WITH ALL ORIGINAL HARDWARE AND FOUR SHELFS/SQUARE NAIL CONSTRUCTION AND GREAT COLOR WITH SUPER PATINA
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

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Wood

Antique Hand Painted Blue Swedish Corner Cupboard
Located in Round Top, TX
This original blue painted pine corner cupboard is a wonderful example of Swedish country craftsmanship. Note the curved front, the gently carved detail of the center section, the lo...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Wood

Exceptional Pennsylvania Blue Painted Antique Cupboard Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in Shippensburg, PA
VERY FINE AMERICAN PAINTED CUPBOARD OVER TURNED BOTTLE FEET Pennsylvania, c. 1820-40 Item # 1409APP01Q A truly marvelous work preserved in simply outstanding condition, this e...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Cupboards

19THC ORIGINAL BLUE PAINTED BUCKET BENCH-CUPBOARD FROM N.E.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
WONDERFUL ORIGINAL ROBIN EGG BLUE PAINTED 19THC BUCKET BENCH/CUPBOARD WITH DOOR-RARE FORM AND SCALE-GREAT CONDITION AND FOUND IN NEW ENGLAND,CIRCA 1860-1880
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

Materials

Pine

19thc Original Robin Egg Blue Pie Cupboard From The Midwest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS WONDERFUL FOLKY WALL CUPBOARD HAS SMALL ORIGINAL SCREENS AND CUT OUTS ONLY ON THE TOP SIDES OF THE CUPBOARD.OF COURSE THIS WAS FOR THE BREAD OR PIES TO BE STORED OR TO COOL DONE...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

RARE 19THC ORIGINAL BLUE PAINTED STEP BACK CUPBOARD FROM PENNA.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
EARLY AND RARE 19THC ORIGINAL BLUE PAINTED OPEN STEP BACK CUPBOARD IN AS FOUND CONDITION. WONDERFUL EARLY HAND MADE ROSE HEAD & SQUARE NAIL CONSTRUCTION.ALL ORIGINAL HARDWARE AND HIN...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

19th Century Blue Painted Two Piece Corner Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This two-piece, blue corner cupboard shows a distressed painted exterior and a white washed painted interior. The blue painted exterior is a over a white painted undercoat. There a...
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Antique 19th Century American Corner Cupboards

Early 19th Century, Two Door Paneled Pine Cupboard in Blue Paint
Located in Milford, NH
A nice example of an early 19th century two door pine cupboard in blue paint. The top door opens to two interior shelves, with the bottom door opening to one lower shelf. Each door h...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

Materials

Pine

18th Century New England Primitive Blue Painted Pewter Cupboard or Hutch
Located in Milford, NH
A fine Primitive American open top pewter cupboard in old blue paint, with molded cornice surmounting a three shelf open top with plate rails, flanked by reeded pilasters, over two f...
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Antique 18th Century American Rustic Cupboards

Materials

Pine

19THC ORIGINAL POWDER BLUE PAINTED TWO-PIECE CORNER CUPBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GREAT POWDER BLUE TWO PIECE CORNER CUPBOARD FROM PENNSYLVANIA IN PRISTINE CONDITION,ALL ORIGINAL HARDWARE AND PEG & SQUARE NAIL CONSTRUCTION .THIS CUPBOARD HAS WONDERFUL CUT OUT SKIR...
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Antique 19th Century American Corner Cupboards

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Pine, Poplar

English George III Chippendale Blue Painted Chinoiserie Corner Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A special piece for its restrained dimensions and exquisite surface decorations throughout, this Fine George III corner cabinet exhibits an overall blue painted surface highlighted b...
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Corner Cupboards

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Glass, Wood, Paint

19th Century Two Part Corner Cupboard in Old Blue Paint
Located in Milford, NH
A fine two part wooden corner cupboard in old blue paint, the open upper case with a red wash interior, and two shaped shelves, over a lower case with two doors which open to reveal ...
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Antique 19th Century American Corner Cupboards

18THC ORIGINAL ROBINS EGG BLUE BUILT IN CORNER CUPBOARD FROM NE
Located in Los Angeles, CA
FANTASTIC DIMINUTIVE 18THC ORIGINAL ROBINS EGG BLUE BUILT IN CORNER CUPBOARD FROM NEW ENGLAND.THE ORIGINAL CREAM COLORED INTERIOR HAS WONDERFUL PATINA AND GREAT SCALE.THE HARDWARE AN...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Corner Cupboards

Materials

Pine

Blue Step-Back
Located in Nantucket, MA
Blue painted step-back.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Canadian Cupboards

  • Blue Step-Back
  • Blue Step-Back
  • Blue Step-Back
  • Blue Step-Back
H 81 in. W 51 in. L 81 in.
Oversize Long Industrial Blue 8-Shelf Cabinet, 156"W
Located in Dallas, TX
Oversize Long Industrial Blue 8-Shelf Cabinet, 156"W History: Originally a shop server, belonged in the Flemish village of Lambersart. It is part of a rich history of weaving and ...
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Early 20th Century French Industrial Cupboards

Materials

Pine

Antique Original Blue Painted Narrow Storage Cabinet with Extra Interior Shelvin
Located in Round Top, TX
Both attractive and functional, you must see the interior of this blue painted storage cabinet to appreciate it fully. Notice the many shelves inside, allowing one to organize your o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Hungarian Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Antique Narrow Swedish Gustavian Blue Corner Cabinet, circa 1840
Located in Round Top, TX
Charming narrow pine Swedish Gustavian period corner cabinet with dentil carved details along all panels. It has recently been given a soft blue painted finish, gently distressed to ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Corner Cupboards

Large Blue Painted Gustavian Corner Cabinet from the 1880s
Located in Lejre, DK
Large blue painted Gustavian corner cabinet from the 1880s, in great antique condition.
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Antique 1880s Danish Gustavian Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood, Glass

Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Original Blue Painted Corner Cabinet
Located in Round Top, TX
An exceptional Gustavian pine corner cabinet from Sweden with slightly distressed original soft blue paint, circa 1810-1830. Made in two sections, the upper cabinet with it's bowed d...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

19th Century American Blue Painted Corner Cabinet in Eastern Shore style
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This carefully crafted cabinet is a visually stunning, deeply patinated and worn work with great form and sense of age. The faceted shape is just gorgeous - a pair of doors with six...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Chippendale Corner Cupboards

Pair of Vintage Brazilian Painted Wood Corner Cabinets in Soft Beige & Blue-Grey
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of painted wood corner cabinets. This pair of vintage Brazilian cabinets feature a single drawer over a lower paneled door. They rest upon flat bases, which are stepped out fr...
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20th Century Brazilian Corner Cupboards

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Wood

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Blue Cupboard For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal blue cupboard for your home. A blue cupboard — often made from wood, pine and softwood — can elevate any home. Find 70 options for an antique or vintage blue cupboard now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the blue cupboard you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each blue cupboard bearing Mid-Century Modern, Baroque or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. A well-made blue cupboard has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Linee Studio, Jim Rose and Tubax are consistently popular.

How Much is a Blue Cupboard?

The average selling price for a blue cupboard at 1stDibs is $3,925, while they’re typically $555 on the low end and $33,900 for the highest priced.

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.