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Large Scale 19th Century Painted Housekeepers Cupboard, Mesh Doors
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A large scale 19th century painted housekeepers cupboard. Displaying a pair of large wire mesh panelled doors, raised above a pair of sliding doors. Each section encloses a shelved i...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Cupboards

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Pine

Warm 19th Century Large Oak English China Cupboard Sideboard Cabinet
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classic large oak sideboard china cupboard having three shelves above three drawers with elegant tapering square legs and later brass hardware. Ridges are carved into each shelf for ...
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Antique 19th Century English Cupboards

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Oak

Large 19th Century French Corner Cupboard in Original Paint
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
This beautiful 19th century piece of furniture from France was and is a corner cupboard, which was once plastered in the corner of the room. Now it has a new back wall and you can ev...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Corner Cupboards

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Pine

Mid-19th Century Large Neoclassic Cupboard Bookcase Wardrobe in Massive Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Spectacular antique solid walnut wardrobe that can also be used as a bookcase, completely disassembled. Furniture restored and waxed. Missing any interior shelves and / or sticks to ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Cupboards

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Walnut

Large Cabinet/Cupboard with Antique Doors
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Add charm and storage with this newly built cupboard made from 19th century antique French louvered doors. Oversized for extra storage for the kitchen, mudroom, or just about any roo...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

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Wood

19thc Large French Lime washed Panelled Cupboard
Located in Leek, Staffordshire
Circa 1880. 19thc French lime washed panelled cupboard Kitchen, Bedroom, Hall or Boot room   Sourced from the South of France Measures: W162 x D40 x H233cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Cupboards

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Pine

  • 19thc Large French Lime washed Panelled Cupboard
  • 19thc Large French Lime washed Panelled Cupboard
  • 19thc Large French Lime washed Panelled Cupboard
  • 19thc Large French Lime washed Panelled Cupboard
H 91.74 in. W 63.78 in. D 15.75 in.
Antique Large Bow Front Original Painted Corner Cabinet Cupboard, Sweden
Located in Round Top, TX
Beautiful and stately, this large bow-front corner cupboard is a wonderful example of Swedish folk art and craftsmanship from the early 1800s. The lovely original hand painted panels...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Wood

Large Two-Tiered Corner Cabinet or Cupboard of Cherry with Paneled Doors
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French two-tiered corner cabinet or cupboard of cherrywood, with crown moulding over a canted front top tier, with two paneled doors enclosing a shelved interior, the canted b...
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Antique 19th Century French Corner Cupboards

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Metal, Brass

Large Oriental-Style Sideboard in carved Wood, with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay, 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large oriental-style sideboard in carved wood, with mother-of-pearl inlay; wrought iron handles; pewter wire inlay small losses of mother-of-pearl. Provenance the Old Palace Saint G...
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Antique Late 19th Century Algerian Islamic Corner Cupboards

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Tin

Spanish Large Pine Cupboard or Bookcase with Glass Vitrine, 19th Century
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish cupboard or bookcase with glass vitrine, constructed from a pine called "mobila" and original glasses of this period. Features a coffered case fronted by four la...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Bookcases

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Glass, Pine

French Large Pine Cupboard or Bookcase with Glass Vitrine, 19th Century
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish cupboard or bookcase with glass vitrine, constructed from a pine called "mobila" and original glasses of this perior. Features a coffered case fronted by four la...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Bookcases

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Walnut, Pine

19th Century Large Cupboard or Bookcase with Glass Vitrine, Pine, Spain Restored
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish cupboard or bookcase with glass vitrine, constructed from a pine called "mobila" and original glasses of this period. Features a coffered case fronted by four la...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Bookcases

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Walnut, Pine

19th Century Large Cupboard or Bookcase with Glass Vitrine, Pine, Spain Restored
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish cupboard or bookcase with glass vitrine, constructed from a pine called "mobila" and original glasses of this period. Features a coffered case fronted by two lar...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Bookcases

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Walnut, Pine

19th Century Large Cupboard or Bookcase with Glass Vitrine, Pine, Spain Restored
Located in Miami, FL
19th century Spanish cupboard or bookcase with glass vitrine, constructed from a pine called "mobila" and original glasses of this period. Features a coffered case fronted by four la...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Bookcases

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Walnut, Pine

19th Century Large Welsh Pine Bible Cupboard
Located in Leek, Staffordshire
19th century large welsh pine bible cupboard, circa 1890. Sourced from a chapel in North Wales in its original finish with a lovely color and patination. Four solid chamfered doo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Welsh Cupboards

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Pine

  • 19th Century Large Welsh Pine Bible Cupboard
  • 19th Century Large Welsh Pine Bible Cupboard
  • 19th Century Large Welsh Pine Bible Cupboard
  • 19th Century Large Welsh Pine Bible Cupboard
H 40.75 in. W 118.51 in. D 11.62 in.
Large Painted French Cupboard - Mid 19th Century
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A gorgeous glazed cupboard on a grand scale. Mid 19th Century French statement piece in early paint.
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

  • Large Painted French Cupboard - Mid 19th Century
  • Large Painted French Cupboard - Mid 19th Century
  • Large Painted French Cupboard - Mid 19th Century
  • Large Painted French Cupboard - Mid 19th Century
H 100.4 in. W 70.87 in. D 28.35 in.
Large 19th Century American Grain Painted Cupboard
Located in Hudson, NY
This impressive cupboard has a beautiful grain painted finish. Grand in scale with considerable storage capacity. There is a 5 inch "Step-back" on the upper level.
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Cupboards

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Pine

Large Antique 19th Century Hudson Valley Country Cupboard
Located in Hudson, NY
A very handsome antique 19th century country cupboard from the Hudson Valley NY. Nice scale and proportions, with two pairs of doors and 7 interior shelves. In its original greige pa...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Country Cupboards

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Wood

19th Century Large English White Limewash Housekeepers Cupboard
Located in Leek, Staffordshire
19th century large English white limewash housekeepers cupboard, circa 1890. Large scale limewash pitch pine housekeepers cupboard with contrasting ebonized mahogany knobs. Pane...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Cupboards

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Pine

Large 19th C English Pine Step-Back Cupboard
Located in Woodbury, CT
This authentic scrubbed pine cabinet in 3 parts is wonderfully utilitarian and features 10 commodious drawers, 14 large cubbies and 4 upper doors (not shown) that conceal whatever pr...
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Antique 19th Century English Cupboards

  • Large 19th C English Pine Step-Back Cupboard
  • Large 19th C English Pine Step-Back Cupboard
  • Large 19th C English Pine Step-Back Cupboard
  • Large 19th C English Pine Step-Back Cupboard
H 84.375 in. W 84.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Antique Housekeepers Cupboard Cabinet Solid Ash Large Victorian, 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A large late 19th century ash Housekeepers cupboard circa 1890 the large overhanging cornice over a large pair of panelled doors, opening to reveal fitted interior with numerous shel...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Cupboards

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Ash

Impressive Large English 19th Century Oak Antique Corner Cupboard or Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This is a very nice all original solid oak corner cabinet made in England in the early 1800s. It has the original Patina and also the original brass escutcheon. To the inside it has ...
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Antique 19th Century English Corner Cupboards

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Oak

Antique Hall Cupboard Solid Oak Victorian 19th Century, circa 1890, Large
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique hall cupboard solid oak Victorian, 19th century, circa 1890 A very handsome 19th century antique solid oak hall cupboard, circa 1890, the corniced top over two panelled do...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Cupboards

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Oak

Large Irish Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Grand Irish cabinet with two doors above, two drawers and two doors below. Top compartment could house a huge TV (door opening is 55" wide, 42" high). Great construction with multipl...
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Antique 19th Century Cupboards

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Wood

  • Large Irish Cupboard
  • Large Irish Cupboard
  • Large Irish Cupboard
  • Large Irish Cupboard
H 89 in. W 66 in. D 19 in.
Large Painted Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large painted British Colonial cabinet. Has three doors, each with 18 glass panels. There is also one drawer and interior shelving. Please note the beautiful floral tiles across the ...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Cupboards

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Sycamore, Teak

  • Large Painted Cupboard
  • Large Painted Cupboard
  • Large Painted Cupboard
  • Large Painted Cupboard
H 63 in. W 84 in. D 15 in.
Large Housemaids Cupboard
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large 19th century English painted housemaids cupboard with an internal depth of 22.5"(57cm), 1840 Dimensions 94 inches (239 cms) wide 30 inches (76 cms) deep 82.5 inches (210 ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Cupboards

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Pine

  • Large Housemaids Cupboard
  • Large Housemaids Cupboard
  • Large Housemaids Cupboard
  • Large Housemaids Cupboard
H 82.5 in. W 94 in. D 30 in.
19th Century Italian Solid Chestnut Large Corner Cupboard or Corner Cabinet
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Italian corner cupboard from the 19th century. High quality furniture in solid chestnut. Particular round front door. on the sides of the door, a small carved column. Large internal ...
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Antique 1880s Italian Corner Cupboards

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Chestnut

Very Large 19th century Continental Handpainted Armoire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Probably Swiss, Gustavian in feel, this is a beautifully handpainted large European armoire with 2 drawers, a shelf behind the top two doors, and room for another shelf or larger ite...
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Gustavian Cupboards

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Wood

Large 19th Century Burmese Colonial Haberdashery Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Large 19th century Burmese colonial haberdashery cabinet circa 1880. Here we offer a fine example of where English Regency style furniture meets oriental influence. We are plea...
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Antique Late 19th Century Burmese British Colonial Cupboards

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Teak

Large Country House Cupboard
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large early 19th century bleached pine glazed cupboard. Great looking country house cupboard, 1830. Dimensions: 88.5 inches (225 cms) wide 20.5 inches (52 cms) deep 79.5 inche...
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Antique 19th Century English William IV Cupboards

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Pine

  • Large Country House Cupboard
  • Large Country House Cupboard
  • Large Country House Cupboard
  • Large Country House Cupboard
H 79.5 in. W 88.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Large 19th Century Stripped Oak Confiturier from France
Located in Dallas, TX
This unique French stripped European Oak "cabinet" is known as a confiturier. These types of pieces were once used for storage of confit, or jars of preserves, jams and jellies. To...
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

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Oak

19th Century Large Swedish Painted Cabinet on Chest
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine architectural Swedish pine cabinet on chest, circa 1850. Consisting of two parts. Top section with architectural cornice. Double doors open to reveal four shelves. Bottom che...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Gustavian Cupboards

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Pine

Early Large Hanging Oak Cupboard
Located in Port Chester, NY
This is a very good piece of early oak, and can be a hanging wall cabinet, or can stand on the floor. Lovely panels and color. New knob.
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Antique 19th Century English Cupboards

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Oak

  • Early Large Hanging Oak Cupboard
  • Early Large Hanging Oak Cupboard
  • Early Large Hanging Oak Cupboard
  • Early Large Hanging Oak Cupboard
H 41 in. W 25 in. D 11 in.
Large English oak food cupboard
Located in Nantucket, MA
Large scale English oak food cupboard with two doors on top and two drawers on the bottom. Two pieces.
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Antique 19th Century English Cupboards

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Brass

  • Large English oak food cupboard
  • Large English oak food cupboard
  • Large English oak food cupboard
  • Large English oak food cupboard
H 70 in. W 57 in. D 21 in.
Large Swedish Gray Painted Cupboard
Located in Stamford, CT
Large gray painted cupboard with square pediment, circa early 1800s. The piece features a two-door cupboard with interior shelving and two drawers. The lower half includes another dr...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Cupboards

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Wood

  • Large Swedish Gray Painted Cupboard
  • Large Swedish Gray Painted Cupboard
  • Large Swedish Gray Painted Cupboard
  • Large Swedish Gray Painted Cupboard
H 84.50 in. W 52.00 in. L 84.50 in.
Large Scale English Housekeepers Cupboard
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Very good early 19th century English original painted linen/ housekeepers cupboard with an internal depth of 12"(30 cm), 1820 Dimensions: 103 inches (262 cms) wide 19 inches (48...
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Antique 19th Century English George III Cupboards

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Pine

Large Two Door Cupboard with Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome primitive cupboard with ample storage: two built-in shelves and six drawers.
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

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Brass

  • Large Two Door Cupboard with Drawers
  • Large Two Door Cupboard with Drawers
  • Large Two Door Cupboard with Drawers
  • Large Two Door Cupboard with Drawers
H 72.5 in. W 54.5 in. D 15 in.
Large Swedish Painted Cupboard, circa 1810
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A Swedish dining room cupboard with original shelving and three drawers in original paint, circa 1810.   
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Cupboards

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Paint

  • Large Swedish Painted Cupboard, circa 1810
  • Large Swedish Painted Cupboard, circa 1810
  • Large Swedish Painted Cupboard, circa 1810
  • Large Swedish Painted Cupboard, circa 1810
H 88.59 in. W 53.94 in. D 18.51 in.
Large 19th Century Swedish Painted Wood Corner Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Swedish 19th century Karl Johan corner cabinet made of painted fir wood wit raised panel doors. Two doors up and down. Centered on the piece is a small drop front desk area. ...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Corner Cupboards

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Paint, Fir

Antique French Cupboard Wardrobe Armoire Dresser Pine Large
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful large antique Provincial French solid pine armoire type cupboard, with two large panelled doors, the cupboard can be used for a variety of purposes and is extremely attra...
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Antique 19th Century Cupboards

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Pine

Large Antique German Historicism Oak Cupboard, circa 1880
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Original old German historicism cupboard, from circa 1880-1920. Completely made of oak. Elaborate carvings with partially full-plastic figures on the doors and the sides. Ideally sui...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Other Cupboards

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Oak

19THC LARGE PENNSYLVANIA ORIGINAL OYSTER PAINTED WALL CUPBOARD
Located in Los Angeles, CA
THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SOPHISTICATED PENNSYLVANIA COUNTRY FOUR DOOR PANELED WALL CUPBOARD HAS A WODERFUL MELLOW PATINA IN ORIGINAL OYSTER PAINT.THE INTERIOR IS FILLED WITH LOTS OF SHELFI...
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Antique 19th Century American Cupboards

Large Swedish Early 19th Century Karl Johan Painted Wood Corner Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Swedish early 19th century Karl Johan corner cabinet made of painted fir wood with raised panel doors, convex upper body, multiple inner shelves, angled sides and dentil mold...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Corner Cupboards

19thC English Large Country House Ebonised Housekeepers Cupboard
Located in Leek, Staffordshire
Circa. 1840 19thC English large Country House ebonised housekeepers cupboard. Twin door cupboards sat upon a full length plank top, supported by a trio of three drawer chests, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Victorian Cupboards

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Pine

Large Swedish 19th Century Karl Johan Corner Cabinet Made of Painted Fir Wood
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Swedish 19th century Karl Johan corner cabinet made of painted fir wood with raised panel doors. Two doors up and down, mall drop front desk and cutaway opening for storage. ...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Karl Johan Corner Cupboards

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Paint, Fir

Large Antique Pine Single Door Swedish Corner Cupboard dated 1853
Located in Round Top, TX
The beauty of this Swedish corner cupboard is in the aged look and rich patina of the pine. See the close up detail of the back panel that reveals the date of "1853." Lovely in its s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Pine

Large Irish Hutch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Irish Dresser from County Mayo with traditional Cupid's Bow details. Original wide boards back the plate rack with shelves showing through tenon construction. A very nice, early piece!
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Antique 19th Century Irish Cupboards

  • Large Irish Hutch
  • Large Irish Hutch
  • Large Irish Hutch
  • Large Irish Hutch
H 81 in. W 60 in. D 17.75 in.
A very large walnut & fruitwood hanging panetiere
Located in Nashville, TN
A walnut toned fruitwood panetiere . Probably for large manor or professional bakery . Turned spool design .Finials intact .the single door with carved partially clad female figure h...
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

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Wood

Large Swedish Pine Corner Cabinet
Located in Round Top, TX
Large Swedish Pine Corner Cabinet. Utterly beautiful, this bowed front corner cabinet is made of warm Swedish pine. Both stunning and functional, it is a rare find with 4 doors and 2...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Wood

  • Large Swedish Pine Corner Cabinet
  • Large Swedish Pine Corner Cabinet
  • Large Swedish Pine Corner Cabinet
  • Large Swedish Pine Corner Cabinet
H 75 in. W 49 in. D 23 in.
Antique Swedish Large Pine Corner Cabinet
Located in Round Top, TX
Large scale corner cabinet from Sweden. The age of the piece is reflected in the darker patina of the pine, which has been given a wax finish. Interior shelving and central drawer pr...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Pine

  • Antique Swedish Large Pine Corner Cabinet
  • Antique Swedish Large Pine Corner Cabinet
  • Antique Swedish Large Pine Corner Cabinet
  • Antique Swedish Large Pine Corner Cabinet
H 86.5 in. W 57.25 in. D 32.75 in.
Large 1 Door Pine Corner Cabinet, Sweden Dated 1853
Located in Round Top, TX
The beauty of this Swedish corner cupboard is in the aged look and rich patina of the pine. See the close up detail of the back panel that reaveals the date of "1853." Lovely in its ...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Wood

Large Antique Painted Danish Bow-Front Corner Cabinet
Located in Round Top, TX
This large corner cabinet provides excellent storage with spacious interior shelving. The paint was added later to the piece, likely in the 1920-40's.
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Antique 19th Century Danish Corner Cupboards

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Wood, Paint

Large Antique Swedish Corner Cabinet with Original Paint
Located in Round Top, TX
This large, original painted corner cabinet is a rare find. The original white painted finish has been gently worn down through the years to a perfect aged patina, combining a softne...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Corner Cupboards

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Pine, Paint

Large Antique Danish Bow Front Pine Corner Cabinet
Located in Round Top, TX
The lovely appeal of this tall bow front corner cabinet is due to the elegant Danish styling and rich patina of the aged pine. The cabinet is made in two sections, both with large bo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Corner Cupboards

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Pine

19th Century Large Chinese Elm Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine Quality Chinese Elm Cabinet Circa 1890. Excellent Colour On This Large Cupboard Which Features 4 Drawers At The Top And 3 Double Doored Cupboards. 2 Original Locks Which Func...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Cabinets

  • 19th Century Large Chinese Elm Cabinet Cupboard
  • 19th Century Large Chinese Elm Cabinet Cupboard
  • 19th Century Large Chinese Elm Cabinet Cupboard
  • 19th Century Large Chinese Elm Cabinet Cupboard
H 61.50 in. W 42.25 in. D 20.00 in.
Antique Tibetan Cupboard, Hand-Painted Chest, Large, 19th Century
Located in Somis, CA
Rare 19th century Tibetan cupboard has multiple tiers of display and storage. The top is of an open design with scrolled framework. The middle section features six drawers and one pa...
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Antique 19th Century Tibetan Furniture

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Wood

Antique Linen Press Solid Pine Cupboard 19th Century Victorian, Large
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A 19th century Victorian solid pine linen press / cupboard over chest, corniced top over single panelled cupboard door enclosing three shelves, above single long drawer with crystal ...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Linen Presses

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Pine

Antique Linen Press Solid Pine Cupboard 19th Century Victorian Large
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A large and imposing, tall and elegant 19th century Victorian solid pine linen press/housekeepers cupboard or pantry, corniced top over two paneled cupboard doors enclosing four shel...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Linen Presses

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Pine

Stunning Antique Pine Housekeepers Cupboard Circa Very Large 1890 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful large antique French painted Victorian pine "Housekeepers' cupboard, circa 1890, the corniced upper section with two panelled cupboard doors enclosing number of shelves, ...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Stunning Antique Pine Housekeepers Cupboard Very Large, circa 1890, 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful large antique French painted Victorian pine "Housekeepers' cupboard, circa 1890, the corniced upper section with two panelled cupboard doors enclosing number of shelves, ...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Pine

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Large 19th Century Cupboard For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic large 19th century cupboard available at 1stDibs. A large 19th century cupboard — often made from wood, softwood and pine — can elevate any home. A large 19th century cupboard is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Georgian and Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Large 19th Century Cupboard?

A large 19th century cupboard can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,500, while the lowest priced sells for $1,050 and the highest can go for as much as $65,000.

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.