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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.
Pair of 19th Century, French, Cabinets with Marquetry
Located in Houston, TX
Charles X style walnut cabinets with marquetry and bronze mounts, open grill work. Narrow in depth, with columnar side rails.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Oak Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most impressive and large scale pair of French 19th century oak cabinets. The banded lower part with a moulded edge has two paneled doors on a plinth base. The upper part with a mo...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Oak

  • Pair of French 19th Century Oak Cabinets
  • Pair of French 19th Century Oak Cabinets
  • Pair of French 19th Century Oak Cabinets
  • Pair of French 19th Century Oak Cabinets
H 105 in. W 58 in. D 21 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Commodes
Located in Dublin, GB
A fine pair of 19th century French commodes in the Louis XV style. Constructed in bookmatched kingwood veneers, inlaid with floral motifs, richly decorated with fine ormulo mounts, t...
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Antique 1860s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

  • Pair of 19th Century French Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century French Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century French Commodes
  • Pair of 19th Century French Commodes
H 34 in. W 46.75 in. D 23.75 in.
Pair of Early 19th Century French Boulle Cabinets
By Etienne Levasseur
Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
An important pair of early 19th century French cabinets, almost certainly made by Pierre-Étienne  Levasseur. gilt bronze mounted ebony and ebonised, cut-brass, pewter and faux tor...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Cabinets

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Brass

Stunning Pair of 19th Century French Oak Cabinets
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning pair of 19th century French oak cabinets. Each having 2 drawers over 2 doors, and open interior shelving. The oak graining and figuring is absolutely exquisite.
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Antique 19th Century Cabinets

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Oak

Pair of 19th Century French Provincial Fruitwood Side Cabinets
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Louis XV style French Provincial side cabinets. Each with bottom door and one drawer. Walnut and fruitwood. Molded carved framed panel. Original finish. Cabriole legs. Great ...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Fruitwood, Walnut

Pair of French 19th Century Transitional Style Chiffoniers Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and small-scale pair of French 19th century Transitional style tulipwood, charmwood, ormolu and Brèche d'Alep marble chiffonier cabinets. Each five drawer cabinet is raise...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Late 19th Century French Satinwood Display Cabinets
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A pair of mid-19th century French Satinwood, black lacquer and gilt japanned Display cabinets in Louis XVI style. Each chequered frieze above the glass panelled door opening to a she...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Cabinets

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Satinwood

Pair of French Gilt Bronze-Mounted Cabinets, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Outstanding pair of 19th century French gilt bronze mounted two-door meuble d'appui cabinets. The greyish black marble tops over two gilt bronze-mounted doors, revealing a shelf, fl...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Boulle Inlaid Side Cabinets
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of French late 19th century French Louis XVI style Boulle side cabinets, each with their original white marble tops, red colored tortoiseshell with Fine engr...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Tortoise Shell

A pair of 19th Century French Ebonised Pier / Side Cabinets
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of 19th century ebonised pier / side cabinet, with gilded scrolling foliate ormolu mounts to the frieze, classical monopodia supports, a single door to each...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style patinated chests. Each chest is raised by fine circular tapered fluted legs below carved block rosettes and fluted columns that...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Commode À Portes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style patinated Commode à Portes. Each chest is raised by square tapered fluted feet below the straight fluted apron. At the center a...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of Vintage Steel Drawers, c. 19th Century
Located in Napa, CA
Pair of vintage industrial drawer sets. Patinaed steel.
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Antique 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

Pair of French Ebonized and Brass Side Cabinets, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
Pair of Ebonized and Brass Side Cabinets in the Manner of Andre Charles Boulle Constructed in bois noirci (blackened wood), being dressed with bronze mounts, having complex inlaid b...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Satinwood and Marble Bedside Cabinets
Located in London, GB
A pair of late 19th century French satinwood freestanding bedside cabinets having cottanello antico marble tops with frieze drawers above amboyna panelled doors and cupboards retaini...
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Antique 19th Century English Cabinets

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Satinwood

Pair of French 19th Century Mahogany, Gilt and Red Marble Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
A pair of French commodes in the Louis XV manner. Constructed in mahogany, dressed with gilt bronze mounts and having Languedoc rouge marble platforms; rising from swept cabriole ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Kingwood and Tulipwood Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lovely pair of French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood and tulipwood marquetry bombée chests. Each chest is raised by short cabriole legs with fine ormolu sabots that lead up t...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Three-Drawer Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and charming pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style patinated three drawer chests. Each chest is raised by circular tapered fluted legs below fluted columns which...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Japanese Lacquer and Marble Encoignure Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and most decorative pair of French 19th century Transitional style polychrome, Japanese lacquer, ormolu and Sarrancolin marble encoignure cabinets. Each corner cabinet is ...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV St. Kingwood and Tulipwood Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wonderful pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. kingwood and tulipwood commodes with ormolu mounts and their original marble tops. Each commode is raised by cabriole legs with e...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Siena Marble

Pair of 19th Century French Commodes, Louis XV Style with Marble Tops
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful pair of commodes having decorated fronts and Sides with leaf and floral motif satinwood inlays. Gilt bronze pulls and escutcheons. Contoured corners having Bronze mounts...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood, Satinwood

Pair of French 19th Century 2nd Empire Period Mahogany Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and high quality pair of French 19th century 2nd Empire Period mahogany, ormolu and patinated bronze buffets with their original mirrored hutches. Each buffet is raised by...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Transitional Style Tulipwood and Kingwood Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and extremely elegant pair of French 19th century transitional style tulipwood and kingwood cabinets. Each cabinet is raised by fine lightly curved legs with richly chased...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Belle Époque Period Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period mahogany, tulipwood, charmwood, ormolu and white Carrara marble commodes, attribut...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Italian 19th Century Neoclassical Style Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A unique and extremely decorative pair of Italian 19th century neoclassical style mahogany, giltwood, ormolu and marble chests. Each three-drawer chest is raised by handsome and rich...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Boule Cabinets Napoleon III, 19th Century
By Empire Furniture
Located in Madrid, ES
Title: Pair of Boule Cabinets Date/Period: 19th century Dimension: 56cm x 37cm x 134cm. Materials: Wood and bronze Additional information: Very nice pair of Boule Cabinets made i...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Wood

  • Pair of Boule Cabinets Napoleon III, 19th Century
  • Pair of Boule Cabinets Napoleon III, 19th Century
  • Pair of Boule Cabinets Napoleon III, 19th Century
  • Pair of Boule Cabinets Napoleon III, 19th Century
H 52.76 in. W 22.05 in. D 14.57 in.
Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gray Patinated Two-Drawer Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style gray patinated two drawer commodes. Each commode is raised by tapered fluted legs with a fluted frieze above. The two wide draw...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Japanned Commodes
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of 19th century Louis XV Style chinoiserie or Japanned bombe commodes with original marble tops Ormolu Mounts and beautifully executed Chinoise scenes of figures, horses, butte...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of Commodes, 19th Century French Marble Top Marquetry Bombe
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century French marble-top marquetry bombe commodes is a truly spectacular and rare find! Master craftsmen created the undulating naturalistic form of the casework, with ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Siena Marble, Bronze

Pair of French Louis XV Style Late 19th Century Rosewood Commodes by Cressent
By Charles Cressent
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XV (Late 19th Cent) rosewood two door commodes with bronze dore trim with singerie (monkey) design & shaped marble top (stamped: CHARLES CRESSENT)       
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany and Ormolu Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A grand and extremely attractive pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany, kingwood, and palisander cabinets with ormolu mounts. Each cabinet is raised on mahogany topie sh...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Ormolu

Pair of French Late 18th/Early 19th Century Louis XV St. Commodes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality pair of French late 18th/early 19th century Louis XV st. rosewood, ormolu, and Rosso Levanto marble commodes. Each important two drawer chest is...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century French Commodes, Marble Top in Verde, Bombe-Form circa 1890
Located in Houston, TX
Serpentine fronted marble top and bombe form, fitted with two drawers mounted with gilt bronze Trim, pulls and escutcheons. Accented with floral inspired marquetry inlays. The conto...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Corner Cabinets
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1870s Antique French Pair of Corner Cabinets feature-rich beveled marble tops and inlaid veneer doors and sides with brass keyholes and two wood shelves inside for ample storage...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

Pair of French 19th Century Floral Marquetry Side Cabinets with Marble Tops
Located in London, GB
Constructed in kingwood, with gilt bronze mounts; rising from bracket feet, the cabinets, a true left and right pair, have central doors dressed with well executed floral marquetry p...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Demi-Lune Chests with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Place this elegant pair of chests on either side of a king side bed and use them as nightstands. Crafted in Paris, France circa 1860, each cabinet shaped a half moon stands on fluted...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Semi-Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Marquetry & Gilt-Bronze Commodes
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine semi-pair of French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted tulipwood, kingwood and Satinwood floral marquetry Bombé commodes with a Brêche Violette marble top. The se...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of French parquetry inlaid, Louis XVI style side cabinets, early 19th century. Each having their original marble tops, inlaid decoration to the door fronts and si...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
H 33.47 in. W 36.23 in. D 16.15 in.
Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of 19th century Louis XVI style pier cabinets, each having their original black marble tops with canted corners, wonderful gilded ormolu mounts, marquetry in...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble

  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
  • Pair of Louis XVI Style Side Cabinets, 19th Century
H 39.77 in. W 31.11 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of 19th Century French Ebonised Boulle Cabinets
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good pair of 19th century Victorian ebonized Boulle cabinets. Each cabinet has a brass gallery to the top, with a single glazed door below. Each door is surrounded by i...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Napoleon III Vitrines

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Brass

Pair of Late 19th Century Kingwood and Marquetry Night Cabinets
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A most attractive pair of kingwood and marquetry night cabinets. On gentile cabriole supports. Terminating in gilt bronze sabots. Faded even honey color, French.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Cabinets

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Kingwood

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Marquetry Commodes, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine pair of French 19th century Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted floral marquetry Bombé commodes with marble-top. The later serpentine Beige Perlato marble tops above a con...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

French 19th Century Lingerie Chests Louis XV Style in Walnut Bronze Mounts, Pair
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of tall slender chests of drawers with seven drawers each, 19th century. Century with bronze hardware and drawer pulls. Burled walnut wood and good solid construction. Great f...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A great quality pair of 19th century French oak bedside tables with marble tops. Having moulded tops inset with original red and white veined marble. The cupboards below feature intr...
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Antique 19th Century Cabinets

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Marble

  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
  • Pair of 19th Century French Oak Bedside Tables
H 32.68 in. W 17.33 in. D 15.36 in.
Wonderful Pair of Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Parquetry Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful pair of late 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted parquetry cabinets. Brèche marble above a single drawer and two cabinet doors, raised by bronze spiral l...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Cabinets

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Bronze

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

Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Carved and Painted Bombe Two-Drawer Commodes
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a master suite with this elegant pair of antique painted chests of drawers. Crafted in France, circa 1890, the commodes with bombe front and sides, stand on cabriole legs ov...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Fine Pair of Late 19th-Early 20th French Louis XVI Commodes
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine pair of late 19th-early 20th century French Louis XVI kingwood and gilt bronze commodes. Original Carrara marble tops.   
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Early 20th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Pair of French Mid-19th Century Napoleon III Cabinet Vitrines
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A high quality and elegant pair of French mid 19th century Napoleon III ebonized fruitwood and ormolu cabinet vitrines. Each statement making vitrine is raised by clock supports with...
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Antique 19th Century French Vitrines

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Ormolu

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Scholars Cabinets
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of lacquered and decorated Chinese cabinets.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Cupboards

  • Pair of 19th Century Chinese Scholars Cabinets
  • Pair of 19th Century Chinese Scholars Cabinets
  • Pair of 19th Century Chinese Scholars Cabinets
  • Pair of 19th Century Chinese Scholars Cabinets
H 74.75 in. W 47.25 in. D 21.25 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style French Cabinets/Commodes of Bombe Form, Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
Exquisite pair of French commodes with bronze dore mounts and marquetry inlay. Bombe form with graceful curved leg ending in sabots. The cabinets are made of Kingwood and have sati...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

Matched Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Floral Marquetry Side Cabinets
Located in Madrid, ES
A matched pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style double door side cabinets with intricate multi-wood floral motif marquetry and gilt-bronze details. The central oval image area ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of French Painted Cabinets
Located in Stockton, NJ
A pair of French provincial painted wood cabinets or cupboards. Each with four adjustable shelves, wire front doors and brass hardware. Measurements are from largest top molding. Sol...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Wood

  • Pair of French Painted Cabinets
  • Pair of French Painted Cabinets
  • Pair of French Painted Cabinets
  • Pair of French Painted Cabinets
H 91.75 in. W 57 in. D 17 in.
Pair of 19th Century Ormolu-Mounted Mahogany Display Cabinets by Henri Picard
By Henri Picard
Located in London, GB
A remarkable pair of display cabinets By Henri Picard of Paris Constructed in mahogany, with extensive and superlative ormolu decoration. The cabinets of rectangular form, rising...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Ormolu, Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Country French Stripped Oak Corner Cabinets
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century Country French stripped oak corner cabinets is a rare find indeed~ especially when each has a rounded facade and a backsplash with candle shelves to make a wonderfu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Corner Cupboards

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Oak

Pair 19th Century King and Queen Compatible Marble-Top Commodes or Chest
By Pierre-Antoine Foullet
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th century king and queen compatible marble-top commodes. Each having a white and grey serpentine marble top above two deep drawers decorated sans traverse and ormolu mount...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Vitrines
By Paul Sormani
Located in New Orleans, LA
Paul Sormani's superb craftsmanship is most evident in this exquisite pair of mahogany vitrines. Elegantly set upon cabriole legs with paw feet, they are distinguished by flawless do...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Mahogany

  • Pair of 19th Century French Vitrines
  • Pair of 19th Century French Vitrines
  • Pair of 19th Century French Vitrines
  • Pair of 19th Century French Vitrines
H 62.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Fine Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Commodes
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and impressive pair of French 19th century Louis xv style gilt bronze-mounted kingwood, satinwood and tulipwood floral marquetry two-drawer bombé commodes attributed to F...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

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Pair Of 19th Century French Cabinets For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of pair of 19th century French cabinets is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique pair of 19th century French cabinets was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and stone. Pair of 19th century French cabinets have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Pair of 19th century French cabinets bearing Louis XVI or Louis XV hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. François Linke, Paul Sormani and Henri Picard each produced beautiful pair of 19th century French cabinets that are worth considering.

How Much are Pair Of 19th Century French Cabinets?

Prices for pair of 19th century French cabinets can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, pair of 19th century French cabinets begin at $245 and can go as high as $637,038, while the average can fetch as much as $12,000.

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.