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20th Century French Louis XIV Style Cherry Small Sideboard, Buffet or Credenza
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Particular small sideboard or cabinet in solid cherrywood. In perfect French Louis XIV style with wavy legs and delicious carving. On the front a comfortable drawer and door with int...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Sideboards

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Cherry

Brutalist Small Cabinet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A Brutalist cabinet one of a kind.
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Late 20th Century French Brutalist Cabinets

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Oak

  • Brutalist Small Cabinet
  • Brutalist Small Cabinet
  • Brutalist Small Cabinet
  • Brutalist Small Cabinet
H 57.09 in. W 16.93 in. D 12.6 in.
French 19th Century Small Mahogany Triangle Cabinet with 2 Small Drawers
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 19th century small mahogany triangle cabinet with two drawers and round plate stand.
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Walnut

Maxime Old Small Cabinet
By Maxime Old
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco post-war cabinet in slip-matched ash parquetry with bronze pulls and mounts. Documented.
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Cabinets

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Ash

  • Maxime Old Small Cabinet
  • Maxime Old Small Cabinet
  • Maxime Old Small Cabinet
  • Maxime Old Small Cabinet
H 34 in. W 41 in. D 17.5 in.
Small Scale 19th Century French Walnut Cabinet with Marble Top
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This small scale late 19th century French walnut cabinet features a Saint Anne marble top. Fluted columns at the corners flank the door. The paneled door is framed with indented corn...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Cabinets

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Marble

Barte Small Low Cabinet by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Barte small low cabinet by LK Edition Dimensions: 117 x 55 x H 52 cm Materials: Oak tinted and black metal. Also available in different sizes. It is with the sense of detail a...
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2010s French Modern Cabinets

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Metal

  • Barte Small Low Cabinet by LK Edition
  • Barte Small Low Cabinet by LK Edition
  • Barte Small Low Cabinet by LK Edition
  • Barte Small Low Cabinet by LK Edition
H 20.48 in. W 21.66 in. D 46.07 in.
Small Art Deco Cabinet, Amboyna Roots, Leather and Brass, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful, rare, small Art Deco Cabinet / Wardrobe, Amboyna Roos Veneer, leather and brass from France circa 1930 Lovely yellow-brown Amboyna Roots Veneer (loupe d'amboine), high-...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Cabinets

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Brass

French Provincial Glass Door Cabinet, Small
Located in Port Chester, NY
French provincial two door cabinet with a molded edge rectangular parquetry top, two frieze drawers, glazed beveled glass doors a fixed interior shelf on a plinth base. Dimensions: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese French Provincial Bookcases

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Glass, Wood

  • French Provincial Glass Door Cabinet, Small
  • French Provincial Glass Door Cabinet, Small
  • French Provincial Glass Door Cabinet, Small
  • French Provincial Glass Door Cabinet, Small
H 36.25 in. W 34.5 in. D 13 in.
French Empire Mahogany Small Chest
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style late 19th century mahogany small chest with 4 drawers and bronze trim with a black marble top.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Cabinets

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Mahogany

  • French Empire Mahogany Small Chest
  • French Empire Mahogany Small Chest
  • French Empire Mahogany Small Chest
  • French Empire Mahogany Small Chest
H 35 in. W 25.75 in. D 16 in.
Early 20th French Renaissance Style Golden Oak Wood Small Cupboard China Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early 20th French Renaissance style golden oakwood small cupboard China cabinet. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, 2 swing doors, 10...
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Early 20th Century European Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Oak

Inlaid Louis XV Style Small Double Door Marquetry Cabinet
Located in Woodbury, CT
A rouge and white marble-top with canted corners corresponding to the cabinet front, above a single drawer. Below are a pair of marquetry inlaid doors. The marquetry of flowers in va...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Mahogany

Lahalle et Levard Side Table/Small Cabinet with Marquetry Drawers
By Lahalle et Levard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early Classic French Art Deco side table/small cabinet by Lahalle et Levard, circa 1920. 19.5” wide x 12” deep x 26” high, in purple heart, boxwood, other exotic hardwoods, mother-of...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Cabinets

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Bronze

19th Century Small Storage Cabinet Made of Palisander Wood
Located in Pully, CH
Elegant small French storage cabinet. Furniture of high quality made by Palisander, pleasantly decorated with floral ornaments and gilded brass in good condition, with some wear sign...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Cabinets

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Palisander

20th Century Lacquered Wood Small Cabinet with Chinoiserie Soapstone Decorations
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Early 20th century French beautiful small cabinet. Made of black lacquered wood, refined painted gold decoration. On each side, precious decoration with hand carved colored stones. O...
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Vintage 1930s French Cabinets

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Soapstone

Pair of Small Black Lacquer Cabinets Nightstands by J.C. Mahey, 1970s
By Jean Claude Mahey, Romeo Paris
Located in Paris, FR
Glossy black lacquer, paired with bright brass accents, feels crisp and luxe on this pair of small cabinets. Their boxy, simple style is typical of both the 1970s and designer Jean C...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Louis XVI Style Cabinet or Small Cupboard with Marble Top, Bronze Gallery
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Louis XVI Style versatile cabinet or small cubboard with marble top and bronze gallery. Rectangular white marble top with rounded corners surrounded by a bronze pierced gallery. The ...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

18th Century Louis XV Transition Small Cabinet Ecritoire Stamped by Bon Durand
Located in Berlin, DE
18th Century Louis XV transition small cabinet Ecritoire stamped by Bon Durand Excellent and rare small marquetry cabinet écritoire made and stamped by the important Parisian cabi...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Cabinets

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Bronze

Small Furniture, Solid Walnut, Biedermeier / Restauration, France, circa 1820
Located in Regensburg, DE
Simple, antique small furniture / pillar cabinet / Side table from Biedermeier period / french Restauration around 1820. Solid walnut, french polished with shellac hand rubbed. O...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Restauration Cabinets

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Brass

Louis XVI Night Stand or small Cabinet, France 1780, walnut
Located in Belmont, MA
Louis XVI cabinet (nightstand). Provincial France 1780. Walnut. This charming original Louis XVI nightstand or small cabinet has one drawer and a blinds door. It is in very good co...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Sideboards

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Walnut

Small Art Deco Bar Cabinet, Macassar Veneer, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Wonderful small Art Deco bar furniture / drinks cabinet from France, circa 1930s. Nice Macassar ebony veneer, lacquered with clear piano lacquer and high-gloss polished. On th...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Buffets

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Metal, Magnets

Pair of 19th Century French Small Cabinets with Marble Tops and Chicken Wire
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French small cabinets from the 19th century, with grey marble tops and chicken wire doors. Created in France during the 19th century, each of this pair of small cabinets fe...
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

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Marble, Wire

French Louis XV Style Small Walnut Satinwood Inlay Corner Curio China Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Impressive vintage French Louis XV style small walnut corner Curio China cabinet with satinwood inlay. Item features a serpentine front, ornate satinwood floral inlay, finely carved ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Corner Cupboards

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Satinwood, Walnut

1950s Small Multi-Drawer Jewelers Cabinet, Eighteen Drawers
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s small multi-drawer jewelers cabinet, eighteen drawers 1950s small multi-drawer jewelers cabinet, eighteen drawers. Very practical small multi-drawer storage cabinet with eig...
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Vintage 1950s French Shelves

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Beech

Small Antique French Yew Cupboard
Located in Port Chester, NY
An antique small cupboard from France. Very pretty. Made of yew wood with a deep, beautiful color and exceptional graining and patina. The cabinet door opens up to a shelf inside. Pe...
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

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Yew

  • Small Antique French Yew Cupboard
  • Small Antique French Yew Cupboard
  • Small Antique French Yew Cupboard
  • Small Antique French Yew Cupboard
H 28 in. W 16.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Small 19th Century French Bureau
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality late 19th century French Amboyna veneered ladies bureau / desk. Having Boxwood inlaid to the fall, that opens to reveal drawers and a compartment within. Raised on ele...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks

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Amboyna

  • Small 19th Century French Bureau
  • Small 19th Century French Bureau
  • Small 19th Century French Bureau
  • Small 19th Century French Bureau
H 31.5 in. W 25.6 in. D 18.12 in.
Period Louis XVI Small Marble Top Corner Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine and small Enconignure (corner cabinet) is constructed of book-matched and quarter paneled Tulip-wood veneer bordered by marquetry line inlays and marquetry stop fluting at ...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Corner Cupboards

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Marble, Ormolu

Small Commode Furniture End 19th Century
By France"
Located in Madrid, ES
Small commode furniture end 19th century Good condition Measures: 83 x 54 x 32 cm.
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Small Commode Furniture End 19th Century
  • Small Commode Furniture End 19th Century
  • Small Commode Furniture End 19th Century
  • Small Commode Furniture End 19th Century
H 32.68 in. W 21.26 in. D 12.6 in.
Oak Small Bookcase with Sliding Doors by Oscar, circa 1960
By Oscar
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Oak small bookcase with sliding doors by Oscar, circa 1960 furniture can be divided into two parts.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron, Rare Small Oak Storage Unit, "Edition Votre Maison"
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron, rare small oak storage unit, "edition Votre Maison", circa 1950-1960.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak

Small Shop Counter / Bar, 1930's, France
Located in Achterveld, NL
Beautiful old, pine, shop counter from a boutique shop in France. This patinated small counter or bar would not look out of place in any interior. Also nice as a bar or in the kitche...
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Vintage 1930s French Dry Bars

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Pine

  • Small Shop Counter / Bar, 1930's, France
  • Small Shop Counter / Bar, 1930's, France
  • Small Shop Counter / Bar, 1930's, France
  • Small Shop Counter / Bar, 1930's, France
H 32.29 in. W 51.97 in. D 20.87 in.
Small French Sideboard Credenza Buffet Walnut Midcentury
Located in Labrit, Landes
Midcentury small credenza sideboard French buffet circa 1950-1960 Solid walnut In good condition with minor signs of age and use.   
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Wood

Fine French Art Deco Small Bar
Located in Long Island City, NY
In walnut, with two niches, two bottom doors that open on an mirrored interior and one top up and down front door that opens on a sycamore interior, three original shagreen covered k...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dry Bars

  • Fine French Art Deco Small Bar
  • Fine French Art Deco Small Bar
  • Fine French Art Deco Small Bar
  • Fine French Art Deco Small Bar
H 30.75 in. W 33 in. D 11 in.
Small French Art Deco armoire/bookcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very nice and elegant French Art deco small Armoire, the color and the patina is much nicer in person, ALL SALES ARE FINAL, STORE CREDIT OR EXCHANGE ONLY
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Early 20th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

  • Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
  • Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
  • Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
  • Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
H 64 in. W 60 in. D 14 in.
Beautiful Mid-20th Century French Small Vitrine, Directoire Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful mid-20th century French small vitrine, Directoire style.
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Mid-20th Century French Directoire Vitrines

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Oak

Small French Art Deco Sideboard, Macassar and Black Lacquer, 1930s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Small French Art Deco sideboard, macassar and black lacquer, 1930s Provenience: France, 1930s Macassar veneered and lacquered on the doors. Black piano lacquer on the legs, sides an...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Brass

Contemporary Handmade Unique Sideboard or small Davenport made in France
By Eric Blanc
Located in DE
This is a beatuiful sideboard with interior shelves handmade and designed in France by Eric Blanc. The front is covered with a unique artwork by artist Gaetan de Seguin. It is a capt...
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21st Century and Contemporary French International Style Sideboards

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Cut Steel

French Small Buffet Louis XV Style 20th Century and Varnished
Located in Stuart, FL
French antique small Buffet Louis XV style with 2 doors, from 20th century made in walnut and varnished.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Walnut

Directoire Style Small 2 Doors Sideboard in Cherry, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This 2 doors small sideboard ( "mini-bahut") is a hand crafted reproduction of the French Directoire Style at the end of the 18th century. This period style is remarkable with its...
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2010s French Neoclassical Sideboards

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Brass

Small Art Deco Sideboard / Buffet, Black Lacquer, Nickel, France, circa 1925
Located in Regensburg, DE
Small Art Deco sideboard / buffet, black lacquer, nickel, France circa 1925 Small black Art Deco sideboard with display cabinet / bar compartment from France circa 1925. Original...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Nickel

Small Vintage French Armoire with Carved Period Door
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Small vintage (mid-20th Century) French armoire, constructed around a striking period door from the late 18th or early 19th century. Beautiful patina and scroll carving on the door.  
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Antique Early 19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

19th Century Small Commode, France
Located in Belmont, MA
Exquisite small commode with elegant flower marquetry made of rosewood, kingwood and satinwood. Three drawers. The sides and back show a mirrored rosewood veneer pattern. With marble...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Kingwood

  • 19th Century Small Commode, France
  • 19th Century Small Commode, France
  • 19th Century Small Commode, France
  • 19th Century Small Commode, France
H 29.13 in. W 19.68 in. D 13.38 in.
Small French 18th Century Chest
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality 18th century Regence period bombe fronted commode. Marble topped, ormolu-mounted, the drawer fronts having quartered veneers and crossbanded, raised on out swept legs,...
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Antique 18th Century French Régence Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

  • Small French 18th Century Chest
  • Small French 18th Century Chest
  • Small French 18th Century Chest
  • Small French 18th Century Chest
H 33.47 in. W 20.48 in. D 13 in.
Small 19th Century French Studded Chest, Trunk
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A small 19th century French studded and cloth-bound chest. Covered in the original green and white cloth decorated with brass studs and brass bound edges. Displaying a domed top, rai...
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Antique 19th Century European Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • Small 19th Century French Studded Chest, Trunk
  • Small 19th Century French Studded Chest, Trunk
  • Small 19th Century French Studded Chest, Trunk
  • Small 19th Century French Studded Chest, Trunk
H 16.54 in. W 17.33 in. D 8.27 in.
Antique French Brass Bronze Glass Small Carriage Clock Mini Figure Display Case
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French brass bronze glass small carriage clock mini figure display case. Item features double door entry, beveled glass panels, removable blue fabric liner, solid brass const...
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Early 20th Century French Queen Anne Vitrines

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Brass

Small 17th Century French Gothic Trunk in Carved Oak
Located in Dallas, TX
This 17th century French, hand carved oak trunk has wonderful French waxed patina. It has a frontage carved in the Gothic style of ornamentation. The facade is composed of 4 upper ci...
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Antique 17th Century French Gothic Blanket Chests

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Metal

Small French 19th Century Louis XV Style Walnut Vitrine with Carved Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style walnut vitrine from the 19th century, with carved motifs, pierced apron and cabriole legs. Created in France during the 19th century, this walnut vitrine feat...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Walnut

Small Scale 18th Century French Louis XVI Period Palisander Bookcase or Vitrine
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Standing at 51 inches in height, this small scale late eighteenth century French Louis XVI period palisander bookcase or vitrine features its original hand blown glass doors. The doo...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

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Bronze

Small Regence Wardrobe in Cherry Wood- 18th Century-France
Located in Brussels, Brussels
a fine little regence wardrobe in cherry wood from the 18th century -France Very beautiful work in cherry wood from the beginning of the 18 century with carved and molded doors wi...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

Small Circa 1810 French Empire Chest, Five Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
Small circa 1810 French empire chest, five drawers.
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Antique 1810s French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XVI Small Commode
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Louis XVI small commode.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Brass

  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Small Commode
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Small Commode
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Small Commode
  • French 19th Century Louis XVI Small Commode
H 32.5 in. W 21.75 in. D 12.25 in.
19th Century Very Small Secretary in Louis XVI Style with Marquetry, France 1890
Located in Greven, DE
Very small secretary in Louis XVI style with fine marquetry France rosewood, mahogany and others Louis XVI style, circa 1890 Dimensions: H x W x D: 141 x 71 x 37 cm Descri...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Secretaires

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Rosewood

Small Leather Topped Desk
Located in New Orleans, LA
An 18th century French painted three-drawer desk. It has a leather top and two doors. The knee hole is very small, as in the period one sat sideways with only the right knee under th...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Desks

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Wood

  • Small Leather Topped Desk
  • Small Leather Topped Desk
  • Small Leather Topped Desk
  • Small Leather Topped Desk
H 29 in. W 39 in. D 15.5 in.
Small Louis Philippe Fruitwood Buffet
Located in Port Chester, NY
Very good fruitwood buffet with beautiful light and dark grain highlighted by burr veneer on the drawers and well grained inset panels on the doors. Glorious glow and patina. This pi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Buffets

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Fruitwood

  • Small Louis Philippe Fruitwood Buffet
  • Small Louis Philippe Fruitwood Buffet
  • Small Louis Philippe Fruitwood Buffet
  • Small Louis Philippe Fruitwood Buffet
H 39.5 in. W 39.25 in. D 22 in.
1930s Art Deco Small Four-Sided Dry Bar, Mahogany, Glass, Bronze, France
Located in Girona, ES
Ravishing Art Deco small four-sided dry bar, solid wood and mahogany veneer, French polish. Two doors and a glass shelf inside. Golden bronze mermaids handles. France, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dry Bars

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Bronze

Small Regence Parquetry Commode from France, circa 1715
Located in Dallas, TX
This rare French Regence period commode has been made with a kingswood veneer. The parquetry veneer on the sides is in a V-shape with the grain matching perfectly at the centre. It i...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Régence Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Art Deco Small Side Cabinet Chest of Four-Drawers Mahogany Chrome Buttons
Located in Zurich, CH
Art Déco small side cabinet chest of four-drawers rhomboid mahogany inlay chrome buttons and decors. Restored with shellac.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Chrome

Small Circa 1810 French Empire Walnut Chest, Five Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
Small Circa 1810 French Empire walnut chest, five drawers.
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Antique 1810s French Empire Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Small Commode
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 18th century Louis XVI period small commode.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Antique French Louis XIII Style Bonnetière or Small Armoire in Figured Walnut
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Louis XIII Style Bonnetière or small armoire. What makes this particular antique French petite armoire so unusual is the wood. Generally, one would expect to see oak, ...
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Antique 1790s French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Small Art Deco Bar
Located in Paris, FR
Nice bar from the Art Deco period of small size, opening with drawers and doors on both sides. It's in mahogany with ornaments with a bunch of grapes in silvered bronze. The top an...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dry Bars

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Marble, Pewter, Bronze

  • Small Art Deco Bar
  • Small Art Deco Bar
  • Small Art Deco Bar
  • Small Art Deco Bar
H 43.51 in. W 70.87 in. D 26.78 in.
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Small French Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal small French cabinet for your home. A small French cabinet — often made from wood, metal and hardwood — can elevate any home. There are 407 variations of the antique or vintage small French cabinet you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a small French cabinet — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right small French cabinet, those designed in Art Deco, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. Jean Claude Mahey, Guillerme et Chambron and Oscar each produced at least one beautiful small French cabinet that is worth considering.

How Much is a Small French Cabinet?

The average selling price for a small French cabinet at 1stDibs is $3,058, while they’re typically $395 on the low end and $39,500 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.

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