Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Ernesto Valabrega Large Wardrobe in Oak



Ernesto Valabrega, wardrobe, oak, glass, Italy, ca. 1935 This large wardrobe shows the characteristics of Ernesto Valabrega's designs. The dynamic engraved corners in combination with long, rounded handles. With drawers at the bottom and two doors opening to the inside space this wardrobe offers great storage facilities by means of a clothes rack and mirrors at the inside doors. Italian designer Ernesto Valabrega (1901-1944) was born in Turin, as the son of celebrated designer and cabinetmaker Vittorio Valabrega (1861-1952). His father Vittorio was, together with his brother, the founder of Fratelli Valabrega (Valabrega Brothers Company, since 1884) that was situated in Turin. During the 1890s, Vittorio became the sole owner of the company and had great success with his refined wooden furniture. Vittorio Valabrega became well-known for his furniture in the floral Art Nouveau style, but as a true child of the 19th century, his company also manufactured furniture in Neo-Renaissance and the French Rococo Louis XV-style. His designs received positive attention and were awarded at World Exhibitions. At the famous exhibition in Paris in 1900, Vittorio even received a gold medal. It was at the age of 24 that Ernesto got on board with his father’s business. His involvement from 1925 onwards had a great impact on the company. Ernesto decided to change the company’s name to Mobilart in 1928 and radically redirected the course. Whereas Vittorio was inspired by a variety of contemporary and historic styles, Ernesto chose for a different approach. He renounced the 19th century mixture of styles and approached furniture design in the same manner as the highly influential William Morris of the English Arts and Crafts movement. Their reform was an artistic reaction to the widespread industrialization of the 19th century. Ernesto despised products of poor quality and chose high quality materials that would last a lifetime. The furniture he created in the late 1920s and 1930s are a true testament to his beliefs. With his irregular carvings of oakwood, the hammered hinges, flowing edges, embossed surfaces his furniture shows quality, attention to detail and ultimate craftsmanship.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 78.75 in. (200 cm)Width: 77.96 in. (198 cm)Depth: 22.05 in. (56 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1935
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450162501stDibs: LU933125288862

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2006
1stDibs seller since 2012
3,665 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Rare Large Mirrored French Art Deco Wardrobe in Solid Oak and Brass, 1940s
By Jean Pascaud
Located in Paris, FR
Spacious shelves and large mirror make this large oak wardrobe suitable as a bedroom armoire, or as a multipurpose and decorative cabinet in an entryway or living room. The cabin doo...

Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Cabinets



Dos Gallos Custom Large Oak Wood Cabinet or Wardrobe
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Custom Trastero cabinet in oakwood with heavy distress. Available in a variety of finishes. Custom sizes. Interior can be set up as a wardrobe or with shelves. As shown in open grain...

21st Century and Contemporary American Rustic Cabinets



1820s European Bleached Oak Wardrobe
Located in High Point, NC
This bleached oak cabinet was made in Europe, circa 1820. Crafted by artisans, the refined carvings of arched fluting and scales below the crown molding demonstrate the skill of trad...

Antique Early 19th Century Belgian French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires



Contemporary Brutalist Style Wardrobe in Solid Oak and Linseed Oil
By Sóha
Located in Paris, FR
Wardrobe made of solid oak (+ linseed oil) Measures:175 x 80 x 40 cm Warm furniture's made by Russian designers from "Soha" studio. Simplicity of shapes. Authentic material. Woo...

21st Century and Contemporary Russian Brutalist Wardrobes and Armoires



Large Satin Walnut Double Wardrobe Part Suite, Dressing Table, Small Wardrobe
By Walnut Cabinet Works
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Edwardian Walnut Cabinet Works London Satin Walnut double bank wardrobe A very good looking and grand functional piece of furnitur...

20th Century English Edwardian Wardrobes and Armoires



18th Century Baroque Oak Wood Wardrobe / Cabinet from Germany
Located in Darmstadt, DE
This big Baroque wardorbe from Germany is made 1747. This cabinet is made of solid oak with walnut fillings in the doors. All locks, fittings and the key are original. The cabinet i...

Antique Mid-18th Century German Baroque Wardrobes and Armoires


Oak, Walnut

Midcentury Wardrobe in Walnut, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Wardrobes in walnut, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires



Dos Gallos Custom Large Rustic Modern Armoire or Wardrobe
By Dos Gallos Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large-scale, simple, cabinet with clean lines. Doors are flush with frame. Rustic wood latches. Striking piece with open grain wood, beautiful dark finish. As shown in Oak with an ...

21st Century and Contemporary American Rustic Wardrobes and Armoires



The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery