Antique Armoires

Originally used to store armor, hence the name, the antique armoire has evolved into the staple of antique furniture in interior design. For a time the only closet storage available in certain regions, antique armoires have transformed from necessities to beautiful works of art that add an incomparable selection of antique furniture, creating a central focal point to a room, all while possessing the ability house anything from clothing to entertainment centers to knick-knacks. The antique armoire is a very versatile example of antique furniture, and comes in a wide variety of shapes, styles, configurations and sizes, so we’ve divided them into four antique armoire categories for your convenience.  Find the best selection at Inessa Stewart Antiques Online Wholesale Antique Furniture!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Armoire/Bonnetiere

Crafted on a grand scale from French old-growth walnut, this rare hard to find 17th century Antique Country French Bonnetiere or Armoire exhibits the pyramidal form and bold molded detail prevalent during the latter half of 1600's in rural country side near Lyon, France. An antique original patina finish enhances rustic elements of thick, solid walnut of...

18th Century Antique Country French Oak Armoire

Grand 18th century hand-crafted from dense, old-growth French white oak in the Lorrain region, this handsome armoire features mitered cornerposts, bold molding, and Baroque-inspired hand-carved detailing. Lower drawers add functionality. Circa 1850s. Measures 92.5 x 79.5 x 22.

19th Century Washed Oak Louis Philippe Armoire

Displaying the simplicity of form that is the hallmark of the Louis Philippe period, this stately washed, stripped armoire relies on the natural beauty of the quarter-sawn old-growth oak plus exceptionally tailored molding to create an understated elegance.  Copious storage inside is just a bonus! Circa 1850s Measures 84H x 69W x 27D

Antique 18th Century Country French Lyonaise Armoire

Magnificent antique Country French armoire with inlaid crown of the Maltese Cross, a symbol that dates back to the Crusades and the early European history. Hand-crafted from select French walnut by the master artisans in the regions surrounding French city of Lyon, it bears an elegant architecture that allows one to more fully appreciate the sheer natural...

19th Century French Painted Armoire

This stunning French Louis XVI style armoire boasts its original hand-painted adornment all across the facade, and on every member of its construction.  Intricate molded detailing is abundant, and the doors open wide to reveal a very useful interior. Meticulously hand-crafted and signed by David Freres of Marseille. The hardware lets the doors open wide...

19th Century Country French Oak Armoire

Hand-crafted from solid French white oak to last for generations, this handsome Normany armoire features both a tailored, simple design yet carries with it a Country French flair that make this antique furniture ideal for any casual decor. Scrolled raised panels, brass barrel hinges, and brass keyguards appear on the doors and pair of drawers below....

19th Century French Renaissance Armoire

Antique French Renaissance Walnut Armoire was crafted in the second part of 19th century France. The lustrous finish off walnut is in excelent condition on this antique furniture. The hardware lets the doors of case opening open wide and  lay flat in order to be used for ideal TV or entertainment center. Measures 96H x 66W x 30D Circa 1860.

19th century Directoire Walnut Armoire

Crafted during the Napoleon III period, this antique Directoire Style Country French walnut armoire was built by talented rural artisans emulating the styles prevalent in the courts of Paris.  The Directoire style is admired for its simplicity of architecture and classic look that blends with a wide variety of decors.  In this particular keepsake,...

Early 19th Century Dutch Walnut Armoire with Bi-fold...

This exquisite antique Dutch Walnut armoire is almost 200 years old!  The hand-chamfered panels and original hand-chased bronze hardware make this example an extremely rare armoire of exceptional quality. The interior partitions were designed for storage and easy adjustment or removal. This remarkable piece of antique furniture can be a perfect...

Antique Early 19th Century Country French Walnut Armoire

Antique Country French Armoire was hand-crafted from select French walnut and carved with whimsical flair, and boasts its original barrel hinges and keyguards!  The hardware lets the doors open wide and lay flat in order to be used for ideal TV or entertainment center. Truly a product of a bygone era! Circa 1830s. Measures 91 x 58 x 22.

Antique Louis XIV Provincial Armoire

Entirely hand-crafted from dense, old-growth French white oak, this armoire displays restrained Baroque styling that was a favorite of the Sun King. Boldly molded crown with mitered corners offsets the heavily molded base, with two full length doors providing access to the yawning interior. Each door has been carved with stylized foliates and shell relief...

Country French Oak Armoire

This splendid Country French Oak Armoire features tailored architecture melded with classic French lines to create a functional focal point for any room!  Cast brass keyguards and six outboard brass barrel hinges add a nice touch, and the latter allow the doors to swing wide making this a perfect choice for an entertainment center.  The three chamfered...

Antique Louis XVI Period Armoire

Completely hand-crafted by talented artisans in Northern Europe emulating the styles established by the court of Louis XVI, armoires such as this splendid example are getting harder and harder to find each year! This artifact was sculpted exclusively from dense, old-growth white oak, the preferred material in the northern climes. Fine molded detail,...

19th Century Country French Oak Normandy Armoire

Handcrafted by rural artisans in 1840’s this Country French armoire will surely continue to stand the test of time! We discovered this rustic and charming antique furniture in the Normandy region of France. Styled with an elegantly crown molded cornice, intricate moldings and serpentine apron, crafted in the solid French oak - aged to a prized patina -...

19th Century Country French Oak Armoire

Truly a phenomenal deal on a timeless work of art from a bygone era, this Antique Flemish Louis XIV Armoire was rendered in solid oak to last for centuries! Circa 1870s. Measures 92.5 x 69.5 x 27.

PAIR Country French Hand Carved Solid Oak Armoires

It is so very rare when we discover a PAIR of Country French Armoires like this, perfect for providing symmetry in any room! Hand-crafted from solid oak, each features scrolled frameworks around the door panels, full length barrel hinges, and a simplistic provincial charm perfect for the casual decor! Circa early 1900s Each measures 76.5H x 55.5W x 22D...

Country French Regence Armoire

Carved to perfection from solid quarter-sawn old-growth European oak, this stunning Regence Country French  Armoire features classic stylized shell and foliate motifs from the double arched arbalette crowns to the gracefully scrolled apron.  Doors open wide revealing internal drawers and plenty of storage space. Measures 88H x 58W x 25.5D Circa 1900-1910

19th Century Rococo French Walnut Armoire

19th Century Rococo French Walnut Armoire features its original full length beveled mirror!  Sculpted from the finest of European indigenous woods, the Rococo style is undoubtedly the most difficult to execute well, and this example proves the superiority of the French masters with its graceful lines, and captivating design, all while not compromising its...

Grand 19th Century Country French Walnut Armoire

Grand 19th Century Country French Walnut ArmoireCirca 1870sMeasures 89.5H x 71W x 24D

19th Century Country French Stripped Pine Armoire

19th century Country French stripped pine armoire from Louis Philippe period. Crafted over 100 years ago the armoire has retained its natural warm patina, that was waxed with clear wax at our in house workshop. This wonderful and elegant piece of antique furniture is a perfect addition to today's interiors. The original hinges were placed on the outside...

19th Century Country French Stripped Regance Triple...

Hansome Country French Regance Triple Armoire in solid stripped French oak featuring an understated elegance that belies its fabrication with what are today considered primitive tools. The master artisans who crafted this 19th Century fine antique furniture were heavily influenced by the Baroque and subsequent Regence styles, and it shows with the...

18th Century Neoclassical Dutch Stripped Oak Armoire -...

This Exquisite 18th Century Neoclassical Dutch Armoire - Cabinet was hand-crafted from beautiful, stripped white oak, and features carved swags on the fronts of the cabinet doors.  Exceptional molded detail abounds from the crown to the base, with three large drawers and its original neoclassical brass handle pulls and escutcheons. The hand-carved Grecian...

19th Century Country French Stripped Oak Armoire

19th Century Country French Stripped Oak Armoire is ideal antique furniture for the casual decor!  Finely carved frameworks surround chamfered panels, and are adorned with subtle hand-carved accents of foliate motifs.  The stripped finish results in a soft, subtle texture that blends with a wide variety of styles. In just a decade stripped antique...

18th Century Country French Armoire from Loire Valley

The 18th Century Country French Armoire was hand-crafted from exquisite fruitwood by the sophisticated yet rural artisans of the Loire Valley. This example of French antique furniture exudes a stylistic presence that harks back to the very history of the region, home to Kings of France for many centuries.  Designed and completed during the 18th Century,...

19th Century Grand French Empire Period Burled Walnut...

This spectacular Empire Period French Burled Walnut Buffet a Deux Corps was handcrafted from solid and burled walnut during the rain of first Empire. Crafted on a grand scale, the sheer majesty of the beautiful wood framed by tailored molding, turned columns and subtle bronze and brass accents. Note the lower drawers on the top and bottom units featuring...

19th Century French Oak Hand Carved Armoire from Brittany

Fully carved on all three facades, this rare and impressive antique Countury French armoire hails from the 19th century workshops of Lower Brittany, where artisans have been producing creations with their unique style for centuries. Depicted on the doors are a man and woman dressed in typical raiment, indicating this was most probably a wedding gift or...

Country French Regence Armoire

Carved to perfection from solid quarter-sawn old-growth European oak, this stunning Pair of Regence Country French  Armoires feature classic stylized shell and foliate motifs from the double arched arbalette crowns to the gracefully scrolled apron.  Designed as "his and hers" armoires for symmetry, each opens wide revealing internal drawers and plenty of...