Antique Vitrines and Bonnetieres

The Antique Bonnetiere was the perfect solution to provide storage immediately inside the home into which a lady could keep her outer garments and bonnets. Gentlemen soon followed suit with the Antique Homme Debout, which we see on a rare occasion. Some clever artisan placed glass instead of wood panels in the framework, and voila, the Antique Vitrine was born!  Called a curio cabinet by the English, the Antique Vitrine is a perfect way to display your coveted collection or prized family heirlooms. The Antique Bonnetiere serves as a small armoire in any room where a full size armoire simply won’t fit.

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Antique French Louis XVI Painted Vitrine

Classic styling, hand-carved embellishment, caned panel and display, all with original patinaed painted finish. Circa 1890s. Measures 54.5H x 26W x 25D.
$3,250.00
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19th Century Italian Painted Vitrine

A spectacular crown detail and elegant Empire styling enfuse this exquisite Italian vitrine we found in Rome. The architectural drama of this exquisite Italian hand-crafted vitrine features a wonderfully patina original painted finish that has been embellished with hand-carved motifs from the crown to the tips of the legs, all beautifully highlighted in...
$4,750.00
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Petit Country French Oak Armoire

Crafted by skilled artisans outside the mainstream manufacturing operations that sprung up at the end of the Industrial Revolution, this handsome petit armoire, so called because of it's diminutive size, features a very subtle Louis XIV style influence coupled with bold molded detail and corbels atop the cornerposts.  Brass pulls and keyguards with double...
$2,495.00
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Louis XV Mahogany Vitrine With Ormolu

Louis XV Mahogany Vitrine With Ormolu Measures 82H x 37.5W x 16D Circa 1890.
$9,850.00
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English Curio Cabinet

English Curio Cabinet Measures 74H x 26W x 16.5D Circa 1880.
$2,250.00
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Antique Brittany Vitrine

Featuring all the charm of the lush, rolling countryside and endless miles of seashore, Antiques from  Brittany like this wonderful Vitrine (curio cabinet) would be the pride of any family, housing and displaying their most cherished heirlooms and prized collections.  This example features the typical carved embellishment on indigenous white oak, with a...
$2,980.00
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Antique French Marble Top Vitrine

Sculpted from select French walnut in a manner blending the Louis XVI and Louis XIV styles, this Antique French Vitrine was then topped in contoured and beveled Sienna marble to create a wonderful way to showcase your most cherished collectibles!  The carved embellishment includes foliates, florals, bell flowers, shell, acanthus leaf and escargot, but the...
$4,800.00
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Antique Provencal Fruitwood Bonnetiere

Boasting incredible visual appeal, this handsome bonnetiere was crafted from solid fruitwood, and features an amazingly intricate ferrure, or keyguard along with matching drawer pull guards and keyguard below on the full width drawer. Stunning scrollwork on the door panel and apron contrast markedly with the tailored, straight architecture of the case,...
$4,980.00
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Rustic Country French Vitrine

Rustic Country French Vitrine Measures 69.5H x 29.5W x 15D Circa 1870.
$3,250.00
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Marquetry Vitrine

Marquetry Vitrine Measures 42.5H x 42.5W x 13.5D Circa 1860.
$3,975.00
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19th Century French Walnut Vitrine

This elegant Antique French Vitrine was hand-crafted from select French walnut and features 16 original beveled panes and exquisite hand-carved detailing. Circa 1890s. Measures 74.5H x 64W x 15.5D.
$3,980.00
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Rustic Antique Country French Homme Debout

Hand-crafted in the Directoire style but by skilled rural artisans, this wonderful artifact survives with its original steel barrel hinges, drawer pull and keyguard. The gentleman's answer to the bonnetiere. Solid French oak. Circa 1790-1800. Measures 80.5H x 41.5W x 22D.
$1,788.00   $2,980.00
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Antique Country French Corner Vitrine

This charming Antique Country French Corner Vitrine provides the answer to what in most homes would otherwise be a useless or "dead" corner.  Adding style and verve, it also allows one to display a cherished collection or perhaps some family heirlooms.  Carved with shell and foliate motifs, it features a complex faced facade with subtle bowfront that...
$1,990.00   $3,980.00
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Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Demi-Armoire

Antique French Louis XVI Walnut Demi-Armoire measures only five feet high, but exudes all the elegance and functionality of its larger cousins, only on a smaller scale!  Because both relief carvings depict a variety of musical instruments, it was designed for a musical family, or a music room to store small instruments and sheet music on its adjustable...
$2,490.00   $4,980.00
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Bonnetiere

Entirely hand-made from old-growth French walnut, this bonnetiere exhibits the pyramidal form and bold molded detail prevalent during the latter half of the 17th century in rural France. Circa 1680s. Measures 89H x 51W x 30D.
$4,980.00
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Antique Italian Louis XVI Marble Top Vitrine

Topped with rouge marble, encrusted with cast bronze ormolu mounts, and crafted from the finest woods, this Antique Italian Louis XVI Marble Top Vitrine is the perfect way to display your most cherished family heirlooms! Circa 1890s. Measures 67.5H x 33W x 14.5D.
$5,980.00
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Vintage Country French Walnut Vitrine

Benchmade from blonde walnut, this Vintage Country French Vitrine is the perfect cabinet to display your prized family heirlooms or most precious collectibles.  Simply scrolled panels, legs and apron with a modicum of carved motif allows the focus to remain on the contents within that are illuminated naturally by glass on all three sides and an internal...
$747.50   $1,495.00
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Gothic Oak Cabinet

Rendered from solid oak, this handsome piece will make a great addition to any masculine decor!  Forged iron strap hinges match the keyguards, all with stylized fleurs de lys.  Circular geometric panels, sixteen in all, adorn the doors, and are flanked by cornerposts carved with subtle Gothic motif. Measures 58H x 59.5W x 20D Circa mid 1900
$1,980.00
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Napoleon III Ebonized Vitrine (Display Cabinet)

Napoleon III Ebonized Vitrine (Display Cabinet) Measures 41H x 30.5W x 13.5D.
$3,250.00
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English Curio Cabinet

This Antique English Curio Cabinet is perfect for a small niche, and features subtle inlaid bordering and its original beveled glass to afford a splendid view of your finest collection or family heirloom.  Not as tall as typical French vitrines, it can also serve as a convenient surface in the dining room, library, office, or anywhere one wishes to...
$1,295.00
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Antique French Brittany Garde Manger

Interchangeable for all practical purposes with a bonnetiere, the Antique French Brittany Garde Manger was originally designed as a kitchen cabinet. This example has been whimsically carved in the typical fashion of the peoples of Brittany who enjoy a particular joie de vivre! Circa 1880s. Measures 79H x 40W x 19.5D.
$1,375.00   $2,750.00
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Antique Provencal Walnut Vitrine

A well-appointed home in Provence should have a place to display the family's most cherished heirlooms, and the vitrine was the method of choice! Hand-sculpted from fine French walnut, this example boasts a chapeau de gendarme cornice, a basket of wildflowers in full relief with bas relief floral and foliates adorning the remainder of the facade, plus a...
$2,388.00   $3,980.00
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Antique French Louis XVI Marble Top Vitrine

Sculpted from exotic imported mahogany with original beveled glazing, marble top and cast bronze dore ormolu mounts. Circa 1890s. Measures 59.5H x 40.5W x 18.5D.
$4,980.00
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Antique French Louis XVI Marquetry Vitrine

A wonderment of the incomparable artisanry that existed in France, especially Paris, during the Belle Epoch just before the dawn of the 20th century, this Antique French Louis XVI Marquetry Vitrine combines original works of marquetry artwork on the panels, undulating bombe and serpentine casework form, stunning bronze ormolu mounts, curved glazing to...
$5,900.00
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