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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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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Antique Louis XVI Painted Vitrine

This stunning triple vitrine, set upon tapered and fluted legs, is fitted with beveled glass for display of your finest collectibles and cherished family heirlooms. Highlighted with carved floral wreath, swags and rosettes finished in gold, it features a raised demi cabinet flanked by two candle shelf pedestals overlooking a display surface. Just below,...
$1,194.00   $2,985.00
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Antique French Napoleon III Vitrine

Reviving the Empire style that originated with his uncle's reign at the turn of the 19th century, Napoleon III is also known for reviving several other timeless and distinctly French styles.  This Antique French Napoleon III Vitrine features a wonderfully patinaed painted finish that has been embellished with hand-carved motifs from the crown to the tips...
$5,450.00
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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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Rustic Antique Country French Homme Debout

Directoire style but crafted in a rural setting, with original steel barrel hinges, drawer pull and keyguard. The gentleman's answer to the bonnetiere. Solid French oak. Circa 1850s. Measures 80.5H x 41.5W x 22D.
$1,990.00   $3,980.00
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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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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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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,...
$6,595.00
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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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Vintage Sheraton Corner Bookcase

Only rarely do we find Antique Corner Bookcases in this fantastic state of preservation!  This example was hand-crafted from exotic imported mahogany and features satinwood and boxwood marquetry inlay, a curved façade and diamond shaped glazing.  Such pieces are not only ideal for displaying your most cherished family heirlooms, they also utilize an...
$1,974.00   $3,290.00
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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 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...
$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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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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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.
$7,980.00
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Antique French Louis XVI Painted Vitrine

This unusual piece features a variety of attributes not normally found in one artifact. First, it has been designed along the classic architecture that so enamored Louis XVI. Second, it has been fitted with trim overlay on the glazing on all three sides to create unusual visual interest. Third, it has been given a painted finish which has achieved a...
$1,990.00   $3,980.00
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Antique French Brittany Bonnetiere

carved all across the façade in French oak, this Antique French Brittany Bonnetiere is the perfect piece for a narrow space, ideal for welcoming in the family near an entryway, between a pair of windows, or anywhere a compact storage piece is required! Circa 1860s.Measures 82H x 34.5W x 18.5D
$1,788.00   $2,980.00
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Antique Renaissance Walnut Homme Debout

Fashioned from solid French walnut, then carved to perfection by talented artisans, this intriguing piece almost defies categorization. With features typical of the homme debout, the masculine answer to the bonnetiere, it nevertheless is of a larger size than most, therefore appears in the armoire category as well. Superlative bas relief sculptures appear...
$2,997.50   $5,995.00
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Vintage Spanish Renaissance Vitrine

Benchmade from indigenous oak, this vitrine with beveled glass has a definite masculine feel, and is raised up on bandsawn legs connected with finely wrought iron supports. Display your collection in style! Circa early 1900s. Measures 70.5H x 44W x 22D.
$795.00   $2,350.00
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Antique Rustic Provincial Bonnetiere

Crafted with simple lines and sturdy construction methods from solid European yellow pine, this is the ideal choice for everyday use in the home or office. Perfect for storing nearly anything, it nevertheless takes up less room than a full sized armoire, and with the tailored look blends with any casual decor. Note the hand-chamfered panels all around!...
$990.00   $1,980.00
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Antique Country French Vitrine

Featuring styling inspired by the rococo movement, a favorite of Louis XV, this Antique Country French Vitrine was hand-crafted from solid fruitwood, and features carved embellishments from the cartouche atop the arched crown to the boldly scrolled apron and legs below.  Intriguing cross hatching appears on the panel, below the generous glazed panes above...
$2,450.00
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Rustic Country French Bonnetiere

The artisans of rural France may not have had the sophisticated cabinetmaker's tools and equipment, but they were still able to produce fully functional furnishings, such as this example. With only the top panel carved in a stylized geometric pattern, it was surely intended to serve as a storage place for boots, outerwear and the like, and stood guard...
$990.00   $1,980.00
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Country French Pannetiere Vitrine

Only One Left! Designed after the classic Country French breadbox, or pannetiere, this wall vitrine will also work well atop a buffet, mantel or counter. Hand-crafted from fine hardwood and carved with delightful provincial motifs like wildflowers and foliates, it features the typical arched crown, accented with seven turned finials. Contoured and carved...
$838.80   $1,398.00
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