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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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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Antique French Walnut Vitrine

Hand-crafted from select French walnut with original 16 beveled panes and exquisite hand-carved detailing. Circa 1890s. Measures 74.5H x 64W x 15.5D.
$4,980.00
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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