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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Piemontese Walnut Vitrine

Displaying your most cherished family heirlooms just got a little more elegant when placed inside this Antique Piemontese Walnut Serpentine Vitrine, with leaded glass panels so the light dances all around your collection!Circa 1900-1910Measures 78H x 46W x 20D
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Provencal Vitrine

Furniture from Provence has always been distinctive, and this Antique Vitrine a Deux Corps is no exception, with a confiturier at the bottom and glass on top to display your most cherished family heirlooms!Circa 1870sMeasures 89H x 27.5W x 18D
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Provencal bonnetiere

Provencal bonnetiere Measures 93.5H x 31W x 17D Circa 1860
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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!...
$792   $1,980
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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...
$2,241   $4,980
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Petite Country French Weathered 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...
$1,622   $2,495
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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...
$489   $1,398
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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.
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Antique Country French Bonnetiere

These Antique Country French Bonnetiere which are really just miniature armoires, never go out of style, and are always just the ticket for that special niche! Circa 1880s. Measures 75 x 36.5 x 20.
$1,188   $1,980
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French 19th Century Marquetry Vitrine

Vitrines were designed to showcase an owner's prized possessions or special collection.  This wonderful Antique Classic Vitrine from the Napoleon III period features fine French construction, bronze ormolu mounts, and a porcelain cameo for a special touch! Measures 42.5H x 42.5W x 13.5D Circa 1860s
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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...
$792   $1,980
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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
$1,386   $1,980
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Napoleon III Ebonized Vitrine

This interesting Napoleon III Period Ebonized Vitrine (Display Cabinet) features an ebonized finish enhanced by satinwood inlay and cast bronze bordering and ormolu mounts.  Perfect for displaying your prized colleciton! Circa 1860s Measures 41H x 30.5W x 13.5D.
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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...
$648   $1,295
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Antique Louis XVI Painted Vitrine

Used for centuries in France by the affluent to show off their prized collections and family heirlooms, the vitrine reached a pinnacle of style during the second half of the 19th century, as evidenced by this superlative example. Featuring its original painted finish that has achieved a lovely patina, it boasts beveled glazing on three sides, with glass...
$2,475   $4,950
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Antique French Louis Philippe Homme Debout

Benchmade from solid French oak, this masculine variation on the bonnetiere features four cabinet doors, two centered drawers and a full width drawer at top to protect the contents from children's curiosities. Circa 1840s. Measures 64H x 41W x 18D.
$1,375   $2,750
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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,...
$3,237   $4,980
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Antique Country French Bonnetiere

Crafted from solid French cherry wood with original steel hinge and keyguard; full width drawer. Circa 1860s. Measures 95.5 x 46 x 26.
$3,588   $5,980
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Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Display/Vitrine

Crafted from exotic mahogany, this stately antique English vitrine will store and display your finest with aplomb! Subtle carved accents of floral swags and rosettes provide visual appeal, along with the architecture which includes an oval main glass pane. Perfect as a bookcase, as well. Circa 1900. Measures 77.5H x 48W x 13.5D.
$1,245   $4,980
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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.
$1,639   $2,980
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Antique Bressan French Vitrine

Country French vitrine from Bresse is perfect for the casual décor, with burl wood panels. Circa 1880s. Measures 73H x 46.5W x 16.5D.
$1,225   $2,450
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Antique Country French Bonnetiere

Hand-crafted from dense, old-growth French white oak to last for generations, this carming bonnetiere exudes a rustic elegance that will blend perfectly with your casual or Country French decor. Five chamfered panels on each side combine with three on the door, the latter of which are carved with charming provincial motifs including a crowing rooster on...
$1,791   $3,980
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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.
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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.
$1,238   $2,750
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