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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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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19th Century French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Vitrine

Sculpted from select French walnut in a manner blending the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, this Antique 19th Century French Bombe 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...
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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.
$1,950   $3,250
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19th Century Italian Painted Vitrine

A spectacular Italian furniture crown detail and elegant Empire styling enfuse this exquisite 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...
$2,850   $4,750
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Antique Louis XVI Marquetry Vitrine

Using exotic imported mahogany, the Parisian artisans who created this small display case, called a vitrine in France, carefully oriented the grain patterns and emphasized the casework with satinwood inlay. Subtle bronze ormolu mounts on the shoulders above and below on the legs combine with the flourish on the apron for additional visual appeal. Display...
$2,499   $4,998
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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...
$1,992   $4,980
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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.
$2,587   $3,980
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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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19th Century Renaissance Armoire

This very unusual Renaissance style Armoire was crafted from solid oak, and features three carved and finely molded frames set above a lower shelf, held aloft by carvings of winged angels! Fletching motif adorns the cornerposts, with shell gadrooning separating the top from the base. Forged steel strap hinges complete the look.Circa 1880sMeasures 75H x...
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19th Century Gothic Wardrobe

Representing the epitome of the Gothic style, this amazing wardrobe was meticulously hand-crafted from solid oak and the entire facade lavished with intricate geometric, moorish and linenfold motifs. A display shelf below adds visual interest. Forged steel strap hinges add a nice Old World touch. Note the angled sides ~ very difficult to make even with...
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19th Century Gothic Corner Armoire

Exhibiting a simple form of the ancient Gothic style, this Corner Cabinet, or Armoire, is the ideal choice to make productive and visually appealing what otherwise is usually dead space in the room. Hand-crafted from solid oak, it has been fitted with forged iron hinges and lockwork, with carved shield crest and moorish motifs.Circa 1880sMeasures 70.5H x...
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Antique Italian Neoclassical Painted Vitrine

Hand-crafted from fine Italian walnut then given a painted gilt finish that has achieved a quaint distressed patina over the decades, this elegant vitrine glazed front door and sides for ideal display. Spiral ribbon, laurel garland, Pierced Greek coin, and tapered & fluted column legs combine with the finely carved molded detailing to comprise the...
$2,739   $4,980
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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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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.
$963   $2,750
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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...
$3,540   $5,900
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Antique French Louis XVI Painted Vitrine

Boasting classic styling, hand-carved embellishment, caned panel and display, all with original patinaed painted finish, this charming little Antique French Louis XVI Vitrine allows one to display on top and store on bottom with style!  Of particular interest is the carved basket bursting with flowers overlaid atop the caned bottom panel.Circa 1890s....
$1,950   $3,250
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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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Early 19th Century Rustic Country French Pine Bonnetiere

Crafted in the early 19th century with simple lines and sturdy construction methods from solid European 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...
$594   $1,980
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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.
$996   $4,980
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Bonnetiere

Entirely hand-made from old-growth French walnut, this hard to find 17th century bonnetiere exhibits the pyramidal form and bold molded detail prevalent during the latter half of the 17th century in rural France. Truly a historical treasure!Circa 1680s. Measures 89H x 51W x 30D.
$2,988   $4,980
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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...
$1,592   $3,980
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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.
$858   $2,450
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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.
$1,341   $2,980
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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.
$2,490   $4,980
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