Formal Armoires

With style precedent set by the Royal Court, the fine furniture makers of Europe strove to achieve perfection in their art, producing what most experts agree to be the finest furniture in Western Civilization beginning in the late 17th century and extending into the early 20th century. It is from this storied history we find armoires that are more formal in presence, utilizing the best of indigenous woods and the most exotic of imported woods to create magnificent examples of the cabinetmaker's art. Used to impress family members and guests, and to provide a functional purpose in the home, the formal armoire remains today the cornerstone of many room's design layout, and come in a bewildering array of styles, sizes and types.

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19th Century English Corner Cabinet

19th Century English Corner Cabinet will create a majestic presence in the room in an otherwise unused corner!  Featuring a finely molded crown with corners mitered to be perpendicular to each adjacent wall which gives it a little more depth and storage capacity.  The upper cabinet with two shelves for three surfaces and the lower cabinet with one shelf...
$3,700
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19th Century Italian Walnut Louis XVI Triple Armoire

19th Century Italian Walnut Louis XVI Triple Armoire features incredible neoclassical architecture with an intriguing rounded corner design with full length beveled mirror on the center door flanked by two side doors with two distinctive original oil paintings of still life colorfully embellishing the upper portion.  The entire facade is festooned with...
$4,950
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19th Century Liegoise Triple Bookcase ~ Linen Press ~...

19th Century Liegoise Triple Bookcase ~ Linen Press ~ Wardrobe is a magnificent multi-purpose piece that can serve in any room in a wide variety of capacities.  In the bedroom, it can store folded clothes and display family photos or memorabilia.  In the family room it makes a great focal point for the room where the display adds visual interest and one...
$7,980
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Antique English Regency Period Neoclassical Grand...

Constructed on a great scale in the Neoclassical style, this English Regency Period Grand Corner Cabinet is a clever solution for corner storage. The cabinet opens to reveal two separate shelved interiors separated by two small drawers. When closed, the characteristic restrained nature of the English Regency decorative period style creates a composed,...
$5,990
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Rosewood...

19th Century French Louis Philippe Rosewood Triple Armoire is a magnificent example of fine French craftsmanship utilizing exotic wood imported from the Americas during the period.  The wide footprint contrasts with the relatively shallow design which is enhanced by the step-back side cabinets creating a surprisingly compatible footprint on your floor...
$12,950
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18th Century French Louis XIII Painted Armoire

18th Century French Louis XIII Painted Armoire is a timeless adaptation of a style that has been popular for well over 400 years!  The majestic multiple tiers of the boldly molded crown overlook the casework which is dominated by two massive doors, each fitted with scrolled framework around raised panels, and accented with rosettes.  Each door is hung by...
$5,980
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Grand 19th Century Neoclassical French Walnut Triple...

Grand 19th Century Neoclassical French Walnut Triple Display Armoire features a stately and imposing presence, with a classical architecture for a timeless look that has remained popular for thousands of years!  The boldly molded crown combines with the substantial base molding below to provide a framework for the three generously glazed doors, which...
$6,980
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19th Century Neoclassical French Walnut Display Armoire

19th Century Neoclassical French Walnut Display Armoire features a stately presence, and a revival of ancient Greek architecture for a timeless look that has remained popular for thousands of years!  The boldly molded crown combines with the substantial base molding below to provide a framework for the generously glazed door, which allows almost...
$4,900
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19th Century Dutch Hand Carved Renaissance Raised Cabinet

19th Century Dutch Hand Carved Renaissance Raised Cabinet was rendered from dense, old-growth quarter sawn oak, examples of which are on display in museums across Belgium and Holland that are over 1,000 years old!  This stunning example features hand-carved lions and gryffins with elaborately detailed molding and foliate & shell motifs enhancing the...
$5,980
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19th Century French Renaissance Barley Twist Armoire

19th Century French Renaissance Barley Twist Armoire was crafted by master artisans from solid, old-growth indigenous oak during the Napoleon III Period, when craftsmanship reached a plateau of quality recognized the world over!  The amazing heraldic crest atop the crown, which features its own version of a crest, are both nestled amongst artfully...
$5,980
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19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire is a masterpiece of the sculptor's art, as well as the furniture maker's craft!  Created with classical architecture and rectilinear lines, it boasts a bold crown with upturned molding serving as a backdrop for a magnificent full relief sculpture of an olive branch wreath with sprays, held together with a piece...
$8,900
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18th Century Dutch Hand Carved Linen Press

18th Century Dutch Hand Carved Linen Press was designed to store all of one's clothing in style ~ obviously for an affluent family. It consists of two beautiful doors on the front with carved panel doors with fluted carvings fitted to make a rectangular panels. The upper interior cabinet revels three drawers and ample storage space. The upper cabinet also...
$6,320   $7,900
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19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Triple Display...

19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Triple Display Armoire ~ Bookcase is of a breed that is becoming almost impossible to find on the Continent.  The highly prized rosewood was imported from the Americas during the 19th century for the English and French furniture manufacturing, primarily, and was considered rare then.  Now virtually unobtainable, the...
$4,690   $6,700
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19th Century Dutch Painted Linen Cabinet

19th Century Dutch Painted Linen Cabinet is ideal for any room in the home or office, providing capacious storage in style, with a light and airy impact thanks to the lovely patinaed white painted finish.  Doors above open slightly more than 180 degrees to reveal storage, interior drawers and convenient pull-out surfaces.  The upper cabinet is also ideal...
$6,700
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Antique Italian Neoclassical Burl Walnut Armoire with...

Antique Italian Neoclassical Burl Walnut Armoire with Bronze Mounts is a spectacular work of the cabinetmaker's art!  Two full-height doors on each side open to reveal hanging space and one interior drawer each.  The two cabinet doors at the center open to reveal a cavernous storage space that is excellent for a bedroom flat-panel TV.  Below that are four...
$7,900
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French Louis XVI Painted Triple Armoire, ca 1890s

French Louis XVI Painted Triple Armoire, ca 1890s, is a study in classical architecture!  A hand-sculpted floral wreath appears atop the archer's bow crown, further adorned with Greek wave motif, which extends to the side cabinets set back slightly from the center section.  A full length mirror on the center door contrasts with the 24 panes of mirrors on...
$4,800
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19th Century French Louis XVI Bonnetiere

19th Century French Louis XVI Bonnetiere is a rare example of the formal iteration of the more typical provincial bonnetiere.  In this piece, a tailored classical architecture has been employed, with exquisite imported mahogany accented with gold highlights punctuated with acanthus rosettes.  Although it appears to be a petite bonnetiere, the door opens...
$3,900
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Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Painted Armoire

Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Painted Armoire represents the epitome of master Italian craftsmanship and artistry melded into one instant family heirloom!  First, the rectilinear classical architecture is immediately arresting when one first views this magnificent piece, but upon closer examination, one is amazed by the painted images that...
$6,860   $9,800
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Grand 19th Century French Louis XVI Neoclassical...

Grand and Amazing ~ 19th Century French Neoclassical Solid Walnut 6 Door Armoire with bold heraldic crest measures over thirteen and a half feet wide, and was hand-crafted in magnificent splendor from superb French walnut!  The panels are solid, through and through, as is of course all the molding, carvings, and the entire facade!  All doors are mounted...
$28,900
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19th Century Louis XVI Bronze Mounted Mahogany Armoire...

19th Century Louis XVI Bronze Mounted Mahogany Armoire by Schmit of Paris is an example of the Belle Epoque magnificence that gained France worldwide recognition at the end of the 19th century.  Founded in 1818, Schmit was at the forefront of what was then considered cutting-edge technology that utilized the burgeoning Industrial Revolution to power...
$9,800
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Early 19th Century Grand French Empire Period Burl...

Early 19th Century Grand French Empire Period Burl Walnut Armoire is a magnificent artifact from a transformative period in European history!  Hand-crafted almost exclusively from indigenous French walnut, it features bookmatched burl walnut panels in abundance ~ that are not veneer!  Solid burl wood was very precious and expensive, so obviously whoever...

Antique French Louis XV Grand Four Door Armoire ~...

Antique French Louis XV Grand Four Door Armoire ~ Wardrobe is the perfect solution for anyone that needs more closet space and a stylish piece to cover a wall ~ in one selection!  Hand-crafted from solid oak, it features a graceful arched crown on the center section which also steps out a bit from the rest of the casework.  Four doors allow organizational...

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armoire represents the epitome of Parisienne elegance!  Hand-crafted by expert artisans using time-honored techniques, it exhibits the essence of the classical style, from the boldly arched crown above to the tapered and fluted legs below.  The crown has been centered with an exquisite floral garland with sprays and a...

19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Rosewood &...

19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Rosewood & Mahogany Armoire is a splendid example of the master artisanry of a bygone era!  Hand-crafted from exemplary imported hardwoods like rosewood and burl mahogany then crafted into the magnificent armoire we have attempted to portray in our photos, case pieces such as this took a primary place of honor...

PAIR 19th Century French Louis Philippe Period...

PAIR 19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Mahogany Armoires are an exceptionally rare find!  Hand-crafted during the years transitioning into the Napoleon III Period, each shows the additional embellishment and style flair that evolved from the more austere early period pieces.  At that time the finer furniture houses of Paris and London were still...

18th Century Dutch Neoclassical Wardrobe ~ Linen Press...

18th Century Dutch Neoclassical Wardrobe ~ Linen Press in Stripped Oak is a magnificent work created during the revival of classic Greek & Roman architecture during the mid-1800s.  The timeless facing arches with bold molded detail flank the focal centerpiece which is a carved urn at the center, resting on its own pediment.  Flanking the arches we see...

19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Period Walnut Armoire

19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Period Walnut Armoire simply exudes timeless charm!  The neoclassical architecture of the piece is enhanced by the sinuous naturalistic forms of the carved detail, executed intaglio style into the wood across the crown, on the door panels, and on the plinth blocks below.  Fluted cornerposts topped with tailored corbels...

19th Century Grand French Louis XVI Armoire in...

19th Century Grand French Louis XVI Armoire in Stripped Oak stands over eight feet tall and nearly five feet in width!  Hand-crafted by master artisans, it features details only seen on the finest of French furnishings produced during the second half of the 19th century.  A classic Mansard style crown is separated from the main case by a row of...