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 French Henri II Neoclassical Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Henri II Neoclassical Walnut Armoire is a masterpiece of the cabinetmaker's art, rendered in sumptuous select French walnut for beauty that will transcend the centuries!  A combination of neoclassical architectural features boldly molded Grecian arches providing an impressive crown on a subtle step-front feature, with slightly recessed...
$5,980
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Mahogany...

19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Mahogany Armoire represents the epitome of tailored, understated elegance!  The era is known for its avoidance of fanciful carved or bronze mounted ornamentation, rather reveling in the sheer natural beauty of the exotic imported mahogany brought by sailing vessel from the Americas.  The architecture includes a...
$3,980
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Grand Antique Italian Renaissance Walnut Triple Armoire

Grand Antique Italian Renaissance Walnut Triple Armoire combines neoclassical architecture inspired by the ancient Greeks and Romans, with hand-carved embellishment inspired by the Renaissance which originated in Italy just after 1500AD.  The boldly molded crown appears over the bonnet centered with an angelic cherub flanked by shell and foliate sprays. ...
$6,980
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19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire was hand-crafted during the waning years of the Napoleon III Period from exceptional French walnut, and features a definitive Neoclassical Revival design!  The boldly molded, arched bonnet is fluted on the face and fitted with a full relief, hand-carved heraldic crest festooned with ribbon and laurel sprays. ...
$2,980
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19th Century Dutch Wardrobe ~ Armoire

19th Century Dutch Wardrobe ~ Armoire will make the perfect choice for the tailored, casual or rustic decors!  Hand-crafted from solid oak, it features a rectilinear theme with six molded panels on each door and the doors themselves surrounded by molding detail, with a nicely proportioned crown and base to frame the facade.  Doors are hung with outboard...
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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...
$5,995
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19th Century French Renaissance Revival Armoire

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Armoire represents an example of fine craftsmanship that is more art than mere furniture!  Utilizing select, old-growth oak, the sculptors have created an ode to the Renaissance that became a pivotal revival during the middle of the 1800s.  The carved themes include a bold heraldic crest forming the crown, lavished...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armoire ~ Wardrobe

19th Century French Louis XVI Painted Armoire ~ Wardrobe is a splendid combination of style, form and function!  The full length hand-beveled mirror on the door provides a lovely reflection of your room and serves as a great dressing mirror.  The door opens to reveal multiple original adjustable shelves and an interior drawer for discreet storage. ...
$12,900
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Grand 19th Century French Henri II Walnut Triple Armoire

19th Century French Henri II Walnut Armoire represents the impeccable melding of neoclassical architecture inspired by the ancient Greeks and Romans, with hand-carved embellishment inspired by the Renaissance around 1500AD.  The boldly molded crown follows the contours of the step-front casework below, accentuating the center door with its full length...
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18th Century Dutch Hand Carved Linen Press ~ Armoire

18th Century Dutch Hand Carved Linen Press ~ Armoire was designed to store all of one's clothing or linens 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 rectangular panels.  The upper interior cabinet reveals three drawers and ample storage space,...
$6,900
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19th Century French Louis XV Rosewood Serpentine Armoire

19th Century French Louis XV Rosewood Serpentine Armoire is a stunning example of the mastery of French furniture making during the 1800s!  Utilizing exotic imported woods, the artisans created a definitively French form, with triple arched crown, undulating apron and serpentine sides, all incredibly difficult to execute by any standard.  An exquisite...
$4,980
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Armoire

19th Century French Louis Philippe Mahogany Armoire displays the clean, tailored lines of the genre, with just a hint of embellishment with the spiral half-round bordering around the perimeter of the facade.  Such a design highlights the sheer natural beauty of the exotic imported mahogany.  The full length mirror on the single door provides a lovely...
$2,980
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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Antique Country French Four Door Armoire in Stripped Oak

Antique Country French Four Door Armoire in Stripped Oak is a splendid choice for bedrooms with ceilings 8 to 9 feet in height!  Four doors access three cabinet spaces for exceptional storage opportunities, while the top of the crest at the center is just under 7' in height.  The arched crown over the center section which is stepped-out from the rest of...

19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Bonnetiere ~...

19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Bonnetiere ~ Chiffonier 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...

19th Century Dutch Oak Armoire ~ Cabinet

19th Century Dutch Oak Armoire ~ Cabinet was created in a relatively smaller size making it perfect for special niches, rooms with 8 foot ceilings, under stairwells or fur-downs, and the like.  Hand-crafted from solid oak to last for centuries, it features a stately design dominated by pyramidal forms on each door surrounded by two layers of bold molded...

18th Century French Louis XIII Armoire

18th Century French Louis XIII Armoire will make an impressive visual statement in any room!  Crafted entirely by hand using techniques that are centuries old, it features diamond and triangular pyramidal forms in various configurations arranged in three patterns on each of the full length doors.  The depth of the design forms an unforgettable three...

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Armoire

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Armoire will make a stylish addition to any room!  Using maple to simulate bamboo, and pine for the panels, the artisans created a medium-sized piece that has as much charm as a much larger example.  Tailored trim across the crown, on the corners, and surrounding the drawer add character.  The full width drawer and pair of...

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire is a stunning testament to the artistic talents of French cabinetmakers who took such crafts to new heights during the period.  Stately, tailored neoclassical architecture forms the basis for the casework, with a comparatively shallow profile combined with a total overall height of just under 8 feet making it...

PAIR of Antique French Louis XIV Whitewashed Oak Armoires

PAIR of Antique French Louis XIV Whitewashed Oak Armoires is an extraordinary find, indeed!  Meticulously hand-crafted from old-growth French white oak, each appears to be identical to the other but there are minor differences on the interiors.  Both have finely molded crowns with recessed, rounded and mitered cornerposts which the molding follows...

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...

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

19th Century French Louis XVI Triple Armoire in Stripped Oak is a masterpiece of understated elegance!  Rendered from old growth oak, it features neoclassical architecture at its finest, with rectilinear form accentuated by a step-front arched center section that houses the full length mirror.  Atop the mirror frame appears ribbon, rosette and floral...

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

19th Century French Louis XVI Triple Armoire in Stripped Oak is a masterpiece of understated elegance!  Rendered from old growth oak, it features neoclassical architecture at its finest, with rectilinear form accentuated by a step-front arched center section that houses the full length mirror.  Atop the mirror frame appears ribbon, rosette and floral...

19th Century French Louis XV Triple Armoire

19th Century French Louis XV Triple Armoire is a masterpiece of the furniture crafter's art.  Not only does it perform a function equivalent to an entire closet, it looks stunning in the process!  Created from solid oak, it features a triple crown that culminates in a stylized acanthus plume fanning out from facing scrolls of the crown molding, with small...

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...

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...

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 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...