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 Louis XV Serpentine Rosewood Armoire

19th Century French Louis XV Serpentine Rosewood Armoire is a work of the furniture crafter's art!  The design features only one flat surface showing, and that is the full length beveled dressing mirror mounted on the door.  All other facets of the design are gracefully curved in naturalistic forms including serpentine sides, boldly scrolled apron on all...
$3,980
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Antique French Louis XVI Triple Painted Armoire ~...

Antique French Louis XVI Triple Painted Armoire ~ DIsplay Armoire is a magnificent ode to the neoclassical style, rendered in fine hardwoods and mahogany then finished in a neutral paint that has achieved a lovely patina over the decades.  Starting at the crown, which exhibits exquisite reverse contour and three distinct bands of molded detail including...
$5,980
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19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Whitewashed Pine...

19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Whitewashed Pine Armoire will command a stately presence in the room, but with a subtle elegance that enables it to blend with a wide variety of decors with varying degrees of casual themes.  The crown molding was obviously inspired by the mid-19th century styling, also evident in the architecture of the piece drawn from...
$4,980
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19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Triple Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Triple Armoire is a magnificent example of the superlative craftsmanship of Parisienne cabinetmakers from a bygone era!  Hand-crafted with select French walnut, the design features a step-front center section with a bold arbalette archwork, so named for its resemblance to an archer's bow.  The apex of the crown is...
$5,980
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Antique French Louis XV Triple Armoire

Antique French Louis XV Triple Armoire is a majestic example of one of the most recognizable French styles extant, influenced by both the Baroque and the Rococo to produce the artfully scrolled lines and lavish naturalistic carving that define the genre.  The triple arched crown was fashioned en arbalette to resemble an archer's bow, and features bold...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Armoire with...

19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Armoire with Bronze Mounts from Paris is a stunning example of Belle Epoque grandeur, hand-crafted by masters of a bygone era!  Utilizing exotic imported mahogany, the artisans created a neoclassical casework that includes extended cornerposts comprised of fluted columns that are capped top and bottom and elaborated...
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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. ...
$8,900   $12,900
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Antique Italian Neoclassical Painted Triple Armoire

Antique Italian Neoclassical Painted Triple Armoire is a splendid expression of the classical style that dates back three thousand years!  Even the French embraced the style during the reign of Louis XVI, but in reality it never really went out of fashion.  This example, with rectilinear architecture features beautifully carved molded detail appearing in...
$4,886   $6,980
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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...
$4,186   $5,980
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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...
$3,887   $5,980
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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...
$4,197   $5,995
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Armoire is a definitive example of the era, when stately, restrained architecture and furniture design rose to prominence.  Perhaps to compensate for a lack of carved or mounted detail, the artisans skillfully hand-selected exquisitely figured wood such as this walnut cut from the joint between a massive...
$6,980
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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...
$5,900
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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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19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire represents the epitome of understated neoclassical elegance!  Meticulously hand-crafted from sumptuous French walnut by master craftsmen, the design features a boldly arched crown centered with a lavishly sculpted floral bouquet gathered by flowing ribbon.  Tailored yet demonstrative molding extends down to the...
$4,980
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18th Century Italian country Hand Painted Neoclassical...

18th Century Italian Hand Painted Neoclassical 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 appear...
$12,800
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18th Century French Louis XVI Period Mahogany Armoire

18th Century French Louis XVI Period Mahogany Armoire is a true gem of the cabinetmaker's art!  Only rarely do we come across pieces from the Louis XVI period around the time of our great nation's founding that are so exquisite and well-preserved.  This example was crafted from the finest exotic imported mahogany available at the time, with a classic...
$28,000
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19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Display Armoire ~...

19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Display Armoire ~ Bookcase is a majestic example of fine craftsmanship, executed in what experts consider the finest indigenous wood ever available from the continent of Europe!  The boldly arched crown is intricately molded and fitted at the center with a work of the sculptor's art that revels in the Rococo flair, with...
$4,980
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19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Armoire with...

19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Armoire with Ormolu is an exquisite example of the excellence in design and craftsmanship found in Paris during the later years of the 1800s.  Drawing from ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the neoclassical revival presented stately pieces that literally stand the test of time.  Crafted from select imported...
$7,980
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Early 19th Century Raised Dutch Wardrobe

Early 19th Century Raised Dutch Wardrobe is an impressive piece, designed to command attention in any room yet provide a critical storage solution for the family.  The bold triple arched crown consists of a complex triple tiered molding with the top tier ebonized, melding into the centerpiece which depicts a shell festooned with floral motifs, also...
$6,980
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19th Century German Mahogany Wardrobe ~ Linen Press

19th Century German Mahogany Wardrobe ~ Linen Press will make the perfect addition to the bedroom or dining room, being equally adept at storing clothes or table linens.  The casework is sized perfectly to house a family's entire collection of linens and keep things organized, with a cabinet above with pull out platforms to the three spacious exterior...
$6,980
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19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Armoire brings to life the neoclassical revival that occurred during the reign of Napoleon III.  Executed in exotic imported rosewood, it features veneers with oriented grain patterns to create intriguing visual effects on the facade all around.  The design was influenced by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and...
$4,980
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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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PAIR Antique Liegoise 4 Door Cabinets

PAIR Antique Liegoise 4 Door Cabinets are a perfect example of the incredibly high quality furnishings for which the region is legendary!  Hand-crafted by master cabinetmakers from solid oak, each features a four door design with two external drawers for easy access to its very versatile and capacious storage capabilities.  The interior of each is divided...

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...

19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Neoclassical...

19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Neoclassical Armoire combines the luxury of the king of furniture woods with the incomparable craftsmanship of Parisienne masters to produce an instant family heirloom!  Measuring just over eight feet tall, it boasts a boldly arched and molded crown festooned with an heraldic crest adorned with floral sprays and...

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

Grand 19th Century French Louis XVI Triple Armoire from Paris is a stunning example hailing from what most experts agree is the Mecca of the furniture crafting industry!  Sculpted from select French walnut that is today too expensive to even consider using for such a large piece, it exudes a timeless elegance that only such extremely fine wood can...

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,...

PAIR 19th Century French Louis XVI Armoires

PAIR 19th Century French Louis XVI Armoires are truly an amazing find!  Hand-crafted from solid old-growth oak, each features timeless neoclassical styling inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece & Rome.  The subtly arched and stepped-out center section is topped with a foliate flourish, with finely molded and paneled bonnet leading the eyes to...

19th Century French Louis XVI Neoclassical Triple...

19th Century French Louis XVI Neoclassical Triple Walnut Armoire represents the epitome of understated timeless elegance!  Hand-crafted and sculpted from sumptuous French walnut, it features a step-front center cabinet flanked by two recessed side cabinets, all crafted on a grand scale with original full length hand-beveled mirrors that will provide a...

Antique French Louis XVI Armoire ~ Wardrobe in...

Antique French Louis XVI Armoire ~ Wardrobe in Stripped Oak boasts a restrained expression of the neoclassic style that will remain in vogue for another millennium!  The rectilinear casework is enhanced by a centered, double arched crown enhanced by scrolls and a sconce motif, above which appears a beautifully sculpted floral wreath with sprays, which is...

19th Century French Louis XVI Neoclassical Painted...

19th Century French Louis XVI Neoclassical Painted Armoire ~ Wardrobe defines the neoclassical revival during the Belle Epoque to a fantastic degree of artistry!  The stately architecture inspired by ancient Greek and Roman masters is evident in the rectilinear form, emphasized by a boldly molded crown and bonnet carved with repeating Greek coin motif,...

19th Century Liegoise Rococo Louis XV Armoire in...

19th Century Liegoise Rococo Louis XV Armoire in Stripped Oak combines a stately presence with abundant storage to create the perfect addition to any room!  Hand-crafted and sculpted from old-growth oak, it features a neoclassical architecture that is enhanced with relief carvings of stylzed shell and foliate motifs in the manner of Louis XV.  The boldly...

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...

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...

Grand 19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Triple Armoire

Grand 19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Triple Armoire is a majestic example of fine craftsmanship, executed in what experts consider the finest indigenous wood ever available from the continent of Europe!  The triple arched crown is boldly molded and fitted at the center arch with a work of the sculptor's art that revels in the Rococo flair, with...

19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Armoire

19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Armoire is the embodiment of grace, style and elegance!  Hand-crafted from sumptuous French walnut, it features a boldly carved arched crown above an artfully sculpted bonnet that immediately catches one's eye.  A young maiden beset by stormy seas and winds is attended to and comforted by a visiting angel as the...

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Armoire

19th Century French Faux Bamboo Armoire is a special example of French craftsmanship, designed to emulate Far Eastern designs during the popularity for all things Oriental that occurred in Europe during the period.  This example is a fine expression of the genre, with a tall, neoclassical architecture that provides form for the design.  Featuring a single...

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...

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...

19th Century French Neoclassical Armoire in Walnut,...

19th Century French Neoclassical Armoire in Walnut, Signed E. Rataboul of Marseille represents a rare opportunity for some lucky family to enjoy the epitome of quality from one of France's finest furniture makers!  Utilizing what experts consider the finest furniture wood to ever come from the Continent of Europe, the artisans created a neoclassical...

Antique French Regence Triple Armoire in Stripped Oak

Antique French Regence Triple Armoire in Stripped Oak is a superlative example of the style that bridges the transition between the Louis XIV style and the Rococo, combining the best elements of both to create a lasting and timeless look that will captivate the visual senses!  Rendered from solid quarter-sawn oak, it features a step-front design that...

19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Armoire

19th Century French Louis XVI Rosewood Armoire was created during the Belle Epoque and represents the pinnacle of furniture craftsmanship from the period.  Only the finest furniture makers could afford to purchase exotic rosewood shipped from the Americas, and evidence of their mastery of the craft is abundant throughout this magnificent example!  The...

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...

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...