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18th Century French Armoire
Located in Chicago, IL
Impressive 18th Century armoire from France, made from walnut wood. The piece comes with a working lock and key.
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • 18th Century French Armoire
  • 18th Century French Armoire
  • 18th Century French Armoire
  • 18th Century French Armoire
H 91 in. W 71 in. D 27 in.
Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
Magnificent 18th century French armoire.
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
H 99 in. W 57.75 in. D 29 in.
Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
Magnificent 18th century French armoire.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
  • Magnificent 18th Century French Armoire
H 88 in. W 65 in. D 26.5 in.
Incredible 18th Century French Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Outstanding 18th century French carved burl walnut four-door armoire from Lyon. Having excellent detailed carvings in wreath and laurel motif, beautifully shaped doors, heavy hardwar...
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Late 18th Century French Armoire in Walnut
Located in North York, ON
Late 18th century French armoire in Walnut. Exquisite original relief hand carved walnut armoire with original forged hardware including key, exceptional matching solid feathered wal...
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Antique 1790s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

French 18th Century Gothic Armoire
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This 18th century, mixed wood French armoire is absolutely stunning. It is Gothic-style and features two tall, paneled doors on barrel hinges. One key operates the locking right door...
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Antique 18th Century French Gothic Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

  • French 18th Century Gothic Armoire
  • French 18th Century Gothic Armoire
  • French 18th Century Gothic Armoire
  • French 18th Century Gothic Armoire
H 91.25 in. W 65.5 in. D 22.38 in.
18th Century French Walnut Armoire
Located in Savannah, GA
18th century French walnut armoire, peg construction, newer interior shelves.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
H 79.5 in. W 50 in. D 23 in.
18th Century French Country Armoire
Located in Evergreen, CO
Dating from the mid-late 1700s, featuring three large brass hinges on each door, long detailed escutcheons, three interior shelves and three drawers, one with a key. Beautiful patina...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Country Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
H 91.5 in. W 68 in. D 26 in.
18th Century French Oak Armoire
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This French oak armoire has a shaped cornice over two long paneled doors enriched with raised geometric panels above a shaped apron and raised on bun feet, 18th century with restorat...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire
  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire
  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire
  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire
H 79.50 in. W 70.25 in. D 28.50 in.
French 18th Century Provincial Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial 18th century walnut carved armoire with double scroll top and 2 doors with carved border.
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antique French Oak Armoire, 18th Century
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful highly carved wedding armoire of oak and mesh. In good age appropriate condition. Has key and shelves. Completely disassembles. All peg jointed. Hole in the back to accommo...
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

  • Antique French Oak Armoire, 18th Century
  • Antique French Oak Armoire, 18th Century
  • Antique French Oak Armoire, 18th Century
  • Antique French Oak Armoire, 18th Century
H 105 in. W 64 in. D 22 in.
French Provincial 18th Century Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial 18th century walnut two door large scale armoire with foliate carved detail on doors and cornice with original hardware supported on a flat base.
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 18th century Louis XV armoire.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
H 96 in. W 56.25 in. D 23.25 in.
Very Large Armoire - France, 18th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Impressive cupboard from a convent (1 meter deep). Carved details, original hinges and key, original paint (except for the cornice). The interior can be adapted according to speci...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Country Wardrobes and Armoires

  • Very Large Armoire - France, 18th Century
  • Very Large Armoire - France, 18th Century
  • Very Large Armoire - France, 18th Century
  • Very Large Armoire - France, 18th Century
H 86.62 in. W 39.38 in. D 11.82 in.
Pair of French 18th Century Armoires
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful pair of 18th century armoires from the South of France. Beautifully constructed from painted wood - each with 4 doors and a stunning orange interior. Great narrow depth. ...
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak, Pine

  • Pair of French 18th Century Armoires
  • Pair of French 18th Century Armoires
  • Pair of French 18th Century Armoires
  • Pair of French 18th Century Armoires
H 118.88 in. W 69 in. D 15 in.
French 18th Century Carved Fruitwood Armoire
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Original French fruitwood armoire, circa 1780. This French armoire would make an ideal tv unit or for its intended use. Original hinges and escutheons, double doors open up to re...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Rustic Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood

18th Century French Oak Armoire Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Unusual small size solid oak armoire or cabinet. All original hand wrought hardware and old but not original finish. Custom made fitted interior done in the 1980's. France, early 18...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wrought Iron

  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire Cabinet
  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire Cabinet
  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire Cabinet
  • 18th Century French Oak Armoire Cabinet
H 64.5 in. W 40.75 in. D 20.75 in.
18th Century French Walnut Armoire or Bonnetiere
Located in Essex, MA
Early 18th century French walnut bonnetiere or small wardrobe armoire. Beautiful patina of walnut, original finish, one door with nice original carvings. Great size.   
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Antique Early 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Provincial Armoire in Cherrywood
Located in La Plata, MD
Excellent condition 18th century French Provincial armoire in cherrywood. Paneled sides and doors in a herringbone style pattern. Cast iron door length hinges and eschutchens. One ke...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

18th Century French Louis XV Bonnetiere, Armoire
Located in Carmel, CA
Louis XV walnut bonnetiere with original lock and decorative face plate, hinges and key. This handsome one door cabinet has a recessed panel with scrolls, wheat and cricket detail. T...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautifully carved walnut armoire from the Normandy region of France.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • 18th Century Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century Walnut Armoire
H 108 in. W 68 in. D 27 in.
18th Century Bordelaise Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a very rare Bordelaise Armoire with an interior buffet. Original paint with a beautiful patina.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

  • 18th Century Bordelaise Armoire
  • 18th Century Bordelaise Armoire
  • 18th Century Bordelaise Armoire
  • 18th Century Bordelaise Armoire
H 108.5 in. W 70 in. D 25.5 in.
Antique 18th Century Carved French Oak Armoire
Located in Round Top, TX
 Attractive carvings of vines, leaves and flowers embellish this armoire giving it a romantic touch. Crafted in the late 18th century France, this oak armoire has beautifully carved ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

  • Antique 18th Century Carved French Oak Armoire
  • Antique 18th Century Carved French Oak Armoire
  • Antique 18th Century Carved French Oak Armoire
  • Antique 18th Century Carved French Oak Armoire
H 90.5 in. W 66.5 in. D 24.75 in.
18th Century French Louis XV Provencale Armoire
Located in Doylestown, PA
A museum quality Louis XV armoire in walnut with beautifully carved and panelled doors, a chapeau gendarme cornice, great iron hardware, and carved cabriole legs. The armoire was pa...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Carved Oak French Armoire
Located in Wilson, NC
18th century carved Oak French armoire has the original brass escutcheons and hinges. The cornice is carved with interlaced acanthus leaves and gadrooned molding. The frieze has a ca...
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Antique 1780s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

  • 18th Century Carved Oak French Armoire
  • 18th Century Carved Oak French Armoire
  • 18th Century Carved Oak French Armoire
  • 18th Century Carved Oak French Armoire
H 88 in. W 59 in. D 22.5 in.
French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
Located in Austin, TX
An impressive, hand-carved armoire of rich and figured honey-toned walnut. It features a “policeman hat” shaped cornice and the original cabriole legs with feet “a l”escargot”. This ...
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Antique 1770s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
H 95.25 in. W 63.25 in. D 26.5 in.
Late 18th Century Oak Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Late 18th century oak armoire, two doors, stepped cornice, square legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

  • Late 18th Century Oak Armoire
  • Late 18th Century Oak Armoire
  • Late 18th Century Oak Armoire
  • Late 18th Century Oak Armoire
H 81 in. W 52 in. D 23 in.
18th Century French Armoire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French walnut 18th century armoire fitted with three new shelves. Perfect to conceal your wide screen TV. Original hardware, hinges and elaborate key.
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Antique 18th Century French Cabinets

  • 18th Century French Armoire
  • 18th Century French Armoire
  • 18th Century French Armoire
  • 18th Century French Armoire
H 88 in. W 56 in. D 24.5 in.
18th Century Period Regence French Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 18th century Period Regence French Finely Carved Walnut Oversized Armoire with Bun Feet. Original Key is included.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XIII Armoire
Located in Winter Park, FL
An exceptional Louis XIII style armoire from a chateau in the Southwest of France near the town of Agen. Made of various woods including ebony, lemon and walnut. Magnificent hand-tur...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

  • 18th Century Louis XIII Armoire
  • 18th Century Louis XIII Armoire
  • 18th Century Louis XIII Armoire
  • 18th Century Louis XIII Armoire
H 110 in. W 59.6 in. D 31 in.
French Solid Walnut and Oak 18th Century Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An impressive French two-door armoire in walnut and oak, the panelled doors featuring stars inlaid in contrasting timbers, and complex molded details surrounding the panels. The p...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

18th Century Louis XV Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
An extraordinarily tall mid-18th century Louis XV Provincial fruitwood narrow armoire/bonnetiere with a rectangular cornice. The frieze is centered by a basket of flowers, the wire m...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood

  • 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
  • 18th Century Louis XV Armoire
H 93 in. W 29 in. D 22.5 in.
18th Century French Walnut Monumental Armoire with Single Drawer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th c. French Walnut Monumental Armoire with single drawer. This over-sized Armoire has it's original Hardware and finely carved panels.
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Magnificent 18th Century French Comtoise Louis XIII Walnut Armoire
Located in Arles, FR
Original 18th century French solid walnut two-door armoire. This traditional French armoire has wonderful proportions. It is an armoire from the region of Dole (Jura) late 17th / ear...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Provincial 18th Century Walnut Carved Two-Door Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial 18th century walnut carved two-door armoire with centre oval medallion with initials and draped with a carved wreath and bow knot.  
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Antique 18th Century French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Carved French Yew Wood and Chestnut Armoire
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
This sort of armoire is also known as a marriage armoire. Cornice and front are profusely inlaid with a leaf design, with a snake flowing up the middle of the doors, with pierced ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Rustic Wardrobes and Armoires

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Yew

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Honey Oak Armoire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome French 18th century Louis XVI period honey oak armoire. The armoire is raised on bun feet with four doors and 4 interior shelves. Each paneled door is decorated with ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

18th Century Louis XIV French Walnut Armoire or Vitrine
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning 18th century armoire that combines the Louis XIV and the Louis XV styles. Purchased in the Rhone Valley, the armoire is made of solid dark walnut with a gorgeous patina. T...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Glass, Walnut

18th Century French Ornately Carved Two-Door Cherrywood Armoire
Located in Milford, NH
A beautiful two-door French armoire with detailed tassel and foliate carved basket frieze decoration, continued around scrolled brass door escutcheons and door panels, over a nicely ...
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

18th Century Louis XV French Provincial Carved Oak Armoire
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely French armoire in oak with carved foliate and floral decorative elements on doors, crest and apron. Mortice and tenon construction with wooden pegs, befitting the period. Oa...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century Louis XIV Carved Armoire
Located in Buchanan, MI
18th century Louis XIV armoire very intricately carved.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood

Exceptional 18th Century Regence Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautifully carved 18th century walnut armoire with original shelves, hardware and keys. The patina and depth of carving make this armoire a standout.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Carved Walnut Wedding Armoire from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique fruitwood "armoire provencale," is truly exceptional; crafted in France, circa 1760, this tall cabinet features exquisite carvings including the top pediment featuring a...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Louis XV Armoire, Late 18th Century
Located in valatie, NY
This charming Louis XV armoire is carved cherry with beautiful detailing. The cornice sits on a crown of carved vines and blossoms. The doors are inset with symmetrical and asymmetri...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

  • Louis XV Armoire, Late 18th Century
  • Louis XV Armoire, Late 18th Century
  • Louis XV Armoire, Late 18th Century
  • Louis XV Armoire, Late 18th Century
H 83 in. W 60 in. D 28 in.
French 18th Century Louis XIV Period Two Door Oak Armoire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional French 18th century Louis XIV period two door oak armoire with extremely fine carvings of flowers, garlands and at the top, carvings of a face. All original hardware. ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Elegant 18th Century Louis XV French Provincial Armoire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two-door French Provincial cabinet with exposed antique brass hinges, filigree key plates and working key. Inset panel doors with scrolling beaded frame, carved floral motif across ...
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Antique 1780s French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

18th Century Louis XV French Provincial Carved Armoire or Wardrobe France 1700s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Standing at nearly nine feet high, this rare solid wood armoire or Buffet de château originating from the 18th century is an excellent example of French furniture during the 1700s. W...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire in Walnut
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stately late 18th century French Louis XV armoire in walnut. This very handsome armoire has touches of marquetry detailing to the front, above and below the door panels. The patina...
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Antique 1780s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century France Louis XV Walnut Warrobes Armoires
Located in Roma, RM
French Provencal closet, walnut wood, 1.60 cm wide at the body, 1.80 at the hat. Top quality wood, remains well proportioned even though it has huge measures. Present only one shel...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful and grand "Armoire Lyonnaise" from France was carved, circa 1760. The antique fruit wood cabinet stands on scroll feet over a scalloped apron, the cabinet features a d...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Country French Armoire in Walnut with Arched Bonnet
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely French armoire in walnut with arched bonnet, fluted astragal between the two paneled doors with parquetry decorating the middle panel of each, and resting on carved escargot...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

Rare 18th Century Louis XV French Carved Walnut Armoire or Wardrobe
Located in Arles, FR
Rare and large 18th century French armoire or wardrobe constructed of walnut wood. This intricately carved Louis XV period piece features beautiful mirrored doors and a wonderful "ch...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Late 18th Century Armoire in Painted Wood
Located in Vista, CA
Late 18th century armoire in painted wood. Not all original Paint, circa 1780
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Antique Late 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

  • Late 18th Century Armoire in Painted Wood
  • Late 18th Century Armoire in Painted Wood
  • Late 18th Century Armoire in Painted Wood
  • Late 18th Century Armoire in Painted Wood
H 75.5 in. W 54 in. D 20 in.
18th Century Louis XV French Provincial Carved Armoire or Wardrobe France, 1700s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The French custom of a father's gift to his newborn daughter was the crafting or purchase of an armoire carved with symbols of plenty and happiness, which stored her trousseau to use...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

18th Century Period Louis XV French Lyonnaise Armoire in Figured Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
A grand armoire in French walnut from the period of Louis XV, who ruled France from 1715-1774. A fine example from the Lyon region of France, renown in the 1700s for its superior pro...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XIII Carved Walnut One-Door Armoire Bonnetiere
Located in Dallas, TX
This large, antique "bonnetiere" (one-door armoire) would make a beautiful addition to any living room or bedroom; crafted in the Perigord region of France, circa 1750, the single do...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Exceptional 18th Century French Period Louis XV Bressan Armoire
Located in Birmingham, AL
An exceptional 18th century French period Louis XV armoire handcrafted of indigenous old growth walnut and burled walnut in the typical technique mastered by the skilled artisans of ...
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Antique 1750s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Burl, Walnut

French Early 18th Century Cherry and Walnut Wedding Armoire from Brittany
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV period cherry and walnut wedding armoire from Brittany from the early 18th century. This French armoire was born in the 1730s in Brittany, one of the prettiest area...
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry, Walnut

18th Century Country French Armoire with Carved Lone Stars
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Country French armoire with carved lone stars on each door is a magnificent example of spectacular French craftsmanship, with hand carved embellishment appearing from th...
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Antique 1790s French Neoclassical Revival Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

Antique Wall Cabinet Armoire 18th Century French Faux Front Wardrobe Carved Oak
Located in FR
Antique Armoire Doors for built-in wardrobe, hand carved Oak, superb patina due to time 18th century typical Provincial Cupboard from Northern France. This has come from a typical ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze

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18th Century French Armoire For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 18th century French armoire you’re looking for. A 18th century French armoire — often made from wood, walnut and oak — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the 18th century French armoire you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A 18th century French armoire is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XV, Louis XVI and Rococo styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a 18th Century French Armoire?

Prices for a 18th century French armoire start at $1,550 and top out at $95,000 with the average selling for $8,824.

Finding the Right Wardrobes and Armoires for You

When shopping for antique and vintage wardrobes and armoires for your home, there are several things to keep in mind, not least of which is question number 1: What is the difference between an armoire and a wardrobe?

The difference between an armoire and a wardrobe is actually simple: An armoire is merely an ornate wardrobe. A wardrobe is a tall, streamlined storage cabinet that usually has some combination of drawers, shelves and hanging rods. Antique and vintage armoires, on the other hand, are freestanding, heavy wooden structures that typically feature decorative metal hinges and pictorial carvings. Armoires are large cabinets that aren’t outfitted with the varied storage features that wardrobes now commonly have. Armoires often have one or two doors and a hanging bar and allow for quick access. Whether a minimalist mid-century modern wardrobe or grandiose Victorian-era armoire is the right fit for you, both are highly functional furnishings and can be a smart storage solution.

Armoires have been around since medieval times, and initially they may have housed weapons and armor. In their early days, armoires were often adorned with elaborate carvings and lavish paintings, particularly in Renaissance-era France. During the 18th century and later, armoires were widely known as “presses” for hanging clothes, and they were so large that they swallowed up the room where they stood. In today’s modern homes, an antique armoire can be a striking, architectural work of art amid comparably unadorned furnishings. Whether you’re using your piece in the kitchen for cookware or as a food pantry, in the bedroom for clothes or in the living room as a media console, it will likely become a lovable focal point.

The evolution of the armoire can be seen in today’s corner wardrobes, which may rest on an asymmetrical base to account for corner placement, and even mirrored wardrobes, which feature a mirror affixed to the inside panel of one of the doors for convenience. Contemporary wardrobes commonly feature additional sliding trays and drawers and hanging space for clothing or linens, and the cabinet doors make them ideal for concealing televisions and computer monitors when such devices aren’t in use.

When choosing the right wardrobe or vintage armoire for your home, it’s good to have the following in mind: What are you planning to store in it? How much of what you’re storing will need to be housed in it? It should be big enough to accommodate your needs. What is the size of the room where your wardrobe or armoire will live? A large new piece of furniture in a modest space can easily become a hindrance if you have to navigate your way around it during your daily routine, so be mindful of the area you'll need in order to move freely.

Whether you are looking for an antique walnut armoire or a simple contemporary wardrobe, find the right piece for your home today on 1stDibs.