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18th Century Venetian Rococo Lacquer Cabinet
Located in Lymington, GB
This rare and sophisticated small antique cabinet separates in two, with bombé and serpentine profiles. The particularly fine and detailed lacquer* is executed on a blue green groun...
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Antique 18th Century Rococo Cabinets

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Lacquer

  • 18th Century Venetian Rococo Lacquer Cabinet
  • 18th Century Venetian Rococo Lacquer Cabinet
  • 18th Century Venetian Rococo Lacquer Cabinet
  • 18th Century Venetian Rococo Lacquer Cabinet
H 81.11 in. W 48.04 in. D 17.13 in.
Early 18th Century Coromandel Lacquer Corner Cabinet
Located in Lymington, GB
An early 18th century Coromandel lacquer corner cupboard or cabinet. This is rare - high quality Coromandel lacquer work (incised decoration) - not to be confused with the usual Eng...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Cabinets

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Lacquer

  • Early 18th Century Coromandel Lacquer Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Coromandel Lacquer Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Coromandel Lacquer Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Coromandel Lacquer Corner Cabinet
H 31.11 in. W 22.64 in. D 12.41 in.
18th Century Black Lacquer Chinese Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
A monumental 18th century black lacquer and cinnabar embellished cabinet. Brass and steel hardware with three drawers at the base. Fitted wide interior shelves.
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Cabinets

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Wood

  • 18th Century Black Lacquer Chinese Cabinet
  • 18th Century Black Lacquer Chinese Cabinet
  • 18th Century Black Lacquer Chinese Cabinet
  • 18th Century Black Lacquer Chinese Cabinet
H 91 in. W 61.75 in. D 28.25 in.
18th Century Polychrome Lacquered Wood Venice Bureau Cabinet
Located in IT
The piece of furniture decorated in polychrome lacquer, gilded with chinoiserie. Dark background, depict small scenes in groups of two or more characters taken in moments of rest in ...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XV Cabinets

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Wood

Italian 18th Century Japanese Lacquer and Lace Wood Veneer Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and high-quality Italian mid-18th century, circa 1750, Japanese lacquer and Lacewood veneer cabinet from Firenze. The cabinet is raised on block supports with richly ch...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Cabinets

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

18th Century English Lacquered Gilt Chinoisoire Corner Cabinet
Located in Savannah, GA
English corner cabinet, made circa 1780, in lacquered gilt chinoisoire. Stunningly beautiful lacquered gilt chinoisoire on a black ground. Bracket feet to the base. 13 pane astrical ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Cabinets

Pair of Late 18th Century Chinese Lacquered Cabinets with Original Decorations
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Rare set of cabinets. Red lacquer with original carvings and well-preserved leaf gold decorations. Black lacquer on the sides of the cabinet. A decorative and beautiful pair of cab...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Cabinets

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Brass

An 18th Century Black Lacquered Brass and Chinese Coromandel Cabinet on Stand
Located in Armadale, Victoria
With label detail inscribed 'No.5/Cabinet & Box from/ Duke of Buccleuch/ March 1845' The handwritten inventory labels dating to 1845 are those of Walter, 5th Duke of Buccleuch and t...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese George II Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Chinese Cabinet, 18th Century
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful 18th century panel door cabinet, three carved drawers with nail head studs, across the top, Shanxi China, circa 1700 Worn painted panels with a sensational patina of fade...
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Antique 1750s Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer

  • Chinese Cabinet, 18th Century
  • Chinese Cabinet, 18th Century
  • Chinese Cabinet, 18th Century
  • Chinese Cabinet, 18th Century
H 80 in. W 54 in. D 23 in.
Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
Located in Lymington, GB
A rare chinoiserie standing double corner cabinet, or cupboard. English, George I period, ca 1720. Often erroneously referred to as lacquer work, this is japanned. Beautifully decor...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George I Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
H 76.78 in. W 46.46 in. D 19.1 in.
18th Century Ming Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
A lacquer finished 18th century Chinese two-door cabinet with a set of small round legs. This simple and Classic piece comes from Henan Province and contains al original hardware and...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

  • 18th Century Ming Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
  • 18th Century Ming Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
  • 18th Century Ming Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
  • 18th Century Ming Chinese Two-Door Cabinet
H 72.5 in. W 36 in. D 23.75 in.
18th Century, Italian Lacquered Wood Trumeau with Desk
Located in IT
Important and rare Italian lacquered wood trumeau with desk by Vizzo, 18th Century This important trumeau was made in Venice, Italy, in the 18th century. Entirely lacquered in gol...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Louis XV Cabinets

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Wood

18th Century, Italian Louis XIV Lacquered Wood Corner Cabinet
Located in IT
18th century, Italian Louis XIV lacquered wood corner cabinet This particular corner furniture was made in Italy in the Louis XIV era, circa early 18th century. The wooden struct...
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Antique Early 18th Century European Louis XIV Corner Cupboards

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Wood

Rare Pair of 18th Century Chinese Qing Style Black Painted Cabinets
Located in Pasadena, CA
A rare pair of 18th century Chinese black painted cabinets made from traditional construction techniques. With all of its original hardware and metal studded feet, the cabinets also ...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

Pair of Very Unusual and Rare 18th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Cabinets
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of unusually beautiful cabinets in black lacquer with well-preserved original decorations in polychrome, showing houses and people. The cabinets are rarely seen today. Dating 17...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Lacquer

Trompe L'oeil Cabinet Embellished with 18th Century Aeronautical Motif
By Aldo Tura
Located in Dallas, TX
Whimsical vintage custom Trompe l'oeil cabinet adorned with lithographic depictions of 18th Century Hot Air Balloon Illustrations by German Artist K.G. Lohse including his famous wor...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

English lacquered Chest, 18th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
English lacquered chest, 18th century. Decorated with chinoiserie, mounted on modern stand.  
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Antique 18th Century English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Lacquer

  • English lacquered Chest, 18th Century
  • English lacquered Chest, 18th Century
  • English lacquered Chest, 18th Century
  • English lacquered Chest, 18th Century
H 34.65 in. W 46.07 in. D 24.41 in.
An 18th Century Louis XVI Marquetry and Lacquer Corner Cabinet or 'Encognure'
Located in Berlin, DE
An elegant and very rare marquetry and black lacquer encoignure with a bowed front and one panel door decorated with a japanned panel of mountains and trees within a very fine marque...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Corner Cupboards

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Lacquer, Maple, Satinwood, Tulipwood

18th Century Venetian Lacquered Secretary Bookcase
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exceptional 18th century lacquered secretary bookcase with mirrored doors. The lacquer features snake charmers and a chinoiserie scenes with children. This came from an important P...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Secretaires

English Lacquered Cabinet on a Contemporary Base, circa 1700, England
Located in Girona, Spain
English lacquered cabinet on a contemporary base Lacquered wood circa 1700, England Very good vintage condition.
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Antique Early 18th Century English William and Mary Cabinets

Materials

Wood

18th Century English Wood Chest with Chinoiserie and Floral Motifs
Located in New York, NY
18th century English wood chest with chinoiserie and floral motifs. Delicately embellished on all sides with lacquered chinoiserie and flora. Features an unusual flip top with floral...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Wood

Small Chinese Black Lacquered Wood Cabinet with Raised Traditional Scenery
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A late 18th century small Chinese black lacquered wood cabinet decorated with a raised animal scenery in a traditional landscape design. This cabinet of rectangular shape is elaborat...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Cabinets

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Brass

Mid-18th Century Venetian Lacquered and Gilded Bureau
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good mid-18th century Venetian lacquered and gilded bureau in very good overall condition. Showing age patination but beautifully tired with muted soft colours.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Desks

Materials

Wood

Antique Lacquered and Gilded Bookcase, 18th Century, Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Ancient bookcase with open shelves, lacquered with powder blue and blue colors, molure with golden inlays, lacquered sides, built in the late 1700s, for an Italian house. Of great v...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Bookcases

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Wood

18th Century Antique English Queen Anne Chinoiserie Lacquer Corner Cupboard
Located in Devon, GB
A fine Queen Anne period black lacquered corner cabinet with its original shaped and bevelled glass. The door and sides are decorated with vignettes of flowers, insects, birds and...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Queen Anne Corner Cupboards

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Lacquer

Lacquered Bureau Bookcase Piedmont, Italy, Mid-18th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Bureau bookcase composed of a cupboard with two doors and drop-leaf door with inner compartments as a base and upper case with shelves and two doors. Poplar interiors. The piece is m...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Bookcases

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Walnut

Chest with Thick Red Original Lacquer, Late 18th Century
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Chest with thick red original lacquer and very charming patina. "Shanxi" China 1780-1820.
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Blanket Chests

Materials

Wood

18th Century George III Lacquer and Gilt Chinoiserie Secretary Bookcase
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III chinoiserie secretary bookcase. Having a double dome top above two paneled doors, opening to reveal a fully fitted interior comprising various p...
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Antique Late 18th Century European George III Bookcases

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Oak, Giltwood, Lacquer

An 18th Century Lacquered Fruit Wood Tuscan Blanket Chest
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Amazing small chest made in Tuscan in mid-18th century, original conditions and patina. It has been used for the bride's blanket trousseau. It's lacquered in light blue and red on an...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Louis XVI Blanket Chests

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Fruitwood

18th Century style Chinoiserie Red Lacquer Bureau Bookcase
Located in Cranbrook, Kent
Chinoiserie Red Lacquer Bureau Bookcase. The shelved upper part with double broken arched doors opening to reveal a part fitted interior with lower small drawers, more Chinoiserie s...
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Antique 19th Century European William and Mary Bookcases

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Oak

Impressive 18th Century Chinoiserie Red Lacquered Drop Front Secretary
Located in Dallas, TX
An impressive 18th century English chinoiserie red lacquered drop front secretary. Fine quality hand painted decoration Original glass doors. Leather writing surface.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chinoiserie Secretaires

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Harewood

18th Century, Italian Lacquered Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in IT
18th century, Italian lacquered wood chest of drawers This refined neoclassical chest of drawers was made in Turin, Italy, towards the end of the 18th century. Entirely lacquered, i...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Dr...

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Wood, Wood

18th Century English George III Lacquer and Gilt Chinoiserie Secretary
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine quality 18th century chinoiserie Bureau. The exterior of the bureau is profusely decorated with oriental scenes. The fall front opens to reveal a fully fitted inte...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Desks

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Oak

18th C. Venetian rustic Wardrobe with decorations and original exterior lacquer
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Fully original both wood and hardware Venetian 700 cupboard wardrobe esternal and internal lacquering. Was done a minimal restoration to leave the closet all its charm. Measures c...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Cupboards

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Walnut, Fir

18th Century Red Lacquered Italian Chest of Drawers with Chinoiserie Decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
Red lacquered Italian commode with bucolic and chinoiserie decoration in paint and gilding. This 18th century chest of drawers is a serpentine shape with curved sides and has five dr...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

English Queen Anne, Early 18th Century Red Chinoiserie Lacquer Desk / Commode
Located in Troy, NY
A small early 18th century red lacquer chinoiserie decorated commode with a desk compartment, the hinged slant front - flip top, supported by pull-out bars left and right, revealing ...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Wood

18th Century Chinese Black Lacquer Tapered Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
The essence of traditional Chinese furniture is fully expressed in the simplicity and graceful presence of this 18th century two-door cabinet. Crafted of southern elmwood with tradit...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Brass

20th Century Chinese Black Lacquer Cabinet with Floral Design
Located in Chicago, IL
20th century painted Chinese black lacquer cabinet. This 20th century cabinet was repainted in the original style. The interior has a shelf and two drawers. From Northern China. Dim...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Lacquer

18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Secretaire
Located in IT
18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Secretaire This elegant secretaire Louis XVI was made in Holland in the second half of the eighteenth century. The cabinet is entirely paved. these w...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Louis XVI Secretaires

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Bronze, Metal

  • 18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Secretaire
  • 18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Secretaire
  • 18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Secretaire
  • 18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Secretaire
H 55.91 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
18th Century George III Chinoiserie Bureau
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality 18th century and later decorated George III chinoiserie bureau. The fall front opening to reveal a fully fitted interior comprising of various pigeon holes...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chinoiserie Desks

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Oak

  • 18th Century George III Chinoiserie Bureau
  • 18th Century George III Chinoiserie Bureau
  • 18th Century George III Chinoiserie Bureau
  • 18th Century George III Chinoiserie Bureau
H 40.25 in. W 36 in. D 21.5 in.
18th-19th Century Chinese Export Chinoiserie Lacquer Decorated Knee Hole Desk
Located in Stamford, CT
A wonderfully all over decorated Chinoiserie decorated knee hole desk. Decorated bracket Feet support the three central drawers flanked by a set of three matching drawers under a lar...
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Antique 19th Century English Chinoiserie Desks

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Wood

Italian Green and White Lacquered Chest of Drawers, Late 18th Century
Located in Prato, IT
Italy, Tuscany, late 18th century Green and white lacquered, faux marble top Painted fillet with beautiful leaves Dimensions: W 123 x D 62 x H 95 cm.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Poplar

Tall 18th Century Black Lacquer Chinese Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
Tall 18th century Chinese black lacquer cabinet. A one-of-a-kind narrow six door tall cabinet with cracked black lacquer finish.
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Wood

18th Century English Green Chinoiserie Secretary with Red Interior
Located in Charleston, SC
Very impressive 18th century English chinoiserie secretary with red interior on ogee bracket feet. Incredible quality lacquered case in a rich green color with raised gold chinoiseri...
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Antique 18th Century English Chinoiserie Secretaires

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Mirror, Wood, Lacquer

18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Medicine Chest in original black lacquer. Shanxi province, China. Dating back from the late 18th Century.
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Elm

  • 18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest
  • 18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest
  • 18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest
  • 18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest
H 66.93 in. W 52.76 in. D 25.6 in.
18th Century English George III Mahogany Inlaid Sideboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This late 18th-century English buffet handcrafted out of mahogany wood, this piece features its original mahogany color stain and has been freshly waxed and polished giving it a rich...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Sideboards

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Wood, Cherry, Mahogany, Lacquer

18th Century Italian Neoclassical Wood Dresser Attributed to Francesco Bolgiè
By Francesco Bolgié
Located in IT
18th century Italian neoclassical carved, lacquered and gilded wood dresser attributed to Francesco Bolgiè (1752?-1834). The fine and elegant commode is made of finely carved, lac...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Dressers

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Wood, Wood, Giltwood

18th Century Dutch Inlaid Satinwood Commode
Located in New York, NY
Late 18th century Dutch inlaid satinwood commode with two round decorated black lacquer panels centering a rectangular front panel, all raised upon four tapered, ball-footed legs.
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Antique Late 18th Century Dutch Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

  • 18th Century Dutch Inlaid Satinwood Commode
  • 18th Century Dutch Inlaid Satinwood Commode
  • 18th Century Dutch Inlaid Satinwood Commode
  • 18th Century Dutch Inlaid Satinwood Commode
H 37.75 in. W 51.25 in. D 22.25 in.
19th Century English Red Lacquer Secretary
Located in New York, NY
The whole having a lacquer decoration in the chinoiserie style with a top section of 2 glass paned doors and a shelved interior, over a fall front revealing a fitted interior, over 2...
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Antique Late 18th Century Georgian Secretaires

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Lacquer

18th Chinese Black Cabinet Lacquered and Gilded Wood Cabinet
Located in Valladolid, ES
One of a kind Chinese cabinet make for the exportation, from a English very important private collection. It has two parts with doors, inside there are a lot of drawers with bone ha...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antiquities

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Gold

18th Century Chinese Lacquer Carved Paneled or Coffered Cabinet, Chinoiserie
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
The molded top frame supported by sturdy rectangular-sectioned side posts, decorated with carved leafy lappets, taohuan panels with pierced floral motifs within beaded cartouches sur...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Softwood, Lacquer

19th Century Chinese Sideboard with Beautiful Original 'Cayenne' Color Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Unusually large size sideboard with beautiful original 'cayenne' color lacquer. Black lacquer on the sides. 3 pairs of doors and 6 drawers. A beautiful and decorative piece of fur...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Korean Elm and Iron Blanket Chest, Bandaji, Joseon Dynasty, 18th-19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning Korean bandaji, or blanket chest, crafted from elm wood, lacquered, and mounted with iron fittings, Joseon Dynasty late 18th or early 19th century. The elegantly simpl...
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Antique Early 1800s Korean Blanket Chests

Materials

Iron

Antique Wall Cabinet, Front and Back Lacquered Placard, 18th Century Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique wall cabinet, placard, lacquered cupboard with texture that imitated the upholstery of the house, original painted and patinated both front and back, different texture, built...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Doors and Gates

Materials

Wood

Antique Coin Cabinet, Money Box, Lacquered Black Wood, Drawers, Original Knobs
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
18th century antique cabinet, used as a money box before the electric coffers, black lacquered wood, slightly to restore, with working and original drawers, original knobs and feet....
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Antique Late 18th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Japanese Cedar / Elm Tansu, Edo Period, Mid-18th Century
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Tansu chest from Japan, Edo period, mid-18th century. Rustic Cedar in red finish. Delicately carved bronze trimmings, handles and decoration. Six drawers, plus a secret ca...
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Antique 1760s Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

18th Century French Niche or Shrine Display Cabinet
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Remarkable 18th century French niche or altar shrine display cabinet. Beautifully distressed finish with red and blue lacquer polychrome remnants and gilt. Opening measures 16 by 24 ...
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Antique 18th Century French Baroque Religious Items

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

18th Century Gilt Black Chinese Larquer Cabinet Desk
Located in Brea, CA
18th century gilt black lacquer Chinese cabinet desk, the rectangular-section body decorated with panels of landscapes, the superstructure of two panelled doors, enclosing an array o...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities

Materials

Lacquer

18th Century Antique Cabinet or Wall Cabinet with Small Glass, Hand Painted
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique cabinet or wall cabinet with small glass doors, lacquered, hand painted with floral patterns and bright colors typical of the '700, lively and very old, preserves its patina ...
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Antique Early 18th Century European Doors and Gates

Materials

Wood

Vintage and Louis XV Style Buffet in Original Lacquered Wood
By Hache
Located in Grenoble, FR
Time and style Louis XV lacquered wood of origin, very nice condition, very beautiful patina time; restoration of use.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Buffets

Materials

Oak

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18th Century Lacquer Cabinets For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 18th century lacquer cabinets available for sale. Each of these unique 18th century lacquer cabinets was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, lacquer and metal. 18th century lacquer cabinets have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. 18th century lacquer cabinets bearing Georgian or Louis XV hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are 18th Century Lacquer Cabinets?

18th century lacquer cabinets can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $9,362, while the lowest priced sells for $1,500 and the highest can go for as much as $346,832.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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