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19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
Located in High Point, NC
Exceptionally well-carved 19th century oak buffet deux corps from France. This two-piece cabinet features a wonderful hand carved decorated crown over a wonderful glazed door cabinet...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Blown Glass, Oak

  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
H 94.5 in. W 55.13 in. D 23.75 in.
19th Century French Elm Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A 19th century French Transitional Louis XV and Louis XVI buffet deux corps in elm with carved fluting, inlay detail, 4 paneled doors with interior shelving and carved shaped apron e...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Elm

  • 19th Century French Elm Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Elm Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Elm Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Elm Buffet Deux Corps
H 95 in. W 54.5 in. D 24.5 in.
French Mid-19th Century Louis XVI St. Mounted Deux-Corps Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An extremely elegant and high-quality French mid 19th century Louis XVI St. mahogany, brass, and ormolu mounted Deux-Corps cabinet. The cabinet is raised by topie shaped legs below t...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Ormolu

Folk Art "Picassiette" Deux-Corps, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Rare and unusual dresser decorated with colorful bits of broken porcelain -- in typical French Folk Art tradition, but unusual on a piece of this size -- and painted pink, red and gr...
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Antique 19th Century French Folk Art Cabinets

French 19th Century Louis-Philippe Buffet Deux-Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Louis-Philippe buffet deux-corps.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Cabinets

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Cherry

Early 19th Century Country French Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century Country French buffet a Deux Corps possesses a rustic elegance that is quintessentially French, yet due to the tailored simplicity of line makes it a great choice ...
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Antique 1830s French Country Cabinets

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Steel

French Early 19th Century Painted Wood Buffet à Deux-Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French early 19th century painted wood buffet a` Deux-Corps with C-scroll pediment, glass doors, nicely carved panels and moon crescent decorating the scalloped skirt.
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

Monumental French St. Hubert Deux Corps Cabinet
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
An exceptionally made, nineteenth-century St. Hubert cabinet, with the base featuring two large circular medallions with full-relief sculptural groups of carved starlings on the left...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Walnut

French 19th Century Fruitwood Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is a French 19th century fruitwood buffet a deux corps. The wood has a wonderful patina from years of being polished with wax. The top doors are fitted with their original glass...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Buffets

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Fruitwood

French 19th Century Buffet "deux-corps" Cauchois
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Buffet "deux-corps" Cauchois. The glasses are original. Provenance: Normandie (France).
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Buffets

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Pine

French 19th Century Mahogany Buffet à Deux Corps
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A beautiful French buffet à deux corps or bibliothèque. The tall upper body has two lockable glass doors that showcase a storage cavity that is outfitted with three adjustable shelve...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Buffets

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Mahogany

French 19th Century Rosewood Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This beautiful French 19th century buffet a deux corps is made of solid rosewood. It has a wonderful patina and amazing natural wood design on the bottom doors. Fluted columns with c...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Bookcases

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Rosewood

  • French 19th Century Rosewood Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French 19th Century Rosewood Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French 19th Century Rosewood Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French 19th Century Rosewood Buffet a Deux Corps
H 85.63 in. W 54.13 in. D 23.25 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Patinated Deux Corps Cabinet Vitrine
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. patinated deux corps cabinet vitrine. The vitrine is raised by a straight base with a mottled design and elegant side vertical column...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

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Wood

French Oak Cabinet Deux Corps Buffet Renaissance Revival, Mid 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Buffet deux corps French cabinet, circa 1830 Renaissance style, solid oak Nice patina Good antique condition Shipping: 2packs: Pack 1: P 64/L 149/H 94 cm 62 kg Pack 2: P 49/L 49/H...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Renaissance Revival Credenzas

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Oak

French Country Oak Deux Corps Cabinet, circa 1800
Located in Evergreen, CO
This substantial French deux corps cabinet is double bodied with the upper portion slightly narrower than the lower portion. Both have a single adjustable shelf. The lower potion hei...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Country Cabinets

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Oak

A Lovely French Buffet à Deux Corps Nicely Adorn w/ Pediment Bonnet, 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French buffet à deux corps. This 19th century tall French cabinet has two doors over two lower doors. The pediment draws your attention up to the center with its C-scroll motif. T...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

Early 19th Century Rustic Country French Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century rustic Country French buffet a Deux Corps was designed for storage in style! Hand-crafted from locally obtained old-growth oak, it features pegged mortise & tenon ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Country Buffets

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Steel

19th Century Country French Painted Bookcase, Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Country French painted bookcase ~ Buffet a Deux Corps hails from Normandie, where any local resident will tell you is the most beautiful countryside on earth! Dramatic a...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Bookcases

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Oak

19th Century French Regence Style Walnut Wood Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
This impressive walnut buffet deux corps was produced in France during the 1800’s. The two-body buffet was hand-carved with bombe (convex) faces and is in the style of Regence. The R...
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Antique 19th Century French Régence Buffets

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Brass

19th Century French Renaissance-Style Buffet a Deux Corps in Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
A Belle Époque French buffet a deux corps in a medium, brown-colored walnut. This very beautiful Renaissance-style buffet features exceptional carvings of urns, flowers & foliage tha...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Buffets

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Brass

French 19th Century Buffet or Corps De Deux, Henry II, Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Henry II buffet that is large and impressive; original finish with great carving Made of walnut. Pegs together for assembly and shipping. Carving has Beautiful flourishes of flower...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Buffets

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Walnut

Louis XV Style Grey Painted Buffet a Deux Corps Cabinet
Located in Essex, MA
A very functional and attractive 19th century French Louis XV style grey and white painted two-part cabinet, a buffet a deux corps, the removable upper shelving section over a two do...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Iron

19th Century French Provincial Burled Ash Buffet Deux Corps with Brass Hardware
Located in Middleburg, VA
Rare and wonderful 19th century French Provincial “Buffet Deux Corps” (buffet in two parts). Made of beautiful burled ash with two paneled cupboard doors over two drawers and two fur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Ash

Painted Antique Renaissance Style French Bibliotheque Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
This fabulous parcel paint bibliotheque or buffet a deux corps from Southwest France was created in the 19th Century, largely with 17th Century elements. The large variety motifs whi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Renaissance Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

Late 19th Century Louis XV Style French Hand Carved Vitrine a Deux Corps
Located in Pully, CH
A late 19th century Louis XV style French vitrine a deux corps made of solid walnut with raised panels and beautiful carved details. Crown has curved corners with floral carving at t...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Glass, Walnut

Wonderful Painted 19th Century Armoire or Buffet Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Original paint and patina on this fabulous Provincial armoire.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Woodbury, CT
This French, stained pine buffet a deux corps with glass doors features deeply carved scrollwork on the crown, doors and feet. Nicely rounded corners, shaped panel doors and recessed...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Cupboards

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Pine

  • French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
H 91.5 in. W 54.5 in. D 18.5 in.
19th C Louis Philippe Style Mahogany Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1880s French Louis Philippe mahogany buffet a deux corps. Features include a top section with locking glazed doors and two adjustable internal shelves, a footed base with two l...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis Philippe Buffets

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Glass, Mahogany

French Walnut Buffet A Deux Corps
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Impressive French walnut buffet a deux corps. Buffet a deux corps translates literally to "buffet with two bodies." This enabled the piece to function both as a means to display priz...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcases

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Walnut, Glass

  • French Walnut Buffet A Deux Corps
  • French Walnut Buffet A Deux Corps
  • French Walnut Buffet A Deux Corps
  • French Walnut Buffet A Deux Corps
H 100.5 in. W 60 in. D 21.25 in.
French Buffet a Deux Corps, Bibliotheque
Located in Houston, TX
French buffet a Deux Corps, Bibliotheque. Restored to its original weathered pine patina.
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Bookcases

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Pine

  • French Buffet a Deux Corps, Bibliotheque
  • French Buffet a Deux Corps, Bibliotheque
  • French Buffet a Deux Corps, Bibliotheque
  • French Buffet a Deux Corps, Bibliotheque
H 100 in. W 49.75 in. D 22.25 in.
Buffet A Deux Corps
Located in Washington, DC
Louis XVI painted greyish/green buffet a deux corps
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cupboards

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Wood, Paint

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  • Buffet A Deux Corps
H 83 in. W 53 in. D 16 in.
Mid-19th Century French Fruitwood Buffet Deux Corps with Bonnet Top and Fluting
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid-19th century French fruitwood buffet deux corps with bonnet top and fluting detail.   
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood

Painted Buffet "Deux Corps"
Located in Washington, DC
Painted buffett deux corps with glass doors.
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

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Glass

  • Painted Buffet "Deux Corps"
  • Painted Buffet "Deux Corps"
  • Painted Buffet "Deux Corps"
  • Painted Buffet "Deux Corps"
H 79 in. W 57 in. D 23 in.
18th-19th Century Inlaid Alsatian Deux Corps Sideboard Armoire, Louis XIV
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare 18th-19th century Alsacienne inlaid cabinet, the stepped inlaid cornice on columnar supports over two doors with architectural panels surmounted by putti masks above similar two...
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Antique 18th Century French Aubusson Buffets

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Wood

Early 19th Century French Louis XV Style Hand Carved Walnut Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Originally from the Rhone River valley in France, this early 19th century hand pegged walnut buffet deux corps features hand carved Louis XVI motifs of flowers, garlands, and leaves....
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Antique Early 1800s French Louis XV Buffets

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Iron

French Buffet Deux Corps Bressan 19th Burl Walnut Cherry Tree Wood Style Lxvi
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional buffet two bodies "Deux Corps" pur style Louis XVI in Burl Walnut and fruit wood. Very fine quality Provincial French LXVI style. the fruit wood is very finely carved wi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Fruitwood, Walnut, Burl

Antique French Provincial Bleached Oak Buffet Deux Corps
Located in High Point, NC
A bleached oak cabinet from France, produced circa 1860. A titan of a cabinet standing over seven feet six inches tall and featuring two tiers of double cabinets, this chest is sure ...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Brass

A Painted Pine Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Washington, DC
A Painted Pine Buffet A Deux Corps in original patina and fine molding details.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

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Glass, Wood, Paint

  • A Painted Pine Buffet  Deux Corps
  • A Painted Pine Buffet  Deux Corps
  • A Painted Pine Buffet  Deux Corps
  • A Painted Pine Buffet  Deux Corps
H 79.75 in. W 46 in. D 19 in.
French Louis XV Walnut Pantalonnier Deux Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
An unusual Walnut "Deux Corps Pantalonniere" dating from the mid 1700's and French in origin. The piece is in two parts, the upper section two cabinet doors opening to reveal shel...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Stained Pine Wedding Buffet a`Deux Corps
Located in Woodbury, CT
Stained pine wedding buffet a`deux corps with floral carving. Recessed panel sides, shaped panel doors and a modified cabriole foot complete the look of this piece.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

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Pine

  • Stained Pine Wedding Buffet a`Deux Corps
  • Stained Pine Wedding Buffet a`Deux Corps
  • Stained Pine Wedding Buffet a`Deux Corps
  • Stained Pine Wedding Buffet a`Deux Corps
H 91.25 in. W 60 in. D 21.5 in.
Painted White Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Washington, DC
A painted white pine buffet a Deux corps. Restored to original color. In two pieces, top and bottom.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Vitrines

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Wood

  • Painted White Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Painted White Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Painted White Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Painted White Pine Buffet a Deux Corps
H 93 in. W 52.5 in. D 19 in.
Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
Located in Vista, CA
Cabinet doors and cornice present a scroll theme, ending in a simple plinth with central circular designs. The top glass front cabinet contains two shaped wood shelves to beautifull...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Glass, Wood, Paint

  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
H 94 in. W 53 in. D 20 in.
French Renaissance Style Buffet a Deux Corps in Carved Walnut, circa 1880
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely Belle Époque buffet in walnut in the style of Henri II of France with carvings of putti on the upper door panels, one holding a sickle and a bundle of wheat, and the other r...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Buffets

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Walnut

French 1800s Cherry Buffet à Deux-Corps with Glass Doors, Clock and Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style cherry buffet à deux-corps from the early 19th century, with glass doors and round clock. Born in France at the beginning of the reign of Emperor Napoleon I, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Bookcases

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Glass, Cherry

19th Century Painted French Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Houston, TX
Painted 19th century French buffet a deux corps is unique in both carving and scale. A beautiful blue and grey patinated finish enhances carved details surrounding two drawers, two c...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood, Paint

19th Century French Painted Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th century French hand-painted and hand-carved buffet a deux corps in the Louis XV style with three drawers and four doors with iron hardware and wooded drawer pulls, circa 1840.
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Antique 1840s French Louis XV Cabinets

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Iron

19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a lovely French Buffet Deux Corps of beautiful fruit wood. Buffet Deux Corps are buffets with a top cabinet as well as a bottom. This Buffet deux corps has lovely carvings ...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Fruitwood

  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Buffet Deux Corps
H 93 in. W 62 in. D 25 in.
19th Century French Louis XIII Style Armoire Deux Corps
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely 19th century French Louis XIII style armoire a' deux corps in oak. Warm patina highlights beautiful wood grain on three upper and three lower cabinet doors. Original hardware ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIII Cabinets

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Oak

French Painted Buffet a Deux Corps, 19th Century
Located in Geneva, IL
Beautiful antique painted French two-piece cupboard.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

19th Century Painted French Buffet a' Deux Corps
Located in Fairhope, AL
This is a very nice painted French buffet a' deux corps that dates to the early 1800s. The upper portion has a chicken wire panel.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Oak

19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Boston, MA
An elegant buffet deux corps with two doors that lock with a key, four small drawers that open in the centre and two glass doors that open with the turn of a small latch. Detailed wi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Glass, Wood

  • 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
H 105 in. W 50.5 in. D 21 in.
19th Century Painted French Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Fairhope, AL
This is a really great looking petite painted buffet deux corps I purchased in France. It dates to the mid-1800s. It is in great shape. The patina of the paint is very nice. The pane...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Bookcases

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Oak

19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Early 19th Century French Painted Buffet a Deux Corp from Provence with double hinged folding doors on upper half. Painted in a very pale green and cream with red inside shelving.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Country Buffets

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Metal

  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
H 110 in. W 55 in. D 25 in.
19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pine buffet a Deux Corps with two drawers, two bottom doors, two top glass doors and three shelves, circa 1850.
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Buffets

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Metal

  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
H 103 in. W 52.75 in. D 18.5 in.
19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th century painted buffet a deux corps.
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Antique 19th Century French Rustic Buffets

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Brass

  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
H 110 in. W 64 in. D 21.5 in.
19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Small French 19th Century pine rustic buffet a deux corps. 2 glass doors on the top, 2 drawers and 2 bottom doors. Wood knobs on drawers. Painted in pale green. Loss of paint.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Rustic Buffets

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Glass, Paint, Wood

  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
H 80 in. W 47.5 in. D 18.5 in.
19th Century Provincial Directoire Style Cherrywood Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th century cherry Provincial buffet a deux corps in the Directoire style with a rich patina. The molded cornice sits above two long paneled doors. The lower section is fitted with ...
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Cabinets

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Metal

19th Century Painted Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Birmingham, AL
19th century painted buffet deux corps with glazed doors.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Country Buffets

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century Painted Buffet Deux Corps
H 86.5 in. W 57 in. D 19.5 in.
Late 19th French Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Painted cream with white and blue.
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Buffets

Materials

Wood

  • Late 19th French Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Late 19th French Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Late 19th French Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Late 19th French Buffet a Deux Corps
H 92 in. W 52 in. D 26 in.
Early 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Vancouver, BC
French buffet a deux corps, likely late 18th or early 19th century, made of walnut. Two doors over two small drawers and two doors in the buffet base. Functioning lock and key with o...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

  • Early 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Early 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Early 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Early 19th Century Buffet a Deux Corps
H 93 in. W 54 in. D 25.5 in.
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19th Century French Cabinet A Deux Corps For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of 19th century French cabinet a deux corps for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, oak and walnut, all 19th century French cabinet a deux corps available were constructed with great care. 19th century French cabinet a deux corps have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Louis XV, Louis XVI and Empire 19th century French cabinet a deux corps are consistently popular styles.

How Much are 19th Century French Cabinet A Deux Corps?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $6,800, while they’re typically $1,960 on the low end and $59,000 highest priced.

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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