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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 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

19th Century French Fruitwood Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French fruitwood buffet a deux corps. Glass doors
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

Materials

Fruitwood, Glass, Wood

19th Century Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
Located in Vista, CA
Lovely buffet deux-corps from Normandy with beautiful carved detailing of a floret and grain motif on the cabinet doors, an urn and floret design on the cornice with a bell flower bo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Other Buffets

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Hardwood

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

English 19th Century Neoclassical Style Deux Corps Buffet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational English 19th century neoclassical style rosewood, satinwood, giltwood, ormolu and Black Antico marble, Deux Corps buffet. The buffet is raised by handsome giltwood paw ...
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Antique 19th Century English Neoclassical Buffets

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Marble, Ormolu

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

  • Buffet A Deux Corps
  • Buffet A Deux Corps
  • Buffet A Deux Corps
  • Buffet A Deux Corps
H 83 in. W 53 in. D 16 in.
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

Impressive French 19th Century Walnut Deux Corps Buffet Cabinet
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Louis XVI period walnut "Buffet à Deux Corps" (buffet in two parts) with beautifully carved Classic details. The upper cabinet has two shelves plus the bottom shelf and the lower buf...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Walnut

19th Century French Provincial Burled Ash Buffet Deux Corps
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

19th Century Large German Baroque Style Secretary a Deux Corps
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Large German Provincial Baroque secretary a Deux corps from the Eifel region. Probably a one-off production from the 19th century. Solidly handcrafted from different types of wood (...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Baroque Secretaires

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Hardwood, Oak, Maple, Pine

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, Oak

Gustavian Buffet a Deux -Corps
Located in Washington, DC
A gustavian buffets a deux-corps, stripped to original wooden surface. Beautiful patina.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Cupboards

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Wood

  • Gustavian Buffet a Deux -Corps
  • Gustavian Buffet a Deux -Corps
  • Gustavian Buffet a Deux -Corps
  • Gustavian Buffet a Deux -Corps
H 82.5 in. W 42 in. D 18 in.
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.
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

19th Century Louis XV Style Buffet à Deux Corps or Cupboard
Located in Winter Park, FL
An exceptional 19th century Louis XV style buffet à deux corps from Brittany made of cherry and chestnut, with the elaborately carved decoration typical of the region. The upper door...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Iron

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

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

Russian 19th Century Empire Style Mahogany and Ormolu Deux-Corps Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most impressive and grand scale Russian 19th century Empire style mahogany and ormolu Deux-Corps cabinet. The cabinet is raised by fine ball feet encased by handsome ormolu claws. ...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Empire Cabinets

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Ormolu

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 style patinated deux corps cabinet vitrine. The vitrine is raised by a straight base with a mottled design and elegant side vertical colu...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Wood

French 19th Century Neoclassical Style Napoleon III Period Deux Corps Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking French 19th century neoclassical style Napoleon III period ebony, giltwood and ormolu deux corps cabinet. The cabinet base displays elegant architectural columns with gilt...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Ormolu

Spanish Oak Cabinet Deux Corps Buffet Gothic Revival, Late 19th Century
Located in FR
Buffet deux corps Spanish cabinet, circa 1890 Gothic Revival, solid oak Nice patina Good antique condition Shipping: P 111/L 105/H 93 cm 104 kg.   
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Gothic Revival Credenzas

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Oak

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

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 toupie shaped legs below t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Brass, Ormolu

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.
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.
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 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, 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.
Late 19th Century Louis XV Style French Hand Carved Vitrine a Deux Corps
Located in 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

19th Century French Louis XIV Style Bleached Walnut Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Birmingham, AL
Early 19th century French Louis XIV style buffet deux corps handcrafted of solid walnut near Mont Saint Michel, a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, circa 1820s. Having a...
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Antique 1820s French Louis XIV Buffets

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Walnut

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 Early 18th Century French Aubusson Sideboards

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Wood

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.
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

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 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 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

Antique Painted Two-Piece Buffet Deux-Corps
Located in Brea, CA
French Normandy buffet Deux-Corps painted in a pale soft muted grey, with antique patina. This two piece buffet has great storage with a mesh display front doors. The inside top has ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Wood

  • Antique Painted Two-Piece Buffet Deux-Corps
  • Antique Painted Two-Piece Buffet Deux-Corps
  • Antique Painted Two-Piece Buffet Deux-Corps
  • Antique Painted Two-Piece Buffet Deux-Corps
H 93.25 in. W 55 in. D 19 in.
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

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 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

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

French Buffet à Deux-Corps Adorn with Beautifully Carved Florals
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French tall carved-wood, four-door cabinet from the early 19th century. This antique cabinet from France, which stands approximately 7.25 ft tall, has been designed with a sweetly ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

Carved Oak Buffet/Hutch Deux Corps Cabinet, circa 1850
Located in Evergreen, CO
This double bodied, oak buffet features original, gold-tinted, glass panes on the upper doors and raised panels on the bottom doors. The shelving inside is adjustable. Dentil crown m...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Belgian Buffets

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Oak, Glass

French Restauration Period 1830s Painted Buffet à Deux-Corps with Glass Doors
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Restauration period painted buffet à deux-corps from the mid-19th century, with glass doors and carved motifs. Created in France during the second quarter of the 19th centur...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Restauration Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

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

Antique English Rococo Revival Cabinet Server Buffet Deux Corps, circa 1880
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very finely carved and crafted buffet deux corps from the last quarter of the 19th century, it is English but designed in the taste of the French with the heavy influence of Rococo...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Rococo Revival Buffets

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Walnut, Glass

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

French 1810s Carved Oak Buffet à Deux-Corps from the Picardie Region of France
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early 19th century French carved oak buffet à deux-corps from the Picardie region of France. This tall French two-piece cabinet was born in the first decade of the 19th century in...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Oak, Wood

19th Century French Louis XV Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Roubaix, FR
19th century French buffet deux corps cabinet in solid oak .beautiful carved details moldings and decoration: leaves, flowers basket. Excellent condition. Recent white patina. Measu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Oak

  • 19th Century French Louis XV Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Louis XV Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Louis XV Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th Century French Louis XV Buffet Deux Corps
H 90.56 in. W 54.34 in. D 19.3 in.
Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Continental country buffet with character! Well made piece with lots of rustic charm. Has two glazed doors in upper cabinet, two drawers and two doors below.<br /> <br /> Working l...
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Antique 19th Century Czech Cupboards

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Pine

  • Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Buffet a Deux Corps
  • Buffet a Deux Corps
H 79.5 in. W 47 in. D 19 in.
19th c. Buffet deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Painted Buffet Deux Corps with original glass
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • 19th c. Buffet deux Corps
  • 19th c. Buffet deux Corps
  • 19th c. Buffet deux Corps
  • 19th c. Buffet deux Corps
H 112.50 in. W 76 in. D 17 in.
19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Carved and Painted Two Piece Cupboard
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
H 89.5 in. W 56 in. D 18.5 in.
19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Houston, TX
19th c. painted Buffet Deux Corps. Original paint. Bottom and top open with key. Original key to top portion included. Wire on top front doors. Zinc on counter of bottom portion.
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

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Metal

  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
  • 19th c. Painted Buffet Deux Corps
H 104.75 in. W 60.75 in. D 24 in.
19th Century Buffet "Deux-Corps"
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century walnut buffet "Deux-Corps," French Louis Philippe period.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Buffets

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Buffet "Deux-Corps"
  • 19th Century Buffet "Deux-Corps"
  • 19th Century Buffet "Deux-Corps"
  • 19th Century Buffet "Deux-Corps"
H 78.75 in. W 53.75 in. D 17.75 in.
French 19th Century Buffet A' Deux Corps
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A gorgeous mahogany buffet a' deux corps, transitional styles of Louis XVI and Louis Philippe with evident scoop pattern detailing, a horizontal ornament with sections of vertical fl...
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

  • French 19th Century Buffet A' Deux Corps
  • French 19th Century Buffet A' Deux Corps
  • French 19th Century Buffet A' Deux Corps
  • French 19th Century Buffet A' Deux Corps
H 107 in. W 52.25 in. D 26.25 in.
19th C. Belgium Bleached Oak Deux Corps
Located in Houston, TX
Bleached Oak Deux Corps from Belgium. Total of 5 interior shelves. The top must be bolted to the wall.
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Cupboards

Materials

Oak

  • 19th C. Belgium Bleached Oak Deux Corps
  • 19th C. Belgium Bleached Oak Deux Corps
  • 19th C. Belgium Bleached Oak Deux Corps
  • 19th C. Belgium Bleached Oak Deux Corps
H 110.75 in. W 58 in. D 13 in.
Beautiful 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Charming carved and painted cabinet with beautiful detailed elements.
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Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

  • Beautiful 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
  • Beautiful 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
  • Beautiful 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
  • Beautiful 19th Century Buffet Deux Corps
H 89.75 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.25 in.
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19th Deux Corps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 19th deux corps available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique 19th deux corps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and glass. There are all kinds of 19th deux corps available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 19th Century. Louis XV, Louis XVI and Empire 19th deux corps are consistently popular styles.

How Much are 19th Deux Corps?

19th deux corps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $7,950, while the lowest priced sells for $2,495 and the highest can go for as much as $65,000.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

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.