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French 18th Century Cabinet "Deux Corps"
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 18th century cabinet "Homme-Debout".
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Antique Early 18th Century French Louis XIII Cabinets

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Walnut

  • French 18th Century Cabinet "Deux Corps"
  • French 18th Century Cabinet "Deux Corps"
  • French 18th Century Cabinet "Deux Corps"
  • French 18th Century Cabinet "Deux Corps"
H 86.5 in. W 45.5 in. D 25 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

Carved Oak Cabinet "Cabinet a Deux Corp", Mid-18th Century, French
Located in London, GB
A large French mid-18th century highly carved oak cabinet "cabinet a deux corp", probably made in Normandy. The upper two-door glazed section contains two shelves. The lower secti...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Cabinets

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Oak

Impressive French Provincial Walnut Buffet-a-Deux-Corps/Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
In two pieces, the dramatic arching crest above a two-door cabinet resting on a base fitted with two short drawers over 2 doors.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Walnut

French Early 18th Century Cabinet 'deux-corps"
Located in Atlanta, GA
French early 18th century cabinet 'deux-corps".
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Antique Early 18th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Oak

  • French Early 18th Century Cabinet 'deux-corps"
  • French Early 18th Century Cabinet 'deux-corps"
  • French Early 18th Century Cabinet 'deux-corps"
  • French Early 18th Century Cabinet 'deux-corps"
H 89.5 in. W 64.75 in. D 21.5 in.
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

Superbe 18th Century French Cabinet "Deux-Corps"
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superbe 18th century French cabinet "Deux-Corps".
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Antique Early 18th Century French Cabinets

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Chestnut

19th Century Renaissance Style Walnut Deux Corps Cabinet
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
An antique Deux Corps cabinet made in Renaissance style. The cabinet consists of two parts (Deux corps). On the upper part two doors and two drawers, and at the lower part two doors ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

French late 16th century Renaissance Walnut Deux-Corps cabinet
Located in Troy, NY
Beautiful French Renaissance cabinet in two parts. The top part with two carved doors featuring classical figures opening to an interior fitted with three small drawers at the bottom...
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Antique 16th Century French Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Pair of Italian 18th Century Patinated Deux-Corps Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome pair of Northern Italian 18th century patinated Deux-Corps cabinets from Venice. Each is raised on short cabriole legs with hand painted teal colored acanthus leaves....
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Antique 18th Century Italian Cabinets

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Wood

Early 19th C. French Buffet à Deux-Corps Cabinet w/ Scrolling Pediment Bonnet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tall French carved and painted wood storage cabinet from the early 19th century. This antique buffet à deux-corps from France features a delicately arched and molded center top ped...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

French 18th Century Louis XIII St. Oak Deux Corps Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 18th century Louis XIII St. oak Deux Corps cabinet. The four door, two-drawer cabinet is raised by four rectangular supports below the straight mottled apron. The f...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIII Cabinets

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Oak

French Renaissance Henry ii Late 16th Century Walnut Deux-Corps Cabinet
Located in Troy, NY
French Henry II Deux-Corps cabinet, in two parts. Of linear design and interesting, unusual proportions, the top part with two-doors over two drawers, bottom with two larger drawers ...
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Antique 16th Century French Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

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

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 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

Louis XVI Deux Corps
Located in Houston, TX
Fruitwood Louis XVI Deux corps. Bottom piece dimensions: L 60.75, W 25.5, H 36", top piece dimensions: L 60.75", D 15", H 54.5".
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Antique 1790s French Louis XV Cabinets

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Fruitwood

  • Louis XVI Deux Corps
  • Louis XVI Deux Corps
  • Louis XVI Deux Corps
  • Louis XVI Deux Corps
H 90.5 in. W 60.75 in. D 25.5 in.
18th Century Swedish Deux Corps
Located in Houston, TX
18th century Swedish deux corps with original paint in a grayish green color, circa 1775.
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Antique 1790s Swedish Cabinets

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Pine

  • 18th Century Swedish Deux Corps
  • 18th Century Swedish Deux Corps
  • 18th Century Swedish Deux Corps
  • 18th Century Swedish Deux Corps
H 99 in. W 56.5 in. D 21 in.
Superbe 17th Century French Cabinet "Deux-Corps"
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superbe 17th century French cabinet "Deux-Corps".
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Antique Mid-17th Century French Louis XIII Buffets

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Oak

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 Louis XIII Style “A Deux Corps” Walnut Armoire
Located in Chicago, IL
This impressive Louis XIII style “A Deux Corps” armoire is from France and made from walnut wood, circa 18th century. The piece features 2 doors, 2 drawers for storage, and a beautif...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIII Cabinets

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Walnut

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

18th Century French Cherry Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is an early French Louis XV provincial cherrywood buffet a deluxe corps with an arched cornice over a carved conforming frieze above two glazed doors situated on a bottom sectio...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Cherry

Buffet a Deux Corps, 18th Century French Regence
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Regence buffet a Deux corps is a majestic example of fine French craftsmanship, featuring a boldly arched chapeau de gendarme cornice atop the upper tier of doors which ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Régence 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

German Buffet Deux Corps in Burled Walnut, circa 1770
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Buffet deux corps dating from the late 1700s, with a beautiful veneer of burled Walnut covering its streamlined form. The body, capped by an arched molded cornice, is composed of t...
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Antique 18th Century German Cabinets

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Walnut

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

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

Provencial Buffet deux Corps in Elm, France ca. 1840
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Provincial Buffet deux Corps constructed in beautiful figured burled elm, with elegant formed paneled doors, and a flower vine carving on the apron. All resting on short cab...
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Antique 1840s French Louis Philippe Cabinets

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Elm

18th Century French Painted Buffet Deux Corps with Minifridge
Located in Chicago, IL
This 18th century French painted buffet deux corps cabinet with richly carved panel doors features original paint, interior shelving, and key for the upper cabinet. There is a mo...
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Wood, Paint

From the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy "Jackie O" a Lovely Buffet à Deux-Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A lovely antique buffet à Deux-corps cabinet from the estate of Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis. This tall French Louis XV / XVI style transitional buffet cabinet, from the t...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Wood

Early 19th C. French Buffet à Deux-Corps w/Scrolled Carvings & Pediment Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tall French carved and painted wood storage cabinet from the early 19th century. This antique buffet à deux-corps from France features a delicately arched and molded center top ped...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

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

Louis XVI oak buffet a deux corps or Cabinet, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Louis XVI oak buffet a deux corp with exquisite carvings throughout. Original hardware. 18th Century
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Buffets

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Oak

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.
French 1790s Walnut Buffet à Deux-Corps with Glass Doors and Carved Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French walnut buffet à deux-corps from the late 18th century, with glass doors and carved motifs. Created in France at the end of Louis XVI reign, this walnut buffet à deux-corps f...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Cabinets

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Glass, Walnut

18th Century French Louis XIV Painted Buffet Deux Corps from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This important and wide antique "Buffet Deux-Corps" was carved in Provence, France, circa 1760. The elegant cabinet built in two sections for easier handling is painted in a two-tone...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood, Paint

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

French Oak Cabinet Deux Corps Buffet Renaissance Revival, Mid 19th Century
Located in FR
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 4...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Renaissance Revival Credenzas

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Oak

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

Southwestern French 1760s Louis XV Buffet à Deux-Corps with Chicken Wire Doors
Located in Atlanta, GA
A southwestern French Louis XV period painted buffet à deux-corps from the mid-18th century with chicken wire and pantalonnière. Born in the southwestern region of France that includ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Wire

Louis XV Period Buffet Deux Corps in Burl Ash and Cherry, circa 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine Louis XV period buffet deux Corps, constructed in burled ash and cherry, with a gorgeous aged color and paneled doors on both sections. The cabinet with interior shelving, and...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Ash, Cherry, Fruitwood

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.
large Deux Corp Biblioteque
Located in Westport, CT
Fine early 19th century French four door bookcase in a blonde mahogany with a pull-out table in its center,dating 1840ca
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Antique 19th Century French First Empire Bookcases

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Mahogany, Oak

  • large Deux Corp Biblioteque
  • large Deux Corp Biblioteque
  • large Deux Corp Biblioteque
  • large Deux Corp Biblioteque
H 97 in. Dm 64 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.
Carved French Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Wilson, NC
This French buffet deux corps is profusely carved with repeating stylized leaf designs with free standing carved grapevine and grape motif columns in the upper section that support c...
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Antique 1850s French Buffets

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Steel

  • Carved French Buffet Deux Corps
  • Carved French Buffet Deux Corps
  • Carved French Buffet Deux Corps
  • Carved French Buffet Deux Corps
H 93.88 in. W 56.5 in. D 19.5 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.
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.
French Provincial Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Woodbury, CT
Beautifully carved with arched bonnet top, separate piece, double doors atop and below with their original hardware and locks. The interior painted yellow with a fitted in (remov...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Cupboards

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Walnut

  • French Provincial Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Provincial Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Provincial Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Provincial Buffet a Deux Corps
H 97 in. W 59.5 in. D 18.75 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.
French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps, C. 1800
Located in Doylestown, PA
A nicely carved French buffet a deux corps in pine, from the Normandy region circa 1800, carved with floral motifs, wire grill doors in the upper cabinet and the interior lined with ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Pine

Antique French Cherrywood Buffet Deux Corp
Located in Denton, TX
Country French wild cherry two-piece buffet with top.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Cherry, Oak

  • Antique French Cherrywood Buffet Deux Corp
  • Antique French Cherrywood Buffet Deux Corp
  • Antique French Cherrywood Buffet Deux Corp
  • Antique French Cherrywood Buffet Deux Corp
H 90 in. W 51 in. D 25.25 in.
Louis XVI Painted Buffet Deux-Corps
Located in Vista, CA
Louis XVI period painted buffet deux-corps from Provence.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Wood, Glass

  • Louis XVI Painted Buffet Deux-Corps
  • Louis XVI Painted Buffet Deux-Corps
  • Louis XVI Painted Buffet Deux-Corps
  • Louis XVI Painted Buffet Deux-Corps
H 92 in. W 53 in. D 26 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 Louis XV Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Charleston, SC
A very high quality, beautifully-carved Louis XV period oak buffet a deux corps from the Ile-de-France region (circa 1750). Carved detailing includes a lovely stylized acanthus shell...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Iron

  • French Louis XV Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Louis XV Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Louis XV Buffet a Deux Corps
  • French Louis XV Buffet a Deux Corps
H 96 in. W 59 in. D 22.5 in.
French Country Buffet Au Deux Corps
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
18th century, three-part form, applied deep cove molded shaped cornice above a relief carved frieze with central floral basket, two hinged relief carved doors with later wire mesh, i...
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Antique 18th Century French Country Buffets

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Chestnut

  • French Country Buffet Au Deux Corps
  • French Country Buffet Au Deux Corps
  • French Country Buffet Au Deux Corps
  • French Country Buffet Au Deux Corps
H 97 in. W 58 in. D 20 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.
Louis XV Period Buffet à Deux Corps
Located in Charleston, SC
Louis XV period walnut "Buffet à Deux Corps" (buffet in two parts) with beautifully carved oak leaf and acorns, rosettes, stars and other details. The upper cabinet has three shelves...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Buffets

Materials

Iron

  • Louis XV Period Buffet à Deux Corps
  • Louis XV Period Buffet à Deux Corps
  • Louis XV Period Buffet à Deux Corps
  • Louis XV Period Buffet à Deux Corps
H 86 in. W 49.5 in. D 24 in.
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Deux Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal deux cabinet for your home. Each deux cabinet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and oak. If you’re shopping for a deux cabinet, we have 483 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect deux cabinet — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A deux cabinet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XV, Louis XVI and Empire styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made deux cabinet over the years, but those crafted by Henredon, Oleg Morozov and Pierre Deux are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Deux Cabinet?

Prices for a deux cabinet start at $1,195 and top out at $69,500 with the average selling for $8,493.

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.