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English Floral Painted Satinwood Cabinet
Located in Wilson, NC
English floral painted satinwood cabinet with two cubby holes, four doors, and two drawers. It has lovely painted ribbon and floral swag motifs; the doors with quarter corner inlaid ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Satinwood, Paint

  • English Floral Painted Satinwood Cabinet
  • English Floral Painted Satinwood Cabinet
  • English Floral Painted Satinwood Cabinet
  • English Floral Painted Satinwood Cabinet
H 42.25 in. W 25.75 in. D 14.25 in.
Rare Osvaldo Borsani Floral Painted Foyer Cabinet
By Osvaldo Borsani, Adriano Spilimbergo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Full documented Borsani cabinet, painted by Adriano Spilimbergo in relief pastel floral motif. Subtle yet amazingly beautiful. Cast brass hardware, original green glass interior shel...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Brass

1900's English Floral Paint Decorated Radio Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Plainview, NY
1900s English Paint Decorated Radio Cabinet Cupboard This gorgeous English two door floral paint and gilt decorated radio cabinet features refined floral design on a green backgroun...
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Early 20th Century English Georgian Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Paint

Swedish Wall-Mounted Cabinets in Walnut with Floral Carving
By Oscar Nilsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of Swedish wall-mounted cabinets, walnut, brass, Sweden, 1950s These unique cabinets are mounted to the wall. They have a cubic and rectangular shape with two doors. The door...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Walnut

Floral Marquetry Two-Door Cabinet with Carrera Marble Top
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century floral marquetry two-door cabinet with Carrera marble top and gilt bronze mounts, French, circa 1880.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Liberty & Co. a Mahogany Display Cabinet with Floral Mother of Pearl Decoration
By Liberty & Co., George Walton
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co. George Walton attributed. An Arts & Crafts mahogany display cabinet with original liberty label to the back and 'Liberty & Co. Ltd, London' stamped on the brass locks. ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Aesthetic Movement Walnut Cabinet of Architectural Form with Carved Floral Decor
By Edward William Godwin
Located in London, GB
Aesthetic Movement walnut cabinet of architectural form with carved floral decoration to the upper and lower cupboard doors, carved quarter lunettes to the upper section and along th...
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Antique 1880s English Aesthetic Movement Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Antique Jacobean Floral Hand Painted Carved Walnut Blind Door Cupboard Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Jacobean floral hand painted carved walnut blind door cupboard cabinet. Item features hand painted flower arrangements to door fronts, pull out tray surface, beautiful wood g...
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Early 20th Century North American Jacobean Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Victorian Ormolu-Mounted Burr Walnut Floral Marquetry Cabinet, 19th Century
By Edwards & Roberts
Located in London, GB
This is a fabulous antique Victorian ormolu-mounted burr walnut and fruitwood marquetry display cabinet by Edwards & Roberts, circa 1860 in date. It is inlaid with urns of assorted ...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Cabinets

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Ormolu

Large Indian Antique Wooden Cabinet with Carved Sunburst and Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Indian wooden cabinet from the 19th century, with sunburst patterns and floral motifs. Born in India during the 19th century, this tall cabinet features a carved cornice a...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Cabinets

Materials

Wood

French Kingwood Parquetry and Floral Ormolu-Mounted Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
French kingwood parquetry and ormolu-mounted vitrine. In the Louis XV-XVI Transitional style, of kingwood and tulipwood crossbanding and ormolu mounts. The upper part with a cavet...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Ormolu

19th Century Marble-Top Floral Inlaid Mahogany Cabinet, circa 1860
Located in CH
Nice and practical mahogany cabinet in a transitional style with beautiful original bronze hardware and marble top in very elegant shape, having a single lockable door, enclosing a s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Marble

Chinese Antique Black and Gold Lacquered Cabinet with Floral and Bird Decor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese antique black and gold lacquer cabinet from the 19th century, with floral and bird décor. Is it the exquisite contrast of colors between the gold and black tones or the del...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Side Cabinet with Painted Floral Decor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty brown / dark red wooden side cabinet from the 19th century, with painted floral decor, bronze hardware and hidden drawers. Crafted in China during the Quing Dy...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Floral Marquetry Writing Cabinet or Lady's Secrétaire
Located in Berlin, DE
19th Century Louis XVI Floral and Musical Instruments Marquetry Writing Cabinet or Lady's Secrétaire, also called "Bonheur du Jour" A 19th century bonheur du jour writing cabinet o...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

Materials

Wood

1920 Pair of Cabinets/Consoles/Cupboards Tinted Birch 4 Ball Legs Floral Emblem
Located in Zurich, CH
Very decorative pair of small cabinets/consoles/cupboard mahogany tinted birch. Two drawers one door with inside one shelf beauty full carved side ornaments laying on four black and...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Wood

English Black and Gold 19th Century Cabinet with Painted Floral Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English black and gold cabinet from the 19th century, with painted floral marble top. Created in England during the 19th century, this exquisite cabinet features a rectangular bla...
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Antique 19th Century English Cabinets

Materials

Marble

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Red Lacquered Cabinet with Gold Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty red lacquered cabinet from the 19th century, with distressed gold floral decor, doors and drawers. Crafted in China during the Qing dynasty, this tall cabinet ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Wood

Matched Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Floral Marquetry Side Cabinets
Located in Madrid, ES
A matched pair of 19th century French Louis XVI style double door side cabinets with intricate multi-wood floral motif marquetry and gilt-bronze details. The central oval image area ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Large 19th Century Cabinet with Carved Floral Motifs and Distressed Verde Finish
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large antique Indonesian cabinet from the 19th century, with carved floral decor and hand painted distressed decor. Crafted in Indonesia during the 19th century, this large cabinet...
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Wood

Pair of French 19th Century Floral Marquetry Side Cabinets with Marble Tops
Located in London, GB
Constructed in kingwood, with gilt bronze mounts; rising from bracket feet, the cabinets, a true left and right pair, have central doors dressed with well executed floral marquetry p...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Large Dutch Cabinet in Floral Marquetry, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large Dutch cabinet in floral marquetry of boxwood and walnut with a cut shape pediment adorned with a shell and acanthus leaves in its center. It stands on six sheath shape legs lin...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Dressers

Materials

Wood

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

Antique French Sideboard Cabinet with Delicate Floral Carvings & Scalloped Skirt
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved and bleached wood sideboard cabinet from the early 19th century. This antique console from France features a slightly overhanging and rounded edge top, which rests ab...
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Amboyna and Floral Marquetry Side Cabinet
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning and imposing antique French ormolu-mounted, amboyna, marquetry. gonzalo alves and walnut side cabinet, circa 1850 in date. The entire piece highlights the unique ...
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Antique 1850s French Sideboards

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Ormolu

Aesthetic Movement Wall Cabinet with Painted Floral Roundel, Stamped Pomegranate
By Charles Bevan
Located in London, GB
An aesthetic movement ash wall cabinet, in the style of Charles Bevan with gallery inlaid with alternating trefoil and shield motifs, two doors each with burr ash fielded quarter pan...
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Antique 1880s English Aesthetic Movement Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Ash

Early 19th Century Dutch Floral Marquetry Bureau Display Cabinet
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
The moulded cornice above two shaped glass panelled doors opening to shelves, the lower part with a hinged sloping fall front opening to reveal a fitted interior with a central door ...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Neoclassical Secretaires

Materials

Ormolu

1950s Venetian Walnut Baroque Sideboard and Display Cabinet Richly Floral Inlaid
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Impressive and majestic midcentury Venetian Baroque style walnut sideboard, vitrine, glass display cabinet, with richly floral inlays of maple and rosewood. All in massive wood. Thi...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Baroque Vitrines

Materials

Walnut

Early 19th Century Floral and Figure Painted Cabinet
Located in Albignasego, IT
Floral and figure painted cabinet H.180cm – L.112cm (122 alle cornici) – P.47cm (51 alle cornici) H. 70,8in - W. 44 in (48 to the frames) - D. 18,5 in (20 to the frames) Tyrol...
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Antique 1810s Italian Folk Art Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Fir

An Aesthetic Movement Mahogany Corner Cabinet with Incised Floral Decoration
Located in London, GB
An Aesthetic Movement Mahogany Corner Cabinet with floral decoration to the upper shelf area, and to the doors incised decoration of circular flower heads and leaves radiating down w...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Aesthetic Movement Corner Cupboards

Materials

Beech

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

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Floral Credenza
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
Available Size: 80"x18"x31"H Inspired by the floral motifs used in the paintings of palaces of Rajasthan. One of the best selling pieces of Stephanie Odegard collection. This ele...
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2010s Indian Other Credenzas

Materials

Brass

  • Floral Credenza
  • Floral Credenza
  • Floral Credenza
  • Floral Credenza
H 31 in. W 18 in. D 80 in.
Sharp Floral Sideboard
By Momenti
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant and brightly adorned, this sideboard is a stunning container for a variety of uses that will add a splendid floral decoration to a modern room. The entire piece is made of MD...
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2010s Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Resin, Wood

  • Sharp Floral Sideboard
  • Sharp Floral Sideboard
  • Sharp Floral Sideboard
  • Sharp Floral Sideboard
H 27.56 in. W 86.62 in. D 19.49 in.
English Floral Painted Cupboard
Located in Wilson, NC
English floral painted cupboard, the door painted with a floral and leaf wreath. The interior has three shelves. The top is faux painted to resemble green leaves.    
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Vintage 1920s English Cupboards

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • English Floral Painted Cupboard
  • English Floral Painted Cupboard
  • English Floral Painted Cupboard
  • English Floral Painted Cupboard
H 45.75 in. W 27 in. D 15 in.
Floral Painted Blanket Box
Located in Wilson, NC
Floral painted blanket box is painted with flowering blue hydrangeas and a hand woven basket. The simulated drawers on the front are dummies. The painting is later.  
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Antique 1880s English Blanket Chests

Materials

Brass

  • Floral Painted Blanket Box
  • Floral Painted Blanket Box
  • Floral Painted Blanket Box
  • Floral Painted Blanket Box
H 24 in. W 25 in. D 17 in.
Floral Credenza in Brass over Teak
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
Available Size: 80"x18"x31"H Inspired by the floral motifs used in the paintings of palaces of Rajasthan. One of the best selling pieces of Stephanie Odegard collection. This elega...
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2010s American Other Credenzas

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Brass

  • Floral Credenza in Brass over Teak
  • Floral Credenza in Brass over Teak
  • Floral Credenza in Brass over Teak
  • Floral Credenza in Brass over Teak
H 30.5 in. W 18 in. D 60 in.
Floral Nightstand in White Metal Over Teak
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
Available Sizes: 24"x18"x28"H 28"x18"x28"H Inspired by the floral motifs used in the paintings of palaces of Rajasthan. One of the best selling pieces of Stephanie Odegard collecti...
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2010s American Other Dressers

Materials

Brass

Floral Credenza in White Metal over Teak
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
Available Size: 80"x18"x31"H Inspired by the floral motifs used in the paintings of palaces of Rajasthan. One of the best selling pieces of Stephanie Odegard collection. This elega...
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2010s American Other Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Floral Credenza in White Metal over Teak
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the floral motifs used in the paintings of palaces of Rajasthan. One of the bestselling pieces of Stephanie Odegard collection. This elegant piece is handmade from solid ...
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2010s American Other Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Oak Buffet with Integrated Floral Flushmount Lights
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This finely crafted buffet is made of handsome oak and features 6 mirrors, two large cabinets, and 5 drawers, giving it ample storage space. Uniquely, two floral flushmount lights ha...
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Vintage 1920s American Buffets

Materials

Oak

  • Oak Buffet with Integrated Floral Flushmount Lights
  • Oak Buffet with Integrated Floral Flushmount Lights
  • Oak Buffet with Integrated Floral Flushmount Lights
  • Oak Buffet with Integrated Floral Flushmount Lights
H 88.75 in. W 77.38 in. D 21.13 in.
Floral Nightstand in Antiqued White Metal over MDF
By Stephanie Odegard Collection
Located in New York, NY
Available Sizes: 24"x18"x28"H 28"x18"x28"H Inspired by the floral motifs used in the paintings of palaces of Rajasthan. One of the best selling pieces of Stephanie Odegard collecti...
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2010s American Other Dressers

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Floral Black wood Rose Gold Sideboard Credenza
By Railis Kotlevs
Located in Husavik, IS
We are excited to show our first design from new furniture collection Floral! The first design is a sideboard which features beautiful floral motifs. This sideboard is perfect for an...
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2010s Latvian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Copper, Other

Majestic Sideboard in Black Lacquered with Floral Detail
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
More than just a Café, the Majestic tells the history of Oporto. The Oporto of the twenties, of political gatherings and discuss new ideas. It was also the Belle Epoch period, a time...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

19th Century Walnut and Floral Marquetry Credenza
Located in London, GB
An imposing fabulous quality 19th century walnut and floral marquetry credenza of serpentine form, the wonderfully shaped top having ormolu moulding, the shaped frieze below decorate...
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Antique 19th Century French Credenzas

Materials

Wood

1800 Brown Floral Painted Blanket Chest
Located in Albignasego, IT
Measures: H.64, L. 144, P. 66 H. 25.2 in, W. 56.7 in, D. 26 in Antique painted chest, partially restored. The background is decorated in faux wood, reproducing a herringbone pa...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Blanket Chests

Materials

Fir

  • 1800 Brown Floral Painted Blanket Chest
  • 1800 Brown Floral Painted Blanket Chest
  • 1800 Brown Floral Painted Blanket Chest
  • 1800 Brown Floral Painted Blanket Chest
H 23.63 in. W 59.06 in. D 27.56 in.
1800 Blu Floral Painted Blanket Chest
Located in Albignasego, IT
Measures: H.60cm, W. 150cm, D. 70cm H.23.6 in, W.59.1 in, D. 27.6 in Antique decorated chest, partially restored. Entirely painted in an intense blue color, it has two panels on...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Blanket Chests

Materials

Fir

  • 1800 Blu Floral Painted Blanket Chest
  • 1800 Blu Floral Painted Blanket Chest
  • 1800 Blu Floral Painted Blanket Chest
  • 1800 Blu Floral Painted Blanket Chest
H 23.63 in. W 59.06 in. D 27.56 in.
19th century Walnut and Floral Marquetry Credenza
Located in Martlesham, GB
An imposing fabulous quality 19th century walnut and floral marquetry credenza of serpentine form, the wonderfully shaped top having ormolu moulding, the shaped frieze below decorate...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Blue Floral Painted Alpine Wardrobe
Located in Albignasego, IT
Antique blue painted Tyrolean wardrobe H.190 cm - L.105 cm - P.45 cm Tyrolean wardrobe entirely painted in blue with floral decorations, with a linear profile and pleasant geom...
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Antique 1810s Italian Folk Art Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Fir

  • Blue Floral Painted Alpine Wardrobe
  • Blue Floral Painted Alpine Wardrobe
  • Blue Floral Painted Alpine Wardrobe
  • Blue Floral Painted Alpine Wardrobe
H 74.81 in. W 41.34 in. D 17.72 in.
Mahogany writing table with detailed floral marquetry & carved decoration
Located in London, GB
A fine quality freestanding mahogany desk, with detailed floral marquetry and carved decoration the frieze and legs, a green tooled leather top with satinwood banding, and brass cast...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Desks

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

18th Century Dutch Burr Walnut Floral Marquetry Bureau
Located in London, GB
This is a wonderful antique late 18th century Dutch burr walnut and marquetry bombe' bureau. It has been accomplished in burr walnut, with exquisite hand cut floral marquetry typica...
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Antique 1780s Dutch Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Green Floral Painted Blanket Chest, Italy, 1810
Located in Albignasego, IT
Large chest, Northern Italy Measures: H 89 cm, L 176 cm, P 65 cm Large chest in fir wood, entirely painted in forest green color. On the front, four framed mirrors are decorate...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Folk Art Blanket Chests

Materials

Fir

  • Green Floral Painted Blanket Chest, Italy, 1810
  • Green Floral Painted Blanket Chest, Italy, 1810
  • Green Floral Painted Blanket Chest, Italy, 1810
  • Green Floral Painted Blanket Chest, Italy, 1810
H 35.04 in. W 69.3 in. D 25.6 in.
Venetian Baroque Myrtle Dresser with Floral Inlaid Designs, Italy, 1960s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This is a majestic midcentury Venetian Baroque style dresser which is made in myrtle root. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be consid...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Baroque Revival Dressers

Materials

Wood

1861 Blue Brown Floral Painted Wardrobe
Located in Albignasego, IT
Northern Italy painted wardrobe dated 1861 Measures: H. 164cm - W. 98cm (107 to the frames) - D. 46cm (50 to the frames) Tyrolean painted wardrobe with one door, in fir wood wi...
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Antique 1810s Italian Folk Art Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Fir

  • 1861 Blue Brown Floral Painted Wardrobe
  • 1861 Blue Brown Floral Painted Wardrobe
  • 1861 Blue Brown Floral Painted Wardrobe
  • 1861 Blue Brown Floral Painted Wardrobe
H 64.57 in. W 42.13 in. D 19.69 in.
Napoleon III French Sideboard Inlaid with Geometric Floral Motifs, 1850
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Elegant sideboard finely inlaid with floral and geometric motifs. It has three drawers and two doors with panels inlaid in various essences with geometric patterns. Enriched with cap...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Antique Chinese Black Lacquered Gansu Sideboard with Hand Painted Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese black lacquered Gansu sideboard from the early 20th century, with hand painted floral and vase motifs. Created in the North-Center province of China, called Gansu during th...
Category

Early 20th Century Chinese Buffets

Materials

Wood, Wood

Antique Dutch Floral Marquetry Inlaid Bombé Bureau, 18th Century
Located in Glasgow, GB
A 19th century Dutch marquetry inlaid bombé bureau profusely decorated all-over with marquetry depictions of flowers, urns and birds. With a rectangular flap opening to reveal a stri...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Desks

Materials

Brass

Small Floral Painted Chest
Located in Wilson, NC
Small floral painted chest is painted with floral and ribbon motifs.   
Category

Vintage 1950s English Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

  • Small Floral Painted Chest
  • Small Floral Painted Chest
  • Small Floral Painted Chest
  • Small Floral Painted Chest
H 25 in. W 24 in. D 16 in.
Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcase with Stylized Pewter, Ebony & Sycamore Floral Inlays
Located in London, GB
An Arts & Crafts oak bookcase with a flaring cornice, leaded glazed doors with circular details to the tops, the lower cupboard with stylized floral inlays using a combination of pew...
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Pewter

1960s Italian Porcelain Wall Shelf with Floral Details and Crackled Glaze
Located in New York, NY
1960s blue and white decorative porcelain wall shelf featuring a crackled glaze and brightly colorful floral design. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Shelves

Materials

Ceramic

Asian Style Credenza with Floral Motif Hand-Painted Door Panels
Located in New York, NY
An Asian-style credenza or sideboard with three door fronts featuring a hand-painted floral design, USA, circa 1970. Three doors open to reveal adjustable interior shelves. Case made...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Credenzas

Materials

Wood

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Floral Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the floral cabinet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and brass, every floral cabinet was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a floral cabinet, we have 127 options in-stock, while there are 10 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the floral cabinet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A floral cabinet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Louis XV, Arts and Crafts and Folk Art styles are sought with frequency. Stephanie Odegard Collection, Emile Gallé and Shapland & Petter each produced at least one beautiful floral cabinet that is worth considering.

How Much are Floral Cabinet?

Prices for a floral cabinet start at $235 and top out at $70,000 with the average selling for $5,534.

Finding the Right Storage Case Pieces 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.