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Lalique Maison Black Lacquered Library with Raisins Crystal Panel Accents
Located in New York, NY
"Recalling Bacchus, god of wine, vegetation and pleasure, the Raisins motif adorning the iconic panel evokes the art of fine living. The Classic design accents the Raisins Library. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Bookcases

French Black Lacquered Display Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
Large French neoclassic black lacquered display cabinet with mirrored interior and adjustable lighting, the glazed doors flanked by fluted Corinthian columns. Two shallow drawers to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

  • French Black Lacquered Display Cabinet
  • French Black Lacquered Display Cabinet
  • French Black Lacquered Display Cabinet
  • French Black Lacquered Display Cabinet
H 86 in. W 61.88 in. D 20.25 in.
French 1970s Black Lacquered Cabinet
Located in Long Island City, NY
A French 1970s black lacquered four-door cabinet with chrome pulls and a red painted interior.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

  • French 1970s Black Lacquered Cabinet
  • French 1970s Black Lacquered Cabinet
  • French 1970s Black Lacquered Cabinet
  • French 1970s Black Lacquered Cabinet
H 49.22 in. W 35.44 in. D 17.72 in.
French 19th Century Louis XV Style Black Lacquered, Ormolu and Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant and most decorative French 19th century Louis XV style black lacquered, ormolu and Portor marble cabinet. The cabinet is raised by fine scrolled feet with delicate pierced...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Japanese Black Lacquer Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and important French 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood, ormolu, Vert de Patricia marble and Japanese black lacquer cabinet. The Meuble à Hauteur d’Appui cabinet is...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

French Black Lacquer and Brass Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A Napoleon III black lacquer and brass vitrine, French, circa 1870. With three internal adjustable shelves. Glazed front and sides, front opening door with key.  
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Vitrines

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Brass

Pair of Small Black Lacquer Cabinets Nightstands by J.C. Mahey, 1970s
By Romeo Paris, Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Paris, FR
Glossy black lacquer, paired with bright brass accents, feels crisp and luxe on this pair of small cabinets. Their boxy, simple style is typical of both the 1970s and designer Jean C...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Black Lacquer Burl Wood Brass Cabinet Sideboard by J.C. Mahey, 1970s
By Jean Claude Mahey, Maison Romeo
Located in Paris, FR
Glossy black lacquer, paired with beautiful burl wood inlay and bright brass accents, feels crisp and luxe on this beautiful sideboard cabinet. Its boxy, simple style is typical of b...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

1940s French Chinoiserie-Style Black and White Lacquered Bar Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
French two-part Abattant-style bar with chinoiserie elements and Lacquer finishes. A white lacquered upper case with a large center keyed chinoiserie-inspired medallion opens to rev...
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Vintage 1940s French Chinoiserie Dry Bars

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Wood, Paint

Vintage Dentist Storage Cabinet French Black Lacquered Seven Drawers, 1960
Located in Labrit, Landes
Midcentury bank of drawers, French, circa 1950-1960. Built for the medical field, specifically dentists. Meubles de Metier Ideal for collectors, artists, kitchen, apothecary, off...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

French Empire Black Lacquered Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Nice quality French Empire black lacquered 2-door buffet. Having detailed gilt bronze hardware and mounts, flanked with columnar supports, and legs terminating in claw feet. Exhibit...
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Vintage 1940s French Empire Buffets

  • French Empire Black Lacquered Buffet
  • French Empire Black Lacquered Buffet
  • French Empire Black Lacquered Buffet
  • French Empire Black Lacquered Buffet
H 35.5 in. W 48 in. D 21 in.
Rare French Black & Gilt Chinoiserie Dry Bar or TV Cabinet, Signed A. Bouverat
By A. Bouverat
Located in Arles, FR
Excellent quality and wonderfully proportioned French midcentury bar or TV cabinet, signed A. Bouverat, with extraordinary details of engraved and hand painted birds, flowers and tre...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Coromandel Lacquer Cabinet by Maison Forest
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful late 19th century gilt bronze-mounted Louis XVI style Coromandel lacquer cabinet By Maison Forest. Marble top above a bronze-mounted drawer, cabinet with three Coro...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

1920s Black Lacquered French Desk with Ormolu Detailing
Located in Dallas, TX
1920s black lacquered French desk with black leather inset writing surface. Beautifully detailed with ormolu mounts. Details feature Greek motifs and rococo styled hardware.
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Early 20th Century French Desks

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Lacquer

French Art Deco Black Lacquered Mahogany Sideboard, 1940s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish French Art Deco sideboard in black lacquered mahogany, 1940. The sideboard has a great executive quality, notable in details as jutting sides line, the concave drawers design...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Brass

Pierre Cardin Black Lacquered Sideboard Bar Cabinet with Brass Details, 1980s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Hollywood Regency sideboard bar cabinet in the style of Maison Jansen, designed by the French designer Pierre Cardin in the 1980s. This large sideboard with four glass doors and fou...
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Vintage 1980s French Hollywood Regency Sideboards

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Crystal, Brass

Louis XV Style Flat Desk in Black Lacquer from the 19th Century
By France"
Located in Madrid, ES
Louis XV style flat desk in black lacquer from the 19th century. It opens with 3 drawers and rests on 4 arched feet ending in bronze clogs. Contoured bronze moldings on the belt and ...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Desks

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Wood

French 1940s Black lacquered Metal Circular decorative Display Staircase
Located in Long Island City, NY
French 1940's black lacquered wrought iron decorative display staircase / plant stand.
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Shelves

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Metal

French Modern Black Lacquer, Parchment Buffet Attributed Jacques Quinet, 1940s
By Jacques Quinet
Located in Hollywood, FL
This French modern black lacquer, parchment and brass buffet, attributed to Jacques Quinet from the 1940s uses traditional French forms while stripping away all ornamentation to its ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Brass

Art Deco Sideboard, Black Lacquer, Mahogany, Chrome, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant Art Deco sideboard with curved / convex doors, black lacquer, mahogany and chromed parts, from France, circa 1930. Walnut solid wood corpus elaborately lacquered with black ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Marble, Metal

Small French Art Deco Sideboard, Macassar and Black Lacquer, 1930s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Small French Art Deco sideboard, macassar and black lacquer, 1930s Provenience: France, 1930s Macassar veneered and lacquered on the doors. Black piano lacquer on the legs, sides an...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Brass

Small Art Deco Sideboard / Buffet, Black Lacquer, Nickel, France, circa 1925
Located in Regensburg, DE
Small Art Deco sideboard / buffet, black lacquer, nickel, France circa 1925 Small black Art Deco sideboard with display cabinet / bar compartment from France circa 1925. Original...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Nickel

French Art Deco Black Lacquer Desk with White-Gold Leaf Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This sleek black lacquer desk features a demilune design. Two pedestal bases one rectangular and one curved. A hidden door compartment fits inside the curved leg. Raised white-gold l...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks

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Gold Leaf

French Lacquered Chinoiserie Secretary
Located in Locust Valley, NY
French lacquered chinoiserie secretary with bronze mountings.
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20th Century Chinoiserie Secretaires

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Lacquer

  • French Lacquered Chinoiserie Secretary
  • French Lacquered Chinoiserie Secretary
  • French Lacquered Chinoiserie Secretary
  • French Lacquered Chinoiserie Secretary
H 53 in. W 31 in. D 14.25 in.
Baker Furniture French Regency Louis XVI Black Lacquered Gentleman's Chest
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Regency Louis XVI style black lacquered tambour door gentleman's chest or highboy dresser By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Black lacquered walnut, with ...
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Vintage 1960s American Louis XVI Dressers

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Black Lacquered Side Board with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous French Louis XVI style black lacquered side board with Marble top and gilt brass trim. Superb quality and tons of storage as well as an expansive serving area. Also, the ins...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Sideboards

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Black Lacquered Servers with Carrara Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome French Louis XVI style black lacquered servers with brass hardware and Carrara marble tops. Very fine quality. Creates a Classic look! Note: Price listed is per item.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Art Deco Sideboard / Buffet, Black Lacquer, Nickel, Mahogany, France circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant, streamlined Art Deco sideboard in high-gloss black lacquer and nickel parts. 2 doors and 4 drawers. Black lacquered wood. Nickel-plated metal parts Original vertical met...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Metal, Nickel

'Cinétisme I‘ Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpakian
By Charles Kalpakian
Located in Paris, FR
'Cinétisme I’ by French Lebanese Charles Kalpakian is a hypnotic wall cabinet in lacquered wood flirting with Op Art and the spirit of Vasarely. Unexpected and immediately eye-catc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cabinets

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  • 'Cinétisme I‘ Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpakian
  • 'Cinétisme I‘ Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpakian
  • 'Cinétisme I‘ Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpakian
  • 'Cinétisme I‘ Wall Cabinet by Charles Kalpakian
H 64.97 in. W 49.22 in. D 12.6 in.
French Victorian Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian (19/20th Century) 2 door black lacquered chinoiserie decorated armoire cabinet with bronze trim.
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze

Art Deco Sideboard or Cabinet in Burled Walnut, Exotic Marble and Black Lacquer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning streamlined sideboard or cabinet was realized in France, circa 1930. It features a three-stepped skyscraper style top executed in exotic marble whose rich variegated te...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Marble

French Jansen Style Black Lacquered Sideboard with Brass Trim and a Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine French Jansen style black lacquered sideboard with brass trim and a Carrara marble top. Exceptional polished finish and ample storage on this piece. Superb quality and so e...
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Mid-20th Century French Sideboards

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Marble, Brass

French 1940s Sideboard in Black Lacquer with Silver Leaf Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French, late Art Deco period sideboard in black lacquer with stepped plateau and curved base. Square detail in silver leaf on each door, with dotted embellishment surrounding each sq...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Sideboards

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Silver Leaf

2 Brass, Glass & Black Lacquered Shelf by Kim Moltzer, France, ca. 1970s
By Kim Moltzer
Located in Geneva, CH
Brass, glass and black lacquered base shelf by Kim Moltzer France ca. 1970s Measures: H 220 x L 180 x D 42 cm Good vintage condition, few little chips on a couple of glass shelves, i...
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Vintage 1970s French Shelves

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Brass

Art Deco Wardrobe, Restored, Black Lacquer, Mirror, Nickel Parts, France, 1920s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful Art Deco Wardrobe from France about 1920s. Excellently restored. With mirror and closed compartment. Black lacquer on Oak solid wood with beautiful nickel-plated metal h...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

French Black Lacquered Art Deco Secretary by Maurice Jallot, Signed Front Plaque
Located in Salzburg, AT
Very elegant French Art Deco secretary from the early 1930s by Maurice Jallot. Rounded outer edges and contrasted cornice. Front set with antique, Greek representation signed L. DOUM...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Secretaires

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Bronze

Art Deco Wardrobe, Restored, Black Lacquer, Mirror, Nickel Parts, France, 1920s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful Art Deco Wardrobe from France about 1920s. Excellently restored. With mirror and closed compartment. Black lacquer on Oak solid wood with beautiful nickel-plated metal h...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

Elegant Neoclassical Black Lacquer Chest of Drawers, France, 1940
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Black lacquered neoclassical chest of drawers with brass pull rings handles and four bronze stars on the front. Four drawers, the top one with his original brass key and lock. French...
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Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Jewelry Cabinets in Black Lacquer Attr. to Jean-Claude Mahey
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
A pair of jewelry cabinets with each five drawers. The cabinets are glossy black lacquered and are lined with red felt on the inside. The outer edge is oversightwith gold leaf. Very ...
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Lacquer, Fabric, Wood

Black Lacquered French Bombe Commode with Marble Top
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Black lacquered French bombe shape commode with brass details to drawers and feet and a coral tone marble top
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

French Cabinet/Display Case
Located in Oakland, CA
Nice mahogany and black lacquer armoire or display case. Great with two doors, shelves, glass vitrine front and nice storage. Nicely restored.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Lacquer, Mahogany

  • French Cabinet/Display Case
  • French Cabinet/Display Case
  • French Cabinet/Display Case
  • French Cabinet/Display Case
H 59 in. W 59 in. D 16 in.
19th Century French Black Lacquered Louis Philippe Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century French black lacquered Louis Philippe commode. Featuring a lovely hand painted design including flowers and birds. So pretty!
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Art Deco Armoire, Amboyna Veneer and Black Lacquer, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Great Art Deco Armoire from France, circa 1930. Curved front doors with wonderful Amboyna Roots veneer and original brass fittings and key. Some parts are lacquered in black, the si...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Black Lacquered Chest of Drawers Commode
Located in Madrid, ES
20th century French Louis XVI style black lacquered chest of drawers or commode. Topped with a white marble in four fluted legs with brass details. Three drawers with brass decoratio...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Black Lacquered Semainier by Maison Jansen, France 1960
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Exquisite seven drawers semainier, black lacquer with brass handles and sabots. Interesting proportions. By Maison Jansen, France 1960.
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Pair of black lacquered oak sideboards, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of black lacquered rectangular sideboards standing on four little legs. Top and writing slides covered with cognac leather hit with little gilt irons. Opening with two panels de...
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20th Century French Sideboards

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Leather, Mirror, Oak

1960s French Black Lacquer and Brass Oval Bar Trolley with Removable Tray Top
Located in London, GB
A 1960s French black lacquer and brass oval bar trolley with removable tray top and orignal castors.
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Vintage 1960s Dry Bars

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Brass

French Cubistic Art Deco Bar Cabinet High-Gloss Finish Black from the 1930s
Located in Salzburg, AT
French Art Deco bar cabinet from the 1930s. Strict and clear design with stepped lines. No hardware except the door hinges. The door simply clicks into place at the top and can al...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dry Bars

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Sycamore

Antique French Black Lacquered Louis Philippe Commode with Belgian Marble Top
Located in Houston, TX
This antique French Louis Philippe style commode features a narrow profile of just 17.5" deep and a black Belgian fossilized marble top. The black lacquered finish works well with th...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Belgian Black Marble

French 1940s Art Deco Design Black Lacquer Wooden and Brass Finishes Sideboard
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French Art Deco 1940s design black lacquered wooden and brass sideboard; amazing French workmanship, noble materials (wood structure and brass finish) 2 doors panel. Full of charm an...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Sideboards

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Wood

Black Lacquered Sideboard by Gorgoni Luigi for Roche Bobois
By Luigi Gorgoni, Roche Bobois
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A striking sideboard designed by Milanese architect Luigi Gorgoni and manufactured for Roche Bobois, France c.1980's. The bridge like design, inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge quickly ...
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Sideboards

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Glass, Mirror, Wood

Black Lacquered Sideboard by Gorgoni Luigi for Roche Bobois
By Luigi Gorgoni, Roche Bobois
Located in Dallas, TX
Architectural 4-door sideboard designed by Gorgoni Luigi and manufactured by Roche Bobois in the 1980s. Structure in black lacquered wood with floating glass top. This simple assembl...
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

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Glass, Wood

French Art Deco Black Lacquered Sideboard or Buffet with Dry Bar
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco black lacquered sideboard or buffet with dry bar. Two hidden secret cabinets on the end of the buffet open to reveal a dry bar. Perfect credenza for entertai...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Buffets

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Wood

Black Lacquered and Faux Horn Étagère
Located in Port Chester, NY
A black lacquered and faux horn painted étagère, with four glass inset tiers with brass edged corners.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Shelves

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Glass

  • Black Lacquered and Faux Horn Étagère
  • Black Lacquered and Faux Horn Étagère
  • Black Lacquered and Faux Horn Étagère
  • Black Lacquered and Faux Horn Étagère
H 80.25 in. W 32 in. D 15 in.
Baker Furniture French Regency Black Lacquered Chest of Drawers, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional midcentury French Regency style dresser chest or commode By Baker Furniture "Milling Road" Collection USA, circa 1960s Black lacquered walnut, with original b...
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Vintage 1960s American Regency Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Black Lacquered Sideboard / Credenza with Brass Trim by Jean Claude Mahey
By Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Dallas, TX
A truly spectacular and very rare sideboard by French designer Jean-Claude Mahey for Roche Bobois, 1978. This features brass detailing around the drawers, doors, base and top adds gl...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Mid-Century French Lacquered Credenza Dresser by Pierre Cardin for Roche Bobois
By Roche Bobois
Located in Savannah, GA
Mid-Century Modern French lacquered credenza or dresser by Pierre Cardin for Roche Bobois, Circa 1985.  
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20th Century French Credenzas

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Lacquer

Rare Kim Moltzer French Lacquer and Brass Shelves, 1970s
By Kim Moltzer
Located in Paris, FR
Functional and stylish, this shelving unit or bookcase has a brilliant brass structure, blue smoked glass shelves, and black lacquer cabinets. Designed by Kim Moltzer in the 1970s th...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Brass

Black Iliade Sideboard. Lacquered wood. Sanded oak. Mattia Bonetti. In stock.
By Mattia Bonetti
Located in Paris, FR
Black Iliade. Cat-Berro edition 2008. Sideboard. Two small drawers. Two doors. One central drawer. Lacquered wood. Sanded oak covered with colored varnished aluminium leaves. Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Sideboards

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Wood, Oak

A Fine French Art Deco Lacquered Bar
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare French Art Deco 4 doors lacquered bar in the manner of Rene Prou.  
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dry Bars

  • A Fine French Art Deco Lacquered Bar
  • A Fine French Art Deco Lacquered Bar
  • A Fine French Art Deco Lacquered Bar
  • A Fine French Art Deco Lacquered Bar
H 63.25 in. W 43.5 in. D 18.25 in.
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French Black Lacquer Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal French black lacquer cabinet for your home. Each French black lacquer cabinet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and lacquer. If you’re shopping for a French black lacquer cabinet, we have 301 options in-stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a French black lacquer cabinet — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A French black lacquer cabinet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French black lacquer cabinet over the years, but those crafted by Jean Claude Mahey, Maison Jansen and Roche Bobois are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Black Lacquer Cabinet?

A French black lacquer cabinet can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $8,262, while the lowest priced sells for $650 and the highest can go for as much as $261,893.

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.