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19th Century French Henri II Carved Bleached Oak Gun Cabinet with Hunt Motifs
Located in Dallas, TX
Display your rifle or shotgun collection in this beautifully carved, antique gun cabinet. Created in France, circa 1860, the two-piece buffet with barley twist side columns, sits on ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Henri II Carved Bleached Oak Gun Cabinet with Hunt Motifs
Located in Dallas, TX
Display your rifle or shotgun collection in this beautifully carved, antique gun cabinet. Created in France, circa 1860, the two-piece buffet with barley twist side columns, sits on ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Henri II Carved Light Oak Gun Cabinet with Hunt Motifs
Located in Dallas, TX
Display your rifle or shotgun collection in this beautifully carved, antique gun cabinet. Created in France, circa 1880, the two-piece buffet with barley twist columns sits on four b...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Carved Oak Bookcase Cabinet Glass Door Music Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a majestic 8 ft. tall antique French bookcase with glass upper doors and distinctive renaissance style! ~The “broken pediment” style high upper crown features a ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

19th Century French Carved Oak Glass Vitrine Display Cabinet Bookcase Louis XV
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century French carved oak glass vitrine display cabinet bookcase Louis XV ~ Direct from France ~ Stunning antique French carved display cabinet, with superb Louis XV carved ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine Cabinet Bookcase Barley Twist Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French carved oak vitrine cabinet bookcase barley twist renaissance ~Direct from France~ ~A gorgeous antique French bookcase cabinet, unusually SLENDER profile, yet very ...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Carved Oak Barley Twist Display Cabinet Shelf Bookcase Buffet
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a lovely and unique antique French carved oak cabinet/bookcase/server! This is such a very versatile piece, we can imagine it in many places throughout the home! ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique Hand Carved French Henri II Style Oak Cabinet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Henri II style 'double-corps' library or bookcase, made of solid oak with extraordinary fine carved details and columns. Drawers with original brass pull. The top has glass-paned do...
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Neoclassical Cupboards

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Brass, Lead

French Art Nouveau Display Case Cabinet with Colored Stained Glass
Located in Verviers, BE
Magnificent French Art Nouveau display case cabinet with colored stained glass in oak. This display case cabinet were formerly widely used to keep medications. There is a small ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Stained Glass, Oak

19th Century French Cabinet Bookcase Carved Oak Barley Twist Display Renaissance
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century French cabinet bookcase carved oak barley twist display renaissance ~Direct from France~ ~This stunning French bookcase is loaded with all the features we look for i...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Bookcases

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Brass

19th Century French Napoleon III Carved Oak Three-Door Hunt Bookcase Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
This spectacular antique hunt cabinet was crafted in northern France circa 1870. The large bookcase built in two sections, stands on a molded base further raised on bracket feet, and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

19th Century Ornate French Oak Sideboard Hutch or Bar Cabinet with Carved Faces
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional 19th century French ornate carved oak sideboard or bar cabinet France, circa 1890s Oak, brass, mirror and glass Measures: 67.5" W x 22.5" D x 91.25" H. Ver...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Black Forest Sideboards

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Brass

French Louis XV Style China Cabinet, 19th Century Vitrine
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Oak, Glass, Mirror, Wood

Art Deco Vitrine Cabinet Dresser Buffet French Oak
Located in FR
Art Deco vitrine credenza sideboard cabinet, circa 1930 All original Very unusual Carved floral motifs Mirror back and variegated black marble Glass cabinet A small mistake in the t...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vitrines

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Marble

  • Art Deco Vitrine Cabinet Dresser Buffet French Oak
  • Art Deco Vitrine Cabinet Dresser Buffet French Oak
  • Art Deco Vitrine Cabinet Dresser Buffet French Oak
  • Art Deco Vitrine Cabinet Dresser Buffet French Oak
H 74.41 in. W 31.11 in. D 18.9 in.
French Marriage Buffet a Deux-Corps in Carved Oak from Normandy, circa 1800
Located in Miami, FL
A lavishly carved wedding piece, this oak buffet a deux-corps from Normandy, is embellished with foliage and flowers in carved relief, as well as offering beautifully-articulated app...
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Antique 1780s French French Provincial Buffets

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Blown Glass, Oak

Large China Cabinet
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs.An impressive 8" tall. Well...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Oak, Glass, Mirror, Wood

  • Large China  Cabinet
  • Large China  Cabinet
  • Large China  Cabinet
  • Large China  Cabinet
H 97 in. W 49 in. D 17 in.
French 19th-20th Century Baroque Revival Carved Oak Bombé Figural Bombé Vitrine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French 19th-20th century Baroque Revival carved oak Bombé figural vitrine. The single front-door display cabinet with bowed front and side beveled glass panels, with two interior g...
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Antique Early 1900s French Baroque Revival Vitrines

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Bibliotheque/Display Cabinet
Located in Charleston, SC
Fantastic French 19th century display cabinet for all treasures with large original glasses. More than ever, we selected the best, the rarest, the unusual, the spectacular, the most...
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Antique 19th Century French Vitrines

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Oak, Paint, Blown Glass

  • 19th Century French Bibliotheque/Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Bibliotheque/Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Bibliotheque/Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Bibliotheque/Display Cabinet
H 73.50 in. W 35.50 in. D 16 in.
Carved Oak Figural Renaissance Style Satined Glass Dry Back Bar Wine Rack
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful 1920s era French or perhaps Belgian back bar. The bar is in as-found condition and has a wine rack for storage of wine bottles. There is some finish loss on the t...
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Vintage 1920s French Renaissance Revival Dry Bars

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Oak

19th Century Country French Rustic Whitewashed Bookcase, Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Country French rustic whitewashed bookcase, cabinet can store and display copious amounts of books, keepsakes, and family heirooms! Mitered corners eases the effect of i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Bookcases

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Oak, Oak, Glass

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

18th Century Oak French Louis XV Normandy Buffet Deux Corp
Located in Hudson, NY
This nice and compact-sized buffet with glazed doors comes from the Normandy region in France and was made, circa 1770 during the reign of Louis XV. Created using dark stained oak a ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Cupboards

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Glass, Oak

18th Century French Regence Two-Tiered Corner Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century French regence two-tiered corner cabinet is a truly rare find! Elegantly sculpted from indigenous old-growth French oak, it features a bowed facade accentuated by a chap...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Revival Corner Cupboards

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Glass, Oak

19th Century Country French Vitrine or Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Country French vitrine or bookcase is a magnificent expression of the cabinetmaker's art, with extraordinary artistry from the arched crown centered with a carved shell ...
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Antique 1870s French Régence Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Monumental 19th Century French Renaissance Hunt Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Monumental 19th century French Renaissance Hunt bookcase is a master work of the sculptor's art! From the bold step-front mitered crown to the complementary bold base, it has been la...
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Antique 1870s French Renaissance Revival Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Renaissance Hunt Bookcase or Vitrine
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Renaissance Hunt bookcase or vitrine is a study in timeless tradition, with naturalistic inspiration expressed by a master sculptor across the facade. Full relief...
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Antique 1870s French Renaissance Revival Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

18th Century French Louis XIV Bookcase, Vitrine
Located in Dallas, TX
Resplendent with artfully sculpted bas relief across its entire facade, this superlative 18th century French Louis XIV Bookcase ~ Vitrine (Bibliotheque) is sized to sufficiently disp...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Vaisselier, Buffet, 19th Century Country French from Normandie
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Country French Normandie Vaisselier - Buffet is a charming adaptation from rural artisans that performed multiple functions in the country and farmhouse settings. Provid...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

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Brass

French Style Carved Oak Double Glass Door Breakfront Cabinet, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
A French style breakfront cabinet offers oak construction with upper cabinet having shaped crest with central carved fleur-de-lis and flanking scrolled elements surmounting case with...
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20th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

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Oak, Glass

Antique French Heavily Carved Dresser Cabinet Oak, 19th Century, Victorian
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful profusely carved antique 19th century French solid oak cabinet, circa 1875, overhanging dentil cornice with heavily carved border with lions masks, above a single stained...
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Antique 19th Century French Baroque Cabinets

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Stained Glass, Oak

19th Century French Henri II Carved Oak Eleven-Gun Cabinet with Hunt Motifs
Located in Dallas, TX
Display your rifle or shotgun collection in this beautifully carved, antique gun cabinet. Created in France, circa 1880, the two-piece buffet with barley twist side columns, sits on ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Carved Painted Display Cabinet Buffet with Glass Doors
Located in Dallas, TX
Display a Majolica collection in this elegant, two-piece antique cabinet. Crafted in France circa 1860, the Classical Louis XVI buffet sits on four discrete tapered feet. The top sec...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

19th Century Antique French Carved Oak Glass Display Cabinet Vitrine Louis XV
Located in Shreveport, LA
Direct from France, a stunning antique French display cabinet with gorgeous hand carvings from top to bottom! ~ Solid hand carved upper crown sits above the arch dome top and featur...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Vitrines

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Glass, Oak

19th Century French Hunt Cabinet Bookcase Black Forest Carved Oak Glass Display
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century French hunt cabinet bookcase Black Forest carved oak glass display ~Direct from France~ ~This stunning French ‘hunt cabinet’ or bookcase is loaded with all the featu...
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Antique 19th Century French Black Forest Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Cabinet Cupboard Dresser Bookcase Oak Carved Gothic Victorian
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunningly beautiful profusely carved antique 19th century French bookcase or display cabinet, circa 1870, overhanging dentil cornice with heavily carved border above two glazed do...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Bookcases

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Oak, Stained Glass

Antique French Oak Black Forest Style Cabinet with Deer Trophy, 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
This incredible hand carved Black Forest style hunting cabinet depicts carved animals throughout. The crown is a magnificent trophy of a deer head with scrolling acanthus leaves to e...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Black Forest Cabinets

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Oak, Glass

Deer & Partridges Hand-Carved Hunter Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Two-Part oak and mixed woods handcarved cabinet with original panes of glass on top front doors. The cabinet is fitted with three (3) adjustable shelves in the upper section and one ...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Oak, Glass

Rare Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Rare antique French carved oak vitrine, converted from an 1820s armoire with hand-bevelled glass panels in place of the original wood. Complete with beautiful 19th century shelf brac...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Vitrines

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Oak, Glass

  • Rare Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine
  • Rare Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine
  • Rare Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine
  • Rare Antique French Carved Oak Vitrine
H 87 in. W 68 in. D 24 in.
French Provincial Oak Wood Narrow Floral Carved Curio Cabinet Vitrine Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Country oak wood Curio étagère with floral carvings. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, one glass swing door, working ...
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Early 20th Century French Country Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

19th Century Hand Carved French Henri II Style Oak Cabinet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Henri II style Bibliotheque or bookcase, made of solid oak with extraordinary fine carved details and columns. Drawers with original brass pull. The top has glass-paned doors with...
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Renaissance Cupboards

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Brass, Lead

Antique French Oak Hand-Carved Louis XV Style Normandy Cabinet or Vitrine
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This hand-carved oak Louis XV style Normandy cabinet features the beautiful symbol of the Normandy countryside, a large bouquet-filled basket, carved into the cabinet door of its low...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Blown Glass, Oak

Victorian Carved Oak Bookcase With Stain Glass
Located in Vancouver, BC
Victorian carved oak bookcase with two upper doors with original stain glass over center drawer and below two carved panel doors with carved lions heads and busts. Dark oak finish.<...
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

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Oak

Antique French Bookcase Vitrine Heavily Carved Solid Oak, circa 1890
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique 19th century French Solid Oak Bookcase Vitrine Circa 1890 A large 19th century French profusely carved solid oak two door bookcase vitrine circa 1890, the ornate overhangi...
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Antique 1890s French Baroque Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

18th Century French Hand Carved Walnut Vitrine Cabinet
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
A 18th century French vitrine cabinet or bookcase made of hand carved walnut. The solidly constructed cabinet features a profuse carved design with 3 panels on both sides. The door ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Glass, Wood, Oak, Walnut

Antique French Display Cabinet Napoleon III, 19th Century, circa 1850
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique French display cabinet Napoleon III, 19th century, circa 1850 Monumental 19th century Napoleon III solid oak display cabinet France circa 1850, the ornately carved tripl...
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Display Cabinet Napoleon III 19th Century, circa 1850
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique French display cabinet Napoleon III 19th century, circa 1850 Monumental 19th century Napoleon III solid oak display cabinet France circa 1850, the ornately carved triple s...
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Bookcase Vitrine Heavily Carved Solid Oak 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique 19th century French solid oak bookcase vitrine, circa 1890 A large 19th century French profusely carved solid oak two-door bookcase vitrine circa 1890, the ornate overhang...
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Antique 1890s French Baroque Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

19th Century Country French Louis XVI Hand Carved Oak Vitrine, Chiffonier
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century charming Country French Louis XVI Vitrine, chiffonier was hand-crafted in the provinces by talented rural artisans in the neoclassic style so adored by Louis XVI and Mar...
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Antique 1880s French French Provincial Vitrines

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Glass, Oak

Antique French Bookcase Vitrine Heavily Carved Solid Oak 19th Century circa 1890
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique 19th century French solid oak bookcase vitrine, circa 1890. A large 19th century French profusely carved solid oak two-door bookcase vitrine circa 1890, the ornate overhan...
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Antique 1890s French Baroque Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Display Vitrine with Glass Door and Shelves
Located in Dallas, TX
Display a treasured collection inside this beautifully hand-carved antique display cabinet from Normandy, France. Crafted circa 1790, the vitrine with bonnet top sits on small scroll...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Glass, Oak

French Heavily Carved Oak Bookcase Three-Door Glazed Napoleon III, circa 1870
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
French Napoleon III heavily carved oak three-door glazed bookcase, circa 1870 A magnificent large and imposing 19th century French Napoleon III heavily carved solid oak three do...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Glass, Oak

French Heavily Carved Oak Bookcase Three Door Glazed Napoleon III, circa 1870
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
French Napoleon III heavily carved oak three door glazed bookcase, circa 1870 A magnificent large and imposing 19th century French Napoleon III heavily carved solid oak three door...
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Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Bookcases

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Oak, Glass

Carved Oak Louis XV Vitrine or Armoire with Original Glass
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This elegantly hand carved oak Louis XV style vitrine will showcase your collectibles or books beautifully behind its original glass doors. With four adjustable shelves, a great amou...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Brass

19th Century French Oak Hand Carved Louis XV Style Normandy Vitrine
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This 19th century hand carved oak Louis XV style vitrine features Classic Normandy baskets in deep relief, long fiche hinges and original glass. The French oak has aged to a beautifu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Oak, Glass

19th Century French Hand-Carved Oak Louis XIII Buffet Deux Corps with Hunt Motif
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Created by artisans in 19th century, France, this grand scale buffet deux corps features hand carving from the floor to the top of it’s nearly nine and a half feet height. Barley twi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIII Sideboards

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Blown Glass, Oak

18th Century French Bookcase made of Oak
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Antique French bookcase from the 18th century. Handcrafted from oak with wooden dowels. Four large handmade brass outside hinges carry the cabinet's large doors with original glass ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Bookcases

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Brass

  • 18th Century French Bookcase made of Oak
  • 18th Century French Bookcase made of Oak
  • 18th Century French Bookcase made of Oak
  • 18th Century French Bookcase made of Oak
H 91.74 in. W 65.75 in. D 15.36 in.
18th Century Bookcase/Vitrine Cabinet
Located in Charleston, SC
A very handsome 18th century French bookcase/vitrine cabinet in impressive scale with arched pediment cornice and panelled doors on three door cabinet base with bank of drawers insid...
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Antique 18th Century French Vitrines

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Glass, Oak

  • 18th Century Bookcase/Vitrine Cabinet
  • 18th Century Bookcase/Vitrine Cabinet
  • 18th Century Bookcase/Vitrine Cabinet
  • 18th Century Bookcase/Vitrine Cabinet
H 89 in. W 68 in. D 21 in.
Antique French Louis XV Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XV Bookcase, rendered in solid oak, features a step-front design that combines with the bas relief carvings to create visual appeal from any angle! Arched glazed...
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Early 20th Century French Régence Bookcases

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Art Glass, Oak

  • Antique French Louis XV Bookcase
  • Antique French Louis XV Bookcase
  • Antique French Louis XV Bookcase
  • Antique French Louis XV Bookcase
H 72 in. W 69 in. D 17 in.
Antique Country French Secretary, Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Country French Secretary, bookcase is the perfect all-in-one solution! Handcrafted from solid oak to last for generations, it features an arched crown centered with a beautif...
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Early 20th Century French Régence Secretaires

Materials

Brass

French Louis Philippe Bookcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Extraordinary French Louis Philippe Bookcase is handcrafted from solid walnut wood and features its original walnut finish with an elegant ebonized molding accents details. This...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Bookcases

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Glass, Wood, Oak, Walnut

  • French Louis Philippe Bookcase
  • French Louis Philippe Bookcase
  • French Louis Philippe Bookcase
  • French Louis Philippe Bookcase
H 86.5 in. W 64.5 in. L 86.5 in.
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French Carved Oak And Glass Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French carved oak and glass cabinet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each French carved oak and glass cabinet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, glass and oak. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer French carved oak and glass cabinet, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each French carved oak and glass cabinet bearing Louis XV, Louis XVI or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. A well-made French carved oak and glass cabinet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by François Linke are consistently popular.

How Much is a French Carved Oak And Glass Cabinet?

A French carved oak and glass cabinet can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,085, while the lowest priced sells for $726 and the highest can go for as much as $46,342.

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.