Skip to main content

French Country Cabinet

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Auffray & Co. French Country Cabinet, 1980s
By Auffray Furniture
Located in Hamburg, PA
A stately French Provincial or country French display cabinet. This vitrine has decorative arched windows with bronze mesh wire fronts. The cabinet has seven shelves, five of them ar...
Category

Vintage 1980s American French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

  • Auffray & Co. French Country Cabinet, 1980s
  • Auffray & Co. French Country Cabinet, 1980s
  • Auffray & Co. French Country Cabinet, 1980s
  • Auffray & Co. French Country Cabinet, 1980s
H 90 in. W 49.13 in. D 18.63 in.
French Country Cherry Cabinet
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A French, solid cherry, single-door cabinet with a carved and shaped frame-and-panel door and carved detailing to the lower apron. Fitted with two interior shelves. Circa 1920.   
Category

Early 20th Century French Country Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • French Country Cherry Cabinet
  • French Country Cherry Cabinet
  • French Country Cherry Cabinet
  • French Country Cherry Cabinet
H 53 in. W 27 in. D 17.5 in.
Antique Country French Cabinet, Confiturier
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique country French cabinet, Confiturier in solid oak is an unusual piece of antique furniture with spindles creating an open air effect in the doorway. This intriguing aspect ref...
Category

Early 20th Century French Country Cabinets

Materials

Oak

  • Antique Country French Cabinet, Confiturier
  • Antique Country French Cabinet, Confiturier
  • Antique Country French Cabinet, Confiturier
  • Antique Country French Cabinet, Confiturier
H 37.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 15 in.
Country French Display Cabinet Sideboard
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century Country French display cabinet, or sideboard, made of chestnut and cherry with turned wood spindles. Unusual wedge shape with curved front and deep shelf, great featur...
Category

Antique 19th Century European Country Cabinets

Materials

Cherry, Chestnut, Oak

  • Country French Display Cabinet Sideboard
  • Country French Display Cabinet Sideboard
  • Country French Display Cabinet Sideboard
  • Country French Display Cabinet Sideboard
H 44 in. W 34.25 in. D 19.5 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...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Country Cabinets

Materials

Oak

18th Century French Country Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charming cabinet with two doors and carved diamond shaped decoration. Note the cupid's bow leg shape. Lots of storage!
Category

Antique 1780s Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • 18th Century French Country Cabinet
  • 18th Century French Country Cabinet
  • 18th Century French Country Cabinet
  • 18th Century French Country Cabinet
H 63 in. W 46 in. D 20 in.
18th Century Country French Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
A French Provincial cabinet of cupboards and drawers. Doors decorated with floral urns. Bead design around doors and drawers. Brass hardware, various old labels on the back, circa 1780.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Oak

  • 18th Century Country French Cabinet
  • 18th Century Country French Cabinet
  • 18th Century Country French Cabinet
  • 18th Century Country French Cabinet
H 45.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 48 in.
19th Century French Country Walnut Storage Cabinet
Located in Bridgeport, CT
With a panel constructed top that lifts up with hinges at the back. With double carved recessed panel doors opening to a shelf. With a wreath form brass escutcheon and a key. The cab...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • 19th Century French Country Walnut Storage Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Country Walnut Storage Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Country Walnut Storage Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Country Walnut Storage Cabinet
H 34.25 in. W 54.5 in. D 24.225 in.
Country French Louvered Cabinet or Low Buffet
Located in Chicago, IL
Country French Louvered low cabinet, that we found along the Route de Fougères in Northern France. Our opinion is, that someone had some old shutters laying around and wanted to make...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Country Buffets

  • Country French Louvered Cabinet or Low Buffet
  • Country French Louvered Cabinet or Low Buffet
  • Country French Louvered Cabinet or Low Buffet
  • Country French Louvered Cabinet or Low Buffet
H 28.5 in. W 52.25 in. D 18.75 in.
1960s French Country Pine Serpentine Server or Cabinet by Grange
By Grange
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a 1960s French pine serving piece by Grange Furniture. The construction is wide planked pine. It is in very good condition with intentional distressing. It has turquoise pain...
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Country French Carved Oak Vitrine Display Cabinet Linenfold Panels, ca. 1900
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Country French carved oak vitrine display cabinet with Linenfold Panels, circa 1900, with glazed side panels, sliding glass door to front, over double-door cabinets with linenfold ca...
Category

Early 20th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Country French Wall Cupboard
Located in High Point, NC
18th century country French wall cupboard made from oak. This is a magnificent piece. It has a detachable crown, following down to a hand scalloped frieze and three hand hewn shelves...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Country Cabinets

Materials

Oak

  • 18th Century Country French Wall Cupboard
  • 18th Century Country French Wall Cupboard
  • 18th Century Country French Wall Cupboard
  • 18th Century Country French Wall Cupboard
H 95 in. W 56.75 in. D 23.5 in.
Late 18th Century French Country Buffet Cabinet
Located in High Point, NC
From late 18th century France, a two-door and drawer cabinet in elmwood. A distinctly country style approach typifies the casual yet refined aesthetic of the French countryside. A be...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Country Buffets

Materials

Brass

  • Late 18th Century French Country Buffet Cabinet
  • Late 18th Century French Country Buffet Cabinet
  • Late 18th Century French Country Buffet Cabinet
  • Late 18th Century French Country Buffet Cabinet
H 48.43 in. W 51.97 in. D 23.23 in.
Large French Pine Country House Kitchen Cabinet, Late 19th Century
Located in Nijmegen, NL
This French country house kitchen cabinet was made circa 1880-1890 from pine. It features two glass sliding doors with two shelves behind it and four very large drawers at the bottom...
Category

Antique 1890s French Industrial Apothecary Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Fine Carved Country French Server
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Country French server with two drawers with ring pulls above two raised panel cabinet doors with full storage. The server with scalloped apron and raised on whorled feet. A very plea...
Category

20th Century French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Oak

  • Fine Carved Country French Server
  • Fine Carved Country French Server
  • Fine Carved Country French Server
  • Fine Carved Country French Server
H 40 in. W 55 in. D 20 in.
Antique Country French Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Country French desk, that is unusually large for your typical French desk. We found this French desk, in the city of Toulouse, not far from where our French warehouse is loca...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Country Desks

  • Antique Country French Desk
  • Antique Country French Desk
  • Antique Country French Desk
  • Antique Country French Desk
H 29.75 in. W 73.88 in. D 34 in.
Distressed 20th C. Shell Carved Country French Style Corner Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stately 2 Part, Country French style, Corner Cabinet with Central Shell Accent. This impressive china cabinet / cupboard features a hand rubbed, antiqued light green, white washed fi...
Category

Late 20th Century Country Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Country French Louis XV Style Vitrine or China Cabinet
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Country French Louis XV style vitrine, or China cabinet from Northern France. Made of solid cherrywood with hand carved decoration. In two parts, the bottom has two doors with work...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

Materials

Cherry

19th Century Country French Whitewashed Confiturier, Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Country French whitewashed confiturier - Buffet features a slightly distressed whitewashed finish, giving it a wonderful patina over the decades. Designed for special ni...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Rustic Cabinets

Materials

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...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Bookcases

Materials

Oak, Oak, Glass

Antique French Country Style Buffet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very nice antique French buffet
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Country Buffets

Materials

Walnut

  • Antique French Country Style Buffet
  • Antique French Country Style Buffet
  • Antique French Country Style Buffet
  • Antique French Country Style Buffet
H 43.5 in. W 51 in. D 24 in.
19th Century Country French Fruitwood Pannetiere - Bread Box
Located in Dallas, TX
Handcrafted and carved from solid old-growth cherry wood-this 19th century Country French Pannetiere - Bread Box was designed to hold the freshly baked loaves of bread after baking -...
Category

Antique 1870s French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Cherry

Pair of Corner Cabinets, French Country, 18th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
A pair of pine and walnut corner cabinets, each with a single curved door and an original grey marble top, circa 1760, French.
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Corner Cupboards

Materials

Marble

Antique French Bookcase or Cabinet in Limed White Oak Restored
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French limed oak cabinet, of massive proportions. We seldom, if ever, find a genuine antique French, circa 1800s cabinet, of such grandeur. Our old plank workshop, completely...
Category

Antique 1890s French Country Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Antique Rustic Country French Painted Gothic Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique rustic country French painted Gothic cabinet features beautifully whitewashed cabinet, elegantly decorated with Minimalist quatrefoil motifs reminiscent of Gothic architectur...
Category

Early 20th Century Belgian Gothic Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Shell Carved Blue Distress Painted Country French Style Corner Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stately 2 Part, Country French style, Corner Cabinet with Central Shell Accent. This impressive china cabinet / cupboard features a hand rubbed, antiqued light blue white washed fini...
Category

Late 20th Century Country Corner Cupboards

Materials

Paint, Wood

Late 19th Century Rustic Country French Raised Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Late 19th century rustic Country French raised cabinet represents a centuries-old design that harks back to an era when specialized storage cabinets were in high demand by the afflue...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Rustic Linen Presses

Materials

Oak

Custom Country French Painted Bookcase or Cabinet in Any Dimension or Finish
Located in Chicago, IL
Handmade Country French style glazed bookcase or display cabinet. This great looking piece was crafted right here in our Old Plank workshop. As these are custom pieces, you can selec...
Category

2010s American Country Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Country French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Bonnet Top Armoire Wardrobe Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large and stately 93" tall antique, 18th century, country French / Louis XV style armoire handcrafted in France of cherry and walnut wood. Item features a bonnet shaped cornice, hand...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Country Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Iron

Antique Fitted French Tack Cabinet in Original Finish or Possible Bookcase
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Fitted French tack cabinet from a vineyard in the South of France near the town of Bezier, circa 1880-1900. The sliding doors still have their handmade French wavy glass, and...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Country Cabinets

Materials

Pine

19th Century Country French Louis XVI Stripped Vitrine Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Country French Louis XVI Stripped vitrine - cabinet is the ideal choice for a smaller space, providing display and storage yet requiring only about 4 feet of width on th...
Category

Antique 1860s French Louis XVI Vitrines

Materials

Oak

Country French 18th Century Louis XV Period Walnut Vaissellier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very handsome country French 18th century Louis XV period walnut Vaissellier. This richly carved buffet is raised on short cabriole legs below a scalloped frieze with central carvi...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

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...
Category

Antique 18th Century French Country Buffets

Materials

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.
Large Vintage Cerused Oak French Country Provincial Style TV Cabinet Armoire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large vintage Cerused oak French country provincial style TV cabinet armoire. Item features a pullout / pull-out swivel TV stand, removable and adjustable wooden shelves, solid wood ...
Category

Late 20th Century North American Country Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

French Open Faced Country Dresser with 3 Shelves, 2 Doors and One-Drawer
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 19th century open faced country kitchen pinewood dresser with three shelves, two doors and one large drawer.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Pine

French Country Style Grey Painted Shell Carved Corner Cabinet
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Shell carved grey painted Country French style corner cabinet cupboard Country French style two-part corner cabinet with central shell accent. This impressive china cabinet/cupboard...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood

French Country Oakwood Carved Cabinet/Sideboard, circa Late 18th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Rustic and handsome oak cabinet with original lock and keys having Three drawers and two doors that open for great storage. Original Finish with lovely patina. Hand carving with fo...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Cupboards

Materials

Oak

19th Century Painted French Country Server
Located in Brea, CA
Beautiful blue and white painted server with two doors. Interior features 1 removable shelf. Doors open and close with ease. Measures: 54" W x 20" D x 34" H.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Country Buffets

Materials

Wood

Baker Furniture French Country Cherry Wood Sideboard Credenza or Bar Cabinet
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
French Country style cherrywood sideboard credenza or bar cabinet Made by Baker Furniture Company USA, circa 1970s cherrywood Measures: 82.5" W x 19" D x 32.13" H. Ver...
Category

Vintage 1970s American French Provincial Sideboards

Materials

Cherry

Antique Country French Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
This French desk is made of walnut and dates back to 1800.  Measurements: 44” W x 41” H x 23” D (desk tucked in) 42” D (desk pulled out).           
Category

Antique 19th Century French Desks

Materials

Walnut

  • Antique Country French Desk
  • Antique Country French Desk
  • Antique Country French Desk
  • Antique Country French Desk
H 41 in. W 44 in. D 23 in.
Grand 19th Century Country French Louis XVI Corner Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Grand 19th century country French Louis XVI corner cabinet was crafted on an unusually large size for such a piece, measuring over four feet across the facade! Handcrafted from solid...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Corner Cupboards

Materials

Oak

Baker Furniture French Country Cherry Wood Sideboard Credenza or Bar Cabinet
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Country carved cherry wood sideboard or bar cabinet by Baker Furniture. The sideboard features gorgeous cherry wood grain with recessed panel doors and floral c...
Category

Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Sideboards

Materials

Cherry

Davis Cabinet Company French Country Oak Marble-Top Nightstand Tables, a Pair
By Davis Cabinet Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Davis Cabinet Company French country provincial oak marble-top nightstand bedside tables, a pair. Item features black marble tops, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, fini...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American French Provincial Night Stands

Materials

Marble

Knotty Pine French Country Primitive Sideboard Server Buffet Cabinet Glass Knobs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique knotty pinewood country primitive sideboard. Item features six turn carved bun feet, glass knobs, serpentine front, solid wood construction, distressed finish, two swing door...
Category

Antique 19th Century American French Provincial Sideboards

Materials

Pine

18th Century Country French Walnut Louis XVI Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
This magnificent 18th century French walnut Louis XVI buffet a Deux corps from the Louis XVI period was handcrafted to perfection by talented rural artisans who were following the st...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Steel

French Country Wrought Iron Radiator Cover Console, France, 1880
Located in Chicago, IL
Large heavy French iron rectangular iron radiator cover with simple linear design with C-scroll detail. This piece would make a great vanity for the "loo", a piece of marble for the...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Country Sideboards

Materials

Wrought Iron

Antique Country French Neoclassical Putti Painted Pine Cupboard Cabinet Hutch
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Primitive French Country neoclassical style cherub painted pine wood cabinet. Item features a distressed solid pine wood two part construction, four swing cabinet doors with hand-pai...
Category

Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Cupboards

Materials

Pine

French Country Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Early 19th century elegant French country armoire in a rich patinated cheerywood. Large chevron patterned doors, designed with shaped tops, mirror the double inverted dome that is se...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

  • French Country Armoire
  • French Country Armoire
  • French Country Armoire
  • French Country Armoire
H 92 in. W 49.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Pair of 19th Century Country French Stripped Oak Corner Cabinets
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century Country French stripped oak corner cabinets is a rare find indeed~ especially when each has a rounded facade and a backsplash with candle shelves to make a wonderfu...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Corner Cupboards

Materials

Oak

17th Century French Country Oak Secrétaire à Abattant
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
17th century French country oak secrétaire à abattant This is a lovely and very old piece, the cabinet is tall and narrow, it has a drawer at the top and a fall in the centre with...
Category

Antique 17th Century French Country Secretaires

18th Century French Country Armoire
Located in Evergreen, CO
Dating from the mid-late 1700s, featuring three large brass hinges on each door, long detailed escutcheons, three interior shelves and three drawers, one with a key. Beautiful patina...
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Country Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
  • 18th Century French Country Armoire
H 91.5 in. W 68 in. D 26 in.
19th Century Country French Whitewashed Buffet, Enfilade
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century country French whitewashed buffet, enfilade features a combination of the charming rural French lines with scrolled frameworks on the cabinet doors, but with Directoire-...
Category

Antique 1870s French Country Buffets

Materials

Brass

Antique Country French Painted Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Featuring unmistakable Country French lines yet rendered with a relative simplicity, this charming antique Country French painted buffet boasts a patinated painted finish. Called a t...
Category

Vintage 1910s French French Provincial Buffets

Materials

Fruitwood, Fruitwood

  • Antique Country French Painted Buffet
  • Antique Country French Painted Buffet
  • Antique Country French Painted Buffet
  • Antique Country French Painted Buffet
H 42 in. W 80 in. D 22 in.
19th Century Antique Paint Decorated French Country Buffet Sideboard Server
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
19th century antique distressed painted 2-door cabinet with 1 shelf.
Category

Antique 19th Century Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

French Country Corner Cabinet with Stained Glass Doors, 19th Century, Oak
Located in Houston, TX
Handsome corner cabinet with two stained glass doors above a lower cabinet that has two drawers and two doors below.. The upper structure is supported by turned posts. Two glass sh...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Corner Cupboards

Materials

Oak

French Country Three-Door Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
A three-drawer buffet cabinet in bleached oak. From France, circa 1900, this well proportioned provincial oak piece is accentuated by distinctive iron hardware. Decorative floral car...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Buffets

Materials

Oak

  • French Country Three-Door Oak Buffet
  • French Country Three-Door Oak Buffet
  • French Country Three-Door Oak Buffet
  • French Country Three-Door Oak Buffet
H 44.1 in. W 90.6 in. D 22 in.
French Country Style Pine "Egouttoir" Draining Rack Cupboard, Early 1900s
Located in Austin, TX
A very unique piece from the Provence region, this antique "Egouttoir" defines all the charms of French Country furniture. Egouttoir means draining rack and indeed this piece was use...
Category

Early 20th Century French Country Cupboards

Materials

Pine

Continental Walnut Kunst Cabinet with Hoof Feet
Located in Providence, RI
A miniature continental walnut Kunst cabinet with hoof feet, early to mid-18th century, probably French Provincial. This form is seldom seen, highly decorative, and generally practic...
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Country Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century rustic Country French trunk features elaborate hand carved detailing in solid old-growth oak on the facade, with a lid that opens up to reveal surprising storage! Handcr...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Country Blanket Chests

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • 18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk
  • 18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk
  • 18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk
  • 18th Century Rustic Country French Trunk
H 27.5 in. W 55 in. D 23 in.
18th Century French Country Cupboard
Located in Doylestown, PA
A late 18th century step-back cupboard, French Provincial Louis XV period in oak, with brass mounts and pulls, and carved wood spindles. Nice original patina.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

Materials

Oak

  • 18th Century French Country Cupboard
  • 18th Century French Country Cupboard
  • 18th Century French Country Cupboard
  • 18th Century French Country Cupboard
H 76.5 in. W 55 in. D 18.5 in.
  • 1

French Country Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal french country cabinet for your home. Frequently made of wood, oak and metal, every french country cabinet was constructed with great care. There are 221 variations of the antique or vintage french country cabinet you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect french country cabinet —, we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A french country cabinet, designed in the Louis XV, Louis XVI or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one french country cabinet that is appealing in its simplicity, but Baker Furniture Company, Henredon and Auffray Furniture produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are French Country Cabinet?

Prices for a french country cabinet start at $575 and top out at $65,000 with the average selling for $3,850.

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.