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19th Century Louis XV Style Buffet or Sideboard
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large early 19th century Louis XV style French buffet from Provence made of solid walnut. Beautiful character to the wood and fine hand-carvings of an urn and olive branches. An un...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Walnut

Early 19th Century French Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
The quintessential French Provincial buffet cabinet, made circa 1800. The simple geometric shape recalls a countryside local and the time tested approach of regional French cabinet m...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Brass

  • Early 19th Century French Oak Buffet
  • Early 19th Century French Oak Buffet
  • Early 19th Century French Oak Buffet
  • Early 19th Century French Oak Buffet
H 94.9 in. W 59.1 in. D 20.9 in.
Early 19th Century French Renaissance Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century French Renaissance Buffet is a splendid example of fine cabinetry using techniques and tools that date back centuries ago! The entire facade is a work of art, but ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Buffets

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Oak

Antique French Early 19th Century Chestnut Buffet
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Unusual French chestnut buffet, early 19th century. The ornate escutcheons are very rare for a piece of this age. Coupled with the elaborate hardware, and the rarity of a piece made ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Brass

Early 19th Century French Provincial Burled Ash Buffet
Located in Middleburg, VA
Early 19th century French Provincial buffet. Made in the style of Louis XV. Constructed of highly figured Burled Ash with two drawers over two arched paneled doors over “Escargot fee...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Steel

Early 19th Century French Empire Buffet
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large early 19th century French Empire Period buffet made of solid walnut from the Burgundy Province. Bronze mounted columns flank thick book-matched panel doors. Three dovetailed ...
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Antique 18th Century French Empire Buffets

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Iron, Bronze

  • Early 19th Century French Empire Buffet
  • Early 19th Century French Empire Buffet
  • Early 19th Century French Empire Buffet
  • Early 19th Century French Empire Buffet
H 47.5 in. W 58.5 in. D 24 in.
Early 19th Century Rustic Country French Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century rustic Country French buffet a Deux Corps was designed for storage in style! Hand-crafted from locally obtained old-growth oak, it features pegged mortise & tenon ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Country Buffets

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Steel

19th Century French Empire Buffet
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century French Empire buffet.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Buffets

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Walnut

  • 19th Century French Empire Buffet
  • 19th Century French Empire Buffet
  • 19th Century French Empire Buffet
  • 19th Century French Empire Buffet
H 42.8 in. W 51.5 in. D 22 in.
19th Century French Cherrywood Buffet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century French cherrywood buffet with beautiful patina. The piece has two doors and two drawers for plenty of storage. Original pewter hardware. The piece stands on four cabriol...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis Philippe Buffets

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Pewter

  • 19th Century French Cherrywood Buffet
  • 19th Century French Cherrywood Buffet
  • 19th Century French Cherrywood Buffet
  • 19th Century French Cherrywood Buffet
H 42 in. W 52 in. D 21.5 in.
Antique French Provincial Carved Fruitwood Stepped Buffet, Early 19th Century
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This antique French Provincial fruitwood buffet features an upper part with fixed shelves adorned by a molded cornice resting on a deeper lower cabinet part with Rococo style parquet...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Steel

19th Century French Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
An oak buffet from France, circa 1860. Handles and locks are fully functional casted brass with beautiful worn patina. Carved drawer panels, underlined by an elegant carved apron. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Belgian French Provincial Buffets

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Oak

  • 19th Century French Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century French Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century French Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century French Oak Buffet
H 60.6 in. W 43.7 in. D 20.5 in.
Early 19th Century Country French Louis XVI Whitewashed Oak Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century country French Louis XVI whitewashed oak buffet was designed to maximize storage while providing a minimal footprint on the floor plan. Tailored neoclassical archi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Oak

19th Century French Bleached Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
This antique bleached oak buffet was made in France, circa 1800 and imparts the rustic charm of a farmhouse with its light finish. It features chamfered corners and paneling with arc...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Brass

  • 19th Century French Bleached Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century French Bleached Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century French Bleached Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century French Bleached Oak Buffet
H 45.7 in. W 59.1 in. D 21.3 in.
French Carved and Painted Wood Long Buffet Cabinet, Early 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved and painted wood buffet cabinet from the early 19th century. This storage cabinet from France was designed with floral and column carved accents and beautifully decor...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Wood

Early 19th Century French Enfilade
Located in High Point, NC
Early 19th century enfilade from France with a beveled edge around the top, following down to paneled sides and three geometrically paneled drawers in the front, over three raised pa...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Oak

  • Early 19th Century French Enfilade
  • Early 19th Century French Enfilade
  • Early 19th Century French Enfilade
  • Early 19th Century French Enfilade
H 46.63 in. W 75.75 in. D 18.25 in.
Grand Early 19th Century Country French Cherry Wood Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Grand early 19th century country French cherry wood buffet is a magnificent example of hand-crafted tradition! Created on a large scale using indigenous old-growth cherry harvested f...
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Antique 1830s French French Provincial Buffets

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Steel

Early 19th Century Country French Buffet in Stripped Oak
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century Country French buffet in stripped oak was hand-crafted during the Directoire Period, and features the rectilinear, tailored lines of the genre. Utilizing old-growt...
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Antique 1820s French Directoire Buffets

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Brass

Early 19th Century French Hand Carved Chestnut Vaisselier Cupboard Buffet
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Originally a marriage piece given to a daughter by her father, this early nineteenth century French hand carved chestnut vaisselier or buffet deux corps bears the hand carved year 18...
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Antique 1810s French Buffets

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Iron

19th Century French Louis XV Style Provencal Buffet
Located in Winter Park, FL
A fine early 19th century Louis XV style Provençal buffet made of solid walnut. Beautiful hand carved pierced apron and large scrolled toes. Good craftsmanship with nice proportions,...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Walnut

Charming French Early 19th Century Louis XV Oak Buffet from Normandy
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A late 18th century French Louis XV walnut buffet having two arched doors above a carved apron over two scrolled feet. Original shelf in the interior. Classic, well proportioned, and...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Walnut

French Buffet Cabinet w/Thick Reed Carving & Diamond Paneled Doors, Early 19th C
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French decoratively carved wood buffet cabinet from the early 19th century. This antique cabinet from France features a rectangular-shaped top with molded edging and curved front c...
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

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Wood

19th Century Belgian Carved Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
An oak buffet from Belgium, circa 1800. Exquisitely detailed carving adds a baroque touch to the contoured cabinet. Little flowers peek from between leafy flourishes and shell-like c...
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Antique Early 19th Century Belgian French Provincial Buffets

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Iron

  • 19th Century Belgian Carved Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century Belgian Carved Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century Belgian Carved Oak Buffet
  • 19th Century Belgian Carved Oak Buffet
H 45.3 in. W 69.3 in. D 24 in.
Early French Oak Buffet Base
Located in Port Chester, NY
An antique buffet from France. Note the period details: beautifully carved panels on the cabinet doors, original escutcheons and hinges. The oak of this country cupboard is a beautif...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Oak

  • Early French Oak Buffet Base
  • Early French Oak Buffet Base
  • Early French Oak Buffet Base
  • Early French Oak Buffet Base
H 35 in. W 51 in. D 19.5 in.
Pair of Early 19th Century Louis Philippe Period Mahogany Buffets, circa 1830
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive pair of early 19th century, circa 1830, Louis Philippe period solid mahogany buffets. Each is raised on reeded rectangular supports with a wide drawer at the base b...
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Antique 19th Century French Buffets

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Mahogany

19th Century Empire Gilt-Bronze Mahogany Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous early 19th century French Empire flame mahogany buffet server with black marble top. The single drawer frieze with intricate gilt bronze applique depicting a basket of festo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Buffets

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Bronze

Early 19th Century French Louis XV Style Hand Carved Walnut Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Originally from the Rhone River valley in France, this early 19th century hand pegged walnut buffet deux corps features hand carved Louis XVI motifs of flowers, garlands, and leaves....
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Antique Early 1800s French Louis XV Buffets

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Iron

18th-19th Century French Louis XV Marble-Top Buffet, Mellow Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century French Louis XV marble-top buffet, mellow finish.
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Antique Early 19th Century Louis XV Buffets

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Marble

19th Century French Baker's Rack
Located in High Point, NC
19th century oak baker's rack from France. This is a lovely form with a small backsplash following down to a simple apron which contains a single drawer. There are two shelves with g...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Country Buffets

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Oak

  • 19th Century French Baker's Rack
  • 19th Century French Baker's Rack
  • 19th Century French Baker's Rack
  • 19th Century French Baker's Rack
H 47.25 in. W 46.63 in. D 19.38 in.
French Carved & Painted Wood Buffet Console, Turn 19th/20th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved and painted wood buffet console cabinet from the turn of the 19th and 20th century. This antique sideboard from France, approximately 7 feet in length, features a rec...
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Early 20th Century French Buffets

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Wood

French Buffet Deux Corps Bressan 19th Burl Walnut Cherry Tree Wood Style Lxvi
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional buffet two bodies "Deux Corps" pur style Louis XVI in Burl Walnut and fruit wood. Very fine quality Provincial French LXVI style. the fruit wood is very finely carved wi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Fruitwood, Walnut, Burl

Exceptional Early 19th Century French Empire Period Chateau Enfilade in Walnut
Located in Birmingham, AL
A very fine 19th century French Empire period enfilade buffet handcrafted of solid old growth French walnut by very talented artisans in Lyon for a wealthy chateau owner in Beaujolai...
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Antique 1810s French Empire Buffets

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Walnut

French, 19th Century Bistro Counter,Comptoir
Located in Schellebelle, BE
Very Elegant 19th Century Patinated Chestnut Bar,Comptoir from a French Brasserie, 2 drawers and elegant shelves great rectangular lined pattern on the front and on the top, this p...
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Early 20th Century French Buffets

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Chestnut

  • French, 19th Century Bistro Counter,Comptoir
  • French, 19th Century Bistro Counter,Comptoir
  • French, 19th Century Bistro Counter,Comptoir
  • French, 19th Century Bistro Counter,Comptoir
H 29.53 in. W 64.57 in. D 21.66 in.
French Directoire Period Buffet
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very handsome French Directoire 2 door buffet constructed from beautiful walnut. A wonderful storage piece for a traditional surrounding. Stunning patina, warm and luminous.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Walnut

  • French Directoire Period Buffet
  • French Directoire Period Buffet
  • French Directoire Period Buffet
  • French Directoire Period Buffet
H 34.38 in. W 59.13 in. D 23.5 in.
Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Buffet Cupboard or Bar Cabinet in French Walnut
Located in Miami, FL
A very beautiful late 19th or early 20th century Art Nouveau buffet with the quintessential organic motifs that exemplify the Art Nouveau movement, including carved cyma curves, and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Buffets

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Walnut

1800s French Bleached Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
A two door and two drawewr oak buffet from 1800s France. The pale, pearlescent tone of the oak sets off the elaborate curves of the panelling to perfection. The contoured edges of th...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Brass

  • 1800s French Bleached Oak Buffet
  • 1800s French Bleached Oak Buffet
  • 1800s French Bleached Oak Buffet
  • 1800s French Bleached Oak Buffet
H 46.9 in. W 60.4 in. D 19.9 in.
1820s French Provincial Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
An antique oak buffet from France, circa 1820. Features three drawers and two cabinet doors opening onto two shelves. Fleur-de-lis inspired gilt bronze pulls and escutcheons, along w...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Brass

  • 1820s French Provincial Oak Buffet
  • 1820s French Provincial Oak Buffet
  • 1820s French Provincial Oak Buffet
  • 1820s French Provincial Oak Buffet
H 41.7 in. W 58.3 in. D 20.9 in.
19th Century Provincial Walnut Sideboard
Located in Buchanan, MI
A 19th century provincial walnut sideboard height 40 1/2 x width 80 x depth 24 3/4 inches. Great color and patination.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Provincial Walnut Sideboard
  • 19th Century Provincial Walnut Sideboard
  • 19th Century Provincial Walnut Sideboard
  • 19th Century Provincial Walnut Sideboard
H 40.5 in. W 80 in. D 24.5 in.
19th Century French Cupboard with Dish Rack or Vaiselier in Oak
Located in Miami, FL
A lovely early 19th century country French buffet in oak with open dish rack above cabinet housing two drawers and two doors with interior shelves. With mortice and tenon pegged cons...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Oak

Antique French Country Bleached Oak Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
Made in France, this antique bleached oak buffet features an angular structure softened by the contoured apron and circular pulls. It consists of two drawers and two shelves in the s...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Country Buffets

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Wood

  • Antique French Country Bleached Oak Buffet
  • Antique French Country Bleached Oak Buffet
  • Antique French Country Bleached Oak Buffet
  • Antique French Country Bleached Oak Buffet
H 37 in. W 56.3 in. D 20.9 in.
French Pine Buffet a Deux Corps, C. 1800
Located in Doylestown, PA
A nicely carved French buffet a deux corps in pine, from the Normandy region circa 1800, carved with floral motifs, wire grill doors in the upper cabinet and the interior lined with ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Pine

Early 19th Century Louis XIII Walnut Confiturier or Jam Cabinet from Normandy
Located in Birmingham, AL
Early 19th century French Louis XIII style cabinet de confiture or jam cabinet handcrafted in Normandy of solid walnut with a rectangular top over a single drawer above a door having...
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Antique 1810s French Louis XIII Buffets

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Walnut

French Provincial Louis XVI Pearwood and Elm Long Buffet
Located in Middleburg, VA
Fine quality French Provincial Louis XVI Enfilade (Long Buffet). Wonderful narrow proportions. Made predominately of richly patinated pearwood with a paneled top made of highly figur...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Elm, Pearwood

French Louis XV Style Fruitwood Buffet with Marquetry Inlay, circa 1820
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style fruitwood buffet with marquetry inlay on apron, circa 1820.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

French 1820s Neoclassical Period Two-Door Walnut Buffet with Drawers and Shelves
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French neoclassical period walnut two-door buffet with inner drawers and shelves from the early 19th century. This French buffet features a rectangular top sitting above two elegan...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Buffets

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Wood, Walnut

French 1800s Buffet with Two Drawers, Two Doors, Burl Panels and Cross Banding
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French buffet from the early 19th century, with two drawers, two doors and burl accents. Created in France during the early years of the 19th century, this buffet features a rectan...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Wood, Burl

Exceptional Antique Cherry Snail Foot Buffet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A French cherry buffet with gorgeous details and superb color, grain, and patina. Carved snail feet and fabulous hand-wrought metal escutcheons. Sweet scalloped bottom apron with inl...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Cherry

French 1800s Blue Grey Louis XV Style Two-Door Buffet with Distressed Finish
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style painted wood two-door, two-drawer buffet with floral motifs and distressed finish from the early 19th century. Born in the early years of the 19th century, at...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Wood

Louis XV Style French Provincial Pear Wood Tall Buffet with Two Drawer Storage
Located in Middleburg, VA
A beautiful Louis XV style French Provincial tall buffet made of deeply patinated pear wood retaining the original deep lustrous color. Four doors with shaped and molded panels and r...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Steel

Antique Marble-Top Buffet, Newly Painted
Located in Port Chester, NY
A handsome bowfront buffet, with original bright gray marble and newly painted in faux distressed white. The single interior shelf is not adjustable. The piece closes securely with a...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Buffets

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Marble

  • Antique Marble-Top Buffet, Newly Painted
  • Antique Marble-Top Buffet, Newly Painted
  • Antique Marble-Top Buffet, Newly Painted
  • Antique Marble-Top Buffet, Newly Painted
H 36.5 in. W 52 in. D 26 in.
Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
Located in Vista, CA
Cabinet doors and cornice present a scroll theme, ending in a simple plinth with central circular designs. The top glass front cabinet contains two shaped wood shelves to beautifull...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Buffets

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Glass, Wood, Paint

  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
  • Painted Buffet Deux-Corps from Normandy
H 94 in. W 53 in. D 20 in.
Large-Scale Two-Door Painted Buffet
Located in Houston, TX
Large-scale two-door painted buffet dating to the 19th century. Mortise and tenon construction. Original trim molding applied around doors and lower edge. Scraped finish. Working loc...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Buffets

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Steel, Iron

  • Large-Scale Two-Door Painted Buffet
  • Large-Scale Two-Door Painted Buffet
  • Large-Scale Two-Door Painted Buffet
  • Large-Scale Two-Door Painted Buffet
H 35.75 in. W 60 in. D 27 in.
Small Louis XVI Buffet or Sideboard in Natural Pine
Located in Washington, DC
A small Louis XVI buffet or sideboard in natural pine.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Buffets

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Wood

19th Century Bleached Oak French Buffet
Located in High Point, NC
A two-door oak buffet from Belgium, circa 1850. The upright frame is subtly embellished by expressive raised panels on the cupboard doors and filigree hardware, time-worn patinated b...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Commodes and Chests ...

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Brass

  • 19th Century Bleached Oak French Buffet
  • 19th Century Bleached Oak French Buffet
  • 19th Century Bleached Oak French Buffet
  • 19th Century Bleached Oak French Buffet
H 46.3 in. W 57.9 in. D 20.3 in.
Early 19th Century Country French Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century Country French buffet a Deux Corps possesses a rustic elegance that is quintessentially French, yet due to the tailored simplicity of line makes it a great choice ...
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Antique 1830s French Country Cabinets

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Steel

French Early 19th Century Painted Wood Buffet à Deux-Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French early 19th century painted wood buffet a` Deux-Corps with C-scroll pediment, glass doors, nicely carved panels and moon crescent decorating the scalloped skirt.
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

French Early 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany Buffet Vitrine
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning French early 19th century Louis XVI style mahogany three-door, three drawer demilune buffet vitrine. The D-shaped vitrine is raised by elegant, refined circular tapered le...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

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Ormolu

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

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Wood

Early 19th Century Mahogany Buffet Dessert
Located in New York, NY
Early 19th century mahogany buffet dessert, two drawers in apron, lower shelf joined by tapered legs, white marble-top.
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Antique 1820s French Console Tables

French Hutch Buffet Cabinet Adorn in Whimsical Carvings & Scallops, Early 19th C
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French carved-wood hutch display and storage cabinet from the early 19th century. This antique cabinet from France features a tall hutch with beautifully scalloped cornice and thre...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Cabinets

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Wood

Early 19th Century Country French Vaisselier ~ Buffet in Stripped Oak
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century country French Vaisselier ~ Buffet in Stripped Oak is a marvelous example of fine rural artisanry, with special attention paid to the joinery and carved details no...
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Antique 1830s French Country Cupboards

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Oak

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French Early 19th Century Buffet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the French early 19th century buffet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and oak, every French early 19th century buffet was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the French early 19th century buffet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right French early 19th century buffet, those designed in Louis XV, Empire and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. E. Dienst & Fils each produced at least one beautiful French early 19th century buffet that is worth considering.

How Much is a French Early 19th Century Buffet?

The average selling price for a French early 19th century buffet at 1stDibs is $5,517, while they’re typically $1,200 on the low end and $220,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Buffets for You

For get-togethers or large celebratory meals in your already sumptuous dining area, a charming and durable vintage, new or antique buffet, with its decorative and practical features, can truly elevate the experience.

Although often used as a synonym for “sideboard,” a buffet technically possesses a tiered or shelved superstructure for displaying decorative kitchenware. The term derives from buffet à deux corps, a piece that is seen mostly in French Provincial furniture. And while the terms “case pieces” and “case goods” may cause even the most decor-obsessed to stumble, these furnishings — which include buffets, credenzas, cupboards and other must-have items — have been a vital part of the home for centuries.

Buffets are the ideal place to keep serveware and larger serving pieces that you’d rather have tucked away when not in use. They’re typically long and low and can be the perfect option for serving food as well as storing your porcelain and making your space tidy and organized. Feel free to dress up your buffet between meals with decorative objects or stacks of art books.

A buffet can be positioned in your living room, entryway or hall if space allows. But if you intend to permanently pair your case piece with your dining room table, when shopping for your vintage buffet you’ll definitely want to think about your dining room’s space restrictions. Allow for at least two feet of space between your buffet and your table so that guests can easily move to and fro as needed, and a buffet that is convenient for serving food should be as high as a kitchen counter if possible.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your home bar or dining area, find Art Deco buffets, mid-century modern buffets, Hollywood Regency buffets and other varieties on 1stDibs today.