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19th Century French Empire Walnut Wardrobe or Armoire
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and important antique wardrobe in solid walnut made in 1800s. The line typical Empire with large columns on the front. Beautiful patina of walnut wood. Ample useful internal spa...
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Antique Early 1800s French Empire Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

1940s Wardrobe, Two Doors, Walnut and Walnut Burl, Lacquer, Brass, France
Located in Girona, ES
Nice wardrobe, two doors with walnut and walnut burl veneers, French polish. Black lacquered top, strut and base. Four shelves inside, chrome-plated brass hinges and handles. Fran...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Walnut Louis XIII Period "Diamond Tip" Wardrobe, 1660s
Located in LEGNY, FR
French walnut Louis XIII period 'Diamond tip" wardrobe from the 1660s. Very good quality.
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Antique 1660s French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Continental Walnut Wardrobe / Linen Press
Located in Woodbury, CT
Walnut, two-door wardrobe / linen press with broken pediment crown and column sides with brass mounts. Recessed panel doors over single drawer with matching escutcheons; drawer pulls...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Continental Walnut Wardrobe / Linen Press
  • Continental Walnut Wardrobe / Linen Press
  • Continental Walnut Wardrobe / Linen Press
  • Continental Walnut Wardrobe / Linen Press
H 86 in. W 54 in. D 23.25 in.
18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Carved Wardrobe or Armoire
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and important antique wardrobe in solid walnut made in the late 18th century French Louis XV. Characteristic wavy line with wood carvings on the floral taste front. Beautiful c...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

"Provenzal" Louis XV Wardrobe, Walnut and Oak, France, 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Although the absence of applications in gilded bronze could indicate that the provenance is not French, it is one of the so-called "Provençal furniture". These are characteristic of ...
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Antique 18th Century French Rococo Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

1930s Walnut Burl Wardrobe Art Deco Period
Located in Marseille, FR
Hollywoodian style wardrobe from the 1930s Art Deco period in walnut burl with amazing shapes, height 186 cm, width 210 cm and 64 cm deep.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • 1930s Walnut Burl Wardrobe Art Deco Period
  • 1930s Walnut Burl Wardrobe Art Deco Period
  • 1930s Walnut Burl Wardrobe Art Deco Period
  • 1930s Walnut Burl Wardrobe Art Deco Period
H 73.23 in. W 82.68 in. D 25.2 in.
18th Century France Louis XV Provencal Wardrobes Credenzas Walnut Carved 1760s
Located in Roma, RM
Credenzas Provenzale wardrobe, of incredible workmanship, original hardware and of great workmanship. Carved walnut furniture, fantastic the love bow that embraces two choirs on the ...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Country Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Carved Walnut Louis XV Style Armoire / Wardrobe with Mirror, France, circa 1900
Located in CH
Louis XV style, in the decorative arts characterized by the superior craftsmanship of 18th century cabinetmaking in France. The proponents of this style produced exquisite Rococo dec...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Wardrobe, Walnut Wood, Provenzal Style "Bonnetiére"
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing French Provenzal "Bonnetière" or hat cabinet, 18th century, in solid walnut wood. Only one door that opens and inside there are several shelves. Curved legs, galloned corni...
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Antique 1790s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Rare 18th Century Louis XV French Carved Walnut Armoire or Wardrobe
Located in Arles, FR
Rare and large 18th century French armoire or wardrobe constructed of walnut wood. This intricately carved Louis XV period piece features beautiful mirrored doors and a wonderful "ch...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Art Deco Armoire or Wardrobe
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful quality French art deco armoire constructed of walnut with adjustable shelves. Original nickel plated brass hardware. This piece is very practical in a bedroom or as a d...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Walnut

  • French Art Deco Armoire or Wardrobe
  • French Art Deco Armoire or Wardrobe
  • French Art Deco Armoire or Wardrobe
  • French Art Deco Armoire or Wardrobe
H 77 in. W 63 in. D 21 in.
Art Deco Walnut Wardrobe Cabinet by Guerin, Paris, 1920
By George Guerin, Guerin
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
A fine quality, Art Deco, walnut cabinet produced by Georges Guerin in Paris in the 1920s. 3 Shaped walnut doors with beautiful handles on the outside and a drawer behind. Bevelled e...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Louis XVI Style Armoire Wardrobe Cabinet
Located in Sarasota, FL
Antique French Louis XVI style walnut 3-door armoire wardrobe cabinet, circa 1900. Brass flower crown to the front. Marquetry work on both doors depicting flower baskets with banding...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Art Deco Wardrobe Compactum Dressing Chest Vanity Unit Mirror Walnut
Located in FR
Art Deco wardrobe compactum dressing chest vanity unit mirror walnut Quartered and figured walnut door Useful and practical Original mirror Very good vintage condition with minor...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Walnut

French Walnut Cabinere
Located in Cookeville, TN
This is a stunning French Cabinere from the early 19th century. Two doors open to reveal a set of shelves near the top. Additional shelves can easily be added. The key is included. T...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze

  • French Walnut Cabinere
  • French Walnut Cabinere
  • French Walnut Cabinere
  • French Walnut Cabinere
H 100.63 in. W 88 in. D 27.5 in.
French Provincial Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
This monumental Louis XV armoire exhibits the rare beauty of French Provincial furniture. Crafted of lustrous walnut, this armoire features double doors, one of which opens with the ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  •  French Provincial Walnut Armoire
H 118.88 in. W 73.5 in. D 30 in.
French Walnut Bonnetiere / Armoire
Located in Woodbury, CT
Constructed of the finest walnut, this bonnetiere / armoire has a single, large door with two recessed panels. With a scalloped apron separating two French feet, this large cabinet i...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French Walnut Bonnetiere / Armoire
  • French Walnut Bonnetiere / Armoire
  • French Walnut Bonnetiere / Armoire
  • French Walnut Bonnetiere / Armoire
H 80.75 in. W 39 in. D 26 in.
French Provincial Walnut Armoire Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th-19th century) walnut armoire cabinet with three drawers at bottom and doors with wire mesh panels.    
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire Cabinet
  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire Cabinet
  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire Cabinet
  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire Cabinet
H 100 in. W 93 in. D 24 in.
French Louis XV Style Walnut Armoire
Located in Southampton, NY
French Louis XV style walnut armoire This armoire is more slender than the Classic Louis XV armoires. The carving is nicely done and a really lovely scale. Foliage, scrolling, and b...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Armoire
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Armoire
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Armoire
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Armoire
H 91 in. W 48 in. D 21.5 in.
Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Armoire
Located in High Point, NC
Embellished with original iron hardware and distinctive twin hearts decoration, this elaborately carved wardrobe comes from late 18th century, France. Embellishments recall the local...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  • Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  • Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Armoire
  • Louis XVI French Provincial Walnut Armoire
H 100.4 in. W 63 in. D 27.6 in.
Mirrored Walnut Louis XV French Armoire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Louis XV style 3-part relief carved walnut and walnut veneer parquetry inlaid, beveled mirror armoire, second half of the 20th century, having incredible carved crest able a serpenti...
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Vintage 1970s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut, Mirror

  • Mirrored Walnut Louis XV French Armoire
  • Mirrored Walnut Louis XV French Armoire
  • Mirrored Walnut Louis XV French Armoire
  • Mirrored Walnut Louis XV French Armoire
H 97.5 in. W 75 in. D 23 in.
18th Century French Walnut Armoire
Located in Savannah, GA
18th century French walnut armoire, peg construction, newer interior shelves.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
  • 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
H 79.5 in. W 50 in. D 23 in.
French 18th Century Provincial Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial 18th century walnut carved armoire with double scroll top and 2 doors with carved border.
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Art Deco Burled Walnut Armoire
Located in North York, ON
This French Art Deco style armoire is truly elegant. It is crafted out of burled walnut, houses three interior shelves for storage and sits atop four curved feet. It has a sloped top...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

  • French Art Deco Burled Walnut Armoire
  • French Art Deco Burled Walnut Armoire
  • French Art Deco Burled Walnut Armoire
  • French Art Deco Burled Walnut Armoire
H 60.5 in. W 62 in. D 19.25 in.
French Provincial Walnut Armoire. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
French Provincial Walnut two door hinged armoire with scrolled floral & shell carving , original polished steel hardware, brass escutcheons, and terminating on cabriole feet. Late 18...
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Antique 1780s French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass, Steel

  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire.  Circa 1780
  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire.  Circa 1780
  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire.  Circa 1780
  • French Provincial Walnut Armoire.  Circa 1780
H 91.25 in. W 60.5 in. D 24 in.
French Louis XIV Walnut Armoire, circa 1670
Located in West Hollywood, CA
French Louis XIV walnut armoire with raised geometric diamond panels on the doors and sides. There are two interior shelves and a bank of drawers in the interior. The armoire rests o...
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Antique 1670s French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Provincial 18th Century Walnut Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial 18th century walnut two door large scale armoire with foliate carved detail on doors and cornice with original hardware supported on a flat base.
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Antique 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Signed Walnut Lyonnaise Armoire, circa 1730
Located in West Hollywood, CA
French Chateau carved walnut Lyonnaise armoire with a highly stylized cornice at the top. There is magnificent three dimensional carving below the cornice and a deeply carved coquill...
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Antique 1730s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th c. French Walnut Grand Bonnetiere
Located in New Orleans, LA
18th c. Palace Sized Walnut Bonnetiere with paneled door with large crown and bun feet steel hardware
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • 18th c. French Walnut Grand Bonnetiere
  • 18th c. French Walnut Grand Bonnetiere
  • 18th c. French Walnut Grand Bonnetiere
  • 18th c. French Walnut Grand Bonnetiere
H 100 in. W 52 in. D 29.5 in.
Large Chateau French Walnut Bonnetiere, circa 1800
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An unusually large, late 18th-early 19th century French single-door bonnetiere, in walnut with boldly-molded crown and base, and with lovely patina and rich color, circa 1800. Origin...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Walnut Armoire or Bonnetiere
Located in Essex, MA
Early 18th century French walnut bonnetiere or small wardrobe armoire. Beautiful patina of walnut, original finish, one door with nice original carvings. Great size.   
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Antique Early 18th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 19th Century Provincial Walnut Homme Debout
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This lovely French provincial homme debout has been constructed using fine solid walnut, as well as peg and hole joinery, ensuring this “standing man” will be standing for generation...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cut Steel

Antique French Louis XV Walnut Armoire, circa 1700s
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis XV, ruled as King of France from 1715, until 1774. Over the years, we have imported some pretty spectacular antique French Louis XV armoires, but few finer than this example. T...
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Antique 1760s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Louis XV Walnut Pantalonnier Deux Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
An unusual Walnut "Deux Corps Pantalonniere" dating from the mid 1700's and French in origin. The piece is in two parts, the upper section two cabinet doors opening to reveal shel...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

19th Century French Walnut Armoire Louis XIII
Located in Wichita, KS
Crafted in Southern France, circa 1820, the large cabinet is built in three sections, the upper section features a wide crown at the top. Two heavy doors decorated with high relief c...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XV Armoire in Walnut
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stately late 18th century French Louis XV armoire in walnut. This very handsome armoire has touches of marquetry detailing to the front, above and below the door panels. The patina...
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Antique 1780s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Period French Louis XV Walnut Armoire, Mid-1700s
Located in Miami, FL
French antique Louis XV Armoire in walnut with glass panels. A fine and impressive armoire whose wood exhibits a beautiful patina, France, mid-1700s. Glass panels, while handblown, w...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Late 18th Century French Armoire in Walnut
Located in North York, ON
Late 18th century French armoire in Walnut. Exquisite original relief hand carved walnut armoire with original forged hardware including key, exceptional matching solid feathered wal...
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Antique 1790s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

18th Century France Louis XV Walnut Warrobes Armoires
Located in Roma, RM
French Provencal closet, walnut wood, 1.60 cm wide at the body, 1.80 at the hat. Top quality wood, remains well proportioned even though it has huge measures. Present only one shel...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XVI walnut armoire is a masterpiece of the sculptor's art, as well as the furniture maker's craft! Created with classical architecture and rectilinear lines...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Walnut

Antique French Walnut Armoire or China Cabinet, circa Early 1800s
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French walnut china cabinet, or armoire, probably constructed over 200-years ago. Our Old Plank restoration department, went through the armoires structure, from the inside o...
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Antique Early 1800s French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Louis XV Wardrobe in Wild Cherry 18th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Beautiful wardrobe of the second part of the 18th century in wild cherrywood Louis XV transition Louis XVI style from the Vendée region-France Beautiful wild cherrywood wardr...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

  • Louis XV Wardrobe in Wild Cherry 18th Century
  • Louis XV Wardrobe in Wild Cherry 18th Century
  • Louis XV Wardrobe in Wild Cherry 18th Century
  • Louis XV Wardrobe in Wild Cherry 18th Century
H 22.84 in. W 59.06 in. D 90.16 in.
19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Armoire
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This 19th century armoire is constructed of solid walnut and features simple clean lines, the Classic distinction of the Louis Philippe style. A period piece, its solid paneled sides...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antque French Walnut Armoire, circa 1780 of Grand Scale
Located in Chicago, IL
During the last 20 years we have had only three "Grand" armoires of this stature. Unfortunately the photographs do little to convey the size or scale of this armoire, or the sheer ma...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

19th Century Louis XIV Style Walnut French Armoire, circa 1820
Located in Cagliari, IT
Louis XIV style French walnut wardrobe. Beautiful carvings with shell pattern. Interior arrangement with two drawers and four adjustable shelves. Rounded front feet and cubic rear...
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Antique 1820s French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antique Walnut Wood Armoire from Fourques, France Circa 1820
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique French armoire from Fourques, France is a masterpiece of balance in its design. It has very sparse yet deeply carved c-scroll motifs on all of the thick tri-par...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Period Regence French Carved Walnut Armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 18th century Period Regence French Finely Carved Walnut Oversized Armoire with Bun Feet. Original Key is included.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Late 17th Century French Louis Monumental XIV Walnut Armoire
Located in Troy, NY
Very large Louis XIV Armoire of extraordinary quality and size. The two massive doors featuring a beautiful, intricate steel locking mechanism. The lower part fitted with drawers, th...
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Walnut Monumental Armoire with Single Drawer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18th c. French Walnut Monumental Armoire with single drawer. This over-sized Armoire has it's original Hardware and finely carved panels.
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Antique 18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Magnificent 18th Century French Comtoise Louis XIII Walnut Armoire
Located in Arles, FR
Original 18th century French solid walnut two-door armoire. This traditional French armoire has wonderful proportions. It is an armoire from the region of Dole (Jura) late 17th / ear...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Solid Walnut and Oak 18th Century Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An impressive French two-door armoire in walnut and oak, the panelled doors featuring stars inlaid in contrasting timbers, and complex molded details surrounding the panels. The p...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Antique French Walnut Beveled Mirror Armoire, circa 1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French walnut beveled mirror armoire, circa 1900.        
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Early 20th Century European Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Walnut

French Provincial 18th Century Walnut Carved Two-Door Armoire
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial 18th century walnut carved two-door armoire with centre oval medallion with initials and draped with a carved wreath and bow knot.  
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Antique 18th Century French Provincial Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XIV French Walnut Armoire or Vitrine
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning 18th century armoire that combines the Louis XIV and the Louis XV styles. Purchased in the Rhone Valley, the armoire is made of solid dark walnut with a gorgeous patina. T...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XIV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Glass, Walnut

Grand 19th Century French Neoclassical Walnut Six-Door Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
Grand 19th century French neoclassical walnut six-door armoire with bold heraldic crest measures over 13 1/2 wide, and was handcrafted in magnificent splendor from solid walnut! The ...
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Antique 1880s French Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 1890s Walnut Wedding Armoire with Carved Doves, Quiver and Lutes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French walnut wedding armoire from the late 19th century, with carved doves, quiver and musical instruments. Created in France in the last decade of the 19th century, this walnut a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Book Matched Walnut Armoire
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This 19th century French armoire is constructed of solid walnut and features simple clean lines, the classic distinction of the Louis Philippe style. A period piece, its solid panele...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis Philippe Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

17 Century Armoire with Side Gun Door in Walnut from France
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Very beautiful armoire called Bonnetière with a door on here side for guns from France. Extraordinary piece in walnut with beautiful carving in diamonds shape literally translated D...
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Antique 17th Century French Louis XIII Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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French Walnut Wardrobe For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the French walnut wardrobe you’re looking for. Each French walnut wardrobe for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a French walnut wardrobe — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right French walnut wardrobe, those designed in Louis XV, Art Deco and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made French walnut wardrobe over the years, but those crafted by John Widdicomb are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a French Walnut Wardrobe?

Prices for a French walnut wardrobe start at $1,280 and top out at $78,500 with the average selling for $9,250.

Finding the Right Wardrobes and Armoires for You

When shopping for antique and vintage wardrobes and armoires for your home, there are several things to keep in mind, not least of which is question number 1: What is the difference between an armoire and a wardrobe?

The difference between an armoire and a wardrobe is actually simple: An armoire is merely an ornate wardrobe. A wardrobe is a tall, streamlined storage cabinet that usually has some combination of drawers, shelves and hanging rods. Antique and vintage armoires, on the other hand, are freestanding, heavy wooden structures that typically feature decorative metal hinges and pictorial carvings. Armoires are large cabinets that aren’t outfitted with the varied storage features that wardrobes now commonly have. Armoires often have one or two doors and a hanging bar and allow for quick access. Whether a minimalist mid-century modern wardrobe or grandiose Victorian-era armoire is the right fit for you, both are highly functional furnishings and can be a smart storage solution.

Armoires have been around since medieval times, and initially they may have housed weapons and armor. In their early days, armoires were often adorned with elaborate carvings and lavish paintings, particularly in Renaissance-era France. During the 18th century and later, armoires were widely known as “presses” for hanging clothes, and they were so large that they swallowed up the room where they stood. In today’s modern homes, an antique armoire can be a striking, architectural work of art amid comparably unadorned furnishings. Whether you’re using your piece in the kitchen for cookware or as a food pantry, in the bedroom for clothes or in the living room as a media console, it will likely become a lovable focal point.

The evolution of the armoire can be seen in today’s corner wardrobes, which may rest on an asymmetrical base to account for corner placement, and even mirrored wardrobes, which feature a mirror affixed to the inside panel of one of the doors for convenience. Contemporary wardrobes commonly feature additional sliding trays and drawers and hanging space for clothing or linens, and the cabinet doors make them ideal for concealing televisions and computer monitors when such devices aren’t in use.

When choosing the right wardrobe or vintage armoire for your home, it’s good to have the following in mind: What are you planning to store in it? How much of what you’re storing will need to be housed in it? It should be big enough to accommodate your needs. What is the size of the room where your wardrobe or armoire will live? A large new piece of furniture in a modest space can easily become a hindrance if you have to navigate your way around it during your daily routine, so be mindful of the area you'll need in order to move freely.

Whether you are looking for an antique walnut armoire or a simple contemporary wardrobe, find the right piece for your home today on 1stDibs.