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19th Century Italian Renaissance Style Carved Walnut Sideboard Buffet Credenza
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful rare large sideboard from the 19th century in carved walnut wood. Walnut wood has a beautiful light patina. Door panels finely carved in walnut wood. On the front a sweet c...
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Antique 1880s Italian Sideboards

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Walnut

Renaissance Cabinet, Italy, 17th-19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Renaissance cabinet with a streamlined, ebonized body and nine little drawers. The gilt bronze fittings show winged putti heads and the centre drawer shows Venus with Cupid. Two urn-...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Bronze

  • Renaissance Cabinet, Italy, 17th-19th Century
  • Renaissance Cabinet, Italy, 17th-19th Century
  • Renaissance Cabinet, Italy, 17th-19th Century
  • Renaissance Cabinet, Italy, 17th-19th Century
H 22.45 in. W 16.54 in. D 9.06 in.
Italian Renaissance Tuscan Walnut Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Italian Renaissance Tuscan (late 17th Century) walnut cabinet having 2 doors with a diamond design.
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Tuscan Walnut Cabinet
H 45 in. W 41.25 in. D 17.25 in.
Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Small in size but impressive in the scale of its architectural moldings and details, this Italian Renaissance-style cabinet contains two shelves behind double panelled doors and a ce...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Jacobean Cabinets

  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
H 35 in. W 26 in. D 15.5 in.
Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Small in size but impressive in the scale of its architectural moldings and details, this Italian Renaissance-style cabinet contains two shelves behind double paneled doors and a cen...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Jacobean Cabinets

  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
  • Italian Renaissance Style Cabinet
H 35 in. W 26 in. D 15.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Cabinet, Nightstand, Renaissance Style
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern Italian 1970s cabinet, nightstand, Renaissance style finished to wax Measures cm: H 61 x W 55 x D 30.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

Writing Cabinet Scrittoio Escritoire Desk Walnut Italy Florence Renaissance
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
An exceptionally rare, late-Renaissance, Florentine, walnut, writing cabinet, scrittoio, escritoire or desk in two parts This striking, writing cabinet has a classical form, ornam...
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Antique Early 1600s Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance St. Mid-19th Century Oak Side Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A heavily and richly carved Italian Renaissance st. mid 19th century Oak side cabinet with one door and three drawers. The whole has exquisitely carved scrolled foliage design amidst...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Oak

Antique Italian Carved Oak Renaissance Revival Bar Cabinet, circa 1880s
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional 19th century Italian Renaissance Revival ornate carved oak cupboard or bar cabinet Italy, circa 1880s Measures: 49.75" W x 23" D x 63.63" H. Very good origina...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Oak

GENUINE Renaissance Walnut Cabinet Buffet, Italian, Early 17TH Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A tall walnut cabinet buffet, having a plank top with dentil moulding above a single drawer. The recessed paneled doors with iron pulls, flanked by Doric columns sitting on multi-moi...
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Antique Early 18th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Renaissance Carved Walnut Wall Hanging Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Italy circa 1780, the cabinet is heavily carved with figure and floral motif. It features a central door opening to inside shelving. The Gothic style cabinet is in excelle...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Revival Table Cabinet by Raphaello Cipriani, circa 1870
By Raphaello Cipriani
Located in London, GB
An Italian renaissance revival burr yew wood and parcel-gilt painted table cabinet, by Raphaello Cipriani. Italian, circa 1870. The cabinet is inscribed on the back, RAFFAELLO ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Wood

20th Century Italian Wood Cabinet with Renaissance Inspired Floral Patterns
Located in New York, NY
20th century Italian wood cabinet with Renaissance inspired floral patterns. This cabinet is painted on its sides and front with foliate motifs faithful to the complex floral grotesq...
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20th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Wood

Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
Located in Essex, MA
With old finish. Rectangular top with molded edge over a frieze with mounted corbels and a false drawer over a pair of cabinet doors with original handles all flanked by mask and flo...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Other

  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
H 34.5 in. W 35.75 in. D 23.25 in.
Small Antique Walnut Wood Renaissance Style Cabinet from Italy, Late 1800s
Located in Dallas, TX
From Italy, this small antique walnut wood cabinet is in the Renaissance style and dates to the late 1800s. There are some particularly interesting motifs on this piece. Notice the t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid Century entrance Italy cabinet, Renaissance style, blond walnut wax polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1940s entrance Italy cabinet, Renaissance style, in blond walnut , wax finished Measure cm: H 96 W 118 D 36
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

Pair of 19th Century Italian Renaissance Style Carved and Painted Cabinets
Located in Dallas, TX
Great pair of 19th century Italian Renaissance style carved and painted cabinets. Very fine patina and featuring nice carvings and lion pulls. Very elegant!
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Wood, Wood

Italian Renaissance Style Polychromed Gilt Chest
Located in New York, NY
Italian Renaissance style (late 19th Century) polychromed and parcel gilt chest on a stand with round painted panels and faux marble top.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Plywood

  • Italian Renaissance Style Polychromed Gilt Chest
  • Italian Renaissance Style Polychromed Gilt Chest
  • Italian Renaissance Style Polychromed Gilt Chest
  • Italian Renaissance Style Polychromed Gilt Chest
H 42.25 in. W 60.75 in. D 21.75 in.
Italian Renaissance Style Carved Oak Sideboard, 1890s
Located in Pully, CH
Amazing 1890s Italian Renaissance heavily carved oak sideboard, cabinet, credenza or buffet.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Oak

Renaissance Style Vitrine Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Renaissance style vitrine cabinet is a stunningly beautiful masterpiece in white oak with superb carvings and detail. Note the fourteen carved figures, lion's heads and other su...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Vitrines

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Oak

  • Renaissance Style Vitrine Cabinet
  • Renaissance Style Vitrine Cabinet
  • Renaissance Style Vitrine Cabinet
  • Renaissance Style Vitrine Cabinet
H 87 in. W 123 in. D 21.5 in.
Midcentury Tuscany Renaissance Cabinet, Bedside Table, Walnut Polished to Wax
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Hexagonal useful midcentury Tuscany Renaissance cabinet, bedside table, walnut polished to wax , by Michele Bonciani- Cascina-cabinetmaker Measures cm: Height 68 x diameter 48.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

Midcentury Cabinet and Magazine Rack, Renaissance Style, Walnut Wax Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Circa 1940s cabinet and magazine rack , Renaissance style, in walnut and burl walnut wax polished Measure cm: H 78 W 82 D 40
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut, Burl

17th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza or Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Absolutely gorgeous 17th century, Renaissance, Italian walnut credenza or cabinet. The natural patina on this cabinet is simply stunning. Italian, circa 1680. Top has an indented ...
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

Midcentury Tuscan Renaissance Cabinet in Solid Carved Walnut Polished to Wax
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A beautiful small sideboard in solid blond walnut, richly carved with vegetal motifs and characteristic renaissance teeth. Good Patina polished to wax Measure cm: H 95 W 91 D 45
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

Antique Italian Renaissance Revival Fruitwood Marquetry Bureau, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fabulous continental North Italian fruitwood and marquetry bureau, dating from the late 18th century. With stunning carved ebonised decoration, foliate marquetry and beau...
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Antique 1780s Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Fruitwood

19th Century Monumental Italian Renaissance Walnut Two-Tiered Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century monumental Italian Renaissance walnut two-tiered buffet The artistry and architecture of this museum-quality artifact are in a word ~ extraordinary! Sculpted from selec...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Inlaid Cabinet
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A 19th century Italian Renaissance-style single door cabinet in ebony, profusely inlaid with flowers, swags, leaves, griffons etc. of bone, the inlaid motifs further detailed with fi...
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Antique 1870s Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

  • 19th Century Italian Inlaid Cabinet
  • 19th Century Italian Inlaid Cabinet
  • 19th Century Italian Inlaid Cabinet
  • 19th Century Italian Inlaid Cabinet
H 44 in. W 33 in. D 18 in.
Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular molded top above two drawers with fish scale carved corbel form flanking drawers over a pair of paneled doors with diamond form applied molding, gadrooned carved base and...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
H 50 in. W 61.5 in. D 25 in.
20th Century Oak Beech and Fruitwood Italian Renaissance Style Chest, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian chest from the mid-20th century. Furniture carved in Renaissance style in oak, beech and fruitwood of beautiful lines and pleasant decor. Bench with door positioned in the up...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Wood

Italian Renaissance Style Walnut Bookcase Cabinet with Iron Quatrefoil Panels
Located in Miami, FL
A magnificent Italian Renaissance-style bookcase cabinet that was faithfully copied from an original 17th century Italian Renaissance Tuscan Archival. The upper bookcase has inset ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Renaissance Bookcases

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Iron

Italian Renaissance Style Credenza
Located in Norwalk, CT
Italian Renaissance style credenza. Two drawers over two doors - raised on paw feet.
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Antique Late 19th Century Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

  • Italian Renaissance Style Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Style Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Style Credenza
  • Italian Renaissance Style Credenza
H 43 in. W 55.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Italian Baroque Renaissance Display Cabinet in Walnut & Burl Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Late 19th century Italian Baroque Renaissance display cabinet in walnut and burl walnut. Measures cm: H 230 x W 155 x D 50.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Sideboards

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Walnut, Burl

High End Italian Renaissance Style Walnut Cabinet & Shelves by Joseph Milbeck
Located in Geneva, IL
Stunning one-of-a-kind vintage Italian Renaissance style cabinet with upper shelves by custom furniture manufacturer Joseph Milbeck. Milbeck specialized in unique, period-inspired pi...
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Vintage 1960s American Renaissance Sideboards

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Wrought Iron Book Stand
Located in New York, NY
Italian Renaissance-style (19th/20th Century) wrought iron revolving table top book stand with finials on top and wavy design sides on a base with 4 scroll feet
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Bookcases

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Wrought Iron

17th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza
Located in Cypress, CA
Outstanding 17th century Italian Renaissance carved walnut credenza. The wooden top above frieze sustaining two drawers each centred by typical baluster bronze handles, all-over two ...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

Renaissance Walnut Chest, circa 1600, Italy
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb Italian chest of the Italian renaissance in walnut from the end of the 16th century beginning of the 17th century, circa 1600 Very elegant rare chest from the North of Ital...
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Antique 16th Century Italian Renaissance Blanket Chests

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Walnut

  • Renaissance Walnut Chest, circa 1600, Italy
  • Renaissance Walnut Chest, circa 1600, Italy
  • Renaissance Walnut Chest, circa 1600, Italy
  • Renaissance Walnut Chest, circa 1600, Italy
H 25.6 in. W 22.05 in. D 61.42 in.
Italian Renaissance Revival Carved Oak Cassone
Located in New York, NY
Antique Italian Renaissance revival oak cassone, the chest carved throughout with Classical motifs and raised on lion-head bracket feet. Measures: 24" H x 63" W x 18" D.
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Blanket Chests

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Oak

Credenza Sideboard Cupboard Walnut Italian Bologna Brass Studwork Renaissance
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
This is a fine example of a Renaissance period credenza or sideboard that would have been made for an Italian Palazzo. The shaped moulded panels and brass studwork ornamentation are ...
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Antique Early 1600s Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

Grand 19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Grand 19th century Italian Renaissance walnut bookcase is a magnificent example of master Italian craftsmanship, crafted on a grand scale for a grand home! Featuring a trapezoidal sh...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Bookcases

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Walnut, Glass

19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Barrister's Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Italian Renaissance walnut Barrister's bookcase is a marvel of the cabinetmaker's art! Designed on a lower scale so the top surface is actually usable, the books or othe...
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Antique 1870s Italian Renaissance Revival Bookcases

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Glass, Walnut

Italian early 17th century painted Renaissance Cassone
Located in Troy, NY
Charming painted cassone with a lift top, the rounded front decorated with pastoral scenes, nicely worn and muted under the varnish, darkened by age.
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Antique Early 1600s Italian Renaissance Blanket Chests

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Wood

19th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Italian Renaissance Walnut Armoire features a commanding presence thanks to the boldly carved panels framed by equally bold molded detail from the crown to the base. Per...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Wardrobes and Armo...

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Walnut Renaissance Marble-Top Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Italian walnut Renaissance marble top buffet was crafted from solid walnut, and features intricate naturalistic motifs hand carved in full relief down each corner and ac...
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Antique 1890s Italian Renaissance Revival Credenzas

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Walnut

Italian 19th Century Renaissance St. Walnut and Burl Walnut Credenza
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A monumentally scaled and most impressive Italian 19th century Renaissance st. walnut and burl walnut credenza. The four door buffet is raised by a straight base with a finely carved...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Buffets

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Walnut

Antique Italian Carved Walnut Renaissance Revival Bookcase, circa 1870
Located in Portland, OR
Antique Italian carved walnut renaissance revival bookcase, circa 1870. The bookcase having a protruding cornice with 'egg and dart' and dentil carving, the bookcase is flanked with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Bookcases

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Walnut

1930s Italian Renaissance Credenza Buffet from Bassano Solid Walnut polished
By Bassano's Ebanisteria
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Midcentury Italian Renaissance Bassano credenza buffet, solid walnut restored and polished to wax. Measure cm: H 92, L 100, P 47. About Bassano del Grappa Bassano del Grappa is know...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Buffets

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Polychrome and Gilt Casket, dated 1593
Located in Matlock, Derbyshire
Late 16th century Italian Renaissance painted deal casket, dated 1593. The casket with raised lid all carved with Cherubs and floral interlace bordered by bold acanthus. The fron...
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Antique 16th Century Italian Renaissance Blanket Chests

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Pine, Paint

Mid-Century Renaissance Tuscany Bar Cabinet Cupboard Solid Walnut, Wax Polished
By Bassano's Ebanisteria
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Very useful Mid-Century Renaissance Tuscany bar cabinet or cupboard in solid walnut; wax polished in excellent condition. Measure cm: H 100, W 87, D 39.     
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Dry Bars

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Walnut

Italian Renaissance Cassone Chest in Walnut, 17th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb chest called cassone from the Italian Renaissance from the 17th century. Elegant chest from the North of Italy in walnut. The front of the chest is decorated with three ca...
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Antique Early 17th Century Italian Renaissance Blanket Chests

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Walnut

17th Century Cabinet of Curiosities
Located in New Orleans, LA
Magnificent artistry, exotic materials and a bit of intrigue combine in this Italian Baroque-era cabinet of curiosities. Once a term used to describe entire rooms dedicated to humani...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Lapis Lazuli, Bronze

  • 17th Century Cabinet of Curiosities
  • 17th Century Cabinet of Curiosities
  • 17th Century Cabinet of Curiosities
  • 17th Century Cabinet of Curiosities
H 73.25 in. W 43.63 in. D 20.75 in.
19th Century Italian Renaissance Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Italian Renaissance commode is resplendent with sculpted figures, lions' heads and elaborate foliate in glorious relief across the entire facade. Handcrafted from solid ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Commodes and Chests...

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Walnut

Antique Italian Renaissance Revival Walnut Marquetry Sideboard/Server circa 1880
Located in Portland, OR
Antique Italian Renaissance Revival walnut marquetry sideboard / cabinet / server, circa 1880. The cabinet having a substantial stepped top and having two drawers below inlaid with f...
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Antique 1880s Italian Renaissance Revival Sideboards

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Fruitwood, Walnut

1930s Italian Renaissance Corner Cupboard in Walnut, Restored, Finished to Wax
By Bassano's Ebanisteria
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Antique Italian Renaissance corner cupboard in walnut, with display cabinet, restored, finished to wax. Exceptional patina Measure in cm: H 198 D 53 x 53.    
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Vintage 1930s Italian Renaissance Corner Cupboards

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Walnut

Small Italian Renaissance Credenza in Walnut circa 1600 with Coat of Arms
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Small Italian walnut credenza, circa 1600 Elegant Italian Renaissance piece from the end of the 16th century-beginning of the 17th century from the North of Italy The credenza is...
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Antique 17th Century Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

16th Century Italian Renaissance Walnut Credenza from Lucca in Tuscany
Located in Miami, FL
A fine 16th-century Italian Renaissance credenza in walnut of monumental proportions from Lucca in Tuscany. The rectangular moulded top projects above an egg-and-dart-carved, dentill...
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Antique 16th Century Italian Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

1930s Antique Renaissance Italy Tuscan Credenza Carved Blond Walnut Wax Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century, Italy Tuscan Renaissance credenza, in carved blond walnut polished to wax Measure cm: H 95 x W 200 x D 50.  All internal shelves are removable and repositionabl...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Credenzas

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Walnut

1880's Century Six-Drawer Walnut Cabinet Restored, Wax Polished, from Tuscany
Located in Buggiano, IT
Six-drawer cabinet in walnut, original from Tuscany, Italy, drawers with handmade joints, wax finish. The furniture has its antique patina, original knobs, very useful for office, b...
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Antique 1880s Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid-Century Small Renaissance Italian Dresser in Walnut Restored Polished to Wax
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century small Renaissance Italian dresser in walnut restored polished to wax Measures cm: H 93, W 77, D 37.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Renaissance Revival Dressers

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Walnut, Walnut

Italian Renaissance Cassone Chest in Walnut, 17th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb chest called cassone from the Italian renaissance from the 17th century. Elegant chest from the North of Italy in walnut. The front of the chest is decorated with three ca...
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Antique Early 17th Century European Renaissance Blanket Chests

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Walnut

Italian Inlaid Walnut Late Renaissance Period Prie-Dieu
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine quality Italian 17th century inlaid and burled walnut prie-dieu with a lovely warm color, the concave form upper stage with inlaid quarter columns topped by scrolls framing 3 ...
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Antique Late 17th Century Italian Renaissance Commodes and Chests of Dra...

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Walnut

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Renaissance Cabinet Italy For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic renaissance cabinet Italy available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and metal, every renaissance cabinet Italy was constructed with great care. There are 349 variations of the antique or vintage renaissance cabinet Italy you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the renaissance cabinet Italy you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A renaissance cabinet Italy, designed in the Baroque, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one renaissance cabinet Italy that is appealing in its simplicity, but Bassano's Ebanisteria, Michele Bonciani and Dini & Puccini produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Renaissance Cabinet Italy?

The average selling price for a renaissance cabinet Italy at 1stDibs is $5,215, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $398,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.