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Pair of Art Nouveau Small Armoires or Cabinets Mahogany and Glass with Inlay
Located in Weiningen, CH
Pair of Art Nouveau small armoires or cabinets mahogany and glass with inlay.
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Small Antique Armoire

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Glass, Mahogany

Antique French Louis XIII Style Bonnetière or Small Armoire in Figured Walnut
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Louis XIII Style Bonnetière or small armoire. What makes this particular antique French petite armoire so unusual is the wood. Generally, one would expect to see oak, ...
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1790s French Louis XIII Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

Small French Art Deco armoire/bookcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very nice and elegant French Art deco small Armoire, the color and the patina is much nicer in person, ALL SALES ARE FINAL, STORE CREDIT OR EXCHANGE ONLY
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Early 20th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Metal

  • Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
  • Antique Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
  • Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
  • Antique Small French  Art Deco  armoire/bookcase
H 64 in. W 60 in. D 14 in.
Small Biedermeier Armoire, Cherry Veneer, South Germany circa 1825
Located in Regensburg, DE
Small Biedermeier Armoire, Cherry Veneer, South Germany circa 1825 Cherry veneer on spruce and solid cherry wood. Two doored with filling fields. Original pressed brass fittings....
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1820s German Biedermeier Small Antique Armoire

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Brass

Small 19th Century Mahogany Wardrobe
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Locker room wardrobe in mahogany end 800, rosewood threaded, bronze details.
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Late 19th Century Italian Small Antique Armoire

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Mahogany

  • Small 19th Century Mahogany Wardrobe
  • Antique Small 19th Century Mahogany Wardrobe
  • Small 19th Century Mahogany Wardrobe
  • Antique Small 19th Century Mahogany Wardrobe
H 80.32 in. W 48.82 in. D 21.26 in.
1870s Scandinavian Rosemaling Hand Painted Small Chest Cupboard
Located in Germantown, MD
Very 1870s Scandinavian rosemaling hand painted small chest cupboard with internal drawers and two shelves with a storage area with door, all behind two French style doors. Hand pain...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Victorian Small Antique Armoire

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Fruitwood

Italian Baroque 17th century small walnut Cabinet or Bookcase
Located in Troy, NY
Tuscan cabinet or bookcase of unusual diminutive proportions and wonderful light honey color. The four doors opening to shelved interiors, on bracket feet.
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17th Century Italian Baroque Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

17th Century Louis XIV Period Small Oak Walnut Armoire
Located in East Sussex, GB
A late 17th century, Louis XIV period oak and walnut armoire of small size dating to, circa 1680. The Moulded cornice above a pair of doors on iron pin hinges with thick carved geome...
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Late 17th Century French Louis XIV Small Antique Armoire

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Oak, Walnut

17th Century Small Walnut Venetian Studiolo, Decorated "Alla Certosina"
Located in Paris, FR
A 17th century small walnut Italian studiolo decorated "alla certosina." Flap opens on top, as well as the central part with two doors. The base includes a large drawer. The inside...
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18th Century and Earlier Italian Renaissance Small Antique Armoire

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Iron, Brass

French Louis XV Small Armoire
Located in Winter Park, FL
A great small armoire made of walnut with a dovetailed drawer above two doors with original chicken wire. Two adjustable shelves. Inside depth is 15.5"<br /> <br /> For many more f...
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19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

  • French Louis XV Small Armoire
  • Antique French Louis XV Small Armoire
  • French Louis XV Small Armoire
  • Antique French Louis XV Small Armoire
H 48.5 in. W 40.5 in. D 18 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Style Provençal Cherry Bassette or Small Armoire
Located in Birmingham, AL
Antique French Louis XV style Provençal bassette or small armoire handcrafted near Avignon of cherry wood, circa 1850s. This provincial piece features intricately carved fish scale s...
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1850s French Louis XV Small Antique Armoire

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Cherry

Small Armoire Painted in Gustavian Style
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite armoire painted in Gustavian gray. Very surdy and solid. All dove-tail construction from planking that is more than 1" thick. Original shelving and swiveling arm with pegs for...
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19th Century Baltic Small Antique Armoire

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Pine

  • Small Armoire Painted in Gustavian Style
  • Antique Small Armoire Painted in Gustavian Style
  • Small Armoire Painted in Gustavian Style
  • Antique Small Armoire Painted in Gustavian Style
H 66.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 21 in.
French Louis XIV Bonnetiere or Small Armoire
Located in Chicago, IL
Outstanding antique French Louis XIV bonnetiere with echoes of the Louis XIII style. The door, which has two raised panels, (the upper being arched with shaped indents), is walnut wh...
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Early 18th Century French Louis XIV Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut, Oak, Chestnut

  • French Louis XIV Bonnetiere or Small Armoire
  • French Louis XIV Bonnetiere or Small Armoire
  • French Louis XIV Bonnetiere or Small Armoire
  • French Louis XIV Bonnetiere or Small Armoire
H 80.5 in. W 44.5 in. D 27.25 in.
19th Century Louis XV Style Vitrine or Small Armoire
Located in Winter Park, FL
A vitrine from Provence made of walnut with two glass panel doors, carved panels above a shaped apron ended with two front scrolls toes legs, Chapeau de Gendarme Crown, (curved crow...
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19th Century French Louis XV Small Antique Armoire

Small Nordic Wardrobe, Mid 1800's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small armoire displaying excellent craftsmanship! This cabinet was built with 1"+ material, dove-tail and mortise & tenon construction all around. Extremely sturdy! The all original ...
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19th Century Swedish Country Small Antique Armoire

  • Small Nordic Wardrobe, Mid 1800's
  • Small Nordic Wardrobe, Mid 1800's
  • Small Nordic Wardrobe, Mid 1800's
  • Small Nordic Wardrobe, Mid 1800's
H 66 in. W 52.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Small Antique French Carved Oak Two-Door Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Antique, smaller-scale, French carved oak, two-door armoire with original bevelled-glass, with the interior fitted with adjustable shelves, circa 1910.  
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Early 20th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Brass

An Impressive French Walnut Armoire but Small Porportions
Located in Hixson, TN
This impressive walnut armoire has fantastic Fleur-di-lys Carved into four raised panels surrounded by diamond shaped. Bold moldings form the top and bottom portion of the armoire an...
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19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

French Empire Period Small-Scale Walnut Armoire with Bronze Fittings
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This small-scale walnut French Empire period armoire features double doors flanked by half columns that are fitted in bronze at the bases and capitals. Its sides are constructed of s...
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1830s French Empire Small Antique Armoire

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Bronze

A Small 18th Century Provincial French Oak Armoire Cupboard Wardrobe
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A small 18th century Provincial oak armoire, demonstrating a striking patination with a rich and warm luster. Featuring a simple rounded cornice above a pair of arched paneled door...
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18th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Oak

West Indian Mahogany Small-Scale Armoire with Bottom Drawers, circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
West Indian mahogany armoire with bottom drawers, circa 1820.
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Early 19th Century Small Antique Armoire

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Mahogany

Small Scale Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Armoire
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Found in the region of Brittany, France, this small-scale mid-nineteenth century walnut armoire features simple clean lines, the Classic distinction of the Louis Philippe style. A pe...
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1850s French Louis Philippe Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

Small Scale 18th Century French Louis XIV Style Hand-Carved Oak Two-Door Armoire
Located in Fayetteville, AR
Of a rare small scale measuring only 77 inches in height, this mid-18th century French Louis XIV style oak armoire features hand carved solid paneled sides and hand pegged constructi...
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18th Century French Louis XIV Small Antique Armoire

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Iron

Small French Cherrywood Bonnetiere
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An unusually small, French cherrywood cabinet or bonnetiere, nicely-carved and with a beautiful glowing warm color, circa 1910.  
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1910s French Small Antique Armoire

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Brass

  • Small French Cherrywood Bonnetiere
  • Small French Cherrywood Bonnetiere
  • Small French Cherrywood Bonnetiere
  • Small French Cherrywood Bonnetiere
H 67 in. W 26 in. D 18 in.
Small Hutch with Four Doors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great cabinet with lovely carvings. Two pocket doors above, two doors below. Because of its small size, it would make an excellent TV cabinet for a guest room!
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19th Century Russian Small Antique Armoire

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Wood

  • Small Hutch with Four Doors
  • Small Hutch with Four Doors
  • Small Hutch with Four Doors
  • Small Hutch with Four Doors
H 69.5 in. W 40 in. D 20 in.
Brittish Colonial Teak Cabinet, Small
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian period two door cabinet with glass panels.
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19th Century Indian Small Antique Armoire

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Teak

  • Brittish Colonial Teak Cabinet, Small
  • Brittish Colonial Teak Cabinet, Small
  • Brittish Colonial Teak Cabinet, Small
  • Brittish Colonial Teak Cabinet, Small
H 67 in. W 36 in. D 16.5 in.
Small German Art Nouveau oak-wood Wardrobe
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very nice little Art Nouveau wardrobe in oakwood with solid brass hooks. The wardrobe has a small compartment and a umbrella stand as well as four clothes hooks. The gardrobe is from...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Small Antique Armoire

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Brass

  • Small German Art Nouveau oak-wood Wardrobe
  • Small German Art Nouveau oak-wood Wardrobe
  • Small German Art Nouveau oak-wood Wardrobe
  • Small German Art Nouveau oak-wood Wardrobe
H 74.81 in. W 31.5 in. D 7.88 in.
Small Scale Early 19th Century French Empire Period Walnut Armoirette
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This small scale walnut French Empire period armoire or armoirette features double doors flanked by half columns that are fitted with chased bronzes at the bases and capitals. Bronze...
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Early 19th Century French Empire Small Antique Armoire

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Bronze

19th Century Louis Philippe or Late Biedermeier Small Walnut Wardrobe
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Wonderfully small walnut cabinet or wardrobe veneered on a pine body. The cabinet dates from the time of the late Biedermeier period (Louis Philippe). In a very well restored conditi...
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Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Small Antique Armoire

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Pine, Walnut

Antique French Cabinet/Armoire, Unique Small Size
Located in Round Top, TX
This scale of this one door cabinet/armoire is quite unique, the small size allowing it to be used in a wide variety of spaces. The patina of the lovely chestnut wood is rich and de...
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19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Wood

Small 19th Century Folk Art Painted Cupboard, Armoire
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A small 19th century Folk Art painted cupboard. Displaying paneled doors with two small drawers. Raised on tulip turned ebonized feet featuring charming original paintwork throughout...
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19th Century European Small Antique Armoire

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Paint

Antique French Cherry Bonnetière, or Small Armoire or Cupboard, circa 1780
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French cherrywood Bonnetière, or small armoire, or cupboard if you please? Wonderful to use in tight quarters, or in a bathroom for extra storage. All original and this antiq...
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1770s French Country Small Antique Armoire

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Cherry

French Antique Faux Bamboo Food Cupboard or Small Armoire
Located in Port Chester, NY
A small honey colored faux bamboo food cupboard or armoire from France. The piece boasts three shelves, removable but not adjustable, and already equipped to accommodate a clothes ha...
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Late 19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Pine

Antique French Cherrywood Bonnetiere 'Small Cupboard', circa 1700s
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French bonnetiere made from solid cherrywood and probably was constructed in the late 1700s. The cherrywood, of our bonnetiere or small armoire or cupboard, has a beautiful a...
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1770s French Louis XV Small Antique Armoire

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Cherry

Small Antique French Empire Cherrywood Two-Door Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Small antique French Empire cherrywood two-door armoire. Classic style and a rich patina on this piece. Shallow enough to serve a number of different uses throughout the home. ...
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Mid-19th Century French Empire Small Antique Armoire

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Brass

Small 19th Century Austrian Armoire in Pine
Located in Miami, FL
From the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a charming armoire in pine with one door opening to four adjustable shelves. Has original nickel key plate and bun feet, with working lock &amp; key...
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Early 19th Century Austrian Small Antique Armoire

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Pine

  • Small 19th Century Austrian Armoire in Pine
  • Small 19th Century Austrian Armoire in Pine
  • Small 19th Century Austrian Armoire in Pine
  • Small 19th Century Austrian Armoire in Pine
H 65.5 in. W 40 in. D 19.75 in.
19th Century Small-Scale French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Armoire
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This 19th century small-scale French walnut armoire stands at 70 inches in height and features the classic simple straight lines and warm wood tones of the Louis Philippe period. Its...
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

Small Scale Late 18th Century French Directoire Period Walnut Armoire or Cabinet
Located in Fayetteville, AR
A rare find in French furniture making, this late eighteenth century Directoire period solid walnut armoire features a unique construction that allows the two doors to be folded back...
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1790s French Directoire Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

Spanish 18th Century Small Wardrobe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Spanish 18th century small wardrobe.
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Late 18th Century Spanish Primitive Small Antique Armoire

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Iron

  • Spanish 18th Century Small Wardrobe
  • Spanish 18th Century Small Wardrobe
  • Spanish 18th Century Small Wardrobe
  • Spanish 18th Century Small Wardrobe
H 66.25 in. W 42.75 in. D 20 in.
19th Century Biedermeier Small Walnut Wardrobe
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Wonderfully small walnut cabinet veneered on a pine body. The cabinet dates from the time of the Biedermeier period. In a very well restored condition. An interior division in the fo...
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Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Small Antique Armoire

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Pine, Walnut

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Small Walnut Wardrobe
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Small Walnut Wardrobe
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Small Walnut Wardrobe
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Small Walnut Wardrobe
H 68.9 in. W 44.1 in. D 20.48 in.
French fruitwood small armoire, c. 1790-1820
Located in Norwalk, CT
French fruitwood small armoire, c. 1790-1820 of transitional LXV rococo/LXVI neoclassic form, from the Loire Valley.
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18th Century and Earlier French Rococo Small Antique Armoire

French 19th C Great Small Armoire In Cherry
Located in Santa Rosa, CA
Great little armoire in all original condition and vintage fabric.- Dimensions listed include bonnet so call H&C for actual measurements
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19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Fruitwood

19th Century French Louis Philippe Walnut Small Armoire Wardrobe
Located in L'Etang, FR
Unusual small sized wardrobe / armoire, ideal in an entrance hall. Louis-Philippe period, circa 1840-1850, France. The closet contains a bar to carry clothes. Above the cupbo...
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1840s French Louis Philippe Small Antique Armoire

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Wood, Walnut

1920's American Wicker Chest or Small Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
his is a wonderful piece of Americana. The chest was considered part of a Layette. The door opens to a hanging rack that pulls out for easy access. The pulls are glass and original....
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Early 20th Century American Small Antique Armoire

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Wood, Paint, Reed

  • 1920's American Wicker Chest or Small Armoire
  • 1920's American Wicker Chest or Small Armoire
  • 1920's American Wicker Chest or Small Armoire
  • 1920's American Wicker Chest or Small Armoire
H 41.5 in. W 35 in. D 17.5 in.
Fine small Biedermeier armoire
Located in Long Island City, NY
Bookmatch veneered small armoire in walnut on pine. Two door front with a frieze drawer. Escutcheons inlaid in maple. Original locks. Please visit our web site www.ritterantik.co...
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19th Century Small Antique Armoire

Fine small Biedermeier armoire
H 67 in. W 38 in. D 17.5 in.
Small Chinese Cabinet
Located in Washington, DC
Small Black Lacquer Elmwood Cabinet with Center Stile. This small armoire retains its original decorative hardware and has 3 interior drawers. The center stile is removable.
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18th Century and Earlier Chinese Small Antique Armoire

  • Small Chinese Cabinet
  • Small Chinese Cabinet
  • Small Chinese Cabinet
  • Small Chinese Cabinet
H 49 in. W 31 in. D 15.5 in.
Small Green Painted Armoire w/ Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Teak Painted Half-Sized Armoire w/ Floral Motif on Doors
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Early 20th Century Indian Small Antique Armoire

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Teak

  • Small Green Painted Armoire w/ Drawers
  • Small Green Painted Armoire w/ Drawers
  • Small Green Painted Armoire w/ Drawers
  • Small Green Painted Armoire w/ Drawers
H 43 in. W 30.5 in. D 15.5 in.
Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
This lovely little, armoire is created from beautiful cherry and the years have added a glistening patina. The pretty shaped panels of the doors and the carvings of stylized flowers ...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Small Antique Armoire

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Iron

  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
H 76 in. W 53 in. D 21.5 in.
Rare Small Louis XV Provincial Armoire
Located in London, GB
With Twinned Panelled Doors Centred with a Fluted Column Rich Honey Coloured Pine French, c1760 65" high x 45" wide x 20" deep A lovely small example with soft honey colour and...
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18th Century and Earlier French Small Antique Armoire

Small 19th Century Armoire / Cupboard
Located in New Orleans, LA
Great small size for any room. Pine with nice paneling in doors and original escutcheon.
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19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

  • Small 19th Century Armoire / Cupboard
  • Small 19th Century Armoire / Cupboard
  • Small 19th Century Armoire / Cupboard
  • Small 19th Century Armoire / Cupboard
H 68.75 in. W 39.75 in. D 18 in.
Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
This armoire is small in size but stands out from the crowd because of great proportions, pretty carving and fine patina. Three neat, clean shelves make it excellent for storage but ...
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19th Century French Louis XV Small Antique Armoire

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Iron

  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
  • Small 19th Century Cherry Armoire
H 84 in. W 45 in. D 22 in.
Rare pair of small Biedermeier armoires
Located in Long Island City, NY
Cubical bodies with one door and a frieze drawer flanked by ebonized swollen columns over square posts on canted corners. Walnut veneered on pine in a book-match pattern on all three...
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19th Century Small Antique Armoire

  • Rare pair of small Biedermeier armoires
  • Rare pair of small Biedermeier armoires
  • Rare pair of small Biedermeier armoires
  • Rare pair of small Biedermeier armoires
H 62 in. W 32 1/2&quot; (36 1/2&quot;) in. D 16 1/2&quot; (18 1/2&quot;) in.
French early 18th century small walnut armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French early 18th century Louis XIV small walnut armoire with fielded panelled doors and bun feet.<br /> FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.CONNOISSEURANTIQUES.COM
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18th Century and Earlier French Small Antique Armoire

French 18th Century Yew Armoire of Rare Small Size
Located in Pasadena, CA
Originating from the Quimper region of West Brittany, this primitive armoire is constructed of yew with oak doors. It is very well patinated including the top with a super yew wood c...
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18th Century and Earlier French Small Antique Armoire

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Oak, Yew

Small Primitive Bonnetiere
Located in New Orleans, LA
Single door armoire made of mixed woods, fiche hinges, original escutcheon, nicely paneled door.
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19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

  • Small Primitive Bonnetiere
  • Small Primitive Bonnetiere
  • Small Primitive Bonnetiere
  • Small Primitive Bonnetiere
H 57.5 in. W 30 in. D 19.75 in.
Small French Oak Bonnetiere
Located in Kirkland, WA
Small French Oak Bonnetiere This is a small French bonnetiere from the Louis XVI period. It is a nice sweet size because it is very narrow. It has the original bonnet on top an...
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18th Century and Earlier French Small Antique Armoire

  • Small French Oak Bonnetiere
  • Small French Oak Bonnetiere
  • Small French Oak Bonnetiere
  • Small French Oak Bonnetiere
H 81.25 in. W 26.5 in. D 20 in.
Small Paint-Decorated Dutch Kas
Located in Woodbury, CT
An unusual small, single-doored kas or wardrobe, with paint decorated exterior sufaces, one low shelf and clothing pegs inside, fine original keyed latch, and a dated pediment at its...
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18th Century and Earlier Small Antique Armoire

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Pine

  • Small Paint-Decorated Dutch Kas
  • Small Paint-Decorated Dutch Kas
  • Small Paint-Decorated Dutch Kas
  • Small Paint-Decorated Dutch Kas
H 74.5 in. W 45 in. D 22 in.
Small 18th Century Elm Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a very nicely proportioned small piece with paneled sides and a very good patina. Sometimes antique dealers use the word "right" when talking about a piece of furniture mean...
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XIV Small Antique Armoire

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Elm

Small 19th Century Well-Carved Indian Rosewood Wardrobe
Located in Long Island City, NY
The wardrobe's cornice carved with bead and acanthus leaf friezes over a door with vine carvings and flanked by high relief carvings of stylized lions, birds and vines and fruit. Th...
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19th Century Indian Small Antique Armoire

18th Century French Oak Buffet Deux Corps Rare Small Size
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th Century French Oak Buffet Deux Corps Rare Small Size<br /> 47''w x 21''d x 81''h
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18th Century and Earlier French Small Antique Armoire

Small Antique French Walnut Armoire
Located in Summerland, CA
Wonderful small size, French armoire cabinet in beautifully aged patina walnut wood, circa 1890s. Traditional iron hinge hardware’s on double panel doors and one large drawer below...
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Late 19th Century French Small Antique Armoire

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Walnut

  • Small Antique French Walnut Armoire
  • Small Antique French Walnut Armoire
  • Small Antique French Walnut Armoire
  • Small Antique French Walnut Armoire
H 71 in. W 43 in. D 21.5 in.
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Small Antique Armoire For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the small antique armoire you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A small antique armoire — often made from wood, walnut and hardwood — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the small antique armoire you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A small antique armoire made by Louis XV designers — as well as those associated with Empire — is very popular.

How Much is a Small Antique Armoire?

Prices for a small antique armoire start at $1,350 and top out at $55,108 with the average selling for $3,295.

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.

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