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Chinoiserie Cabinets

CHINOISERIE STYLE

Emerging in the 17th century, chinoiserie appropriated the aesthetics and imagery of popular East Asian design for European-made versions. Reflecting the exoticization of China, Japan and other countries in this era, the word directly translates from French to “Chinese-esque,” which reveals its shortcomings as a style of furniture and decor that often stereotypically and reductively mimics Asian culture rather than showcasing and paying tribute to its artistic traditions.

The enthusiastically decorative chinoiserie style was propelled by influential tastemakers including French King Louis XIV, whose Trianon de Porcelaine in 1670 was inspired by Chinese architecture. Expanded trade between the East and West led to a demand for porcelain, lacquer objects, silk and other goods, which further informed the fanciful furniture being crafted in Europe.

Artisans working in the chinoiserie style used materials and elements like pagoda shapes, bamboo, lacquer surfaces, bird and flower motifs and other interpretations of Asian design on pieces that were frequently set against vibrant wallcoverings. This whimsical approach yielded chinoiserie furniture that boasted dramatic flourishes drawing on the natural world and reflected the dominance of Rococo during the 18th century.

As chinoiserie was shaped by approximations of Asian design by European creators, it had regional variations, such as Chinese Chippendale in England where cabinets, chairs and tea tables had wooden fretwork designs and “japanned” surfaces intended to resemble lacquer work that was created in East Asia. In North America, furniture makers in Boston and New York integrated chinoiserie-painted scenes into Queen Anne furniture.

Antique chinoiserie furniture has continued to be fashionable, from its popularity with decorators of the Hollywood Regency era — James Mont, Tommi Parzinger, William Haines and Samuel Marx favored the style — to contemporary interior designers, although it brings with it a complex history.

Find a collection of chinoiserie bedroom furniture, cabinets, decorative objects and more on 1stDibs.

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Style: Chinoiserie
Michael Taylor for Baker Far East Collection Cabinet, USA c 1970s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Handsome cabinet featuring banded walnut and teak, newly restored with a rich stain and satin lacquer finish. Hardware newly polished and lacquered. The cabinet features a large top...
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1970s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Walnut

Chinese cabinet on stand detailed gilt landscape and figural decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
Opulent Chinese cabinet on stand, late 18th or early 19th century with detailed gilt landscape and figural decoration against a black lacquer ground, Shaped hinges and corners all ap...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Brass

Black Lacquered and Brass Mounted Chinoiserie Decorated Side Cabinet
Located in Germantown, MD
A beautiful Black Lacquered and Brass Mounted Chinoiserie Decorated Side Cabinet in great vintage condition. Measures 24" in width, 16" in depth and 24" in height
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Brass

Union National Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Breakfront China Display Cabinet 116"
Located in Dayton, OH
The Union National breakfront was rated as the finest breakfront in the world. In 1980, after flying in the magazines Lear jet to inspect the...
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1980s Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Glass, Maple, Lacquer

Chinese Hand Painted Red and Black Waterfall Cabinet
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Immerse in the beauty of traditional Chinese artistry with this Red and Black Waterfall Cabinet. Hand-painted with precision, it features birds amidst flora, set against a striking r...
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1990s Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Wood

2 Chinese Export Black Lacquer Carved Soapstone Scholars Cabinets Console Chests
Located in Dayton, OH
Magnificent pair of Chinese Lacquered Low Scholars Cabinets, circa second half 20th century. Double Doors Open to Single Shelf over shaped apron. Each features Carved Hardstone and i...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Soapstone

Asian Gold Hand Painted Open Curio Display Cabinet
Located in Jupiter, FL
This is a beautiful curio cabinet. I have been using this as a display unit in my Consignment Gallery. What I love about it is it open on all sides so you could see feel and touch th...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Jade, Metal

Chinoiserie Lacquered Cabinet
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Continental 2 door hand painted and lacquered cabinet with Chinoiserie design on front. Antiqued bronze hardware. 2 interior shelves.
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1920s European Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

Large Scriban Showcase In Lacquered Wood, Chinoiserie, Late 18th Early 19th Cent
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large 2-body scriban decorated with golden Chinoiserie on a black lacquered background, with a display window and stylized shelves in the upper part and a sloping desk and a double d...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Fine Asian Custom Bamboo Cabinet With Paint Decorated Doors
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Finely crafted cabinet with overall bamboo veneer, raised on angular gilt wood legs. The doors with beautiful paint decorated panels repurposed from an Asian screen illustrating a cr...
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20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Wood

STUNNING VINTAGE CHINESE CHINOISERIE GEISHA GIRLS LACQUER SiDE CABINET SOAPSTONE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Chinese side cabinet with native scenes of Geisha girls carved out of soapstone and deco...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Wood

Vintage Baker Oriental Asian Tansu Style Campaign Chest Bar Unit Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Baker Oriental Asian Tansu style Campaign chest bar unit cabinet. Item features faux drawer front with opening and slide face, 2 interior drawers, ...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Metal

19th Century Red Lacquered Chinese Cabinet with Chinoiserie Decoration
Located in North Salem, NY
Very Attractive 19th century Red Lacquered Chinese Two Door Cabinets with Chinoiserie Decoration. Fitted Interior with Shelf, Two Drawers and Concealed Compartment...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Pair of Fine Red Lacquer Chests with Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
A pair of fine red lacquer chests with hand-painted gold gilt motif, beautiful color, form and lines.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Cabinet with Gilt Decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
A Chinese red lacquered cabinet with gilt decoration from the late 19th century. This cabinet is a great size and is highly decorative and useful with a lot of hidden storage space.
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Elm Wood and Brass Korean Tansu Chest with Drawers
Located in Lomita, CA
The patina on this elm wood tansu chest is reflective and deep. The brass also has had time to develop a deep patina that contrasts the elmwood. It mixes wonderfully with other perio...
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Late 19th Century Korean Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Black Lacquer Chest with Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
Black lacquer chest with gilt motif with pair of open door and shelf inside.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

Asian Chinoiserie 3-Drawer Decorated Cabinet, circa 1970s
Located in Germantown, MD
Scarlet paint with chinoiserie paint decoration. Three drawers Very good condition. Measures: 34 25"W. x17.25"w. x 29.5"H W5.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Asian Style Console Table with Drawers
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Unusual Asian style console table, with two drawers. Featuring solid brass hardware, burl wood top. Finished back.
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1980s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Chinese Money Chest in Black Lacquer and Gilt Decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
A Chinese black lacqured chest with gilt decoration was originally used to hold gold coins. This highly decorative cabinet is beautiflly decorated with multible children in various s...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century Red Lacqured Chinese Cabinet with Gilt Decoration
Located in Dallas, TX
A very decorative red and black lacqured 19th century cabinet from Shanxi China. This cabinet has gilded decoration depicting mountain, foliage and temples with people as well as but...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Hollywood Regency Red & Brass Asian Chinoiserie Small Cabinet or End Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome and well made vintage cabinet from the 1960's. It features an Asian Modern motif with plenty of storage.
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1960s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Antique Korean Elm Brass Bound Bandaji Nong Tansu Scholars Chest Wedding Cabinet
Located in Dayton, OH
Fine & early 19th century Korean Tansu Nong Bandaji tallboy wedding chests or cabinet made of elmwood featuring ornate brass floral, butterfly, bird and sauwastika accents. The swastika symbol, ? (right-facing or clockwise) or ? (left-facing, counterclockwise, or sauwastika), is an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia. It is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Acquired from Moby Dicks Maritime Antiques in the 1970s. Antique Korean Bandaji chest...
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Early 19th Century Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Vintage Chinese Chinoiserie TV Media Stand Black Lacquered Paint Bird & Flowers
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this very decorative and extremely well made Chinese Chinoiserie black lacquered and hand painted TV media stand A good loo...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century Crimson Red On Black, Chinoiserie Cabinet
Located in Hastings, GB
19th century crimson red on black chinoiserie cabinet Original paintwork The door, decorated with oriental landscapes and figures in gilt, op...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Red Lacquer Cabinet with Gilt Motif
Located in Greenwich, CT
Red lacquer cabinet with gilt motif with inside two drawers shelf and bottom space. We carry fine quality furniture with elegant finished and has been appea...
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

Antique Netsuke Wall Display Cabinet w. Hand Carved Inlaid Bird & Flower Motifs
Located in Lisse, NL
Great quality and very good condition chinoiserie display cabinet. If you like the spiritual and tranquil look and feel of the ancient Chinese style than this incredibly rare and ex...
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Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Large Chinese Style Cabinet in Black, Red and Gold Lacquered Wood, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large cabinet opening by three door leaves in black lacquered wood with a red lacquered decor and gilt highlights. Rectangular body in carved and bla...
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1880s European Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Large Antique Lacquered Chinoiserie Cabinet
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning and extremely well made antique lacquered chinoiserie cabinet. This was made in England in the oriental style, it dates from around the 1890-1910 period. It i...
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1890s British Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Vintage Jasper Oriental Chinoiserie Red Display China Cabinet Curio Credenza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Jasper Oriental Chinoiserie Red Display China Cabinet Curio Credenza. Item features high quality solid wood construction, red painted finish with gold trim, hand painted scen...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Painted Chinoiserie Bar Cabinet on Cabriole Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
This charming cabinet-on-stand dates to the early 20th century and is decorated in the Chinoiserie style with a gilt and polychromed finish. The upper cabinet is decorated to resembl...
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Early 20th Century British Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Gesso, Wood

Red Chinoiserie Demilune Bow Front Marble Top Dry Bar Cabinet Buffet
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant bow front multi-purpose chinoiserie red bar cabinet with removable marble top. Great for storage as well with opportunities at front and curve...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Marble

Antique Chinese Cedar Carved Chest
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Antique Chinese cedar chest with carvings of sailing vessels and trees, includes internal fitted rack and lock and key. Lock and key not pictured. ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Metal

18th Century Chinoiserie Mirrored Cabinet
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine and unusual 18th century chinoiserie decorated cabinet, the arched crest surmounted by two gilt wood finials over two doors retaining ori...
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18th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Fine Paint Decorated Red and Yellow Chinoiserie Faux Bamboo Two Door Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous yellow and red paint decorated two door cabinet with a black lacquer interior. The cabinet features gorgeous paint cranes and figures on a mountainside. Measures 3...
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1950s Asian Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Asian Rosewood Chest Nightstand or End Table with Brass Hardware
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This unique, petite Asian chest is made of rosewood and decorated with ornate Korean brass. The combination of the richly figured rosewood grain and detailed brass ornaments give thi...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

1920s Chinoiserie Painted English Rattan Glass Mini Sideboard Cabinet
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning and rare, rattan chinoiserie style cabinet you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful cab...
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1920s English Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Rattan, Glass, Paint

Vintage Early 20th Century Jacobean Style Cabinet
Located in west palm beach, FL
Discover the charm of yesteryears with this Vintage Early 20th Century Jacobean Style Cabinet. Showcasing intricate craftsmanship and rich detai...
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Early 20th Century American Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Paint

19th Century Chinese Painted Medicine Cabinet Dresser
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning and rare, medicine cabinet you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful cabinet is statemen...
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Late 19th Century Asian Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Paint

Pair of Black Lacquered Chinese Cabinets or Cupboards§
Located in London, London
Pair of cabinets Black lacquered Doors with brass hardware Gilt decoration Two doors  Very slight difference in size. The cabinet on the right in the photos measures 178 x 125 x...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Antique Japanese Ebonized & Gilt Chinoiserie Decorated Tea Cabinet C1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
***Ask About Reduced In-House Delivery Rates - Reliable Professional Service & Fully Insured*** Antique Japanese Ebonized & Gilt Chinoiserie Decorated Tea Cabinet with Genre Scene wi...
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Early 20th Century Asian Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Antique Chinoiserie Jacobean Hand Painted Bookcase or Bar Cabinet, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Chinoiserie Jacobean style bookcase, dining cabinet, or bar cabinet In the manner of Berkey & Gay USA, Circa 1900 Carved ebonized walnut, with orange lacquered ...
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Early 20th Century American Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Vintage Chinese Wooden One Door Wall Hanging Small Curio Cabinet with Mirror
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chinese Wooden One Door Wall Hanging Small Curio Cabinet with Mirror Back and Pagoda Shelves. Circa Late 20th Century. Measurements: 25" H...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Chinoiserie Painted Cabinet Circa. 1930's
Located in Fulton, CA
Hand painted Chinoiserie 2 door cabinet. America, circa. 1930's. In the manner of Baker Furniture.
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Early 20th Century American Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Fir

Mid-Century Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Cabinet with Gilded Painted Doors
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a stunning Chinoiserie style black lacquer cabinet with gilded (golden) doors that have images of birds, mountains and grasses painted in the gilding. There are two decorativ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century Dutch Raised Cabinet in the Chinoiserie Style
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century Dutch Raised Cabinet in the Chinoiserie Style is a splendid example of highly talented European craftsmen imitating popular styles during the craze for all things Orient...
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Late 19th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Bespoke Media Cabinet With Hand Painted Oriental Silk Print
Located in London, GB
An intriguing cabinet, crafted in wood with solid brass handles. There is brass detailing on the edges framing the dark wood. A special technique of hand printed silk on its doors featuring Chinoiserie style landscape. The softness and sensibility of nature represented through these beautiful plants creating a calming sensation. With three push catch drawers there is plenty of storage. There is a perfect space for a television up to 42" with cable management...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Silk, Wood

20th Century Hand Painted and Decorated Chinoiserie Red Lacquered Side Cabinet
Located in Germantown, MD
A 20th Century Hand Painted and Decorated Chinoiserie Red Lacquered Side Cabinet. Great vintage condition.
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Chinoiserie Bubble Glass China Cabinet / Breakfront by Karges
Located in San Diego, CA
A absolutely stunning chinoiserie bubble glass china cabinet / breakfront by Karges, circa 1980s. This amazing piece has bubble glass, top l...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Leather, Glass

Early 19th Century English Chest on Stand Black and Gold Chinoiserie Lacquer
Located in Bradenton, FL
Rare Late 18th or Early 19th Century English Regency Chinoiserie chest on stand with Japanned lacquered finish in black and gold. This cabinet has two doors with scenic Chinoiserie d...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Antique Chinoiserie Jacobean Red Lacquered Hand Painted Bookcase or Bar Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Chinoiserie Jacobean style bookcase, dining cabinet, or bar cabinet In the manner of Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1920s Red lacquered carved walnut, with hand pai...
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1920s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinet On Stand
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Wonderful Chinoiserie Cabinet on stand. Beautiful detail in the wood grain with different interations of walnut and classic chinoiserie me...
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20th Century American Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Chinoiserie Black and Gilt Decorated Cabinets, 2
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Chinoiserie Black and Gilt-Decorated Cabinets on Stands, each with images of dragons and auspicious objects in gold, rectangular and each with two doors. 21" H x 22" W x 11.7...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

Vintage Chinese Distressed Lacquer Storage Cabinet Console With Floral Motif
Located in Centennial, CO
A charming vintage Chinese lacquer console cabinet in gorgeous shades of ochre, blue, white, red and green. The painted floral door panels are ...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Chinoiserie Jacobean Hand Painted Bookcase or Bar Cabinet, Circa 1920s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Chinoiserie Jacobean style bookcase, dining cabinet, or bar cabinet In the manner of Berkey & Gay USA, Circa 1920s Carved walnut, green lacquered case with hand painted...
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1920s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Brass

A Franco-English 19th/20th Century Chinoiserie Style Two-Door Cabinet on Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Franco-English 19th/20th Century Chinoiserie Style Two-Door Cabinet on Stand, the black-laquered top with parcel-gilt and painted Chinese decorations of villages and coastal scenes...
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Early 1900s British Antique Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Kindel Furniture Georgian Chinoiserie Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Georgian or Chippendale style breakfront bookcase or dining cabinet with hand-painted Chinoiserie scenes By Kindel Furniture USA, Circa 1980s Carved mahogany, with mull...
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1960s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

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Brass

Baker Furniture Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Black Lacquered Bar Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie style bar cabinet By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1980s Black lacquered mahogany, with gold gilt trim, hand painted Asian scenes, and origin...
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1980s American Vintage Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Chinoiserie cabinets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Chinoiserie cabinets for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage cabinets created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, asian art and furniture, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Chinoiserie cabinets made in a specific country, there are Asia, East Asia, and China pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original cabinets, popular names associated with this style include Baker Furniture Company, Century Furniture, Henredon, and Jasper Furniture Company. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for cabinets differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $695 and tops out at $105,293 while the average work can sell for $3,850.

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