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Louis XIV Cabinets

LOUIS XIV STYLE

As opposed to the styles that would follow from the other 18th-century French kings, Louis XV and Louis XVI, antique Louis XIV furniture is rigid and imposing. It expresses opulence — even its armchairs, with their upright backs, straight legs and lavish ornamentation, look like thrones. Authentic Louis XIV sofas, a then newly emerging iteration of seating, are fully upholstered and often feature decoratively carved frames of walnut, chestnut or oak.

When French King Louis XIV established his royal court at Versailles in 1682, he transformed what was once a hunting lodge into a palace that declared his wealth and power through its design. Until his death in 1715, he reigned with a spirit of excess and absolute political dominance. The “Sun King,” as he called himself, believed that France revolved around him as planets do the sun. Louis XIV adopted the sun as his emblem, decorating the grounds with symbols of the sun and Apollo, the Greek god of the sun. As he stated, “There is nothing that indicates more clearly the magnificence of great princes than their superb palaces and their precious furniture.” He was a child when he became king in 1643, only shaping his style after he became absolute monarch in 1661.

Reflecting trends in French Baroque art, Louis XIV furniture characteristics included exuberant decoration. There were gilded bronze details including shells, suns, grotesques, lions and classical references like acanthus leaves. The years of growth in the country’s manufacturing, such as the tapestries and cabinets made at Gobelins, led to design innovations. The commode replaced the chest as a storage device, with drawers and a surface that could double as a desk.

The materials were luxurious, such as the popular tortoiseshell veneer technique that leading cabinetmaker Pierre Golle used in his designs. André-Charles Boulle, who became royal cabinetmaker in 1672, was a masterful artist of marquetry, using inlays of ebony, exotic woods and mother-of-pearl.

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Style: Louis XIV
20th Century Louis XIV Style Piano-Black Cabinet
Located in Berlin, DE
Piano black polished veneer on solid pinewood. The figurines are pronounced and of exceptionally good quality. (D-Sam-235).
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20th Century Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood, Pine

Pair of English Louis XIV Style Breakfront Side Cabinets Attributed to Gillows
Located in Dublin, IE
A pair of Louis XIV style gilt-bronze mounted calamander breakfront side cabinets, the Algerian brèche sanguine marble tops above a cupboard door incorporating Japanese lacquer panel...
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19th Century English Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Louis XIV Inspired French Linen Press
Located in New Orleans, LA
Enveloped in sumptuous parquetry and doré bronze, this majestic Louis XIV inspired French linen press displays the characteristics of superior craftsmanship and luxurious design see...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Bronze

Mid 20th Century Italian Single Door Credenza with Marquetry & a Marble Top
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous marble top cabinet with a serpentine front and a large paneled Marquetry door. Bronze figural mounts, lock with working key. Marble was cracked and repaired, see pics. Inter...
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1960s Italian Vintage Louis XIV Cabinets

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Siena Marble, Bronze

Superb 19th Century Marquetry Cabinet in the Louis XIV Manner
Located in London, GB
An impressive Marquetry Inlaid cabinet In the Louis XIV Manner of André-Charles Boulle Constructed in ebony and ormolu, adorned in première-partie inlay work of engraved brass an...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu, Pewter

19th Century French Louis XIV Carved Bleached Oak Confiturier with Fleur-de-Lys
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique jelly cabinet was crafted in Normandy, circa 1870. Built in oak wood, the small buffet stands on bun feet over a molded plinth base decorated with geometric moti...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak

Antique French Regence Triple Armoire in Stripped Oak
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Regence Triple Armoire in Stripped Oak is a superlative example of the style that bridges the transition between the Louis XIV style and the Rococo, combining the best...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

Stamped Boulle Cabinet by Nicolas Sageot
By Nicolas Sageot
Located in New Orleans, LA
The marquetry technique perfected by master ébéniste André-Charles Boulle in the 17th century inspired the most gifted cabinetmakers of his time to embrace this remarkable craft s...
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17th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass, Ormolu

18th Century Liegoise Armoire in Cherrywood
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Original 18th century Liège wardrobe. Rare version in cherry wood. Dismountable corpus with sloping rounded pilasters and heavy cornice with cranked profile. Two doors hung on ext...
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18th Century Belgian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Cherry, Oak, Poplar

French Boulle Style Display Pier Cabinet, circa 1900
Located in Surrey, BC
A hand painted, red-and-black lacquered cabinet with ornate, Ormolu accents (gilded, cast metal). Beautifully detailed throughout, with its high gloss finish intact. Display shelves ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood

Brass and Tortoiseshell Inlaid Boulle Style Ebonised Wood Cabinets
Located in London, GB
Brass and tortoiseshell inlaid Boulle style ebonised wood cabinets French, late 19th Century Height 142cm, width 127.5cm, depth 49.5cm The magnificent cabinets in this pair are ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu, Bronze

Antique Bibliotheque by F. C. Menant, Louis XVI Style 18th Century, French
By François-Claude Menant
Located in London, GB
Bookcase and display cabinet in walnut with refined hand carvings by François Claude Menant (1757-1793) France, Louis XVI period (and Restoration). Menant was accepted as a member of...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Rare 17th Century Oak and Brass 4-Door Buffet from Saint-Malo, France, C. 1690
Located in Dallas, TX
This grand and distinctive piece of furniture from Northern Brittany is known as a “buffet malouin” and was created in the late 17th century. These types of cabinets were created for...
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1690s French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

Impressive Pair of Boulle Style Black Lacquer + Gilt Cabinets
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Unusual and striking pair of vintage French black lacquer and gilt cabinets or vitrines, each with two doors with curved bevelled glass edges opening to adjustable glass shelves. The...
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1990s French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Mahogany Chinese Lacquered Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
A spectacular antique French Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted mahogany Chinese lacquered double door cabinet embellished with Chinese gilt decorated lacquered panels depicting chi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Bronze

19th Century Italian Pair of Antique Louis XIV Pinewood Cabinets Arte Povera
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An antique Italian pair of Louis XIV small commodes in legno laccato painted light grey with a brown ornamental pattern and a door. The detailed nightstands are made of hand crafted ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Pine

Antique French Louis XIV Serpentine Commode ~ Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XIV Serpentine Commode ~ Cabinet is a marvelous example of fine cabinetmaking! The casework is a superlative example of architecture, with serpentine sides and a...
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Early 20th Century Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

French 19th Century Louis XIV St. Boulle Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular French 19th century Louis XIV st. ebony, brass and ormolu cabinet, in the manner of A.C. Boulle. The exquisite cabinet is raised by elegant arched shaped supports with ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass, Ormolu

Magificent Dutch 'Daniel Marot' Baroque Walnut Burr Cabinet on Stand, circa 1720
By Daniel Marot
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The Marot cabinet A Magnificent Walnut Burr Cabinet on stand or 'kruisvoetkabinet' in the style of Daniel Marot Circa 1720, probably made for George Clifford III in Amsterdam or th...
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Early 18th Century Dutch Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak, Walnut

Mid-Century French Louis XIV Oak Confiturier Jelly Cabinet from Normandy
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique oak cabinet was crafted in Normandy, circa 1970. The provincial confiturier is fitted with a single drawer dressed with iron handle, over a center door decorated...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak

Pair of Bookcases with Painted Panels from the 17th Century
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Set of 2 bookcases made in the 1950s/60s by an antique dealer in Turin, composed of 20th century elements (bookcases), covered with canvases painted with the motifs of painted panels...
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17th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Canvas, Fruitwood

Boulle Marquetry Cabinet, End of the 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Boulle marquetry cabinet, end of the 19th century Boulle marquetry cabinet opening with two central doors with a Boulle marquetry decoration (brass and red tortoiseshell), beautiful...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood

Italian 18th Century Louis XIV Period Ebony and Reverse Painted Glass Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and high quality Italian 18th century Louis XIV Period ebony and reverse painted glass cabinet on stand. The cabinet is raised on the original stand with four square taper...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Ebony

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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17th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

18th Century Country French Louis XIV Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
18th Century Country French Louis XIV Armoire was meticulously hand-crafted on a relatively diminutive scale from dense, old-growth indigenous oak to literally last for centuries! Al...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak

Cabinet 19th Century Styl Boulle Blue Turtle Shell
Located in Warsaw, PL
French antique Boulle cabinet. Wood is decorated with inlaid brass and turtle, bronze details outside. Inside the cabinet there are two shelves. Cabinet top is marble. Perfect co...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Bronze

Mid-18th Century French Louis XIV Carved Painted Buffet Deux Corps from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a den or living room with this important antique two-tone painted "Buffet Deux-Corps". Crafted in Southern France, circa 1760, the elegant cabinet is built in two sections f...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood, Paint

Antique French Louis XIV Petit Buffet, Confiturier
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XIV petit buffet ~ confiturier is the perfect size for a special niche, between two windows, or especially as a truly unique sink vanity in the bathroom! Low eno...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak

Early 18th Century Louis XIV Walnut Antique Wardrobe or Cabinet
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare and important antique cabinet in solid walnut made in the early 18th century Italian Louis XIV. The line is in fact typical of this period of high period that wanted this type o...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

20th Century Louis XIV Style Cabinet
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century Louis XIV style cabinet Cabinet in the style of Louis 14th. tulip wood on solid pinewood. The fittings are pronounced and of exceptionally good quality. (D-Sam-98).
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20th Century French Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood, Tulipwood

Cabinet 19th Century, Napoleon III Period, Style Boulle
Located in Warsaw, PL
This wooden cabinet is designed in the Boulle style. This style was very popular around the time of Napoleon III. The characteristic of this style is the use of small pieces of wood ...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Bronze

Pair of Boulle Marquetry Inlaid Corner Cabinets by Béfort Jeune, circa 1870
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted and boulle marquetry inlaid corner cabinets depicting the Four Seasons, in the manner of Andre-charles boulle, by Béfort Jeune. ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Bronze

19th Century French Exhibition Display Cabinet by Joseph Cremer, Paris
By Joseph Cremer
Located in Dublin, IE
An exceptional 19th century ormolu mounted ebonised and amaranth vitrine. The domed cresting surmounted by a festoon of oak leaves above a frieze of garlands including a drawer wi...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Ormolu

18th Century Country French Louis XIV Buffet a Deux Corps
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Country French Louis XIV buffet a deux corps is a magnificent example of the cabinetmaker's art! Hand-crafted from old growth chestnut and elmwood, it features an intric...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Exceptional Antique French Marble Top Figured Wood Cabinets
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Late 19th c. Notable figured wood cabinets, with rounded front corners and double doors with arch shaped banded panels opening to a single shelf. With keys. Overall brass decorative ...
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19th Century Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Marble

French 18th Century Louis XIV Period Boulle Specimen Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and high quality French 18th century Louis XIV period Boulle specimen cabinet. The cabinet is raised by four square tapered supports with ormolu sabots and top ormolu m...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

18th Century Country French Bonnetiere, Petite Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century Country French Bonnetiere ~ Petite Armoire is amazingly intact after over two centuries! The casework has a classical rectilinear design, augmented by the graceful Frenc...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

Early 19th Century Country French Bonnetiere
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 19th century country French Bonnetiere is a splendid reminder of a bygone era, when cabinetry such as this was placed next to the entry most often used by family, and used to d...
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1830s French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Steel

17th Century, German Wood Apothecary Cabinet with Fantasy Architectures
Located in IT
17th century, German wood apothecary cabinet with fantasy architectures This small apothecary cabinet was made in the 17th century in Germany, in wood finely decorated with inlays...
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17th Century German Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Fruitwood

Antique Liegoise Louis XIV Step-Front Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Liegoise Louis XIV step-front buffet was hand-crafted by the master artisans of Liege in the timeless style favored by the Sun King! Utilizing indigenous old-growth oak, the ...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

19th Century French Louis XIV Cabinet, Homme Debout
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XIV cabinet ~ Homme Debout is a great choice for a cozy room, or even as an accent piece in a larger room! Four doors provide unfettered access to the upper...
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1870s French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

Louis XIV Style Sideboard Walnut France xix Century
Located in Milano, IT
Louis XIV style sideboard supported by feet with lion features, has two doors surmounted by as many drawers and two other doors in the upper body. In walnut, it is entirely carved wi...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Rare 17th Century Italian Walnut Louis XIV Sideboard with Plate Rack
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Gregorius 17th century Italian Louis XIV solid walnut wood sideboard with plate rack. In the lower part equipped with three comfortable drawers and two beautiful doors decorated with...
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1680s Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Italian Early 18th Century Louis XIV Period Specimen Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional and very unique Italian early 18th century Louis XIV period ebonized Fruitwood, bone, giltwood, and gilt metal specimen cabinet. The three door thirteen drawer cabinet...
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18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Metal

20th Century Louis XIV Black Piano Veneer Cabinet
Located in Berlin, DE
20th Century Louis XIV Black Piano Veneer Cabinet Piano black polished veneer on solid pinewood. The figurines are pronounced and of exceptionally good quality. Delivery time is 10-...
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20th Century Louis XIV Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

18th Century French Regence Carved Bombe Two-Tone Painted "Buffet Deux Corps"
Located in Dallas, TX
Make a statement of beauty in your home with this grand Regence period "buffet deux-corps"! Crafted in Paris, France, circa 1730 and almost 12 feet tall, the monumental antique oak b...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak, Paint

Fine Quality Antique Boulle Style Side Cabinet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality French Louis XIV style Boulle inlaid bow fronted side cabinet, having a marble top, open shelves either side of the finely inlaid central door. A single frieze drawer ...
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1880s French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Brass

Beautiful Louis XIV Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautifully carved 18th century. Walnut armoire.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Early 20th Century Italian Walnut Louis XIV Style Sideboard with Plate Rack
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful early 20th century Italian Louis XIV style solid walnut wood majestic sideboard with plate rack. In the lower part equipped with three comfortable drawers and two beautiful...
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1930s Italian Vintage Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Early 17th Century French Buffet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful piece, warmth walnut wood, with eagles on the top, twist columns, this piece is coming from a castle in Dordogne France.
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Early 17th Century French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Gorgeous 18th Century Tin Marquetry Writing Desk/ Cabinet
Located in Brussels, BE
18th century tin marquetry writing desk.
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Early 18th Century German Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Tin

18th Century Flemish Louis XIV Two-Door Cleaned Oak Cabinet
Located in Casteren, NL
A beautiful Belgian two-door cabinet in Louis XIV style and made in solid oak. The cabinet has fine carved curly brackets or accolades surrounding the raised panels in the doors. I...
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Late 18th Century Belgian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Oak

17th c French Louis XIV Baroque Flame Walnut Two Part Cupboard
Located in Milford, NH
This is an example of a 17th century French Louis XIV Baroque flame walnut two part cupboard. Restoration for later conversion to an entertainment center.
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

Rare 17th Century Italian Louis XIV Inlaid Walnut Antique Cabinet
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Important antique Italian Louis XIV period cabinet 1680s in walnut wood. Rafined Inlaid decoration on each side. On the front in the upper part six small drawers and a small central ...
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1680s Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XIV Italian Secretary Cabinet Walnut Painted Doors
Located in PALERMO, IT
Important Sicilian Trumeau cabinet, with front flap, two upper doors and three drawers, veneered in walnut and briar walnut. Particular processing of the upper doors, inside painted ...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Walnut, Paint

20th Century Louis XIV Style Cabinet
Located in Berlin, DE
solidwood. The fittings are pronounced and of exceptionally good quality. (D-Sam-99).
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20th Century Louis XIV Cabinets

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Pine

Pair of Notable Parquetry Marble Top Sideboard Cabinet
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Extraordinary pair of stone top cabinets with bronze mounts. Elegant and fine construction in pale walnut parquetry for the frieze drawers and door fronts. Gorgeous variegated marble...
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20th Century Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood

Louis XIV Period Oratory with Crucifixion Scene in Marquetry, circa 1700
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Superb oratory in oak from the Louis XIV period. The lower part forming a drop-leaf desk, has a door with its original hinges and rests on a platform. In the upper part, the pediment...
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1690s French Antique Louis XIV Cabinets

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Wood

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