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Neoclassical Cabinets

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns. Ormolu — or elaborate bronze gilding — was essential to French design in the 18th and 19th centuries as a cornerstone of the neoclassical and Empire styles.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Parquetry Oak Demilune Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A half-round cabinet with a sunburst inlaid top, finished a natural oak with geometric parquetry doors in oak and walnut, with an adjustable shelf raised on square tapered legs. Dim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

Parquetry Greyed Oak Demilune Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A half-round cabinet with a sunburst inlaid top, finished on a grey echo oak with geometric parquetry doors in oak and walnut, with an adjustable shelf raised on square tapered legs....
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

Tall Dark Oak Two Door Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A modern rustic-style oak two-door cabinet with mirrored herringbone parquetry doors. It is adorned with elegant Verde Bronze knobs and rests upon tapered legs. Dimensions: 38" w x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

19th Century French Bleached Oak Cabinet
Located in High Point, NC
Impressive in stature, this antique oak cabinet is built elegantly in design. Crated in France during the 19th century, this cabinet is beautifully designed from its crown molding an...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood, Oak

Mahogany Twenty-one Drawer Sheet Music Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
American mahogany twenty-one drawer music sheet, coin or medal cabinet by the Tindale Cabinet Company of New York of typical form with rectangular top and twenty-one (21) short drawe...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Mahogany

Baker Furniture Neoclassical Satinwood Lighted Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Neoclassical or Georgian style breakfront bookcase or dining cabinet By Baker Furniture USA, Late 20th Century Beautiful satinwood and mahogany, with ebony inlay, and g...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Glass, Ebony, Mahogany, Satinwood

Vintage Neo-classical Iron, Brass, Metal 2-door Cabinet or Dry Bar, Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Neo-classical Iron, Brass, Metal 2-door Cabinet or Dry Bar, Glass Top Offered for sale is a Mid-20th century neo-classical style wrought iron, brass, and metal two-door cab...
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

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Metal, Brass, Iron

Antique Tiger Oak Glass Curio Cabinet by Rockford Chair & Furniture Co.
Located in Hawthorne, CA
Antique tiger oak wood cabinet with glass doors circa 1890-1910 by Rockford Chair & Furniture Co. based in Rockford, Illinois. Four adjustable s...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

Vintage Drexel Et- Cetera Fluted Column Parquetry Top Pedestal Cabinet.
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Vintage Drexel Et- Cetera Fluted Column Parquetry Top Pedestal Cabinet End Table. The 30" mahogany pedestal cabinet features sunburst top in parquetry. A swing door opens to a woode...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Mahogany

E. 1900's Antique French Neoclassical, Carved, Walnut, On Stand, Figural Cabinet
Located in Austin, TX
Handsome Antique Cabinet French Neoclassical, Carved, Walnut, On Stand, Figural, 20th Century Early. 1900's!! Great for displays of your antique treasures! French Neoclassical carv...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

Cabinet with Drawers and Dressing Table
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Cabinet with drawers and dressing table. Red tinted sycamore veneer, solid wenge base. The cabinet presented here was custom-made according to the requests of one of our clients. It ...
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2010s French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Sycamore, Wenge

Early 20th Century Mahogany Wood Demilune Shape Historical Charleston Cabinet
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Add a touch of historical charm to your space with this North American Early 20th Century Mahogany Wood Demilune Shape China Cabinet, a remarkable piece of furniture that reflects the craftsmanship and design of the era. The charleston inlaid...
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Early 20th Century North American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Neo Renaissance Cabinet, Antique Style, Circa 1900.
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Circa 1900 cabinet with feudal decorations, bone marquetry, early 20th century. H:176cm W: 126cm D: 40cm
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Cabinets

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Bone, Wood

Baker Cherry Server With Black Marble Top
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic lines with three apron drawers over three doors, all with dark painted string inlay type details, the doors in a diamond motif and two with brass shield form escutcheons and two keys. The two doors open to compartments (lacking shelves). The skirt rail and lower front feet with ebonized painted line detail. With a fine black variegated marble top. L. 68", Depth 21", H. 35" Condition: There is age and use related wear including scrapes to the side supports and right front foot, areas of finish loss and some ring...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Marble

Pair of Italian Satinwood Paint Decorated Demilune Cabinets on Tapered Legs 1820
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of Italian satinwood hinged demilune cabinets with paint decorated bird, foliage, and basket motif, two interior shelves, original locks with keys, and resting on squared tapere...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

French Armoirette Cabinet with 1 folding Door in solid stained cherry wood
Located in Landivy, FR
This French armoire is part of the Mélanie collection, a modern interpretation of the French Directoire style of the late 18th century. The Directoire style is famous for its straigh...
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2010s French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Walnut Pedestal Cabinets
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Walnut Pedestal Cabinets
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Neoclassical Style Walnut Pedestal Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th Century Italian Neoclassical Style Walnut Pedestal Cabinet
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Walnut

Antique Swedish Inlaid Satin Birch Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique Swedish inlaid satin birch cabinet, dating from the 1920’s. This is of outstanding quality, it is beautifully made and is a very useful size. It is predominantly ...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Neoclassical Cabinets

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Satinwood

Rustic Black Watchmakers Glass Display Console
Located in North York, ON
The design of this piece was inspired by a 19th century watchmakers shop. It is a replica of the piece used to display the keeper’s merchandise. The c...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

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Walnut

Pair of Russian Neoclassical Marble top Commodes
Located in New York, NY
A Pair of Early 1800's Russian Neoclassical/Empire Ormolu Mounted Carrara Marble Top Mahogany Side Tables/Bed side cabinets Presenting ...
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1820s Russian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Mid-Century French Neo-Classical Brass & Iron Baker’s Rack / Cabinet / Bar
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an exceptional French baker’s rack with original milk glass shelves. It would make a killer bar too. A versatile piece to be sure. It is a combin...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

1880s French Neoclassical Oak Cabinet
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden cabinet from 1880s France. Two hulking doors swing outwards to reveal a vast storage space. The door’s neoclassical columns create a curiously pleasant asymmetry, with wider...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Oak

Pair of Large Italian Neoclassical Walnut Architectural Cabinets
Located in Milford, NH
An impressive pair of large Neoclassical walnut architectural cabinets, each with a shaped top with molded edge accented with dentil molding surmounting a conforming case with two do...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass, Iron

Baker Neoclassical French Empire Mahogany Breakfront China Display Cabinet 90"
Located in Dayton, OH
Exceptional Baker Furniture Company China Cabinet, circa early 2000s. Inspired by English Regency, Neoclassical and French Empire styling. A rectangular form with breakfront design...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

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Glass, Mahogany

Antique French Mahogany and Ormolu Cabinet by Grohé Frères
Located in London, GB
Antique French mahogany and ormolu cabinet by Grohé Frères French, c. 1860 Height 112cm, width 124cm, depth 52cm The well-known firm of cabinetmakers, Grohé Frères crafted this sup...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique Neoclassical Music Cabinet, Office Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Neoclassical Music Cabinet ~ Office Cabinet is an intriguing glimpse into the past, while an excellent choice to provide yeoman's service now and into the future! Originally ...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Alexander Julian Home Colours Neoclassical Cherry China Display Cabinet Hutch
Located in Dayton, OH
Alexander Julian Home Colours Buffet and Hutch. Made from cherry with geometric inlaid paneling and swirl marble door pulls. Display portion is illumi...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

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Glass, Cherry

THOMASVILLE 1960's Neoclassical Painted Curio Cabinet
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Neoclassical style curio display cabinet by Thomasville. Solid hardwood painted antique white, yellow & green, pediment crown to top, decorative arched side columns, brass mesh and...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Neoclassical Brass Veneer Cabinet Bookcase
Located in Houston, TX
A 1970s handsome etched brass veneer neoclassical breakfront with half inch thick smoked glass shelving and three cabinet doors.
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20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Antique Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in Kerepes, HU
We present to you this special 2-door guessboard in classic style.
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Late 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

Early 19th Century French or Baltic Neoclassical Marble Top Cabinet
Located in Charleston, SC
Beautiful early 19th century French or Baltic neoclassical walnut and marble top 2 door cabinet with canted corners and turned legs. This cabinet came from an incredible apartment in...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Marble

Vintage Henkel Harris Two Piece China Closet
Located in Annville, PA
A Vintage Henkel Harris Two Piece China closet. This china closet is impressive in both it’s design and scale. Made of beautifully grained solid mahogany, the bookcase top features t...
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1980s American Vintage Neoclassical Cabinets

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Mahogany

French Period Neoclassical Carved & Bleached Wooden Buffet W/ Unusual Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French neoclassical period buffet cabinet, with unusual marble top and stunning brass hardware, from the early 19th century. This antique cabinet from...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

TOMLINSON 1960's Neoclassical Console Cabinet
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Neoclassical style console cabinet by Tomlinson Furniture. Walnut with their Tokay finish, slight distressing and brass hardware. Features cabinet with two bi-fold doors revealing ...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Louis-Philippe Style large bookcase vitrine in solid Cherry, France
Located in Landivy, FR
This bookcase is made with 2 parts is made of French cherrywood and also available in oak. - The Upper part has 3 glass doors and 3 removable shelves on wooden racks. - The Lower ...
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2010s French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood, Oak, Cherry

Vintage Bassett Maple Dry Sink Cabinet with Copper Lined Basin
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Bassett maple dry sink cabinet with copper lined basin. Very good vintage condition. Brass lion head drop pulls. Measures 40" W x 19" D x 50....
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass, Copper

Classic Wood Bookcase
Located in Westwood, NJ
Classic Wood Bookcase, pine in a mahogany finish with adjustable shelves, glass sides, above a sliding panel door low cabinet for storage and raised on a square plinth base. Dimen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Neoclassical Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Neoclassical Bar ~ Counter with Carrara Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French neoclassical bar ~ counter with Carrara marble Top was originally designed as a beer and wine bar, and sports...
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1890s French Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Antique Remington Rand Quartersawn Oak Library Bureau Double File Cabinets
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Remington Rand Library Bureau Division side by side file cabinet. Made of tiger oak featuring eight file drawers, one side for legal size doc...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

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Oak

Huge Ralph Lauren American Hardwood Astral Glazed Bookcase
Located in GB
We are is delighted to offer for sale this exquisite Monumental, RRP £56,000 Ralph Lauren Astral Glazed, Thomas Chippendale style, library bookcase with internal lights I have ar...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

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Glass, Hardwood

18th Century Pair of Neoclassical Commodes. Vienna, c. 1800.
Located in Vienna, AT
Hello, This elegant pair of neoclassical commodes is the best example of top-quality Viennese pieces from circa 1800. Viennese Neoclassi...
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18th Century Austrian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Unusual German Neoclassical Cabinet with Faux-Book Spine Decorated Door
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An unusual and decorative cabinet of architectural form with one faux-book spine decorated door, enclosing two shelves. The stepped pediment with one drawer veneered with burl wood a...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Metal

Italy Late 19th Century Inlaid Walnut Buffet with Drawer or Low Cabinet
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a pleasant credenza or low cabinet, handmade in walnut with an inlaid in the same wood. The top has very beautiful drawing that distinguishes this antique buffet. Hand made...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Walnut

Antique Early American Painted Bohemian Farmhouse Corner Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Early American style blue painted farmhouse corner cupboard or cabinet, circa 1900s. Features quarter cut turned columns with three shelves, one drawer and lower cabinet. Mea...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Hardwood, Paint

Kindel Furniture Neoclassical Cherry and Gold Gilt Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Neoclassical or Regency style lighted breakfront bookcase or dining cabinet By Kindel Furniture USA, 1970s Gorgeous book-matched cherry wood, with gold gilt detai...
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1970s American Vintage Neoclassical Cabinets

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Glass, Cherry, Giltwood

Rue De Beaune Chiffonier by Pierre Gonalons
Located in PARIS, FR
Blush lacquered beech Chiffonier with four drawers. Polished brass frame handle. It is a piece of furniture made by hand by the craftsmen of Moissonnier, a French cabinetmaker sinc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Beech

Exhibition Quality Late 19th Century Swiss Satinwood Display Cabinet
Located in Altrincham, GB
Exhibition quality Late 19th Century Swiss satinwood display cabinet with exquisite classical gilt bronze figures, Anthemion, Serpents, Torches and Diabolic Faces - Zehnle & Bussinge...
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1890s Swiss Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Ormolu

19th century Demi Lune Credenza, Germany 1830
Located in Belmont, MA
This Neoclassical Demi LuneCredenza dates back to around 1830 and comes from Northern Germany. The credenza has three doors and three drawers. It has a pretty mahogany veneer. The ha...
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1820s German Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Mahogany

19th Century Wood Italian Box
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
19th century wood Italian box.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

Tall Light Oak Two Door Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A tall light oak two door cabinet, with mirrored herringbone parquetry doors. It is adorned with elegant Verde Bronze knobs and rests upon tapered legs fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood

19th Century Neoclassical Painted Built-In Antique Corner Cupboard Cabinet
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fantastic neoclassical built-in cupboard from the late 19th century, this gorgeous piece is worn with a great surface history in the early gray-beige paint, this with just a hint o...
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19th Century Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Wood, Paint

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A beautiful original antique cabinet, this was made in France and dates from around the 1890-1910 period. It is of superb quality, with stunning ormolu mounts...
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1890s French Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Ormolu

Mastercraft Large Impressive Illuminated Display Cabinet 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Stunning large illuminated Neoclassical display cabinet in bronze and mahogany with black granite on front and antique glass on back wall ...
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1960s American Vintage Neoclassical Cabinets

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Granite, Bronze

TOMLINSON 1960's Neoclassical Console Cabinet with Carved Arch Bookcase
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Neoclassical style console cabinet with arched bookcase top by Tomlinson Furniture. Walnut with their Tokay finish, slight distressing and brass hardwa...
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Large DIRECTOIRE style 2 sliding door Armoire Wardrobe in solid cherry, France
Located in Landivy, FR
MELANIE Collection This armoire is part of the Mélanie collection, a modern interpretation of the French Directoire style of the late 18th century. We find the straight, classic and ...
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2010s French Neoclassical Cabinets

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Cherry, Oak

Antique Italian Neoclassical Marquetry Marble Top Console Cabinet with Ormolu
Located in Charlotte, NC
An antique marble top console cabinet in the Italian Neoclassical style, unbranded. Mahogany and veneers, marble top, marquetry designs ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Cabinets

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu

1820s Belgian Bleached Oak Armoire
Located in High Point, NC
This tall armoire was crafted in Belgium, circa 1820. Standing on bun feet, this antique treasure features a carved front, brass scrolled escutcheons and...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Neoclassical Cabinets

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Brass

Neoclassical cabinets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical 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, tables, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical cabinets made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and France 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, Carpanese Home Italia, Jonathan Sainsbury, and Kindel Furniture. 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 $495 and tops out at $1,119,968 while the average work can sell for $6,103.

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