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Neoclassical Credenzas

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.

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
Louis Philippe Style 4 Doors Sideboard in Oak, 100% made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This large sideboard is made of solid French Oak and typical of the Louis Philippe Style in the mid 19th century in France caracterized by its curved moldings, hand-curved feet, etc....
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood, Cherry, Oak

1950 Credenza
Located in Milano, IT
Rectangular 1950 beechwood and parchment sideboard with brass fittings and bronze inserts, four large drawers, some signs of wear on the parchment (not paper), wood and metals in per...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass, Bronze

21st Century Veneer Inlay Classical Wardrobe by Modenese Gastone Interiors
Located in PADOVA, IT
Wide and imposing wardrobe in walnut finish by the Italian producer Modenese Gastone Interiors. Its bold solid wood structure is steady and trustful while its internal three-areas di...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

French 2 Doors Classical White-Cream Lacquered Sideboard in Solid Cherry
Located in Landivy, FR
This 2 doors sideboard is a handmade and modernized interpretation of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th century. This period is remarkable with its straight, classic...
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2010s European Neoclassical Credenzas

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Cherry, Oak

Directoire Style 3 Doors Sideboard in Cherry, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This 3 doors sideboard is a craft handed reproduction of the French Directoire Style at the end of the 18th century. The Directoire period style is remarkable with its straight, c...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass

3 Doors Charm French Buffet in Solid Cherry Wood
Located in Landivy, FR
This Buffet is made out of French solid cherry wood . It features three drawers with dove mounted fronts, three doors and an inside cherry shelf. The top in cherry wood is staine...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Cherry, Oak, Wood

Bespoke Radica 7-Drawers Commode, Baroque Inspired by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, IT
Clearly bespoke 7-drawers chest of drawers by Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors, premium decorations include appealing radica wooden surfaces and silver leaf decorations on edges, ba...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Silver Leaf, Gold Leaf

1940's Neoclassical Sideboard Cabinet in Cuban Mahogany by Pierre Lardin, France
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
French Art Deco sideboard cabinet and bookcase made of exotic ribbon striped Cuban mahogany wood. Neoclassical design features architectural elements with Directoire style accents. T...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass, Bronze, Gold Leaf

Early 20th-C. Italian Neo-Classical Style Faux Marble Painted Demilune Cabinet
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a show stopper! It is an early 20th century Italian neo-classical style faux marble painted demilune cabinet. The coloration is wonderful with garnet Greek Key accents and bl...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Paint, Wood

Neo-Classical Style Italian Burl Wood Credenza / Sideboard with Hairy Paw Feet
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an exceptional piece! It is a 1950s large scale neo-classical style burl wood server or credenza. It has carved hairy paw feet and brass chippendale style hardware. It is in ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass

Two Antique Ebonized Wood and Ormolu Cabinets with Hardstone Pietra Dura Inlay
Located in London, GB
Two antique ebonized wood and ormolu cabinets with hardstone Pietra Dura inlay French, late 19th century Dimensions: Height 112cm, width 135cm, depth 43cm This fine pair of cabi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu

Oak Parquetry Media Cabinet - Dark
Located in Westwood, NJ
An oak parquetry four-door entertainment media cabinet, perfect to use as a cabinet for additional storage space or an entertainment console. It has oak parquetry doors accented with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Neoclassic Style EIFØR Sideboard in Black Oak, Stainless Steel, Hand Carved
Located in Husavik, IS
The Neoclassic Style sideboard EIFØR with its stunning floral design. Of Renaissance inspiration. Wood elements carved out of solid oak! On to the armoire, it is clearly the most orn...
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2010s Latvian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Onyx, Stainless Steel

French 2 Doors Sideboard in Cherry with Charm, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This 2 doors sideboard is a handmade and modernized interpretation of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th century. This period is remarkable with its straight, classic...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Cherry

Antique French Neoclassical Style Commode or Chest
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning 19th century French neoclassical walnut commode or chest of drawers with three small drawers above three larger drawers with faux marble top resting on paw feet. This versat...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Oak Parquetry Media Cabinet, Light
Located in Westwood, NJ
An oak parquetry four-door entertainment media cabinet, perfect to use as a cabinet for additional storage space or an entertainment console. It has oak parquetry doors accented with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Wood

21st Century Two-Door Neoclassical Wardrobe by Modenese Gastone, White
Located in PADOVA, IT
Exquisitely designed neoclassical wardrobe with hand-made carvings and handdecorated gold leaf applications by the Italian furniture brand Modenese Gastone Interiors. This elegantly ...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

French Lacquer Painted, Inlaid, & Veneered Credenza in the Orientalist Manner
Located in Atlanta, GA
Likely Parisian, the body is in a square shape with notched uprights, truncated pyramidal feet with original brass casters, retaining original canted corner marble top, having classi...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Neoclassical Style Painted Commode
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning 19th century French neoclassical walnut commode or chest of drawers with three small drawers above three larger drawers with faux marble top resting on paw feet. This commod...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Italian 18th century neoclassical Cabinet or Large Credenza
Located in Troy, NY
Large Italian 18th Century Credenza or Cabinet with beautiful Palladian lines and light color. The two doors opening to an interior with a narrow top shelf including drawers. the low...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Elm

Vintage Neoclassical Style Credenza / Buffet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Neoclassical style sideboard with two drawers over three doors. Rich walnut color base with black painted top. Adjustable shelves for ample storage.
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20th Century Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass

21st Century Baroque-Inspired Shoe Rack by Modenese Gastone, White Finish
Located in PADOVA, IT
Solid wood bespoke shoe rack in white lacquered finish with two doors and one drawer with Blumotion soft-closing system. The following item can be customized with three internal crys...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Italian Sideboard Buffet Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
An Italian neoclassic style mahogany sideboard, the rectangular crossbanded top above three short frieze drawers and four further short graduated drawers to the center flanked by two...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Italian, Tuscan, Firenze, Walnut and Veneer Inlaid 2-Door Credenza, circa 1810
Located in Atlanta, GA
A walnut and veneered walnut banded inlay sideboard or cabinet having a slight bombe or curved front resting on open bracket feet. The interior having sizable depth and slides instea...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Baker Furniture Neoclassical Ornately Carved Mahogany Sideboard Credenza
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Neoclassical or French Empire style sideboard or credenza By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1990s Ornate carved mahogany with lion heads, and original brass hardware....
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass

19th Century English Welsh Oak Sideboard
Located in Seattle, WA
19th Century oak sideboard from England with a round edge around the top, following down to paneled sides with raised geometric panels, flanked by hand-turned applied moldings. The a...
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Oak

21st Century Radica Wood 4-Drawers Commode by Modenese Gastone, Baroque Inspired
Located in PADOVA, IT
Modenese Luxury Interiors is proud to promote his production and design services by showing you this wondeful baroque chest of drawers for bedrooms and night areas. Admire its top-qu...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Bespoke Solid Wood Chest of Drawers in Ivory Finish by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, IT
Magnificent bespoke 7-drawers chest of drawers by Modenese Gastone Luxury Interiors, with lightly curved shape and handcarved achantus details. Each drawer features a Blumotion sof-c...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

21st Century Chest of Drawers with Solid Wood and Walnut Finish by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, IT
Made of solid wood with crafted details and a walnut lacquered finishing, this Modenese Luxury Interiors (Made in Italy) majestic eight-drawers chest of drawers amplifies the elegant...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

New York Marble Column Rosewood Bookcase / Credenza With Marble Top 19th Century
By Charles-Honoré Lannuier
Located in Charleston, SC
This New York Marble Column Rosewood Bookcase / Credenza With Marble Top is made in the Neoclassical Style in the early 19th Century. The Credenza is Rosewood veneer with elegant Car...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Blonde Mahogany Neoclassical Centerpiece Server
Located in New York, NY
Designed to be the centerpiece of an early 20th century dining room and crafted of solid blonde mahogany and fir, the buffet features several elevated serving areas, including a pair...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Mahogany

Italian, Veneto, Neoclassical Walnut Scantonata Credenza, Early 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a rectangular top with canted corners (scantonata) above a conforming case housing a central drawer flanked by two triangular shaped drawers with hidden interior sections, the...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Modern Credenza, Ello
Located in Sarasota, FL
This steel and metal credenza by Ello has woven steel front design and black glass top having 4 front doors Glass shelving to the inside steel panels to the sides. Note the splayed f...
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1970s North American Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

Materials

Stainless Steel

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