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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. 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
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

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Oak

1970s Mastercraft 4pc Credenza in Burled Amboyna and Brass
Located in Hartville, OH
Without a doubt the most Spectacular Piece of Mastercraft we’ve ever seen. Extraordinary in every possible way. The hardware is a work of art. Companion Dining Table in a separate li...
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1970s American Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

Cherry wood living room or hall sideboard by Fantoni
Located in Premariacco, IT
Hall or living room sideboard by Fantoni, a well-known Italian manufacturer of furniture and furnishings of high quality and workmanship. The structure features four large and spaci...
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1980s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

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Cherry

Large kitchen sideboard by Fantoni in cherry wood
Located in Premariacco, IT
Large sideboard for living room or kitchen by Fantoni, a well-known Italian manufacturer of furniture and furnishings of high quality and workmanship. The frame features several dra...
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1980s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

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Cherry

Antique English Credenza ~ Barrister's Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique English Credenza ~ Barrister's Bookcase exudes a stately elegance that will enhance any room, hallway, stairwell landing, or even behi...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

Pair Russian Neoclassical Unique Specimen Green Quartz Ormolu Mounted Vases
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair Russian Neoclassical Unique Specimen Green Quartz Ormolu Mounted Vases Species Quartz, Commonly known as Agate A exquisite pair of 19th-century Rus...
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19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Agate, Onyx, Ormolu

Equestrian Leather Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A classic equestrian-inspired brown leather-wrapped cabinet. This two-drawer and two-door cabinet has a refined design with hand-hammered nailhead accents. The top and base are finis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Leather, Wood

18th Century Northern Italian Walnut Credenza, circa 1790
Located in Cagliari, IT
Fine Northern Italian (Veneto) walnut credenza-sideboard from the late 18th century with two doors and two dreawers. Inside the sideboard is separated into two compartments, each ...
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1790s Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Walnut

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 Credenzas

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Marble

Pair of Italian Neoclassical Style Parquetry And Marquetry Bow Front Chests
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Finely crafted pair of bow front chests with pink marble conforming tops. The fronts with two apron drawers in herringbone parquetry with marquetry foliate framing bands. The lower...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Marble, Brass

Russian Neo-Classic Mahogany Inliad 2-Door Credenza
Located in New York, NY
Russian Neo-Classic brass-trimmed mahogany credenza with canted corners and two upper drawers featuring an inliad diamond design in wood and brass centering two small drawer pulls ov...
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20th Century Russian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass, Metal

Hardstone, Ormolu and Boulle Mounted Ebonised Wood Sideboard
Located in London, GB
Hardstone, ormolu and Boulle mounted ebonised wood sideboard French, Late 19th Century Height 114cm, width 178cm, depth 50cm This splendid sideboard, carved from ebonised wood, stan...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Stone, Other, Ormolu

1810 Venetian Sideboard "Scantonata" in Cherry Wood
Located in Albignasego, IT
Venetian Sideboard "Scantonata" H. 97 cm – L. 197 cm – P. 49 cm Beautiful Venetian sideboard in solid cherry wood, with four doors and three drawers. The structure is typical of...
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1810s Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Cherry

French Walnut Cabinet Deux Corps Buffet Red and Gold Patinated, circa 1920
Located in Labrit, Landes
Buffet deux corps French cabinet, circa 1830 Neoclassical style, solid walnut and brass The patina was made recently with red paint and touches of gold Good antique condition S...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

19th Century Hand Painted Italian Neoclassical Style Credenza or Console Table
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a majestic piece! It is a nineteenth century Italian hand painted credenza. The piece has neo-classical form, and the top, a later additi...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood, Paint

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 Credenzas

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Mahogany

Late 18th Century Italian Gilt Console with Mirrors
Located in Redding, CT
Neoclassical Italian Gilt Console with Mirrors. Late 18th Century Italian Gilt wood Gesso console or credenza. Triptych mirrored back with ela...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Mirror, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

Pair of 18th-Century Italian Console Tables
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Italian Neo-Classical console tables were carved, painted battleship-grey, gilded, and topped with slabs of Carrara marble. Each has a carved cartouche — one with a pair...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Marble

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

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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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood

Baker Furniture Neoclassical Cherry Wood and Parcel Ebonized Sideboard Credenza
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Neoclassical or Empire style sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Baker Furniture, "Palladian Collection" USA, Circa 1980s...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

Italian Sideboard in Neoclassical Style in Mahogany Att. to Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful neoclassical style Italian cabinet attributed to Gianni Versace inspired by "Medusa" from the 1950s. The sideboard has been expertly crafted from fine mahogany feather wit...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Credenzas

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Mahogany

Northern European Painted Buffet
Located in Westwood, NJ
Northern European painted buffet with a rectangular top having canted corners with paneled and angled uprights, two cabinet doors, the interior with tw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood

Classic by Giuseppe Carpanelli Charme Sideboard
Located in Desio, IT
Sideboard of Charme line. Structure in érable wood enriched by palisander inlays with 4 doors and 4 drawers. Geometrical decoration enriched by deta...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood

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 wonder...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Paint, Wood

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

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Cherry

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

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Wood

Directoire Style Small 2 Doors Sideboard in Cherry, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This 2 doors small sideboard ( "mini-bahut") is a hand crafted reproduction of the French Directoire Style at the end of the 18th century. Th...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

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, classical and timeless lines. 3 front drawers with Louis XVI rings...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

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

21st Century Baroque-Inspired Shoe Rack by Modenese Gastone, White Finish
Located in PADOVA, Italy
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 custom...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

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

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Small Sideboard in Solid Cherry and White-Cream Lacquered
Located in Landivy, FR
This 2 doors small sideboard ( "mini-bahut") is a hand-crafted reproduction of the French Directoire Style at the end of the 18th century. This ...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass

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, classical and timeless lines. This traditional buffet...
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2010s European Neoclassical Credenzas

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Cherry, Oak

21st Century Veneer Inlay Classical Wardrobe by Modenese Gastone Interiors
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Wide and imposing wardrobe in walnut finish by the Italian producer Modenese Gastone Interiors. Its bold solid wood structure is steady and t...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Credenzas

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

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, dep...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Marble, Brass, Ormolu

Bespoke Solid Wood Chest of Drawers in Ivory Finish by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, Italy
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

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

21st Century Radica Wood 4-Drawers Commode by Modenese Gastone, Baroque Inspired
Located in PADOVA, Italy
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

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

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 ...
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2010s French Neoclassical Credenzas

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Cherry, Oak, Wood

21st Century Chest of Drawers with Solid Wood and Walnut Finish by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
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

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Bespoke Radica 7-Drawers Commode, Baroque Inspired by Modenese Gastone
Located in PADOVA, Italy
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

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Silver Leaf, Gold 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 R...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Brass, Bronze

19th Century French Neoclassical Style Painted Commode
Located in Houston, TX
19th century French neoclassical style painted commode. Stunning 19th century French Neoclassical walnut commode or chest of drawers...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood

Antique French Neoclassical Style Commode or Chest
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French Neoclassical Style Commode Or Chest. Stunning 19th century French Neoclassical walnut commode or chest of drawers wit...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Wood

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

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Brass, Bronze

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

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Elm

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 ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Neoclassical Credenzas

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Mahogany

Italian, Lucca, Neoclassical Walnut Veneered 2-Door Credenza
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a rectangular top above a conforming case with two paneled doors, the interior fitted with drawers and shelving, the feet are ebonized carved paws with carved giltwood legs
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1830s Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Walnut

18th Century Bleached Walnut Italian Credenza, Buffet, Sideboard
Located in Carmine, TX
Walnut credenza handcrafted in Italy in the mid 1700s and bleached recently. Don't let its delicate overall appearance fool you because, as my lower back can attest, this baby is heavy. This is a beautiful credenza that follow the typical italian style with slanted sides, which create small triangular storage spaces on either sides of the two main front doors and drawer. Overall the credenza is very straight in lines. The drawers have flat overlay fronts, and the doors show chamfered panels with a raised carving and are framed by flat molding. The carving and molding help giving the piece some depth and decoration. The bleaching process also provided the credenza with additional warmth, depth and decoration, by bringing out the beautiful grain and underlying colors of the wood. The top of the credenza is composed of boards with ogee edge nailed to the main case. On the inside the credenza is very spacious, providing plenty of storage space. Overall this is a beautiful piece that has lived a long life, and has received some help in "hanging in there" over the years. This is a piece that will fit well with both modern and...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Credenzas

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Walnut

Neoclassical credenzas for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical credenzas for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage credenzas created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical credenzas made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original credenzas, popular names associated with this style include Baker Furniture Company, and Bassett 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.

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