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Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

EMPIRE STYLE

From 1804–15, Napoléon I reigned as the emperor of France, bringing the country into a new era of opulence after the fall of the monarchy and the tumultuous years of the French Revolution. He declared, “We must have very solid things, made to last 100 years.” Empire-style furniture followed suit, with imposing pieces constructed from mahogany and adorned with gilded ornaments. Expanding on the neoclassicism popularized in the previous century — such as in ​​Louis XVI style — Empire style borrowed from the great civilizations of antiquity, from Egypt to Greece and Rome, to connect this nascent empire to the power of the past.

Napoléon I believed the production of fine furniture would reflect the stature of the republic, with his official architects Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine leading the way with their work on his residences.

Luxurious materials, symmetrical shapes and bold colors characterize antique Empire-style bedroom furniture, armchairs, cabinets and other structures, with frequent motifs including mythological creatures, geometric designs, acanthus leaves, eagles, bees (the imperial emblem) and swans, a favorite of Empress Joséphine. Flat surfaces, like marble tabletops, were accented with decadent details, such as the bronze furniture mounts made by sculptor Pierre-Philippe Thomire for the French palaces. Martin-Guillaume Biennais, who worked as the imperial goldsmith, crafted intricate luxury objects that mixed wood, fine metal, mother-of-pearl and ivory.

The style became popular abroad, influencing the American Empire style. Stately pieces carved with sprigs of olives by cabinetmaker Pierre-Antoine Bellange were acquired by American President James Monroe for the White House in 1817.

Find a collection of antique Empire tables, lighting, seating and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Empire
Empire Chest of Drawers, France, circa 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
The antique Empire chest of drawers imported from France dates from around 1880. Furniture in very good condition, after professional renovation. High-gloss lacquer finish. Dim...
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1880s French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Mid-19th Century French Empire Mahogany and Marble Bedside Table with Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in France circa 1850 and built of mahogany, the elegant antique cabinet stands on front rounded columns ending with bun feet and embellished with decorative bronze mounted ri...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Special Late Empire Danish Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Very special late Empire chest of drawers with opaline glass inlay drawer plates, 19th century, Denmark, 1830, mahogany with Ivory colored glass inlay. A individual and unique exampl...
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19th Century Danish Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Empire Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Buffet Cabinet, by François Linke
Located in London, GB
An Empire style gilt-bronze mounted marquetry buffet cabinet, by François Linke, Paris. This handsome buffet or side cabinet has its original Swedish green marble top. The veneers...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Ormolu

French Empire Style Secretary
Located in Austin, TX
Secretary, French, in the Empire style and made of Cuban flamed Mahogany, finished in a Museum quality French polish. The exquisite cabinet boasts two detached columns with finely ca...
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1920s French Vintage Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

Exceptional Early 19th Century French Empire Period Chateau Enfilade in Walnut
Located in Birmingham, AL
A very fine 19th century French Empire period enfilade buffet handcrafted of solid old growth French walnut by very talented artisans in Lyon for a wealthy chateau owner in Beaujolai...
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1810s French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Deluxe Four Door Sideboard with Drawers and Radica Inlays by Modenese
Located in PADOVA, Italy
Our bespoke cradenza with exquisite marquetry inlay wood work. This re-imagine classic piece is truely representing the essence of Modense Luxury Interiors. Every wooden details has ...
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2010s Italian Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

French Empire Architect's Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
French Empire architect's desk. Flame grain mahogany veneers, leather covered drawers.
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1810s Unknown Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Leather, Wood

Petite French Empire Commode
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This wonderful Empire mahogany commode was created in 19th century France. Topped with a removable piece of black fossil granite with rounded front corners. The apron houses a hidden...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Granite, Metal, Brass

19th Cent Ebony Empire Commode or Nightstand, Refinished, Bronze Mounted
Located in Stamford, CT
19th Century, Hollywood Regecny Style Commode, chest or nightstand. Bronze Mounted Empire Commode or Nightstand, Refinished in a fine ebony finish to suite the Hollywood Regency Deco...
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1860s Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Empire Style Mahogany Bowfront Commode
Located in Houston, TX
Empire style mahogany commode, early 20th c., bow front case fitted with pull-out leather brushing slide, over three drawers, flanked by fluted corner posts, rising on tapered legs.
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Early 1900s European Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Large French Bibliothéque in Solid Mahogany, Late 1800s
Located in CHINON, FR
This magnificent series of cupboards has 4 locking doors and a large central drawer. The upper part of the doors are in gilded bronze mesh with a mahogany panel at the base decorate...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Empire Secretaire around 1800 Mahogany Veneer on Solid Oak Aristocratic Property
Located in Berlin, DE
High quality Cuban mahogany on solid oak. gold-plated, finely chased fittings Central lock with a special key. Architecturally structured front. Rectangular body on 2 high feet with...
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Early 19th Century Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

French Empire Commode Chest of Drawers, Antique with Marquetry Inlay
Located in Potters Bar, GB
- Gorgeous French Empire antique chest of drawers or commode - Very elegant piece perfect for a Parisian apartment - or your home wherever you are - Inlay work exquisite to the fro...
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1920s Vintage Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Kingwood

19th Century Marble-Top French Side Table with Brass Gallery
Located in Toronto, CA
This 19th century French walnut side table with a lovely patina developed with age. The off white marble top is framed on three side with a brass gallery. The table has one drawer an...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Empire Style Dresser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary antique empire dresser in great condition is hand-crafted out of mahogany wood and has been completely restored and refinished by our expert craftsmen. This chest is...
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Early 1900s American Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Drexel Heritage Empire Style Sideboard or Bar Cabinet With Carved Lions
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Empire or Egyptian Revival style sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Drexel Heritage, "Pavilion" Collection USA, Late 20th Century Walnut and birch, with e...
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Late 20th Century American Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Birch, Walnut, Giltwood

Antique Dutch Linen Press in Pine with Sunburst Pediment & Barley Twist Columns
Located in Miami, FL
It is seldom we see an antique pine linen press of this quality and charm! From the Netherlands, a lovely linen press in light honey-colored pine with two paneled doors over three lo...
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Empire Étagères
Located in New York, NY
Rouge Royal marble tops with two toned mahogany (the mahogany originally bleached to create this contrast) and brass mouldings.   
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

19th Century French Empire Marble Top Mahogany Semainier Chest of Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a bedroom or dressing room with this antique fruitwood Semainier chest of drawers. Crafted in France circa 1880, the tall and narrow chest stands on rounded front cup feet o...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

19th Century Austrian Empire Style Walnut Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine 19th century Austrian Empire walnut commode. Exceptional wood finish and superb quality. A truly elegant piece that is sure to impress!.
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Antique 19th Century Empire Dutch Bombe Solid Oak Cabinet
Located in Casteren, NL
An elegant Dutch cabinet or cupboard that was made in The Netherlands, circa 1820s. It was completely made in the best quality fine European oak. It has a bombe base ending on claw ...
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Early 19th Century Dutch Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Antique Empire style chest of drawers, Northern Europe, circa 1850, Renovated.
Located in Chorzów, PL
An old chest of drawers from the mid-19th century in the Empire style. Antique furniture with a more beautiful form will add elegance to any interior. A piece of furniture consist...
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1850s Swedish Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

19th Century Austrian Display Cabinet, Made Out of Ebonized Pearwood
Located in Horomerice, CZ
19th century Empire display cabinet from Austria Completely restored, surface made by shellac polish.    
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1810s Austrian Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

French Empire 19th Century Walnut Bookcase-Cabinet
Located in Troy, NY
Small French Empire bookcase/cabinet with framed glazed sides, featuring a molded wooden elongated X on the inside, one wire-mesh-inset door, the corners embellished by sculpted colu...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Large Antique Late Empire Corner Cabinet of Mahogany, 1840
Located in Lejre, DK
Large antique late Empire corner cabinet of mahogany and in great vintage condition from the 1840s.  
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1840s Danish Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

French Empire Fruitwood Buffet
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A delightful Empire style fruitwood buffet, made in France circa 1850. This wonderful antique buffet is teeming with Provincial charm. The solid antique fruitwood is beautifully pati...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Brass

Antique French Empire Chest in Bleached Oak
Located in Houston, TX
Antique French oak chest featuring three drawers in the French Empire style that is solidly built and imported recently from Europe. Discovered in Northern France, the finish has bee...
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20th Century French Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Ebonised Two-Door Bookcase
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fantastic French two-door ebonised bookcase with brass detail. This bookcase dates from the early 20th Century and has two glazed and panel doors and adjustable internal shelves. Th...
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20th Century French Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Danish Late Empire Secretary Bureau
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Late empire secretary bureau in mahogany veneered oak with beautiful grain. In 2 parts. Desk top offers three bowed doors. A concave door in the middle flanked by pair of convex do...
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Early 19th Century European Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany, Oak

French Empire 19th Century Mahogany Commode
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A fabulous French mahogany commode from 19th century France, circa 1840’s. The stunning gray and white marble top with rounded front corners is in good antique condition with few sig...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stone, Marble, Metal

Large Antique French Empire Vitrine or Display Cabinet, circa 1890
Located in Dallas, TX
Monumental 19th century French Empire black lacquered vitrine or display cabinet. The shaped bonnet with intricate doré bronze appointments above glass-pane doors accented with bronz...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Empire Style Drop-Leaf Secretaire Walnut, Italy, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
Supported by 4 plinth shaped feet, 3 frontal drawers of which the upper on is smaller. A folding door hides a central open compartment with lateral drawers. Walnut.
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Matched Pair of Empire Mahogany Pedestal Cupboards with Green Marble Tops
Located in London, GB
A matched pair of Empire mahogany pedestal cupboards of cylindrical form, both with green marble tops, and two shelves to the interior. One with circular plinth base and castors, one...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Early 19th Century French Empire Period Walnut Armoirette or Bonnetiere
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This early nineteenth century French Empire period walnut bonnetiere or armoirette features a single door flanked by half columns. Its sides, doors, and frame are constructed of soli...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Pair of Period Empire Mahogany and Gilt Chest of Drawers, Denmark, circa 1800
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish late 18th century pair of period empire chest of drawers. This rare pair was recently found here in the USA, which makes them very attractive because of the new UN/US import...
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Late 18th Century Danish Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

French 19th Century Mahogany Secrétaire à Abattant
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A dignified 19th century mahogany secre´taire a` abattant from France . This desk has an exceptional black, Belgian Granite top with fossil inclusions resting above a single drawer d...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stone, Granite, Metal, Brass

Mahogany and Gilt Ormalou Secretaire Abattant Strongly Attributed to S. Jamar
By S. Jamar, London 1
Located in Stamford, CT
A very impressive Secretaire Abattant with exceptional ormalou mounts including a rare buttlerfly form. The same mounts can be seen on pieces of S. Jamar furniture in "Pictorial Dict...
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1820s English Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Rustic Antique Danish Empire Chest of Drawers, ca. 1810
Located in Asaa, DK
Antique Danish empire commode ca. 1810. This amazing rustic oak dresser was made in Denmark between 1800 and 1810. The early influence of empire design is seen in the sun burst inla...
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Early 19th Century Danish Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

20th Century Biedermeier Style Napoleon Secretaire
Located in Berlin, DE
Bird’s-eye maple root veneer on solid pinewood. Gilded chimeras. Finely engraved bronze fixtures. (L-Sam-252).
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20th Century Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Antique Empire Chest of Drawers in West Indies Mahogany with Mythological Scenes
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine Empire commode in a light-colored Cuban/ West Indies mahogany with satinwood inlays featuring an upper drawer with small inlaid lidded compartments with original turned k...
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19th Century Danish Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany, Satinwood, Satin

19th Century French Painted Empire Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant 19th century French Empire painted commode. Beautiful grey color along with a marble top. The piece also has nice brass hardware with the face of a lion. Gorgeous!
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Second Empire Chest with Gilded Mounts
Located in Nashville, TN
Second Empire chest, probably 1870s. Unusual in that the front veneers are highly figured crotch mahogany as opposed to the more common flame mahogany. Gilded bronze mounts with hand...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century French Mahogany Commode
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Impressive 19th century Flame mahogany commode. This piece stands well, the three large drawers are decorated with flame mahogany with its original quality brass handles and ivory e...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

Neoclassical Empire Bookcases
Located in Manchester, MA
This beautiful pair of mahogany Empire bookcases is decorated with gilt bronze mounts portraying armorial motifs, winged Nike figures, swans and garlands. The glass doors are original.
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

French Bureau Plat Desk, Empire Dummy Partners Desks
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Gorgeous French Empire bureau plat Classic French antique desk in kingwood with ormolu fixtures We date this desk to circa 1930 Has drawers on both sides although one side they a...
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1930s French Vintage Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Kingwood

Petite Empire Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Petite chest of drawers from France made of flamed Cuban mahogany with four dovetailed drawers and a rich array of finely cast bronze hardware. The commode features half detached col...
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1880s French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

Empire Trumeau Cabinet, Early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Two-door trumeau cabinet with one wide drawer and fire-gilt bronze fittings.
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Early 19th Century European Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Fine and Beautiful 19th C Empire Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Library Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine and beautiful Empire mahogany and gilt bronze decorated Empire library viewing cabinet. All original with fine gilt bronze pawed feet. Adjustable shelves, hand pegged.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

19th Century French Empire Mahogany Commode
Located in Dallas, TX
Handsome 19th century French Empire mahogany commode. Beautiful bronze and ebony details and lovely grey marble top as well. Very elegant for a fine home!
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

Late 19th Century Empire Mini Sample Chest of Drawers
Located in Pasadena, CA
A remarkable late 19th century mini sample chest of drawers made of mahogany wood and of the Empire style, featuring design characteristics such as a pair of columns and etches of fo...
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1960s French Vintage Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

French Empire Chest of Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
Chest of drawers or “commode” made of flamed mahogany in the French Empire style. This piece has ebonized columns and is finished in a lustrous French polish. There are four dovetail...
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1910s French Vintage Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Bronze

Early 19th Century Berlin Mahogany Armoire
Located in London, by appointment only
Germany, circa 1825. A Berlin mahogany display cabinet having a stepped pediment inlaid with boxwood stringing above partially glazed doors divided into four sections with scroll...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Mahogany

Antique French Empire Mahogany Pedestal Bust Stand Cabinet 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A superb French Empire mahogany and ormolu mounted pedestal cabinet, Circa 1870 in date. THE BOTANICAL NAME FOR THE MAHOGANY THIS PEDESTAL IS MADE OF IS SWIETENIA MACROPHYLLA AND...
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1870s French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Ormolu

Empire Library, France, circa 1880
Located in Chorzów, PL
Empire library, France, circa 1880. Very good condition. Wood: walnut Dimensions: H 168 cm W 107 cm D 50 cm.
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1880s French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

French Neoclassical Empire Style Mahogany Leather Top Desk
Located in Essex, MA
A fine quality French Empire style neoclassical desk, in richly figured mahogany with a gilt tooled leather top, over three frieze drawers supported by tapering cylindrical legs with...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass, Ormolu

French 19th Century Empire Secrétaire à Abattant
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A statley 19th century mahogany secre´taire a` abattant from France, circa 1810. This desk has an exceptional charcoal marble top resting above a single drawer disguised into the apr...
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

19th Century Bleached Mahogany Empire Style Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant 19th century Empire style carved and bleached mahogany buffet with grey marble top. This piece has beautiful wood grain and nice storage inside. Lovely!!
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19th Century French Antique Empire Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble

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