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Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Julian Faulkner - S.F. Studio Cabinet, "Adam and Adam in Eden" 1996
By Julian Faulkner
Located in Camden, ME
A San Francisco Art Institute graduate Julian Faulkner created this original hand built storage cabinet in his studio in 1996. The cabinet was a gift to his lover and titled "Adam a...
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wood, Plywood

Oak Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Armoire or Wardrobe by Phoenix Amsterdam, 1900s
By Phoenix
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Arts & Crafts armoire or wardrobe. Design by Phoenix Amsterdam. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original brass handles on door and drawer...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Stickley Harvey Ellis Collection Cherry Wood and Tiger Maple Armoire Dresser
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission or Arts & Crafts style armoire dresser or gentleman's chest By Stickley, "Harvey Ellis Collection" USA, Circa Early 21st Century Solid cherry wood, with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Copper

Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Stand, Scotland 1910, B598
Located in Vancouver, BC
Vintage Tiger oak double pedestal desk, America 1920, B600 Scotland 1910 Solid Oak Original finish Having a shaped top with capped columns to either side Original bevelled mir...
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1910s Scottish Vintage Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Romney Green, Style of, an Arts & Crafts Cotswold School Walnut Bedside Cabinet
Located in London, GB
Romney Green, in the style of. An Arts & Crafts Cotswold School walnut bedside cabinet with a single drawer, an open area below and a chip carved door with ebonized handles, on shap...
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1910s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Heals and Son, an English 1930s Slim Single Oak Wardrobe or Kitchen Cupboard
Located in London, GB
Heals and Sons. An English light oak slim single wardrobe or kitchen cupboard with a subtle chamfer surrounding the entire front edges, shaped block handles, an upper shelf to the in...
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1930s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Arts & Crafts Wardrobe by Shapland & Petter, circa 1920
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Arts & Crafts mahogany mirrored wardrobe by Shapland & Petter, circa 1920, the overhanging cornice with silvered panel to the centre over central mirrored door flanked by embossed si...
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Early 20th Century British Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Mahogany

English Arts & Crafts Carved Pine Armoire
Located in New York, NY
English Arts & Crafts pine armoire cabinet with 2 side doors with slat design centering a mirrored door trimmed with Tudor rose carvings.
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20th Century British Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Mirror, Pine

Harris Lebus, English Arts & Crafts Oak Wardrobe with Decorative Copper Details
Located in London, GB
Harris Lebus. An English Arts and Crafts oak wardrobe with flaring cornice, stylized decorative copperwork hoods above 'A' framed red leaded glass lights with a full-length origina...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Copper

An Arts & Crafts Cast Brass Half Tester Double Bed with Stylised Floral Details
Located in London, GB
An Arts and Crafts lacquered cast brass half tester double bedstead, with stylised plant and floral details to the head and foot board. With lattice swing brackets to the sides for h...
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20th Century English Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Waring & Gillows George Walton Style of, Arts & Crafts Wardrobe & Dressing Table
Located in London, GB
Waring and Gillows. In the style of George Walton. A rare Glasgow style Arts & Crafts oak wardrobe with a matching dressing table combined with a well balanced use of chequered inla...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Gdansk Wardrobe Oak from 1900
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
We present a unique Gdansk wardrobe. Prepared to order. This type of furniture was made in Gdansk Elblag and Torun, oakwood was used to make this library. . This type of furniture in...
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1890s Polish Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Oak Cupboard from 1900
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
We present a unique Cupboard. Oakwood was used to make it. It has glass fixed in four sides. The woodcarving is very carefully handmade, each of which is very accurately made and pol...
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1890s German Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Baillie Scott Style of, Arts & Crafts Oak Armoire Wardrobe with Daffodil Inlays
Located in London, GB
Baillie Scott style of, Liberty and Co, attributed. An Arts & Crafts oak armoire wardrobe, with a moulded flaring cornice and daffodil design inlays on concave panels to the upper s...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Fruitwood, Oak

Shapland & Petter an Arts & Crafts Oak Treble Wardrobe with Ebony Floral Inlays
Located in London, GB
Shapland & Petter An Arts & Crafts Glasgow style Arts & Crafts oak treble wardrobe with ebony and walnut stylized floral inlays to the cornice and further leaf style inlays to the do...
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1890s British Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Ebony, Oak

MH Ballie Scott Style, Shapland and Petter Arts & Crafts Inlaid Wardrobe
Located in London, GB
M H Ballie Scott style, Shapland & Petter. An Arts & Crafts oak wardrobe with domed top and conforming dome top door with full length bevelled mirror and lower full length drawer, t...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Ebony, Oak

C R Mackintosh Guthrie & Wells, Glasgow School Stained Green Cypress Wardrobe
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Guthrie and Wells
Located in London, GB
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), made by Guthrie and Wells. A Glasgow School Arts and Crafts stained green cypress wood wardrobe, with white opaque textured square glass deta...
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Late 19th Century Scottish Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

English Arts & Crafts Oak Armoire Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
English Arts & Crafts oak armoire with a top and bottom cabinet with sliding doors and floral carved design centering a 2 door cabinet (possibly LIBERTY)
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Late 19th Century British Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Morris & Co Attr. An Arts & Crafts Oak Treble Linen Press, Metalwork by Rathbone
Located in London, GB
Morris and Co. Attributed. A fine quality Arts & Crafts oak treble linen press with cross banded inlays with extended squares to the corners, the upper section with three doors openi...
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1890s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Wylie & Lochhead. A Large Arts & Crafts Oak Wardrobe With Stylised Iron Hinges
Located in London, GB
Wylie and Lochhead. A rare Arts and Crafts large oak wardrobe with stylised iron hinges and latch style handles to the doors which open to reveal twin hanging space, with two deep dr...
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Iron

Ambrose Heal Letchworth Oak Compactum Nursery Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
Ambrose Heal Letchworth oak compactum nursery chest of drawers.
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Arts & Crafts Oak Treble Wardrobe with Five Drawers by Liberty & Co.
By Liberty & Co., Leonard F. Wyburd
Located in London, GB
Liberty and Co. attributed to Leonard F Wyburd,. A rare Arts and Crafts oak wardrobe with carved stylized floral details and hand wrought iron hinges and handles and a Cotswold styl...
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20th Century English Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wylie & Lochhead Arts & Crafts Oak Three-Piece Bedroom Suite with Pewter Inlays
Located in London, GB
Wylie and Lochhead of Glasgow. An Arts & Crafts Glasgow School oak three-piece bedroom suite with stylised floral inlays of pewter and mother of pearl with silver plated handles thro...
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Early 1900s Scottish Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Pewter

Liberty & Co Arts & Crafts Oak Bedroom Pair with Wardrobe & Matching Double Bed
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co, attributed. A Glasgow style Arts & Crafts oak bedroom pair consisting of a wardrobe and a 57 inch wide double bed. The wardrobe with a flaring cornice, a full length or...
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Early 1900s British Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Fruitwood, Oak

Liberty & Co. Attr Arts & Crafts Oak Double Wardrobe with Stylized Cut-Outs
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co. attributed. An Arts & Crafts oak double wardrobe with stylized cut-outs to the shaped top and an unusual open display area above, retaining the original beveled mirror ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Mirror, Oak

E A Taylor Attr Wylie & Lochhead Arts & Crafts Four-Piece Mahogany Bedroom Suite
Located in London, GB
E A Taylor attributed made by Wylie & Lochhead of Glasgow. An Arts & Crafts four-piece mahogany bedroom suite consisting of double wardrobe, dressing table, wash stand and 54 inch w...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Mahogany

Gdansk Two-Door Wardrobe Oak Fourseasons from 1900
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
Three-door wardrobe ( Gdansk four seasons wardrobe) We present a uniqueGdansk three-door wardrobe. Prepared to order. This type of furniture was made in Gdańsk Elbląg and Toruń, Oak ...
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1890s Polish Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Shapland & Petter, Arts & Crafts Oak Treble Wardrobe with Floral Carved Details
Located in London, GB
Shapland and Petter. An Arts & Crafts oak treble wardrobe with wild tiger grain throughout, a central beveled mirror door, flanked by two further paneled doors with wonderful stylize...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Gdansk Wardrobe Oak from 1900
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
We present a unique Gdansk wardrobe. Prepared to order. This type of furniture was made in Gdansk Elblag and Torun, oakwood was used to make this library. . This type of furniture ...
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1890s Polish Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

Arts & Crafts England Bamboo Lacquer Wardrobe
Located in Munich, DE
This elegant and rare bamboo wardrobe is decorated with painted lacquer panels in the Japanese taste and retains the original faceted mirror.
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1880s English Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Oak Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Armoire or Wardrobe by Jac. van den Bosch, 1904
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau armoire or wardrobe. Design by Jac. van den Bosch for 't Binnenhuis Amsterdam. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Variant Opus nr. 3...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Oak Arts & Crafts Armoire or Wardrobe with Inlay, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau armoire or wardrobe. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original brass handles on door and drawer. Four original s...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

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