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Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

LOUIS XV STYLE

The style of 18th-century French furniture was guided by the court. When Louis XV, who reigned from 1715–74, focused royal life on the smaller salons of Versailles rather than its grand chambers, it transformed the aesthetics away from the imposing and angular furniture that characterized the style of Louis XIV. A broader focus on comfort and more delicate forms define antique Louis XV furniture, with nature-inspired carvings, wood inlays, curved cabriole legs, asymmetrical shapes and rounded oval seat backs. The furnishings changed throughout the king’s life, as he ascended to the throne as a child and then grew to establish his own tastes.

Pieces like the bergère, an upholstered armchair with a wide cushion that fit the flowing dresses in fashion at the time, reflected this more informal court. Introduced at the start of Louis XV’s reign, bergère chairs in this style were deeper and broader than other chairs of the period.

Louis XV tapestries and carpets tended to be floral and colorful, and design elements were borrowed from Asia. Dutch-born cabinetmaker Bernard van Risenburgh brought lacquer techniques influenced by Japan and China into his luxuriously made furniture. Along with its fine details, the furniture of the era also featured new innovations including mechanical devices. Jean François Oeben, a royal cabinetmaker, created such intricate pieces as a mechanical table for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s mistress. It involved a sliding top and a writing surface that extended from its marquetry panels.

During the later years of Louis XV’s reign, there was a shift from the ostentatious rocaille style, part of the exuberantly decorative Rococo movement in Europe for which designers such as Nicolas Pineau and Juste-Aurèle Meissonier are known. The style under Louis XVI would return to boxier forms, but with a neoclassical touch inspired by the ancient world.

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Style: Louis XV
Antique French Louis XV Triple Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XV Triple Armoire is a majestic example of one of the most recognizable French styles extant, influenced by both the Baroque and the Rococo to produce the artful...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Antique wardrobe, France, circa 1880.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique wardrobe from the end of the 19th century, France. Dimensions: height 233 cm / width 166 cm / depth 65 cm
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

19th Century Louis XV Style French Armoire or Wardrobe
Located in Winter Park, FL
An early 19th century Louis XV style French petite armoire, or wardrobe, from the Loire Valley. Made of solid cherry with scroll carving on the door panels and simple circular carved...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Louis XV wardrobe
Located in TARBES, FR
Louis XV Wardrobe Circa 1880 in Several Types of Wood Treat yourself to the timeless luxury of the Louis Features : Style: Louis XV Period: Circa 1880 Several species of wood Det...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Antique French Armoire Rare Double Bonnet Style Very Original and Nice c1700's
Located in Chicago, IL
An important “très grand" Antique French Louis XV Armoire probably from the Burgundy region of France, circa 1760-1780. Constructed from solid French cherrywood which has naturally d...
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1770s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

French 18th Century Solid Oak Armoire
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This French 18th century armoire in the Louis XV style has a fantastic dark oak finish and gorgeous hand carved details. This piece retains its original locking systems and one key. ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

French 18th Century Solid Walnut Armoire
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A French carved, solid walnut armoire built in the Louis XV period. A Chapeau de Gendarme cornice tops the body of the armoire. Two solid walnut doors have shapely carved panels crea...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century Italian Louis XV Coin Case
Located in Roma, RM
Antique 18th-century Italian ebonized walnut coin cabinet with paintings under glass , Naples mid-1700s , on each drawer there are paintings depicting the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius and...
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1750s Italian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut, Paint

Armadio Italiano Piemontese A Due Ante Fine 1700
Located in Milan, IT
Armadio Antico Piemontese A Due Ante Fine 1700 costruito in legno di pioppo con le ante ed i fianchi pannellati con cornici. Le ante hanno la parte superiore centinata così come i pannelli superiori divisi da quelli inferiori da una triplice scanalatura orizzontale. Le ante sono scandite da tre grandi lance verticali con motivi intagliati e montano ognuna la sua serratura. La scansione interna è suddivisa da tre ripiani in pioppo; in corrispondenza delle giunture delle tavole del fondo sono stati apposti dei profili di legno per evitare la polvere. Le tavole del fondo recano i segni della sgrossatura a mano. L’armadio si divide orizzontalmente in due corpi. Il piemonte è la regione italiana che...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Poplar

18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Armoire
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large 18th Century French Louis XV armoire from Burgundy with chapeau de gendarme crown. Made from thick planks of solid walnut with twelve raised panels. Simple hand-carved decorative details on the apron and crown and on the rounded front corners. Mortise & tenon and pegged construction. Waxed patina. Oak as the secondary wood. Iron escutcheons and large forged iron hinges. Working lock and key. Interior has a center shelf with two drawers and two new shelves. In good condition for its age with normal wear for a 200+ year old armoire...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Fine Quality Period early 1800s French Country Normandy Armoire Wardrobe
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a an incredibly simple and yet beautiful French armoire from the Normandy region of France. The armoire measures 82.5 tall x 63.75 wid...
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1820s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak, Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Buffet a Deux Corps or Sideboard
Located in Winter Park, FL
A large 18th century French Louis XV buffet à deux corps made from thick planks of solid walnut. Excellent craftsmanship and grand in scale at 10 feet tall, the provenance of this bu...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Louis XV Gilt Bronze Mounted Armoire in Kingwood
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
This elegant piece is a Louis XV gilt bronze mounted armoire in kingswood with fruitwood marquetry in vines and flowers on gilt bronze cuffed ca...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Ormolu

Antique French Wardrobe Louis XV Style Hand Painted Armoire
Located in Buxton, GB
This stunning antique French wardrobe, crafted in the Louis XV style, is a true masterpiece. The hand-painted polychromed armoire is made of ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze

Classic French 19th Century Louis XV Walnut Armoire or Wardrobe from Normandy
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very good quality carved walnut armoire originating from Normandy, France which was made during the early 19th century. The case consists of a carved frieze and paneled doors above...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antique Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wardrobe Armoire Display Showcase
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Antique Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Wardrobe Armoire Display Showcase.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze

Antique French Louis XV Baroque Mahogany Kockdown Wedding Armoire Wardrobe 84"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique French Louis XV knockdown wedding armoire / wardrobe / linen press. Made of mahogany featuring baroque styling with carved egg and dart crown over a floral and bird theme wr...
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19th Century Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mahogany

French 18th Century Louis XV Style Solid Oak Armoire
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This French 18th century armoire in the Louis XV style has a fantastic dark oak finish and gorgeous hand carved details. A shaped cornice sits above elaborately paneled doors on long...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

French provincial armoire/Bonnetiere 19 th c burled walnut
Located in Houston, TX
This bonnetiere/armoire is made of burled walnut and fruitwood It has long full length hinged door that opens to two Shelves. Shelves are easily removable if you prefer To add a rod...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood, Walnut

Antique Louis XV Provincial style Pickled Pine Buffet Deux Corps
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Louis XV style pickled pine buffet deux corps, 19th century. With a molded pediment top, two doors each with floral carved tops and paneled doors, two lower paneled doors, a ...
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19th Century European Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Pine, Lacquer, Paint

18th Century French Louis XV Style Oak Buffet "Deux Corps"
Located in San Antonio, TX
Step back in time with the allure of the 18th century through this remarkable French Louis XV Style Oak Buffet "Deux Corps". Adorned with intricate floral motifs, this buffet embodie...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

19th C. French Painted Armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C. French painted Armoire w/ chicken wire. The armoire is painted in shades of aqua marine and antique white. You can see the wood undern...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Impressive Scale 19th Century Louis XV Style Painted Armoire
Located in Houston, TX
The Impressive Scale 19th Century Louis XV Style Painted Armoire is a remarkable furniture piece that reflects the elegance and sophistication of the Louis XV era. The armoire featur...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Paint

18th C. French Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition Period Walnut Bordelaise Armoire
Located in Birmingham, AL
A monumental 18th century French Louis XV-Louis XVI Transition period solid walnut chateau armoire handcrafted by skilled artisans from the Bordeaux region of France, circa 1750s, ha...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Late 19th-Early 20th C. Large Scale Walnut French Dressing Cabinet With Bench
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An incredible ensemble acting as its own complete sitting room. A large scale carved walnut cabinet in the Louis XV style with double beveled mirrored doors for the deep side compart...
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Early 20th Century Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Bressan Wardrobe / Cabinet, 18th Century, France
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Charming Bresse cabinet from the 18th century. It is made of various fruit woods. It opens in front of two doors whose panels are carved of curves and counter-curves.The overflowing ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

1782 Green Floral Painted Wardrobe
Located in Albignasego, IT
Green Tyrolean wardrobe dated 1782 H.185 – L.142 (160 at the frames) – P.50 (59 at the frames) Tyrolean painted wardrobe with two doors, entire...
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1780s Austrian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fir

18th Century Louis XV Walnut Inlaid Dutch Trumeau Armoires 1750
Located in Roma, RM
Armoire from Netherlands, Louis XV 1750-1760, walnut and inlaid in boxwood and mother of pearl (some details of the inlay ,see the eyes of the parrots).This Trumeau is rich in inl...
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1750s Dutch Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 19th Century Walnut Louis XV Style Armoire
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A wonderfully provincial Louis XV style armoire, handcrafted from solid walnut during the 19th century. A Chapeau de Gendarme cornice tops two doors with shapely carved panels creati...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal, Steel

Louis XV Wedding Armoire, Normandy circa 1790
Located in Doylestown, PA
A very nice example of a traditional 18th century Normandy wedding armoire in bleached oak, abundantly carved with garden and floral motifs, w...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

18th Century French Carved Walnut Wedding Armoire from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique fruitwood "Armoire Provencale," is truly exceptional. Crafted in France, circa 1760, this tall cabinet stands on escargot feet decorated with acanthus leaves at the shoulder, over a scalloped and pierced apron embellished with a weaved floral basket flanked with laurel and wheat leaf motifs. The bonnet top features exquisite carvings including a neoclassical urn surrounded with a laurel crown floral basket at the pediment. Both doors are decorated with hand carved floral and branch motifs, and are decorated. The inside reveals all the original shelving with set of drawers, and the cabinet is dressed with original lock, key, cremaillere and heavy forged hardware. The tall and wide armoire...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful and grand "Armoire Lyonnaise" from France was carved, circa 1760. The antique fruit wood cabinet stands on scroll feet over a scalloped apron, the cabinet features a d...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Monumental 18th Century French Louis XV Period Bleached Walnut Lyonnaise Armoire
Located in Birmingham, AL
An exceptional 18th century French Louis XV period armoire, circa 1750s, handcrafted of solid walnut by talented artisans in Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes r...
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1750s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
This important grand "Armoire Lyonnaise" was carved in Lyon, France circa 1760. The tall antique fruit wood cabinet stands on bun feet over a straight plinth base; it features an ele...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Large Louis XV Period Wardrobe Provencal Richly Carved 18th - France
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Rare Provencal cabinet from the Louis XV period, richly carved with foliage and plant motifs: bouquets, bunches of grapes, ears of wheat... The legs are curved and finished with a sc...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Antique French Louis XV Carved Walnut 2 Door Armoire w/ Original Mirrors Ca 1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XV Style Carved walnut 2 door armoire with Original Curve-Line Beveled Mirrors. Beautiful Fitted Interior.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Walnut

Two Door French Wedding Armoire/Wardrobe, circa 1880
Located in Evergreen, CO
The French custom of a father's gift to his newborn daughter was the crafting or purchase of an armoire carved with symbols of plenty and happiness, which stored her trousseau to use...
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1880s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique French Louis XV Carved Walnut & Beveled Mirror 2-Door Armoire Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Handsome Antique French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut 2 door armoire with Curve-Line Beveled Mirrors and Fitted Interior, Circa 1880-1890.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Walnut

Louis XV Fruitwood Bonnetiere with Carved Paneled Door and Cabriole Feet
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Louis XV bonnetiere / single door armoire with carved paneled door and lower drawer on cabriole feet.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood

Tall Louis XV Period Walnut Armoire with Two-Drawer, 3rd Quarter 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Transitional in periods between Louis XV and Louis XVI, of two-piece construction, the top section having a molded cornice and two doors opening to reveal a shelf, the loser section ...
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1770s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

18th Century, French, Armoire in Walnut
Located in Charleston, SC
18th Century French walnut armoire with doors strongly moulded in many curves and counter-curves. The “chapeau de gendarme” cornice richly carved f...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Miniature Louis XV Style Walnut Armoire, 19th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
Small glazed display cabinet.
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

Antique Bedel & Cie French Louis XV Walnut Baroque Mirrored Knockdown Armoire
Located in Dayton, OH
Monumental late 19th century Louis XV knockdown armoire by Bedel & Cie of Paris, France Made of walnut with a beautiful matchbook wood grain. Feature...
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century France Louis XV Walnut Warrobes Armoires
Located in Roma, RM
French Provencal closet, walnut wood, 1.60 cm wide at the body, 1.80 at the hat. Top quality wood, remains well proportioned even though it has huge measures. Present only one shel...
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1780s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XV Period Walnut 'Deux Corps'
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine French 18th century Louis XV period walnut 'Deux Corps', mounted with all of its original hardware. The bottom is raised by cabriole legs and has two doors above a scalloped a...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Antique Armoire, Early 19th C., with 3 Shelves, Louis XV
Located in Houston, TX
Antique rustic armoire with doors that open wide. Original hardware and locks. The crest has a domed shape and beneath very good carvings of cr...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Hardwood

18th Century Louis XV Fruitwood Armoire
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a fine French Louis XV fruitwood armoire. There is a shaped cornice over wide frieze with ornamental carving and two long doors with beveled...
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1770s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Fruitwood

Rare 18th Century French Louis XV Period Walnut Armoire Pantalonnier Deux Corps
Located in Birmingham, AL
18th century French Louis XV period armoire deux corps pantalonnier handcrafted of old growth French walnut by skilled artisans in the South of Fran...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antique French Walnut Armoire, China Cabinet, or Bookcase circa Early 1800s
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Walnut China Cabinet, Vitrine, Bookcase or Armoire, probably constructed over 200-years ago. Our Old Plank restoration department, went through the Armoires structure,...
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Early 1800s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

Antique French Louis XV Style Armoire in Cherrywood w Chevron or "fougère Panels
Located in Miami, FL
A very beautiful Louis XV style armoire in light cherry wood featuring chevron panels on the doors or "fougère," the French word which means "fern" to describe the pattern. Armoire i...
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1820s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

18th Century French Louis XV Walnut Carved Wardrobe or Armoire
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare and important antique wardrobe in solid walnut made in the late 18th century French Louis XV. Characteristic wavy line with wood carvings on the floral taste front. Beautiful c...
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1780s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antique French Large Louis XV Walnut Armoire, c1700's Restored Pierced Fretwork
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Large Walnut French Armoire from the 1700's. Louis XV, ruled as King of France from 1715, until 1774. Over the years, we have imported some pretty spectacular Antique French Louis XV Armoires, but few finer than this example. The interior of this French Louis XV Armoire, was used to hide an unsightly television, but the workmanship was executed so nice, that we thought we would leave it alone, unless the purchaser would like us to remove it. This particular Antique Louis XV Armoire...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

19th Baroque Louis XV Rococo Style Mirror Cabinet in Walnut with Putti
Located in Marseille, FR
19th Baroque Louis XV Rococo style mirror cabinet in walnut with putti with 2 richly carved doors dimension height 265 cm for a width of 165 cm and depth of 55 cm. Part of a set including a wardrobe a bed a pair bedside tables...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Louis XV French Wardrobe from Normandy in Oak -18 ° Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
A fine wardrobe from Normandy of the 18th century in oak Louis XV-France Superb cabinet of very good quality with a pear and lemon wood inlay in the top The wardrobe is temporari...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Monumental Made for a Queen Mirrored Walnut Louis XV French Armoire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Huge in scale and very impressive Louis XV style 3-part relief carved walnut and walnut veneer parquetry inlaid, beveled mirror armoire, second...
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1970s French Vintage Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut, Mirror

18th Century Louis XV French Armoire, Antique White-Brown Pinewood Wardrobe
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A white, brown antique French armoire made of hand carved, painted pinewood with two doors, very typical Louis XV, in good condition. Two-door paneling is partially with decorated wi...
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Early 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wrought Iron, Metal

18th Century Louis XV French Provincial Carved Armoire or Wardrobe France, 1700s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The French custom of a father's gift to his newborn daughter was the crafting or purchase of an armoire carved with symbols of plenty and happiness, which stored her trousseau to use in her own home once she married. This beautifully hand carved, two-door, French wedding armoire...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Louis XV Wardrobe in Cherrywood 18th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Very beautiful French 18 century armoire in wildcherry wood from the West part of France Extraordinary piece in cherrywood with beautifu...
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18th Century Belgian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

Louis Xv wardrobes and armoires for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Louis XV wardrobes and armoires 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 wardrobes and armoires created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, more furniture and collectibles, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, walnut and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Louis XV wardrobes and armoires made in a specific country, there are Europe, France, and Italy pieces for sale on 1stDibs. 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 wardrobes and armoires differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $500 and tops out at $48,500 while the average work can sell for $8,650.

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