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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 Hand-Carved Louis XV Style Fruitwood Armoire
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous quality antique French hand-carved Louis XV fruitwood armoire. Lovely honey colored, figured fruitwood. Please note gorgeous, original chased brass hardware and carving thr...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fruitwood

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

Fécamp Wedding Cabinet, Normandy, Transition Period, Patinated Oak, 18th
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Magnificent Norman wedding wardrobe from Fécamp (Upper Normandy), late 18th century Transition Louis XV, Louis XVI with rich carvings and moldings. It was the groom's father who orde...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

French Louis XV Style Four Panel Folding Dressing Screen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A charmingly whimsical four panel painted folding screen in the Louis XV style. The screen is beautifully carved in the serpentine Louis XV style. Each panel is delicately hand paint...
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Early 1900s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Linen, Wood

Buffet Two Corps Louis XV in Oak 18th Century, France
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Beautiful 4-door buffet/cupboard in oak Louis XV transition Louis XVI, 18th century, France molded doors with fine sculptures Superb state of conservation and exceptional patina ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Inlaid Two-Door Marquetry Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A mid-20th century French Louis XV style 'bombe' armoire with book-matched kingwood veneer and floral inlaid marquetry to the doors. Embellished with gilt bronze mounts. Interior wit...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

19th Century Italian Baroque Armoire
Located in London, Park Royal
Large three-door Italian Baroque armoire. Beautifully hand-carved with Rococo style ornamentation, finished in a two tone French grey and Ecru white patina, naturally age distressed.  
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Late 19th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut Armoire Bookcase from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique cabinet was crafted in southern France, circa 1890. The armoire sits on scrolled feet decorated with hand carved acanthus leaves over a very ornate apron embellished wit...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Glass, Walnut

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...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

18th Century French Buffet Á Deux Corps Polychrome
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Beautiful buffet Louis XV with a slight influence of Louis XVI polychrome in oak Beautiful polychrome with slight shades of blue Very beautiful and fine sculptures The Interior...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Louis XV Armoire, Late 18th Century
Located in valatie, NY
This charming Louis XV armoire is carved cherry with beautiful detailing. The cornice sits on a crown of carved vines and blossoms. The doors are inset with symmetrical and asymmetri...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

19th Century French Louis XV Kingwood Armoire with Ormolu Mounts
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A most impressive French late-19th century Louis XV breakfront armoire, the doors and panels with mahogany edges and book-matched kingwood centre panels, and accented throughout with...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Kingwood

Early 19th Century French Inlaid Cherry Single Door Armoire or Bonnetiere
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Gorgeous single door French cherry armoire or bonnetiere from the South of France. The little star at the bottom of this beautiful and very usual storage piece indicates the region o...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

French Cherry Armoire with Scallop Shell
Located in Pembroke, MA
French carved wild cherry armoire with scallop shell, laurel leaves and rosettes. Original hardware, scrolled feet and panelled sides. The top panels of the front doors have been ret...
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19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century French Louis XV Bonnetiere, Armoire
Located in Carmel, CA
Louis XV walnut bonnetiere with original lock and decorative face plate, hinges and key. This handsome one door cabinet has a recessed panel with scrolls, wheat and cricket detail. T...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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

Period French Louis XV Walnut Armoire, Mid-1700s
Located in Miami, FL
French antique Louis XV Armoire in walnut with glass panels. A fine and impressive armoire whose wood exhibits a beautiful patina, France, mid-1700s. Glass panels, while handblown, w...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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 follows curves in all 3 dimensions. ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

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 crossed Anchors. Three sturdy shelves t...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Hardwood

Antique 18th Century Inlaid Walnut French Country Louis XV Armoire
Located in Charlotte, NC
An antique French Country Louis XV style armoire, unbranded, from the 1700's. Handmade of walnut with brass hardware. Features crown molding, lockable double doors with beautiful inl...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Provincial Walnut Armoire
Located in New Orleans, LA
This monumental Louis XV armoire exhibits the rare beauty of French Provincial furniture. Crafted of lustrous walnut, this armoire features double doors, one of which opens with the ...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Baroque Mirrored Knockdown Armoire
Located in Dayton, OH
"Antique 19th century French Louis XV knockdown armoire or bibliotheque. Made of walnut featuring serpentine aprons with foliate carvings, beveled glass mirrored doors and ornate car...
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19th Century Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Inlaid Louis XV Style Marble Top Cabinet
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Vintage French two-door inlaid Louis XV style marble top cabinet with pretty floral inlay to the sides and doors and with finely-case and finished gilt bronze mounts. Original shape...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

French Vintage Walnut Armoire / Wardrobe
Located in Alcester, GB
The Piece: A tall and sturdy Louis XV vintage armoire made of French walnut. With beautiful quarter diamond cut, this rich brown wardrobe has the most splendid of crests. Mirrore...
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20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Mid 20th Century French Inlaid Louis XV Style Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A vintage French-made Louis XV style two-door armoire with banded book-matched veneer work throughout, and two sections to the interior, each with three adjustable shelves.
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

18th Century Louis XV French Carved Walnut Armoire or Wardrobe, Large and Rare
Located in Miami, FL
Rare and large 18th century French armoire or wardrobe constructed of walnut wood. This intricately carved Louis XV period piece features beautiful mirrored doors and a wonderful "ch...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Carved Oak Armoire, circa 1885
Located in Evergreen, CO
With substantial size and elegant, graceful lines, this oak armoire showcases the flecking and tight grain unique to quartersawn oak. The armoire's soft curves are evident in it's ar...
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Late 19th Century Belgian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

20th Century Italian Louis XV Style Gilded and Inlaid Walnut Bombay Bedroom Set
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
This superb bedroom set comes from a noble Italian family. The room is complete with six pieces: a large wardrobe, a double bed, two bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a dressing...
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1930s Italian Vintage Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Walnut, Mirror, Burl

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 incl...
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Late 19th Century European Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Louis XV Period Armoire in Cherrywood
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Louis XV period armoire in cherrywood. Masterfully carved floral details in relief. Two drawers, one with original lock. Door lock is also original and functional. Great or...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

Louis XV Wardrobe with Glassed Door-18th Century in Wild Cherry Wood
Located in Brussels, Brussels
A fine 18th century wardrobe in wild cherry from the Vendée region-France This French wardrobe is Louis XV transition Louis XVI style. Indeed we find the asymmetry on the panels a...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

19th Century French Ornately Carved Cherry Louis XV Style Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Large and impressive 19th century French Louis XV style double dome-top two-door armoire with profusely carved paneled doors and finely carved details throughout. Original heavy stee...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

Lyonnaise Louis XV Period Chateau Armoire
Located in Birmingham, AL
Exceptional period Louis XV chateau armoire, circa mid-1700s. Solid walnut. Rare and monumental Louis XV Provincial armoire with chapeau de gendarme crown adorned with beautifully ca...
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Mid-18th Century French 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

Antique Louis XV Beautiful French Book-Matched Walnut Armoire, circa 1780
Located in Chicago, IL
During the last 20 years we have had only three "Grand" armoires of this stature. Unfortunately the photographs do little to convey the size or scale of this armoire, or the sheer ma...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

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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Metal, Wrought Iron

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. Features serpentine aprons with magnific...
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Late 19th Century Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Louis XV Normandy Oak Armoire ca. 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XV Carved Oak Armoire, originating from Normandy France during the second half of the 18th Century. The case consists of a carved frieze and paneled doors above a shaped a...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

French Carved Cherry Louis XV Style Bonnetiere with Superbly Fielded Panel Doors
Located in Charleston, SC
Wonderfully sized Antique French carved cherry Louis XV style Bonnetiere. These useful pieces became fashionable at the late 18th century when women of prominence began wearing large...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cherry

Belgian Oak Armoire, circa 1820
Located in Evergreen, CO
Crafted in Liege, Belgium, the beauty of solid, quarter sawn oak is prominently displayed on the raised panels of the sides and on the doors of this large armoire. Small carvings of ...
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1820s Belgian Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Early 20th Century Italian Venetian Louis XV Style Walnut Briar Wardobe
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Rare early 20th century Italian Venetian Louis XV style wardrobe, 1910s. Particular rounded and wavy shape. Made of fine walnut burl. Equipped with two drawers. Equipped with a stick...
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1910s Italian Vintage Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Cherry Two-Door Armoire from Poitou Region
Located in Dallas, TX
This important and elegant antique armoire was crafted in the Poitou region of France, circa 1770. The tall fruitwood cabinet stands on cabriole legs ending with escargot feet, and f...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

French Louis XV Style Armoire in Cherrywood, circa 1800s
Located in Chicago, IL
Early 1800s French solid cherry Louis XV style armoire that has just come out of a laborious 160 man hour ground up restoration. The complete armoire was disassembled down the bare e...
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1830s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

18th Century Wedding Wardrobe in Oak from France
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb Normandy wedding wardrobe from the 18th century in molded and carved oak from France Superb model of very beautiful proportions and good quality with carved roses, bunches of...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique French Louis XV Walnut Armoire, circa 1700s
Located in Chicago, IL
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. T...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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

Unique Antique White Painted and Gilded Armoire China Cabinet Vitrine circa 1940
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb, absolutely outstanding carved armoire with a fantastic antique white painted distressed finish and beautiful genuine gold leafed details. The interior of the armoir...
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1940s European Vintage Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Glass, 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

A Fine French Louis XV period Walnut Bordelais Armoire
Located in Rome, IT
A Fine French Louis XV period, carved, solid walnut , Bordelais Armoire that opens with two beautifully paneled doors.
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

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

18th Century French Carved Walnut Wedding Armoire from Provence
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique fruitwood "armoire provencale," is truly exceptional; crafted in France, circa 1760, this tall cabinet features exquisite carvings including the top pediment featuring a...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

18th Century Lyonnaise Armoire in Carved Walnut Wood
Located in Dallas, TX
This fantastic walnut wood armoire was hand-carved in Lyon (southeast France) in the 1700’s. 18th century armoires from Lyon are quite distinct, thanks to techniques used by ebeniste...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Louis XV Bonnet-top Armoire in Walnut, Provence, c. 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Louis XV period Armoire with Bonnet top & shaped apron, constructed in solid Walnut and dating to the third quarter of the 1700s. French in origin, likely Provence, unique in r...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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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

18th Century France Louis XV Provencal Wardrobes Credenzas Walnut Carved 1760s
Located in Roma, RM
Credenzas Provenzale wardrobe, of incredible workmanship, original hardware and of great workmanship. Carved walnut furniture, fantastic the love bow that embraces two choirs on the ...
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1760s French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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

Large Louis XV Armoire in Walnut
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Excellent French Louis XV period armoire built with book matched panels. This is a monumental piece!
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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 France near Aix-en-Provence, circa 175...
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18th Century French Antique Louis XV Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

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