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Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
French Bonnetière in Cherry, 1 door and 3 shelves, customizable colours
Located in Landivy, FR
This piece belongs to our DIRECTOIRE collection, which takes up the Directoire period, very famous at the end of the 18th century in France. It is remarkable for its straight, classi...
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2010s French Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak, Wood, Cherry, Lacquer

French Cabinet in Solid Oak, Royal Brown Stained and Pearl Grey Lacquered
Located in Landivy, FR
This cabinet belongs to our RIVE GAUCHE Collection, very elegant and full of charm in a typical French classical style. The top is royal dark brown stained and the rest is pearl gr...
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2010s French Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

Italian Neo-Classic Style Scarlet Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neo-classic-style (19/20th Century) scarlet painted and parcel silver gilt trimmed and carved armoire cabinet with urn finials and a center crest all resting on 4 legs.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

French Armoire with 1 folding Door in Cherry, mole-grey lacquered doors' panels
Located in Landivy, FR
This piece belongs to our MELANIE collection, a modernized and artisanal interpretation of the French DIRECTOIRE style in vogue at the end of the 18th century. The lines of this coll...
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2010s French Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Neoclassical 20th-Mid Century Shelf Cupboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Once graced the showroom of a Madison Avenue millinery shop. This large 20th century neoclassical wood shelf cupboard would work well for placing books on their sides on top and on e...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

19th Century Belgian Oak Cabinet
Located in High Point, NC
Like a centuries old antique column, this oak cabinet made in Belgium circa 1860 inspires a commanding presence. The exterior is solemnly adorned by lion mask carvings on the top and...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Large Parisian Wardrobe Adorned with Marquetry and Gilt Bronze
By Au Gros Chene
Located in London, GB
Large Parisian wardrobe adorned with marquetry and gilt bronze French, late 19th Century Measures: Height 233cm, width 205cm, depth 55cm This beautiful wardrobe, which was retai...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Ormolu, Bronze

1800s Belgian Oak Armoire
Located in High Point, NC
Made in a neo-classicist epoch, this 19th century Belgian armoire mesmerizes with the perfection of its contours. The angular crown boasts an impressive cavetto molding, composed of ...
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Early 19th Century Belgian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal, Brass

1780s Dutch Oak Cabinet
Located in High Point, NC
An antique oak cabinet with a beautiful Silhouette. Made in the Netherlands in the 1780s, the scalloped cornice lends the case a sinuous shape; a carved cornucopia of fruit, nuts and...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Dessin Fournir Signed Exceptionally Large Two Part Wood Ricci Cabinet
Located in Studio City, CA
Dessin Fournir's Ricci cabinet exemplifies the finest American craftsmanship. Solid glossy walnut with patinated brass hardware and fixtures it is a customized taller version of the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Cherry Bonnetière, Campaign Style, 1 Drawer, 2 Shelves, Cream Lacquered
Located in Landivy, FR
This French Bonnetière's design is in a Campaign style, also called "Campagne chic" in French. It is made of Solid French Cherry wood, its finish is white cream lacquer and cherr...
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2010s French Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Italian Neoclassic Style Walnut & Inlaid Glass Door Armoire, Mid 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian neoclassic style walnut & inlaid glass door armoire, mid 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

17th Century Oak Wardrobe
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Antique wooden wardrobe made in the 17th century. The wardrobe is made of solid patinated oak, with panel doors. Still has the original hinges and lock.
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17th Century Belgian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Italian, Veneto Region, Walnut Scantonata Armadio, Late 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
This massive and exceptional armadio has four large doors over four smaller doors, with ample storage space within, the center section with an original sliding shelf, the lower left ...
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1780s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

19th Century Blue-Grey Swedish Gustavian Chest, Neoclassical Pinewood Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-blue, grey antique Swedish Gustavian commode made of hand carved painted Pinewood, in good condition. The rectangular Scandinavian chest is composed with four large drawers, ...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal, Brass

Antique Neoclassical Walnut Olive Ash Burl Knockdown Armoire Wardrobe Mirror
Located in Dayton, OH
A beautiful Italian Neoclassical knockdown armoire or wardrobe from the last quarter of the 19th century. Rectangular in form with bowfront and domed top, accompanied by graceful bra...
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Ash, Olive, Walnut

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

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

21st Century Baroque-Inspired Shoe Rack by Modenese Gastone, White Finish
Located in PADOVA, IT
Solid wood bespoke shoe rack in white lacquered finish with two doors and one drawer with Blumotion soft-closing system. The following item can be customized with three internal crys...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Antique Austrian Neoclassic Wardrobe Cupboard in Massive Wood Laquered Faux Wood
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-19th century neoclassic wardrobe cupboard in massive wood lacquered faux wood; with columns and hand carved capitals. Wardrobe restored leaving the signs of aging in precious la...
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1830s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

French Tall Cabinet in Solid Oak, Chestnut Stained and Pearl-Grey Lacquered
Located in Landivy, FR
This cabinet is a furniture from our RIVE GAUCHE collection, a free hand crafted and modernized interpretation of the French Directoire Style at the end of the 18th century. This des...
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2010s French Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron

1970s Mount Airy Walnut Multi Sectional Chiffonier Dresser
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Gorgeous Mount Airy Furniture Company dresser/chiffonier combo. The tree drawer section, the two drawer section and the cabinet on top are each removable and rest on top of the base....
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1980s American Vintage Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Grand 19th Century French Henri II Walnut Triple Armoire
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Henri II Walnut Armoire represents the impeccable melding of neoclassical architecture inspired by the ancient Greeks and Romans, with hand-carved embellishment i...
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1880s French Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Antique Italian Neoclassical Burl Walnut Armoire with Bronze Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Italian neoclassical burl walnut armoire with bronze mounts is a spectacular work of the cabinetmaker's art! Two full-height doors on each side open to reveal hanging space a...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze

19th Century American Neoclassical Style Bird's-Eye Maple Armoire
By John & Thomas Seymour
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A mid-19th century American richly finished armoire in bird’s-eye maple of neoclassic architectural shape and proportions; the cabinet is in three sections framed by ionic pilasters,...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Birdseye Maple, Mahogany

18th Century Mahogany Dutch Rococo Bombe Kast or Linen Press, c. 1750
Located in Miami, FL
An exquisite 18th century Dutch Bombe Kast or linen press in fine Cuban mahogany with all of the original bronze d'ore mounts. From the mid-1700s, this Kast stylistically follows the...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Italian Rosewood Wardrobe Vitrine, 1870s
Located in Roma, RM
Wardrobe Vitrine cabinet veneered in rosewood and inlaid with Raphaelesque motifs in ivory. Front with two doors, one of which is glazed, and four drawers, three of which are in col...
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1870s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Rosewood

Miniature Wardrobe, Walnut Wood, Mirror, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Miniature moon wardrobe. Walnut wood. XIX century. Miniature wardrobe with a door (inside, two shelvesand a drawer) and a drawer with two handles, whichhas a mirror on the outside ...
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19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Other

Chinese Style Carved Teakwood Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Asian Chinese-style (19th Century) large carved teakwood 3 door armoire cabinet with oval mirror
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19th Century Chinese Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak, Mirror

Contemporary Skull Wardrobe, Black, Marble, Brass.
Located in Husavik, IS
The skull 2 Door Armoire is versatile enough to accommodate just about anything you choose! Insert the adjustable shelf or as well. Featuring two doors concealing all your items, use...
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2010s Latvian Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Marble, Brass

Neoclassical Mid-20th Century Shelf Cupboard
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Once graced the showroom of a Madison Avenue millinery shop. This large 20th century neoclassical wood shelf cupboard would work well for placing books on their sides on top and on e...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wood

Italian Neo-Classic Painted Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Italian Neo-Classic (Last quarter 18th Century) cream painted and silver gilt trimmed armoire with 2 doors and resting on ogee feet (with 3 shelves and an interior drawer)
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Silver, Vermeil

Antique Mahogany Cabinet/Wardrobe/Linen Press
Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland
A fine late 18th century neoclassical mahogany linen press/wardrobe in fantastic original condition. With two large cupboard doors over three drawers. The cabinetmaker used only the...
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Late 18th Century British Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

An 18th Century Neoclassical Mahogany Armoire With Marquetry Inlay, Circa 1770
Located in London, GB
An 18th century Dutch neoclassical mahogany armoire with floral marquetry inlay. Dutch, circa 1770. The marquetry inlay circa 1860. The impressive and very decorative armoire ...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mahogany

19th Century from Vienna Neoclassic Wardrobe Closet in Massive Oak Wax Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Robust neoclassical wardrobe From Vienna, mid-19th century, with a gendarme's hat, in solid oakwood, restored and waxed. We can add internal shelves to use it as a wanderful bookcase...
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Mid-19th Century Austrian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique Austrian Neoclassic Wardrobe Cupboard in Massive Wood Laquered Faux Wood
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-19th century neoclassic wardrobe cupboard in massive wood laquered faux wood; with columns and hand-carved capitals. Wardrobe restored leaving the signs of aging in precious la...
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1830s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

1970s Charles X Henredon Bookmatched Maple Burl Armoire
Located in Germantown, MD
Henredon Charles X Collection burl maple triple Dresser.High quality American made burl wood with solid wood dovetail drawers. Intricatelly Bookmatch burl wood veneer. Measurements a...
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Late 20th Century North American Neoclassical Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

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