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Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

REGENCY STYLE

Like France’s Empire style, Regency-style furniture was rooted in neoclassicism; the characteristics of its bedroom furniture, armchairs, dining room tables and other items include clean lines, angular shapes and elegant details.

Dating roughly from the 1790s to 1830s, antique Regency-style furniture gets its name from Prince George of Wales — formally King George IV — who became Prince Regent in 1811 after his father, George III, was declared unfit to rule. England’s Regency style is one of the styles represented in Georgian furniture.

George IV’s arts patronage significantly influenced the development of the Regency style, such as the architectural projects under John Nash, which included the renovation of Buckingham House into the formidable Buckingham Palace with a grand neoclassical facade. Celebrated designers of the period include Thomas Sheraton, Henry Holland and Thomas Hope. Like Nash, Hope instilled his work with classical influences, such as saber-legged chairs based on the ancient Greek klismos. He is credited with introducing the term “interior decoration” to English with the 1807 publishing of Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.

Although more subdued than previous styles like Rococo and Baroque, Regency interiors incorporated copious use of chintz fabrics and wallpaper adorned in chinoiserie-style art. Its furniture featured fine materials and luxurious embellishments. Furniture maker George Bullock, for instance, regularly used detailed wood marquetry and metal ornaments on his pieces.

Archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Greece informed Regency-era details, such as carved scrollwork, sphinxes and palmettes, as well as the shape of furniture. A Roman marble cinerary chest, for example, would be reinterpreted into a wooden cabinet. The Napoleonic Wars also inspired furniture, with martial designs like tented beds and camp-style chairs becoming popular. While the reddish-brown mahogany was prominent in this range of pieces, imported woods like zebrawood and ebony were increasingly in demand.

Find a collection of antique Regency tables, seating, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Regency
Emerald Green Antique 1825 Hand Painted German Marriage Wardrobe Linen Cupboard
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1825-1850 Emerald Green painted Antique German Marriage folden linen, wardrobe or pot cupboard with rose...
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1820s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Stunning Rare Antique 1827 Dated Hand Painted German Linen Pot Cupboard Wardrobe
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1827 dated Antique German folded linen or pot cupboard that can also be used as a wardrobe I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1820s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique 1813 Dated Holy Heart Hand Painted German Marriage Wardrobe Rare Colour
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1813 dated Antique German Marriage wardrobe in very a rare orange paint that has the Holy Heart detailing. I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1810s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique 1827 Dated Holy Heart Hand Painted Housekeepers Folded Linen Wardrobe
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1827 dated Antique German Marriage wardrobe in very a rare yellow paint that has the Holy Heart detailing with a cross above I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1820s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique 1827 Dated Love Heart Hand Painted German Marriage Wardrobe Rare Colour
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1827 dated Antique German Marriage wardrobe in very a rare colour paint that has Love Heart & Floral detailing I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1820s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique 1818 Dated Aqua Blue Hand Painted German Marriage Wardrobe Rare Colour
Located in GB
We are is delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1818 dated Antique German Marriage wardrobe in very a rare light blue paint I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1810s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Antique 1812 Faux Marble Hand Painted Austrian Housekeepers Cupboard Wardrobe
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning, very large original 1812 Antique German Marriage wardrobe / housekeepers folded linen cupboard I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1810s Austrian Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Vintage Regency Moroccan Red Lacquered Wall Unit
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fantastic vintage regency wall unit. A custom built cabinet in a brilliant Moroccan red lacquer. Lots of great storage above and below. Currently the center top cabinet is fitted f...
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Late 20th Century North American Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Lacquer

Stunning Rare Antique 1829-1851 Dated Hand Painted German Marriage Wardrobe
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original 1829-1851 dated Antique German Marriage wardrobe of large grand proportions I have recently purchased a very large collection of these original, antique painted wardrobes...
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1820s German Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Vintage Regency French Armoire
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fantastic vintage French Armoire. Beautiful hand carved detail with heavy brass hardware. Tall and impressive. Acquired from a Palm Beach esta...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

English Regency Style Black Lacquered and Gold Chinoiserie Decorated Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
English Regency style black lacquered and gold chinoiserie decorated cabinet with a base having 3 under 2 smaller drawers and a 2-door upper section having an open pediment top.
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20th Century Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Lacquer

Rare Coat Stand Wardrobe by Corneau Charleville
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare cast iron, screwed in several parts, with rotatably mounted mirror, seven hooks and umbrella stand with white enameled insert, signs of age, dimensions 210 x 60 x 25 cm. Ma...
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1870s French Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Iron, Enamel

Antique English William Mahogany Four Door Breakfront Fitted Wardrobe
Located in Glasgow, GB
An impressive late Regency/William IV flame mahogany breakfront wardrobe of super quality and dating to circa 1830. It features a tall arched centre section with turned columns and s...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Regency Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

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Regency wardrobes and armoires for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Regency 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 and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, oak and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Regency wardrobes and armoires made in a specific country, there are Europe, Germany, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original wardrobes and armoires, popular names associated with this style include and Alfred Corneau. 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 $1,950 and tops out at $69,500 while the average work can sell for $6,346.

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