While the size itself is impressive, it is the heavy baroque style carving & paneling in the doors & large crown that add to the visual impact of this handsome dark oak armoire. Notice the carved decorative detail above the 3 columns, balancing the large bun feet.
This armoire has dramatic presence thanks to the heavily panelled doors reflective of its baroque style. The stained pine has taken on a deep patina after almost 200 years of use.There is expected age-related wear to the wood & the back panels were replaced at some point in recent history.
While primitive, there is a stately allure to this 7' tall single door armoire. The original paint has greatly been worn off through the distress of many years, leaving a residual amount of black and dark green paint, blended with large areas revealing the natural pine below.
It is a joy to discover a truly beautiful, original painted armoire and this one is an exceptional find. The skill of the painter is still seen today, revealed in the soft colors and wonderful detail in the flowers, scrolling flourishes and borders throughout.The original heavy key and lock work.
The muted red background with soft green panels displaying delicate flowers were all hand-painted and have grown softer over time. Notice the date of 1775 and monogram over the top two cabinet doors, topped by a darker green traditional Swedish bonnet or crown.
Utterly stunning marquetry inlaid armoire, museum quality. The superb craftsmanship seen in this exceptional armoire indicates it was a commissioned piece created by a true master. Inlaid patterns, fox, cross, obelisk, delicate outlines, names and more abound.
Occasionally we find a special piece that captures ones heart & imagination. Such is the case with this lovely armoire filled with beautiful floral bouquets and elaborate garland. It was likely commissioned as a wedding or special anniversary gift, dated 1778.
For those that appreciate the lovely hues of hand-painted antiques from the Swedish countryside, this original blue painted cabinet is a special find. It has aged gently over the years, resulting in a softly distressed patina than only comes from years of use.
The tapered sides and heavy panels of both the front and sides add visual intrigue to this large and striking armoire. There are many areas where the deep red paint was worn/distressed down to the natural wood below which creates additional dimension and aged character.
The hand-painted floral design is all original on this colorful armoire with traditional Hungarian folk-art style elements. The 4 deep red painted panels are decorated with flowers in vases, a typical style in the 1800's.
The elogated open panels are visually striking in this stunning cabinet from China. The original red and wood-toned painted finish is slightly distressed, revealing the age and adding depth and character to the cabinet while the lacquered finish protects it and adds to the rich beauty.
Beyond exceptional, this original painted Swedish cupboard is a tremendous find as it was likely a commissioned piece with both a professional craftsman and professioanl painter hired to complete the work. The original paint draws you in to appreciate the well executed floral motif.
Impressive in stature, this pine armoire has a strong visual presence as the eye is drawn upward to the delicate carved details of the crown and pilasters that frame the doors. The slightly convex doors have decorative scalloped panels, adding a romantic touch
The gentle beauty of this Swedish cupboard is found in the deep patina of the aged pine. Paneling in the cabinet doors, canted sides & crown molding add depth and character. The interior shelving includes a traditional spoon rack (the uppermost shelf).
The folk-art style of the period was to paint a stylized "wood" looking finish on pine pieces, as seen in the earthtone base of this very traditional Swedish cupboard.
Stately& elegant, this mahogany cabinet reveals its Biedermeier style in the classic columns, bronze accents and bowed/curved door, in addition to the striking finish of the rich mahogany. Designed as a pedestal cabinet by an exclusive craftsman, originally it likely displayed a special item on top.
This remarkable armoire has exceptional original paint and is dated 1774 with a monogram of "M M" beside it. The detailed, hand-painted panels includes lovely birds (in the upper panel section) resting upon a vase bursting with flowers. The panels are highlighted with a red painted finish.
Impressive and statuesque, this country Biedermeier pine armoire is painted white with black accents. The turned columns, painted black, add to the substancial "presence" of the armoire along with the gently bowed doors. Panels are seen on both the sides as well as the doors.
This stately oak cabinet from Denmark stands on four barley twist legs that raise the cabinet while adding visual intrigue. The oak cabinet itself is curved, with a heavily paneled crown creating great "presence."
A faux wood grain finish was a favorite traditional style in Sweden, as seen in the warm earth tones of this painted and paneled armoire. This one shows off its remarkable age, with the date of 1721 inside the top door. Notice the extra long, hand-wrought iron hinges.
The hand carving in this oak cabinet is excellent, a reflection of an earlier time when professional craftsmanship was respected and valued. Notice the beautifully turned barley twist side columns in addition to the beautiful door panel in high relief.
The great appeal of this remarkable cabinet is largely due to the original brick red paint, which has been scraped leaving a soft, raw feel to the finish. The six turned columns were originally painted white, now providing a gentle contrast to the red.
Attractive carvings of vines, leaves and flowers embellish this armoire. Crafted in the late 18th century France, this oak armoire has beautifully carved moldings from the cornice to the door as well as the side panels. The armoire also features the original brass hinges and key escutcheons.
Dramatic and stately, this impressive cabinet is raised, resting upon three large turned legs. It is the original hand-painted details that draw one in, with the curvaceous carved Rococo crown and delicate panel trim accented in gold
The superb quality of this tall Chinese cabinet is largely due to the exceptional finish. One sees the remarkable richness of the original red paint, accented with a burnt orange. The deep lacquered finish brings the entire piece to life, creating a desire to touch it.
This beautiful red cabinet has lovely flowers and pomegranates displayed on the panels in black and highlighted in gold. The unique paneling adds to the visual intrigue as well.
This cabinet, when looking closely, still has the original intricate painting on the front of a town and city, with buildings and figures. The richness of the utterly stunning original red lacquered paint is deepened with the natural wear.
Antique Single Door German Biedermeier Armoire circa 1820. The case is pine covered in beautifully figured cherry veneer - book matched door panels surrounded by beveled frames of burl elm. An elegant shield brass key escutcheon is flush mounted to the door.
Late 18th century French Provencial Armoire of impressive proportions. Standing almost 9 ft. tall, this walnut armoire has beautifully carved moldings from the cornice to the door as well as the side panels. This armoire also features the original steel hinges and brass key escutcheons.
Beautiful antique Swedish cupboard with the original paint. The crown and two upper & lower door panels are covered in traditional folk art floral patterns of the region.
Mid to late 18th century Danish oak armoire with detailed molding surrounding book matched paneled doors, bun feet and brass escutcheons. The interior is fitted with a set of 4 oak shelves behind each door - all of which are removable.
This handsome, large oak armoire is even more impressive in person due to the extensive hand carved details such as lion heads and floral embellishments seen throughout its exterior.
The stunning quality of this narrow, single door cabinet is seen in the glowing beauty of the polished mahogany. Classic features including the simple crown and carved feet allow one to focus on the striking, elegant appeal of the mahogany itself.
There is a tremendous amount of detail in this exceptional original painted cupboard from Sweden. Hand-painted flourishes abound with garlands of leaves and flowers, and the date of 1820 in the center bonnet