The painted finish is all original on this remarkable large baroque cabinet from the Swedish countryside. Note the curved and heavily paneled bonnet in addition to the impressive carved feet. A monogram and date of 1782 are still visible.
This fabulous find is a wonderful example of Eastern European folk-art paint of the 1800's. Notice hand-painted panels encircled with a male and female figure next to a large central planter. The hand-painted faux wood background in brown was a traditional style of the era.
This exceptional armoire has elaborate hand-painted details that required a professional tremendous time to complete. The hand-painted panels along the front showcase a sacred heart or flower motif, with traditional folk-art faux wood background.
The heavily paneled doors and attractive blue painted finish draw one to this handsome oak sideboard. The newer professionally applied blue finish reveals layers of paint and distress that add an aged grace to this cabinet that was crafted in the early 1800's.
This impressive original painted large armoire or "German Shrunk" was built in the traditional manner to "break down" into 2 sections, making it easier to transport and install, all resting on large bun feet. Original hardware includes wrought-iron hinges, lock and key hole cover.
The gentle beauty of this cabinet is found in the original paint reflecting traditional Swedish design with tulips, faux marbling & faux wood background. Note contrasting seafoam green paint & upper section with crown that attaches via several latches.
This highly unusual secretary is a special find. The remarkable folk art painted finish is all original, with brick red, salmon, yellow, blue and green all used to create the delightful flourishes. The interior desk is painted green and holds 8 drawers and the drop down desk top.
The traditional scrolled and arched crown is captivating in this French bookcase. The oak has been bleached, giving it a fresh look for today's modern home while bringing in the charm of French country craftsmanship.
This charming oak cupboard was given a (newer) white painted finish, slightly distressed to compliment the European country style of the display cabinet. The scalloped edging, bonnet/crown and hand-carved details adds a touch of grace.
A single display cabinet this large is dramatic, but to find a pair is beyond rare. Fantastic carving crowns the top, which towers 12' at the decorative carved corner embellishments. Originally, 4 of these bookcases served in an impressive library in Barcelona, Spain.
This exceptional armoire is a rare find. The blue painted finish is all original; the doors were painted with two separate designs possibly indicating a his/her hanging rack as there are initials on doors as well. Top section was used to store gentlemen's top hats.
This cupboard is special due it its highly original condition. The lovely hand-painted panels and craftsmanship reveal the style of the early 1800's. The date of 1819 and monogram along the top panels indicate this may have been a wedding present.
Lovely curves & carvings accentuate this striking Vitrine or display cabinet.. Note the fabulous curves and heavily carved feet that combine for dramatic effect. The newer, professionally applied white painted layered finish provides a fresh, updated look.
This 7' tall cabinet is also narrow, at 38" wide it will make a wonderful bookcase or display case in a relatively small space. The upper section has 2 adjustable shelves behind 2 glass doors and the bottom has one long narrow drawer and lower cabinet with one shelf.
These exceptional bookcases are a tremendous find as it is difficult to find a matching pair. The professionally applied (newer) light gray and white layered paint is perfectly distressed to fit with the age and character of the pair.
The gentle beauty of this cupboard is found in the deep patina of the aged pine from the early 1800's (see original hinges & wood pegs as nails).Carving along the curved bonnet & panel doors adds depth & character, all resting upon cabriolet feet.
It is rare to find a matched pair of narrow cabinets making this veneered mahogany set a special find. The striking vertical groove pattern in the mahogany doors are topped by a carved crown.
This lovely pine sideboard is unique for several reasons: eight apothecary upper drawers over two cabinet doors, slightly taller height of 45 inches to the top surface & old cutting tool and petite smaller drawer directly underneath top left drawer.
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.
This charming single door armoire is in excellent original condition. The case is painted with traditional floral bouquets painted on the front panel and canted sides. The colors show a deeper patina aged through the years. The original lock mechanism still works.
This stunning "break down" armoire is a wonderful find with hand-painted figures. Dated 1809 along the top, a cityscape accents the lower drawer while flowers embellish the canted and side panels. The decorative hand-wrought iron hinges are all original.
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.
Decorative elements abound in this striking pine buffet server from the late 1800's. Turned columns, finials, and a mirror all add to the strong visual impact. The upper section has stylized shelving to show off items on display. Restored and waxed.
Decorative elements abound in this striking pine buffet server from the late 1800's. Turned columns, finials, and a mirror all add to the strong visual impact. The upper section has stylized shelving to show off items on display. restored and waxed.
Visual intrigue abounds in this small yet dramatic dark brown painted Chinese cabinet with lacquer finish. It is the unique heavily paneled doors and upper drawers that one finds mesmerizing with the evocative rounded metal studs that create the trim.
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.
Antique flame mahogany 2 door cabinet made in two sections, there are 2 drawers below and 2 doors with a single drawer above. The entire front is covered in an exceptional veneer of book matched flame mahogany. Restored & ready for use.
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.
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.
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.
This large oak buffet comes from the Black Forest region, world famous for its hand-carved furniture. Notice the fine detailed carving in the four panel cabinet doors, each portraying curved vines abundant with grape clusters and leaves.
Tall pine cabinet from Hungary circa 1900, with 2 glass doors and 5 shelves. The painted wood grain finish is original - this would make a great display cabinet or bookcase.
Impressive Oak Renaissance Revival bookcase heavily carved with 2 glass doors and adjustable shelves, circa 1880 from Germany. This piece breaks down which makes moving or shipping much easier.
Antique carved pine 2 piece provencial bookcase cabinet from France, circa 1790-1810, with a pair of glass doors on top and a pair of cupboard doors below.
Glass front bookcase made in two parts. The upper and lower sections feature a pair of barley twist columns on either side of two glass doors above, and cupboard doors below.