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Antique Armoires

The French word armoire is derived from the Latin term “armarium,” which referred to a Roman chest or closet used to store armor and weapons, and from the French word “arma,” meaning gear, tools, and arms. The armoire began as a large cupboard used store combat-related gear but was ultimately adapted to domestic duty.

Early armoires were large enough to accommodate suits of armor and battle gear. Their paneled doors were fitted with heavy iron hinges and locks. By the Renaissance period, armoires were smaller in scale and featured intricate carvings and hand-painted designs. For centuries, the armoire was a furniture mainstay that anchored bedchambers and became family heirlooms passed down for generations.

These days, antique armoires have once again become cherished heirlooms... Read more

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Large antique Sheraton style mirrored door armoire

March 25, 2018, 9:00 PM EST
Scranton, PA, USA

$375 (starting bid)

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Antique Wardrobe Armoire

March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

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