An armoire, traditionally a large two-door cupboard, is usually movable and contains shelves, hanging space, and sometimes drawers. It was originally used for storing arms. The armoires designed by André-Charles Boulle, the cabinetmaker to Louis XIV in the late 17th century, are among the most sumptuous and imposing pieces of Western furniture.
The word, which sometimes denoted a cupboard set into the paneling of a room, was probably first used in the 16th century, when detailed carving based on Flemish design was characteristic of fine examples. In the following century geometric designs in high relief became more common; also, in the 17th century the name was extended to cover wardrobes and clothespresses.
INTRODUCING OUR NEW WEBSTORE – YES, YOU CAN NOW! FROM ANYWHERE IN THE LOWER 48 Why buy from Tricia’s and Alabama Treasures and have shipped to your location, anywhere across the fruited plane? Because you can now! Here’s what you’ll get: · Selection – at your fingertips, a curated collection of fine antiques, décor, and original art from a business who has been serving and evolving to meet customer needs for 42 years. · Style – We buy constantly from pickers whom we’ve cultivated for many, many years and from 41 artists who we know personally. The purpose? To give you products with a relevant and personal feel, ones that fit your space perfectly. · Value – What good are selection and style IF they cost you a fortune? Our relationships allow us to provide extremely high-quality products at prices that are very reasonable, even when shipped (see below for our insane desire to deliver value to you).