Décor Dictionary: Armoire

What is the definition of Armoire?

Have you ever heard someone mention the term Armoire and wondered what on earth it meant? Well, now you have to wonder no longer – we will define Armoire for you! Here is the latest addition to our Decorating Dictionary

Armoire: is the French term for a large loose-standing two-door cabinet, usually containing shelves, hanging space, and sometimes drawers below. Generally used for storing clothing or household items, interestingly enough it was originally used for storing arms. Made popular in the late 17th century by Louis XIV, the period pieces are often extremely ornate and imposing whereas contemporary armoires are less ostentatious.

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