Does anybody make furniture like this anymore?

Since the advent of built-in closets, there is no need to build the great  wooden armoire’s of the past. Which is a shame really, because they are magnificent pieces, especially some of the more ornate ones, like the Swiss armoire below. This form of furniture likely appeared in the 17th century, and was much more ornate than the simpler painted armoires which were to follow. Now days they would likely be too expensive to build – and superfluous in an age where people want walk-in closets.

An armoire from Werdenberg Castle, Switzerland


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