The traditional style of furniture includes, in fact, some very specific styles, each having different types of motifs, ornaments, legs and so on. William and Mary, Queen Anne, Victorian, Chippendale and basically the ones we consider and view as antique or vintage.
The most distinguishable feature of a traditional jewelry armoire is the legs. They are in general cabriole, meaning that they are curved to resemble an animal's leg. Also, at the foot and or knee, you have the chance to find a sculpted motif, such as ball-and-claw, leaves and vines, shells, scrolls and others depending on the exact style it identifies with. These motifs suggest that the leg style is a decorated cabriole.
Currently, the traditional furniture style has become a bit more simplified and it tends to mimic the features of the 20th-century styles, but not fully, so they can be more compatible with modern-day lifestyles.
Pay attention, though, when choosing a traditional jewelry armoire, think of the furniture you have at home. We urge you to consider this because contemporary styles and traditional ones generally don’t mix too well, making the armoire appear as if it is out of place.
Finishes of this particular style vary, but the most common ones are white, cherry or painted. Rarely you will be able to find traditional armoires with a black or espresso color and finish.