Learn about Display Cabinets

The late 17th century passion for collecting Chinese porcelain and the later European porcelain, (a passion that has not abated), led to the design of various forms of cabinets for displaying the collection. There are various forms, and collectors can find pieces in the Sheraton, Queen Anne and Rococo revival manner dating from the Edwardian and later Victorian periods. Glazed china cabinets or bookcases were frequently made in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco style. The half-round lead lighted china cabinets popular in the 1920s and 1930s, are not all as common as they used to be. Collectors should be careful of 'china cabinets' that have made up by a conversion from a bookcase, armoire or wardrobe.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

An attractive Edwardian, Sheraton style parlour cabinet with inlays, glazed doors and brass gallery

Good quality Sheraton revival inlaid display cabinet, fitted with cupboards to the sides

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival mahogany display vitrine, with two glazed doors with decorative glazing bars and various hand carved foliate motifs, the side panels with similar glazing, the plain architectural cornice, door frames and panels and shaped frie

A mahogany Sheraton Revival display cabinet, early 20th century, of simple lines, the full height cabinet having a moulded cornice above plain glazed doors flanking a central bowfront section, with satin wood stringing over all and marquetry embellishment

A Sheraton revival mahogany horizontal vitrine, the hinged glazed top, above glazed sides, on square tapering legs with boxwood stringing. 86 cm high, 63.5 cm wide, 46.5 cm deep.

A Sheraton style mahogany glazed two door display cabinet with satinwood inlay

A Sheraton Revival two door display cabinet, circa early 20th century, in the delicate Edwardian manner having a shaped cornice above a pair of partly astragal glazed doors opening to two shelves and a cabinet, plain glazing to the sides; raised on long sl

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival walnut display cabinet, with two glazed doors with shaped glazing bars enclosing two shelves, surmounted by a crossbanded frieze inlaid hop swags and a small cornice, raised on tapering square section legs with spade feet. 105

Sheraton Revival maple display cabinet, approx 220 cmH x 107 cmW

Edwardian Sheraton style display cabinet, c.1910, mahogany with boxwood inlay, the cabinet has curved glazing, a single door and three interior shelves. Height 194 cm. Width 105 cm. Depth 31.5 cm

Most attractive Sheraton style mahogany glazed display cabinet with inlaid decoration of concave and breakfront form

Most attractive Edwardian mahogany display cabinet in the Sheraton manner

A Sheraton Revival Edwardian display cabinet. Labelled Maple & Co London, verso. D shaped with moulded cornice, glazed door flanked by curved glazed sides, on square tapering legs. 174 cm high, 92 cm wide, 35 cm deep

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival mahogany display cabinet the two astral glazed doors above two drawers and tapering legs, two filled shelves and fabric lined interior. Height 168 cm. Width 94 cm. Depth 55 cm

A pair of satinwood Sheraton style display cabinets, early 20th century, likely Continental, with inlay veneer, and painted decoration, glazed upper felt lined two door cupboard, with three adjustable shelves, lower single drawer, with later glass shelves,

A quality Edwardian mahogany Sheraton Revival display cabinet/table vitrine, the broken arched fretwork pediment above a dentil cornice, the two glazed cupboards enclosing two fitted shelves, glass panelled sides, the display table vitrine base with half h

An Edwardian Sheraton style mahogany china cabinet, with a moulded cornice, gadrooned frieze, above a pair of glazed doors flanked by astragal glazed panels and glazed sides, on six reeded supports with under shelf.183 cm high, 137 cm wide 46 cm deep.

A Sheraton painted satinwood horizontal vitrine with hinged glazed top with glazed sides on square tapering legs painted with foliate. Height 74 cm. Length 61 cm. Depth 41 cm

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival display cabinet, shaped front with two astral glazed doors, satinwood swag inlays and open shelf to the base. Height 180 cm. Width 113 cm. Depth 46 cm

A Sheraton Revival breakfront mahogany china cabinet, the central doors with satinwood banding flanked by glazed panels and glazed sides on square tapering supports. Width 36 cm. Length 106 cm. Height 177 cm

A Sheraton Revival breakfront mahogany china cabinet, the central doors with satinwood banding flanked by glazed panels and glazed sides on square tapering supports. Width 36 cm length 106 cm height 177 cm

An Edwardian Sheraton style, leadlight china cabinet with inlaid marquetry flower motifs, a circular bevelled mirror, extensive inlaid stringing and a convex door, the interior silk lined

A fine pair of satinwood salon display cabinets in the Sheraton taste rectangular each with a single casement door and two shelves plinth base the whole finely inlaid with rosewood cross banding and ebony stringing 50 x 127 x. Height 34 cm.

Edwardian Sheraton Revival display cabinet. Floral and string inlays around shield glazed door. Ormolu mounts. Height 108.5 cm. Width 59 cm. Depth 22 cm

A fine Sheraton Revival mahogany and inlaid display cabinet, the frieze with marquetry decoration below a pair of astragal glazed doors a shaped base on square tapering supports

Sheraton Revival double-door display cabinet. Inlaid decoration

Sheraton Revival display cabinet mahogany with satin wood inlay and a single lattice door

An inlaid mahogany Edwardian display cabinet in the Sheraton manner.

An exhibition quality Sheraton Revival satinwood display cabinet, the frieze with profuse swag floral marquetry decoration, below a pair of astragal glazed doors on square tapering supports. Provenance: purchased at the three day sale of, the Keith Murdoch

A 19th century Sheraton display cabinet bevelled glass top, satinwood stringing, platform base

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