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.
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A fine Art Nouveau bronze and copper salon clock, circa 1900., with maker's mark of R.P to oval cartouche, the pointed arch square section clock with a female mask beneath the point, a decorative black and gold dial set within a pierced bronze case backed

An Edwardian Art Nouveau mahogany, lead-light, door, display corner cabinet, early 20th century, the interior with two shelves. Height 180 cm. Width 65 cm. Depth 36 cm

An Edwardian Art Nouveau mahogany, lead-light, door, display cabinet, early 20th century, the top back and front panels decorated with inlay, veneer work, the interior with two shelves. Height 167 cm. Width 107 cm. Depth 37.5 cm

An Art Nouveau inlaid mahogany vitrine, designed by Louis Majorelle, French, circa 1905 176 cm high, 85 cm wide, 30 cm deep

An Art Nouveau walnut and amboyna glazed cabinet, school of Nancy, circa 1905, in the Majorelle style with fine relief carved scrolling foliate decoration. Width 72 cm. Depth 39 cm. Height 180 cm

Pair of Art Nouveau walnut display cabinets by P. Dumas, identical to one shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1900, in the 'Ombelle Pattern', with domed tops, a large central cabinet with two glazed doors, smaller cabinets to either side, three wide lower dra

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