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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Extremely stylish 1940s burr walnut veneer Art Deco china cabinet/sideboard two sliding glass doors to a centre display cabinet. 95 cm high, 153 cm wide, 57 cm deep

An French Art Deco walnut and crossbanded vitrine. 130 cm high, 57 cm long, 40 cm deep

A French Art Deco walnut vitrine, with a marble top, a glazed door flanked by sides, floral marquetry decoration, on bulbous legs. 169 cm high, 105 cm wide, 40 cm deep

An Art Deco birdseye veneered vitrine with undulating, moulded side doors, centred by a bevelled glazed door, beneath a shaped and stepped pediment, plinth base, 179 x 201 x 47 cm

An Art Deco oak five door, two drawer oak lead light cabinet. An Art Deco oak five door, two drawer lead light cabinet. Width 135 cm, depth 40 cm, height 164 cm

Deco timber display cabinet, measures 106 cm high, 114 cm wide, 45 cm deep

A classic Art Deco circular leadlight and walnut display cabinet, the two demi-lune leadlight doors in a restrained leaf design enclosing a mirrored back and fitted glass shelves, rounded plinth base. 102 cm x 29 cm x 131 cm

Art Deco walnut vitrine with arched top and sunburst rays to glazed doors, approx 130 cm high, 125 cm wide

Art Deco wrought metal display stand with kidney shaped glazed cabinet

A French Art Deco mahogany display cabinet, circa 1925, with a central arched glazed door with foliate carved spandrels and enclosing adjustable shelves, flanked by curved and fluted panels with bold floral and foliate carving, and upon shaped bracket feet

An Art Deco desk/display cabinet with inset leather top, above cupboard and draw to desk side and display shelf to other. Provenance: Purchased from Bazmark Film III - Great Gatsby Prop Sale 161 cm wide x 81 cm (d) x 76 cm high

A French Art Deco period display cabinet in birds eye maple, the upper section with two shelves, the lower section with cupboards raised on a platform base. Width 120 cm. Height 166 cm

French Art Deco style display cabinet mid 20th century, with marble top glass doors, glass interior shelves. Height 152.5 cm. Width 114.5 cm. Depth 46 cm

An Art Deco mahogany china cabinet, the shaped cabinet with three glazed doors. Height 132 cm. Width 113 cm. Depth 30 cm

An Art Deco walnut and marble vitrine, the rounded rectangular top inset with veined marble, above glazed sides and two glazed sliding doors, the body with horizontal ribbed decoration and two panelled doors to the lower section, plinth base, 85 x 138 x 42

An Art Deco satin birch and coromandel display cabinet, the waterfall style cabinet with a central glazed door and glass shelves raised on a conforming plinth base;. Width 107 cm. Depth 34 cm. Height 152 cm

Display case in Art Deco tiger wood with darker matched pieces, three panel glass front, two outer panes curved glass, 2 shelves 110 x 94 x 36 cm; ball feet

A French Art Deco wrought iron display cabinet on a later stand French, circa 1925 the arched top with mirror insert and grape and vine decoration above a conforming single door (unglazed) enclosing two shelves raised on a matching later stand lacking righ

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