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.
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
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
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
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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