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 Victorian walnut pier cabinet. Second half 19th century, the cabinet with an extended top to a slightly shaped cornice above a glazed door opening to a shelved interior and supported upon an extended plinth base, ornately decorated with marquetry floral
A Victorian walnut pier cabinet. Second half 19th century, the cabinet with an extended top to a concave cornice with inlaid satinwood tendril motifs above a glazed door opening to a velvet lined and shelved interior and supported upon an extended plinth b
A Victorian Sheraton Revival mahogany display cabinet, circa 1900. The cabinet having a serpentine profile with a central glazed door and two side panels with quarter veneer panels below and raised on tapering square form legs with spade feet, decorated th
A Victorian figured walnut display cabinet, rectangular form, the top with wide flared border, the two doors with glazed oval panels, crossbanded, bracket feet to the platform base, ormolu mounts including scrolling highlights to the doors and borders to t
A small Victorian burr walnut display sideboard, later 19th century, of undulating semi circular form with a central drawer and a two door glazed display cabinet below flanked by curvaceous open display shelving supported by fluted, carved and knopped pill
A Victorian walnut inlaid pier cabinet, the exterior with inlaid floral decoration and brass ormolu corbels, the glazed door opens to reveal a velvet lined interior, on plinth base. 77 cm x 32 cm x 106 cm
A late Victorian Miles & ray mahogany display cabinet, circa 1890s. Darkly stained with an ornate shaped multi panelled mirrorback with a pierced foliate crest and various shaped ledges and spindle supports above two drawers with arabesque patterns and gil
A late Victorian mahogany vitrine, with a pair of astragal glazed door flanked by bobbin turned pilasters, the lower section with a pair of panel doors on bobbin turned legs. 150 cm high, 73 cm wide, 27 cm deep
A Victorian walnut mirrored back display cabinet, circa 1890, the double broken swan neck pediment above a central mirror flanked by scroll topped mirrors, the lower section fitted with single drawer and double glazed doors flanked by open compartments all
A good Victorian walnut and marquetry vitrine table, in the French taste the rectangular hinged top with glazed panel and marquetry border enclosing a lined interior above an inlaid frieze raised on octagonal tapered and inlaid legs terminating in brass ca
A Victorian mahogany display cabinet, the plain cornice and frieze above a pair of astragale glazed doors enclosing three glass shelves, with glazed sides, above a pair of short drawers, a shaped apron and splayed feet. Width 118 cm x. Depth 45 cm x. Heigh
A late Victorian copper and leadlight display cabinet, of square form with a floral decorated leadlight dome supported on fluted pilasters surmounted by patera;. Width 81 cm. Depth 81 cm. Height 130 cm;. Provenance: This cabinet was originally one of a pai
A Victorian pine corner display cabinet, circa 19th century, the dentil moulded architectural cornice over a fluted frieze supported by two faux corinthian columns flanking an open 'Shell' arched display with three shaped shelves on a base cabinet with two
A late Victorian ebonised display sideboard, circa 1890. Pediment gallery with corbels over a rectangular bevelled mirror framed by a Moorish arch of continuous semi-spheres, flanked by two smaller mirrors housed in a similar manner, on a two door cabinet
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