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.
An Australian cedar specimen and display cabinet, circa 1900, the glazed upper section with glass display shelves, above an arrangement of seven drawers raised on a plinth base, 107 cm wide, 46 cm deep, 167 cm high
An Australian cedar display cabinet and a collection of flying and driving goggles, circa 1880, with a stepped pediment top above a single glazed door enclosing three sloping shelves and serpentine apron, together with a collection of flying and driving go
A glazed Australian cedar display case and a small Australian specimen wood display case, 19th century, the cedar case of rectangular form with glass panels, the specimen wood case inlaid with fiddleback blackwood, Huon pine and possibly musk wood, the ced
A small Australian cedar display cabinet and contents, of rectangular form containing various small items of interest including a lead model ship, trophy cups, and a model 'roplane, 59 cm wide, 48 cm deep, 29 cm high
A large Australian cedar display cabinet, circa 1890, the stepped cornice above three removable glazed panels enclosing four graduated shelves, raised on a plinth base, 186 cm wide, 48 cm deep, 194 cm high
An Australian cedar and pine back built-in china cabinet, circa 1830, with a pair of geometrical astragal glazed doors enclosing two shelves above a pair of blind fielded panelled cupboard doors with plain sides and top, the front within the original mould
An Australian cedar display cabinet in the gothic revival manner, circa 1840, the moulded cornice above a pair of astragal glazed doors enclosing five shelves flanked by triform half columns, above a long ogee fronted drawer and a plinth base;. Width 120 c
A 19th century cedar table display cabinet, the rectangular top with a cavetto moulded edge above a glazed single door enclosing two shelves, with glass side panels, raised on a plinth base, 34 cm wide, 21 cm deep, 43 cm high
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