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 glazed cedar display cabinet, circa 1890, 197 cm high, 121 cm wide, 47 cm deep

Cedar display cabinet. Single astrigal glazed door. Height 130, Wt.83 & Depth 37 cm

Cedar arch topped two door display cabinet with two doors and two drawers. Width 95 cm

A cedar display cabinet, with three glass shelves and cabriole legs. height 144 cm, width 96 cm, and depth 40 cm.

Cedar & pine single door upright display case with arched panel

Antique cedar slope front display cabinet with lift up top, fitted with glass shelves, 135 cm high, 54 cm depth

Cedar corner single drawer china cabinet on turned legs

Cedar single drawer single door glass front display cabinet with side shelves

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

Cedar and mahogany two door two drawer miniature display cabinet

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

Large cedar sliding door display cabinet - 224 x 151 x. Depth 48 cm

Vintage cedar display cabinet with two glazed doors on base

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

A 19th century.Cedar framed and single glazed door wall mounted specimen cabinet with internal mirror back and glass shelving

A small cedar glazed hanging display cupboard, circa 1845. Height 69 cm. Width 53 cm. Diameter 16.5 cm