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 walnut veneer vitrine in the Louis XV manner, the vitrine with an arched crest and a serpentine profile, with glazed sides and a shaped door opening to a mirror backed interior and glass shelves, a book end burr walnut feature panel to the lower door, wi
An English walnut veneer display cabinet, circa 1930, with retailer's cartouche for Harrison Gibson, Ilford England. The two door cabinet with shaped ogee shoulders and an arched splash back, the doors with shaped panel astragal glazing, and raised on shor
A glazed Louis XV style walnut display cabinet, late 19th century, with a fine arched panelled pediment and a pierced rocaille crest above a shaped glazed single door and a concealed drawer to the apron, with quarter veneer panelling to the sides, feather
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 Dutch walnut glazed display cabinet. Late 19th century. The lower section has two drawers, over two door cupboard with carved ball and claw feet. The upper has two astraugal glazed doors with carved embellishments, three interior shelves and carved shell
A walnut and mixed timber display cabinet with Louis XV Styling, the rectangular breakfront cabinet with canted edges, having a mottled marble top above a parquetry decorated frieze drawer, a panel glazed door opening to a mirrored interior with glass shel
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 late 19th century Dutch walnut and marquetry astragal glazed vitrine, with an arched cornice above a glazed panel door and canted glazed sides, with two serpentine fronted doors, square baluster supports and cross-stretchers, 134.5 x 210 x 26 cm Provenan
A French Empire style mahogany and walnut vitrine, circa 1930s, with a slightly extended top above a parquetry frieze with a chequerboard trim, two part glazed doors below with feather banding and decorative trims, similarly embellished to the sides, a sha
A walnut display cabinet in the Louis XV style, circa 1880, having an arched and moulded crest with a carved foliate and rococo style crest above a glazed door with three internal shelves above a full width drawer with a carved escutcheon, a carved shaped
A walnut vitrine with Renaissance Styling, circa 1950, the large rectangular cabinet with an extended cornice above a dentil border and a floral and loop frieze, a large single glazed door and glazed sides opening to a mirrored interior with glass shelves,
Fine antique English walnut two height display cabinet, the two section glazed top with a two door recessed panelled base, fitted with a pair of turned tapering columns with carved acanthus capitals, all fitted with egg an dart moulding, approx 195 cm high
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 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
Tall walnut and ormolu vitrine. Inlaid oak leaf frieze to pediment; urns of flowers to lower sections of each door, ormolu ram's head mounts. Adjustable internal shelving. Height 200 cm. Width 96 cm. Depth 34 cm
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