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 Victorian walnut and ormolu mounted pier cabinet, with satinwood inlay, the glazed door enclosing two shelves, 80 width x 34 depth x 104 cm height

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival display cabinet, with astragal glazed doors and satinwood marquetry on tapered legs, 107 width x 35 depth x 180.5 cm height

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 Edwardian mahogany and rosewood inlaid sideboard, early 20th century, with refined Italian Renaissance influence, the tall stepped mirror backed side board with spindles and arched display galleries, bevelled glass side cabinets and a bow front extended

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 fine Edwardian mahogany satinwood and fruitwood marquetry display cabinet on stand, with satinwood stringing overall, the triple arched pediment finely inlaid with scroll and foliate emblem, the sides with marquetry assemblage of instilments, the top res

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival, satinwood china cabinet, with moulded cornice, above a pair of astragal glazed doors, on square tapering legs. 155 x 104 x 34 cm

Antique satinwood open shelf display side cabinet with mirrored back, approx 153 cm wide

A fine Edwardian inlaid mahogany and satinwood bowfronted display cabinet with two doors. Height 204 cm. Width 96 cm

A Sheraton style mahogany glazed two door display cabinet with satinwood inlay

An elegant French mahogany Louis XVI-style vitrine, early 20th century, a pierced brass gallery above a three quarter glazed door, enclosing three shelves, the sides similar but of curved form, both with fine diamond parquetry and satinwood stringing, supp

A pair of satinwood Sheraton style display cabinets, early 20th century, likely Continental, with inlay veneer, and painted decoration, glazed upper felt lined two door cupboard, with three adjustable shelves, lower single drawer, with later glass shelves,

A fine transitional style ormolu mounted satinwood and kingwood vitrine late 19th century, the break-front variegated marble top above a reverse-moulded frieze with arched crest, the glazed door flanked by glazed panels and sides enclosing a ruby velvet-li

Victorian burr walnut display cabinet with inlaid satinwood & ormolu mounts

A Sheraton painted satinwood horizontal vitrine with hinged glazed top with glazed sides on square tapering legs painted with foliate. Height 74 cm. Length 61 cm. Depth 41 cm

An Edwardian Sheraton Revival display cabinet, shaped front with two astral glazed doors, satinwood swag inlays and open shelf to the base. Height 180 cm. Width 113 cm. Depth 46 cm

A George III style Edwardian mahogany china cabinet, with a shaped cornice and satinwood dental decoration, below a pair of astragal glazed doors with glazed sides and mahogany shelves, the lower section with a pair of astragal glazed doors with glazed sid

A fine satinwood cabinet by Morant & Co., 19th century, the shaped top above glazed doors opening to reveal an arrangement of shelves with exquisitely carved giltwood decorative embellishments to either side of the doors, on shaped plinth and carved feet;.

A Sheraton Revival breakfront mahogany china cabinet, the central doors with satinwood banding flanked by glazed panels and glazed sides on square tapering supports. Width 36 cm. Length 106 cm. Height 177 cm

A Sheraton Revival breakfront mahogany china cabinet, the central doors with satinwood banding flanked by glazed panels and glazed sides on square tapering supports. Width 36 cm length 106 cm height 177 cm

Beidemeier style double glass fronted display case walnut and banded satinwood on parquetry decorated three drawer base. Adjustable shelves. One drawer handle broken, parts available. Keys available. Height 165 cm. Length 219 cm (Average). Depth 45 cm

A fine French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood vitrine with rouge marble top the frieze with ormolu and satinwood roundels below a glazed door of floral marquetry flanked by fluting supported tapering supports with ormolu sabots. Width 41 cm. Length 79

A fine pair of satinwood salon display cabinets in the Sheraton taste rectangular each with a single casement door and two shelves plinth base the whole finely inlaid with rosewood cross banding and ebony stringing 50 x 127 x. Height 34 cm.

A Regency revival satinwood pier cabinet, Liverpool, the shaped bow-fronted top with inlaid patera and carved bull-nosed edge over central carved door with inlaid vase patera flanked by two quadrant corner mirror-backed display shelving, all on squat turne

A French Empire kingwood and mahogany table vitrine with satinwood inlay.

An exhibition quality Sheraton Revival satinwood display cabinet, the frieze with profuse swag floral marquetry decoration, below a pair of astragal glazed doors on square tapering supports. Provenance: purchased at the three day sale of the Keith Murdoch

French Louis XVI late 19th century vitrine, the frieze with ormolu foliate decoration, glazed door with satinwood with glazed sides. Width 86 cm by. Height 150 cm

French pier cabinet the frieze satinwood and ormolu banding below a pair of glazed doors. Width 42 cm

A 19th century Sheraton display cabinet bevelled glass top, satinwood stringing, platform base

An Austrian Biedermeier ebonised and satinwood inlaid cabinet, the rectangular top with moulded cornice above a pair of glazed doors with lyre and sunburst pierced decoration, above arched panels enclosing four adjustable shelves, above a single large draw

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