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.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

An 18th century Dutch oak display cabinet / bookcase. 190 cm high, 165 cm wide, 60 cm deep

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 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 Dutch style bow fronted mahogany display cabinet 202 cm x 115 cm x 56 cm

Impressive Dutch walnut bombe shaped display cabinet, fitted with three drawers below, 221 cm high

Dutch walnut display cabinet with chest of drawers, 19th century and later, the top section has a glazed two door display cabinet, with two interior shelves and felt lining, the lower chest is bombe shaped comprising of three, drawers with carved ball and

A late 19th century, Dutch walnut and marquetry astragal glazed vitrine 134.5 x 210.5 x 26 cm, veneer losses

A fine Dutch mahogany and marquetry decorated single door display cabinet having a central panel of cherubs and maidens. Height 99 cm. Length 82 cm. Depth 30 cm

A Dutch Biedermeier style bombe display cabinet, 20th century, the glazed door with carved foliate banding above a single drawer with rococo brass handles all on cabriole legs with claw feet. Height 200 cm. Width 93 cm. Depth 50 cm

A 19th century Dutch walnut display cabinet, the arched moulded pelmet above two astragal glazed doors flanked by conforming glazed panels, above two long and two short drawers, flanked by faux drawers, raised on turned legs United by shaped cross stretche

A Dutch Louis XV style mahogany and fruitwood marquetry display cabinet, circa 19th century, the shaped and moulded cornice with central carved medallion over two glazed panelled and shaped doors and sides on a bombe base with three convex and concave shap