Antique Cupboards & Cabinets

Here at Discolls antiques Ltd we have some of the finest Antique cabinets and cupboards for sale, beautifully restored with UK and worldwide delivery available. We stock Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian periods in fine woods such as Mahogany, Rosewood, Oak and Walnut.

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  • Large Period Oak Antique Georgian Floor Standing Corner Cabinet

    £1,450.00 Add to cart
  • Striking Edwardian Figured Walnut Antique Display Cabinet / Bookcase

    £875.00 Add to cart
  • Unusual Decorative Victorian Antique Bamboo Cabinet

    £685.00 Add to cart
  • Unusual Quality Small Edwardian Mahogany Tambour Front Side Cabinet

    £695.00 Add to cart
  • Quality Solid Oak Antique Edwardian Hall Stand

    £795.00 Add to cart
  • Spectacular Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Antique Secretaire Cabinet

    £4,850.00 Add to cart
  • Spectacular Regency Figured Rosewood Mirrored Antique Chiffonier / Cupboard

    £1,450.00 Add to cart
  • Superb Quality Antique Victorian Mahogany buffet

    £695.00 Add to cart
  • Small Mahogany Edwardian Antique Cabinet

    £695.00 Add to cart
  • Beautiful Quality Large Victorian Figured Mahogany Antique Glazed Bookcase on Cupboard

    £1,950.00 Add to cart
  • Period Georgian Mahogany Antique Cupboard / Chest

    £1,450.00 Add to cart
  • Unusual Victorian Mahogany Antique Server / Side Cupboard / Table

    £695.00 Add to cart

The History
In the 17th century the English side cabinet on stand appeared, fitted with several drawers, cupboards and secret compartments enclosed by a pair of panelled decorated with marquetry inlay was fashionable. The 18th century furniture designers created the ‘china display cabinet’ to show the fine oriental porcelain, frequently decorated in the chinoiserie style to match the items within. By the mid 19th century the ownership of porcelain items was no longer just for the very rich, now far more people aspired to the possession of things worthy of display and several new ceramics factories both at home and abroad worked to satisfy this growing appetite. The result was an explosion of designs for antique display cabinets, some dripping with ormolu; some richly inlaid in fine woods or cut brass, others in the style of Sheraton and Adam and wall hanging.

Antique Display China Cabinet

More country cupboards were produced in the Victorian period in simple designs like the Arts & Crafts house keepers or the harness design some polished and occasionally painted. The Edwardian era was a time of new design in Antique Furniture with pieces being made to store sheet music designed by renowned makers such as Maple and Co to matching pairs of Bedside Cabinets, in beautifully figured walnut with fitted marble and French Art Nouveau influences.

Antique Bedside Cupboards