Antique Corner Cupboards and Corner Cabinets are one of those useful pieces of antique furniture that you can use to utilise those awkward corners in room, when you need additional storage. They can come as wall hanging or floor standing and come in solid woods like Oak and Mahogany. They were first seen in the early Georgian period, in oak with features like dental moulding, figured doors with raised fielded panels. The interiors always had shaped shelves, usually painted and stand on shaped bracket feet if floor standing. Towards the later Georgian era, new features were introduced like the bow front antique corner cabinet with unusual inlay detailing, usually in a rich Mahogany. The swan neck pediment was introduced, with decorative brass eagle centrepiece and brass H hinges were fitted on the doors, along with Rocco key escutcheons. Glazed doors with astragal glazing bars were fitted to display drinking vessels and fine china.
In the Victorian and Edwardian periods, new decorative shapes were made like the unusual Serpentine glazed corner cupboard with Grecian moulded edge and unique pear drop carved frieze. The corners were often canted with blind fretwork carvings, they were made to impress.
Here at Antiques World we offer a fine selection of antique corner cabinets for sale and you can see our available stock here or see some examples below.