Antique Cylinder Cabinets are an unusual 19th Century small cupboard that is Cylindrical in shape and usually has a marble top with a Walnut, Satin-Birch or Mahogany base. These stunning cabinets have a concealed hinged door, sometimes with a small turned wooden handle that has a locking mechanism behind. They are finished all the way around, so were designed to have a plant on top and placed in the centre of a room or hall way. The interior will have a circular fixed shelf, while the whole piece stands on a moulded cylindrical base and is overall a very simple but stylish cupboard. Today they are mainly used as a useful little storage cabinet but having a lamp situated on top or a nice decorative ornament. The best cylindrical design is beautifully scalloped and stands on an octagonal plinth, this was difficult to build so was only done by a skilled Victorian cabinet maker. You can also see the Cylinder form on the bureau section of desks and antique bookcases. This will conceal a writing section and pull out writing slope and will usually be decorated with inlays. Have a look below at our lovely examples of antique cylinder cabinets available for sale.
Cylinder Cabinets for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Cylinder Cabinets but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Figured Walnut Cylindrical Antique Pot Cupboard with Scalloped Edge. This beautiful Victorian, circa 1860, antique cylindrical pot cupboard is made from a strikingly figured walnut and has a wonderfully crafted scalloped edge. The top is circular with a moulded edge and central figured panel above a strikingly figured base.
Unusual Mahogany Antique Cylindrical Cupboard. Originally designed to be used as a pot cupboard this striking antique piece dates from around 1860 in the Victorian period and is made from mahogany.
Unusual Victorian Ash Cylindrical Antique Pot Cupboard. Dating from the Victorian era circa 1860 this charming piece has a circular moulded top with a central white marble insert above a cylindrical figure with cupboard door and turned handle.
- Simon Knight,
I reasonately purchased an Edwardian mahogany sheet music cabinet from James and have to say it is even better than the photographs. I have asked him to find a console table which will blend with the cabinet and feel confident that in time the right piece will be found.
- Victorian Walnut Antique Display Cabinet,
Hi James,The display cabinet arrived this morning on schedule. It really is a beautiful piece with a warm, burnished walnut glow. It could easily stand empty as a very attractive object, but I have spent the morning happily filling it up to make it a cabinet of curiosities. I am so delighted with it. Thank you for all your help in getting this unique piece to me safely.Kind regards,Sonia
HiEverything has arrived safely and items are fab, thank you. The two chaps placed the cabinet upstairs without any trouble. Thanks again Pamela