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.