Antique Display Cabinets, also known as the Antique China Cabinet is a type of cupboard with glazed panelled doors used to display choice pieces of ornaments and valuable fine China. They originated from the 18th Century bookcase as they were similar in form, but as it became fashionable to display your fine objects and decorative China in the 19th century, the traditional display cabinet became a piece of furniture on its own. Earlier 18th Century Georgian display cabinets were built in figured Walnut veneer but are quite rare, so sought after by collectors. 19th Century Victorian and Edwardian display cabinets were often in woods such as Mahogany or Oak and became more common as most homes would have one. These beautiful pieces of furniture from this period have more decoration like fine exotic inlays or brass embellishments. Many earlier influences were used in their construction and design, like Sheraton and Chippendale. Some Victorian display cabinets have a mirrored back to reflect light into the room and make decorative objects stand out more, this is when the main form of lighting was candle light. The antique display cabinet is usually a very fine, delicate looking item of furniture but built to the highest of standards with interiors quite often lined in wonderful blue or red velvet materials. In today’s homes they are used for display but also quite often as a decorative bookcase due to them having many shelves and lots of glass to you can easily view what you are looking for. Have a look below at our lovely antique display cabinets for sale.
Display Cabinets for sale
Below are some sold examples of display cabinets that we have previously had available for sale. if any look suitable please let us know and we will try to find a similar piece for you as we have new stock arriving daily.
Victorian Display Cabinets
Quality Victorian Maple Ornate Display Cabinet with elegant barley twist decorative detail, which frame the doors.
Unusual Victorian Antique Mahogany Shop Display Cabinet
Stunning Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Display Cabinet / Bookcase with delightful astragal glazed frontage and early fabric lining, ideal for displaying books or artefacts.
Victorian Figured Walnut Antique Display Cabinet, unusually inverted with carved detailing to the top and base.
Quality Antique Victorian Oak Glazed Bookcase / Display Cabinet
Edwardian Display Cabinets
Quality Inlaid Antique Edwardian Mahogany Bookcase / Display Cabinet, with inlay decoration. The quality of the piece is exemplified by the inlay decoration from the top being repeated on both the doors and sides of the cabinet.
Antique Edwardian Walnut Glazed Display Cabinet, with a gadrooned moulded edge.
This fine Antique Edwardian Mahogany display Cabinet / Bookcase standing on raised feet.
HiEverything has arrived safely and items are fab, thank you. The two chaps placed the cabinet upstairs without any trouble. Thanks again Pamela
- 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.
Hi JamesJust wanted to let you know that the bedside cabinets arrived safe and sound on Saturday and we were home to receive them. Thank you for taking so much care in wrapping them up very well and for giving them a good polish. We really are delighted with them, just what we wanted.Kind regardsSandra