Antique Display Cabinets or also known as the Antique China Cabinet is a type of cupboard with glazed panelled doors used to display choice pieces of ornaments and 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 in the 19th century, the display cabinet became a piece of furniture on its own. Earlier displays were usually in a figured Walnut but are quite rare, whereas Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian display cabinets were often in Mahogany and became more common as most homes would have one. Many earlier influences were used in their construction and decoration, like Sheraton and Chippendale, occasionally they also had a mirrored back to reflect light into the room and make objects stand out more. The display cabinet is usually a very fine, delicate looking item of furniture but built to the highest of standards and the interiors quite often lined in a wonderful blue or red velvet. Have a look below at our lovely examples available 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.
Quality Inlaid Antique Edwardian Mahogany Bookcase / Display Cabinet, Dating from around 1900 is a beautiful example of quality Edwardian furniture with inlay decoration. It has a rectangular moulded top with delightful satinwood cross banding along with boxwood and ebony string inlay. The two glazed doors display elegant glazing bars and benefit from a key with working lock. 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, stylish and elegant in design and dates from around 1900 in the Edwardian period. It has a gadrooned moulded edge above two glazed doors, with moulded glazing bars, the original handles along with keys and working locks.
Quality Victorian Maple Ornate Display Cabinet, Dating from around 1870 is stunning and ornate, a fine example of Victorian furniture. It has a beautifully figured birds-eye maple top with beaded ornate edge above two glazed doors with elegant scrolled carvings and moulded clash mould. The side edges of the antique bookcase have elegant barley twist decorative detail, which frame the doors.
Unusual Victorian Antique Mahogany Shop Display Cabinet, wit a lovely rectangular moulded top with glazed central door with key with working lock.
Stunning Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Display Cabinet / Bookcase dates from the Late Victorian period, circa 1900, and has a delightful astragal glazed frontage, the interior contains two removable shelves, with early fabric lining, ideal for displaying books or artefacts.
Victorian Figured Walnut Antique Display Cabinet
This Victorian, circa 1880, antique display cabinet is made from a beautifully figured walnut. The strikingly figured rectangular top has moulded edges with unusually styles corners. The central glazed door has moulded edges and a key with working lock, once opened it reveals three removable, later, glass shelves. The corners of the piece are unusually inverted with carved detailing to the top and base.
Quality Antique Victorian Oak Glazed Bookcase / Display Cabinet
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