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.