Antique Pier Cabinets were first introduced in the Victorian period and was designed to sit between two bay windows with a pier mirror above. This was to let as much light into the room as possible and also display their finest decorative objects such as fine China. These antique cabinets were often in figured walnut or ebonized with gilt ormolu mounts and velvet lined on the shelves. They are very fine looking pieces of furniture, decorative and ideal for displaying objects, or also can make a lovely smaller bookcase. On rare occasions, you can see matching pairs, these would have been specially commissioned for the owner of a grand Victorian home. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Pier Cabinets for sale
Below are a few examples of previously sold Pier 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.
Quality, Unusual, Regency Mahogany Antique Side Cabinet. In the style and of the quality of a Gillows piece this delightful mahogany antique cabinet dates from the Regency period, circa 1830. It has a beautifully figured top with reeded edge above a central cupboard door with pierced brass front and key with working lock. The interior of the cabinet contains three adjustable shelves and is flanked by two finally carved rope twist columns with acanthus leaf decoration both at the top and bottom. It stands on unusual bun feet, in the typical design of a Gillows piece.
Stunning Figured Burr Walnut Antique Victorian Pier / Display Cabinet. This Stunning Figured Burr Walnut Antique Victorian Pier / Display Cabinet circa, 1880 has a beautifully figured cushion top that sits above a figured frieze and has a central glazed door with key with working lock. All the edges are wonderfully crossbanded in kingwood. The interior has two fixed shelves that have been upholstered with purple velvet and stands on a plain plinth. This marvellous antique retains the original backboards and is a truly striking piece of furniture.
Beautifully figured Rosewood Victorian Antique Mirrored Music Cabinet – Pier Cabinet. This Striking figured rosewood Victorian antique mirrored music cabinet / antique pier cabinet dating ca. 1870 has a shaped moulded beautifully figured top with a brass gallery above two beautiful turned upright supports and a central mirrored door. The interior has four mahogany adjustable shelves and the antique cabinet stands on a shaped base with porcelain castors.
- Ruth Chew,
Recently visited Driscolls Antiques and saw a piece I was interested in. James was really helpful and brought it for me to see in situ at home which made my decision. Purchase made and really pleased. There is a wide selection of quality furniture in the showroom. Definitely worth a visit. Would certainly deal with Driscolls again and recommend to friends.
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.