Antique Pier Cabinets were first introduced in the Victorian period and were designed to sit between two large bay windows with a pier mirror above. This was to let as much light into the room as possible as candle light was still the main form of lighting during the Victorian period. The Antique pier cabinet was used to display your finest decorative objects and fine China behind their glazed doors. These antique cabinets were often in figured Walnut, Mahogany, Rosewood or Ebonized with gilt ormolu mounts and velvet linings on the shelves. Antique pier cabinets are very fine looking pieces of antique 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 as they are rare to see. These marvellous 19th Century antiques are more collectable if in their original condition and this is why we try to retain their finish by cleaning and waxing using traditional methods to revive the original patina. Antique pier cabinets are truly striking pieces of furniture and can make a great addition to your 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.
Regency Mahogany Antique pier 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 Cabinet with a beautifully figured cushion top that sits above a figured frieze and 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.
Beautifully figured Rosewood Victorian Antique Mirrored Pier Cabinet with a brass gallery above two beautiful turned upright supports and a central mirrored door.
- Antique corner cupboard to London,
Just to let you know I am really pleased with the Georgian corner cupboard. Arrived safely on Saturday. Couriers very helpful and cheery. Thank you for hanging on to it for me.
- 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.
Sorry it has taken me so long to let you know that our chiffonier arrived and we love it!It is the first time that we bought an antique online and we’d like to thank you for making it such a great experience.Best,Ellen