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 Burr 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 to revive the original patina. They 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 or to see our full collection click here.