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.
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
HiEverything has arrived safely and items are fab, thank you. The two chaps placed the cabinet upstairs without any trouble. Thanks again Pamela
Hi James,Just letting you know that the cabinet arrived safe and soundly, and is absolutely fantastic. Thank you so very much for being so accommodating and kind, I really appreciate it. Hopefully once I have finished my Masters I will be cashed up again and will definitely visit your website.Kind regards,Stewart