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Antique Display Cabinets

Do you have ornaments, mementos, or treasured family heirlooms that you want to display with pride? Why not consider a beautiful antique display cabinet? Made by artisan furniture makers over 100 years ago, each mahogany-rich, rosewood-fuelled, walnut-hued antique display case is perfect to show off your possessions in style.You don’t have to be an antique expert to adore the burr inlay, shellac sheen, ornate embellishments, and fine carving. Perfect for an awkward alcove or empty space, our display cabinets from the 17th century onwards can add gravitas to your home and become a family heirloom in their own right.Repurpose an antique shop display cabinet that once housed sweets, medicines, or hardware to showcase your trinkets. Or consider a stunning Serpentine vitrine to add a continental look to your space. And for those larger ornaments, nothing but a large chiffonier display cabinet will do.We’ve hand-picked the finest examples from across the U.K. and Europe so you don’t have to. Sit back, relax, have a peruse, and find the perfect sustainable, characterful antique display cabinet for your home.

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Antique display case styles

Choose an antique display cabinet from George III’s reign in the 18th century up to Queen Victoria’s industrial revolution age that ended in 1901. Marvel at the development of furniture design. In the 1700s, display cabinets were dainty, delicate, and relatively simple in design. Lines were clean, display areas were boxy, and the preferred wood was often mahogany. Over in France, Parisian cabinet makers were experimenting with satinwood and marquetry finishes to add interest to each piece that made it into a chateau.

The 19th century saw an explosion of creativity. Ornate flourishes, floral carvings, cabriole legs, and inlay became common. Curves became the norm and the well-to-do craved more display space for their polished silverware, porcelain and trinkets.

Why buy an antique display cabinet?

The sheer choice of style can be mind-boggling. With hundreds to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to start. Use our handy filter menu to the side to select by size, period, material, budget and more to hone your bespoke collection.

For a real sense of social history, repurpose a cabinet that once had another use. Antique shop display cabinets are big and bold. Often they still retain some advertising writing in gold scroll font to add character to the piece. Apothecary and haberdashery cabinets with glazed fronts are quirkier choices for those who want their furniture to tell a story. Alternatively, tap into a Louis XVI revival piece and welcome an elegant French display cabinet into your home.

At Vinterior, you’re spoilt for choice. Connect with a trusted seller, support local businesses and unearth your dream antique display cabinet today.


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