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Medical Cabinet

Vintage Medicine Cabinets

If you want to add personality to your bathroom, a vintage medicine cabinet can be a practical and characterful choice. These ubiquitous storage solutions come in a wide range of styles and designs. Perfect for imbuing washrooms or toilets with a little vintage charm. From industrial metal designs to shabby wooden cabinets, Vinterior offers a range of vintage medical cabinets from our network of independent dealers.Do you want to add a medicine cabinet to your bathroom to give it some charm? Is a small medicine cabinet perched in an awkward alcove what your downstairs washroom needs? Or maybe your teenager is a budding medical student and you want to build them a characterful study space. No matter your reasons, you’ll find your one-of-a-kind vintage medicine cabinet for sale in our marketplace below.

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  • What is a vintage medicine cabinet?

    Public acceptance of germ theory in the 19th century led many people to consider purchasing basic medical supplies for the home. The rolls of bandages, bottles of antiseptic, smelling salts and pill bottles all needed to be stored somewhere… hence the invention of the medicine cabinet. Originally boxes or chests kept in the kitchen, these repositories soon migrated to the bathroom, which was considered the cleanest and most hygienic place in the home. Though many people associate vintage medical cabinets with the clinical white metal boxes popularised during WWII, numerous iterations have emerged over the past century. Today, a wall-mounted cabinet can be found in most bathrooms and is used to house everything from medication to toiletries.
  • How to style vintage medical cabinets

    If your bathroom is on the smaller side, a small medical cabinet is a great space-saving solution. For a modern look with a vintage twist, opt for a freestanding rectangular sink with visible pipework, cross-handle taps and white metro tiles. A metal medicine cabinet with a mercury glass door will add the perfect finishing touch. Is an Edwardian-style bathroom more your vibe? Then go for chequerboard flooring, freestanding plumbing fixtures and a dark wood vintage medicine cabinet. You can also browse Vinterior’s selection of antique mirrors to help tie the space together and create the illusion of space. Remember, vintage medicine cabinets don’t just need to be used to hold medical supplies. A large, freestanding unit could also be used to store towels and flannels or display plants and ornaments. Don’t feel like a medicine cabinet has to be in the bathroom or toilet either. A glass-fronted or metal case will add a touch of industrial flair to a living room or study, especially when combined with other pieces of reclaimed wood or industrial furniture. Whatever your storage requirements, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind vintage medicine cabinet on the Vinterior website.
  • Where to buy vintage medicine cabinets?

    Vinterior offers a carefully curated selection of vintage medical cabinets from independent dealers across the globe. From wall mounted to freestanding cupboards, there’s something to suit every decor style. If you’re looking for other storage solutions, you can also check out our range of vintage cabinets and trunks.

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