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Vintage Medical 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 chic style wooden cabinets, Vinterior offers a range of vintage medical cabinets from our network of independent dealers.

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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 vintage 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 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 trunks.