China cabinets were created during the era of King William and Queen Mary (1689-1702) in England and the practice of storing items in glazed cabinets started in the 18th century. These antique china cabinets have been put to use as bookcases, display cabinets and general storage. An Antique China Cabinet is the perfect place to display collectibles and are most commonly made from oak, walnut and mahogany. These china cabinets are available in many different styles and sometimes have mirrored backs to enhance the appearance of the contents.
During the 19th century, free standing glazed Antique China Cabinets were made in the styles of Chippendale, Sheraton, and Hepplewhite . Most of these antique china cabinets were glazed on three sides, raised from the floor on tall, narrow, straight legs.
Antique China Cabinets reflect personal taste and create a focal point that draws attention to the contents and promotes closer inspection. There are many options to consider when choosing an antique or vintage china cabinet and they are available in a number of wood species: for example, an antique mahogany china cabinet, vintage Spanish china cabinet, antique Napoleon III china cabinet etc. These Antique china cabinets retain their outward beauty and their structural integrity.
All these antique and vintage china cabinets have different characteristics like the type and degree of carving, the shape of the moldings and crown, the style of door panels and whether the glass is beveled or not. They usually have adjustable shelves and other nice features like wooden peg construction and hand dovetailed drawers. Whatever your taste, there are Antique China Cabinets for everyone.
Here are some examples of china cabinets:
Vintage mahogany china cabinet in the Louis XVI style with three curved glass sides, glass shelves and mirrored back.
A Louis XVI style mahogany vitrine with a curved and shaped marble top above glazed doors and an interior mirrored back. The interior space features shelves and rests above a raised and paneled plinth with hidden storage space. Raised panels on the plinth are accented with egg-and-dart and bronze banding. The piece rests on fluted and tapered feet Legs, height of 64 inches, depth of 15 inches, and length of 57 inches. Circa 1940, France.
Vintage Spanish China Cabinet
A nicely scaled, heavily carved vintage Spanish solid oak vitrine with beveled glass, strap hinges, a mirrored back and carved paw feet: the perfect piece to display your collectibles. This cabinet is in excellent original condition and requires only shelves, you can choose mirrored or glass shelves, Spain circa 1930.
These antique and vintage china cabinets reflect a variety of ways to display attractive items and enhance the appearance of your home. Whatever the style of your home, there is a storage solution in these indispensible cabinets.