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French 19th Century Display Case Vitrine
Located in palm beach, FL
Extraordinary curved corner display case, with a shelf and support in brass. Two drawers at the back. French work, late 19th century. Splendid and rare.
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Antique 1880s French Vitrines

Materials

Brass

19th Century Satinwood Display Case
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th century satinwood display case, the glazed top and sides raised over shaped and carved apron terminating on marlborough leg.
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Antique 19th Century Irish Neoclassical Revival Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Satinwood

  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Case
  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Case
  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Case
  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Case
H 31.5 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
19th Century Antique Gothic Style Painted Saint Display Case
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large scale gothic style 19th c. escaparate, saint display case with original grey/green paint. Great architectural elements. Would have housed a patron saint in a home or church.
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Gothic Revival Vitrines

Materials

Wood

Antique French Late 19th Century Mahogany "Vernis Martin" Display Case
Located in New Orleans, LA
This beautiful display case with its lacquer is not to be overlooked. It has ample room for a special collection in your home.
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Antique 19th Century Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

Late 19th Century, English Museum Display Case, Vitrine
Located in Hoogeveen, NL
Antique English museum display case, shop display case made of solid mahogany with thick glass and thick glass shelves. In beautiful condition with forged glass carriers and frame. C...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Other Vitrines

Materials

Bronze

Chinoiserie Display Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century chinoiserie display cabinet with glass shelves, two hidden drawers, and opening to two bottom doors.
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Antique 19th Century English Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Chinoiserie Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • Chinoiserie Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • Chinoiserie Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • Chinoiserie Display Cabinet, 19th Century
H 82.25 in. W 37 in. D 18 in.
19th Century Rare Victorian Mahogany Jewellers Display Case Counter
Located in Surrey, BC
A very good solid mahogany jewellers showcase in old finish , multi drawers , brass hardware details, and glass front doors.. This is a rare beauty acquired in Scotland years ago and...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Brass

19th Century Watch Winding Display Cabinet
Located in New Orleans, LA
This incredible, one-of-a-kind watch display cabinet brings together the beauty of an antique with the functionality of modern technology. Crafted of mahogany, this 19th century jewe...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Empire Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th Century Watch Winding Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Watch Winding Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Watch Winding Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Watch Winding Display Cabinet
H 42.5 in. W 49.57 in. D 28.25 in.
German Mahogany Display Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in Brussels, BE
German mahogany display cabinet, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century German Cabinets

  • German Mahogany Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • German Mahogany Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • German Mahogany Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • German Mahogany Display Cabinet, 19th Century
H 76.78 in. W 44.49 in. D 22.05 in.
19th Century English Display Case in Mahogany
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Commercial display case with mahogany siding from 1870s England. A row of five rectangular glass-lidded compartments makes a unique opportunity for the display of objects or art. E...
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Antique 1870s English Late Victorian Cupboards

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century French Brass Display Cabinet
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A unique smaller scale French antique brass cabinet with 1 door and 1 pull out drawer. The outer brass cabinet is expertly crafted with filigree elements throughout. The front cabine...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

  • 19th Century French Brass Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Brass Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Brass Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century French Brass Display Cabinet
H 21.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 12 in.
19th Century Dutch Marquetry Display Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Very exquisite 19th century Dutch marquetry hand carved mahogany display cabinet. The cabinet is beautifully decorated with marquetry inlay including floral images, cherubs, birds an...
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Antique Early 19th Century Dutch Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Biedermeier Top Display Case, Mahogany, French Polish, Germany, 19th C.
Located in Regensburg, DE
Elegant, high and narrow, restored neoclassical Biedermeier Top Display Case / cabinet / vitrine, mid-late 19th century. Mahogany (Pyramid- and Cuba) veneered on oak, stained and ha...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Biedermeier Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century Italian Gilded Display Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An early 19th century cabinet with mirror. It has three lower cabinet doors and side display shelves. Beautiful intricate gilded decoration.
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Antique Early 19th Century Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

19th Century Large Original Mirrored Victorian Display Cabinet
Located in Hook, Hampshire
19th century large original mirrored victorian display cabinet 19th century large original mirrored victorian display cabinet. Exceptional original Victorian display cabinet from th...
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Antique 19th Century Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Empire Display Cabinet, Walnut, France, Early 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
French Empire display cabinet standing on square pointed feet with brass sabots, veneered in walnut. The four-door corpus is decorated with fluted corners with brass profiles, rosett...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A superb quality late 19th century Mahogany Display cabinet, of imposing large proportions, having profusely carved top section, incorporating foliate, ribbons, shell, cartouche and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
H 97 in. W 62 in. D 20 in.
19th Century Frideric Rococo Style Display Case/Vitrine, circa 1850 Walnut
Located in Berlin, DE
Frideric Rococo Style display case circa 1850-1870 walnut Magnificent Frideric Rococo Style display case circa 1850-1870 Massive walnut, finely carved and set. High-rectangular, one...
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Antique 19th Century German Rococo Vitrines

Materials

Walnut

Fine French 19th Century Serpentine Marble Top Display Cabinet
Located in Dublin, IE
A fine French 19th century serpentine inlaid display or storage cabinet of neat proportions, cross banded and ormolu mounted throughout and with lovely patinated timbers comprising o...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Charming and Unusual Display Table, France, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
This lovely table features a large rectangular display case/ vitrine as the table top, supported by by four barley twist legs with ununsual feet. The table top surround is carved...
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Antique 19th Century French Vitrines

French 19th Century Display Cabinet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality French ormolu mounted vitrine, having shaped glass panels to either side, velvet lined with a shelf within. A single frieze drawer and raised on elegant cabriole legs.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

Materials

Ormolu

  • French 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • French 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • French 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • French 19th Century Display Cabinet
H 76.78 in. W 30.71 in. D 18.9 in.
19th Century French Glass and Chrome Shelved Shop Display Cabinet
Located in Hook, Hampshire
19th century French glass and chrome shelved shop display cabinet 19th century glass and chrome shelved shop display cabinet. Display cabinets of this size and originality with a du...
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Antique 19th Century Cabinets

Materials

Steel, Chrome

19TH Century Japonisme Bamboo Display Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Formerly used as dry bar by its Palm Beach owner, this is a magnificent cabinet. It is appointed with figures, birds and florals. Generously scaled and proportioned - it is 43" wi...
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Antique 19th Century English Japonisme Cabinets

Materials

Stone

Chinese 19th Century Qing Dynasty Reddish Brown Lacquer Display Cabinet
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period display cabinet from the 19th century, with dark reddish brown lacquer and brass hardware. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this display cabine...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Brass

19th Century Large Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Two-piece set from the 1800s. The wood is in good condition and is complete with sliding glass doors and drawers with the original hardware. For 20 years it has housed violins and vi...
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Antique 19th Century American Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • 19th Century Large Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Large Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Large Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Large Mahogany Display Cabinet
H 96.75 in. W 174.25 in. D 29 in.
Italian Rococo Style Painted Display Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Exquisite Italian Rococo style hand painted and parcel-gilt display cabinet. 19th century. The hand painted pagoda form top is centered by a scrolling foliate cartouche depictin...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Vitrines

Materials

Wood, Glass

Lathe 19th Century Mahogany Vitrine Glass Top Display Case with Harp Shaped Legs
Located in Middleburg, VA
19th century mahogany vitrine glass top display case with harp shaped legs France, late 1800s Measures: 29" H, 19.5" W, 14" D.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Important English 19th C. Chinoiserie Display Cabinet
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An extraordinary Antique Chinoiserie Display Cabinet dating to the 19th Century. Made in six sections, mounted on a later base. An ebonized cabinet with overall fine chinoiserie gilt...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Original Long Brass Jewellery Display Cabinet
Located in Hook, Hampshire
19th Century French Original Long Brass Jewellery Display Cabinet 19th Century French Original Long Brass Display Cabinet. Exceptional early and original French jewellery shop cabine...
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Antique 19th Century French Shelves

Materials

Oak

19th Century French Renaissance Revival Display Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 19th century French renaissance revival hand carved walnut with marble inserted reserve display wall cabinet. The cabinet is in good antique condition with appropriate wear con...
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Antique 1810s French Renaissance Revival Cabinets

Materials

Marble

19th Century French Vernis Martin Display Cabinet
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Good quality late 19th century French kingwood and ormulu mounted vitrine display cabinet with domed top, two glazed doors enclosing two glass shelves with a cupboard below with pain...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Kingwood

Antique Giltwood Display Case
Located in San Francisco, CA
Old display case made from 19th century water gilt frames. Has glass sides, one shelf, and mirror detail at the top. It is electrified with one bulb. This case was most likely made i...
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Antique 19th Century American Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

  • Antique Giltwood Display Case
  • Antique Giltwood Display Case
  • Antique Giltwood Display Case
  • Antique Giltwood Display Case
H 42 in. W 29 in. D 21.5 in.
19th Century, English Mahogany Display Cabinet, c.1860
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th Century English display cabinet, with working locks and keys. This large English mahogany display cabinet has sliding glass doors glass shelving and is lined with mirror...
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Antique 19th Century British Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Ormolu Display Cabinet
By Maison Krieger
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. mahogany and ormolu display cabinet, signed KRIEGER. The cabinet is raised by discreet elegant feet below the straight f...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Indian 19th Century Wall Display Cabinet with Carved Floral Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indian antique wall display cabinet from the 19th century, with carved floral motifs and polychrome accents. Created in India during the 19th century, this display cabinet feature...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Cabinets

Materials

Wood

19th Century Ebonized Mahogany Display Table
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An ebonized mahogany display table or China cabinet, the surfaces with gilded brass mouldings and inset reedings, square tapering supports. Height to the top of the table = 34 inches
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Antique 19th Century British Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century English Bamboo Side / Display Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A superb example with a beautiful lacquered top and side panels. With an eye catching tortoise like finish, the piece is fitted with an etagere top appointed with a bevelled glass ...
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Antique 19th Century English Cabinets

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Bamboo, Glass, Mirror, Wood, Lacquer

19th Century Victorian Vernis Martin Display Cabinet
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Good quality late 19th century French kingwood and ormolu-mounted vitrine display cabinet with domed top, two glazed doors enclosing two glass shelves with a cupboard below with pain...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Cabinets

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Kingwood

19th Century British Colonial Rosewood Display Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, CA
19th century Goa rosewood display cabinet with sunburst design on doors. Two small drawers with three large below. Keys included.
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Antique 19th Century Indian British Colonial Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

19th Century Chippendale Design Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A 19th century mahogany display cabinet with finely carved details and open fret work legs to the stand, the upper section with glazed sides and front with pagoda shaped glazing bars...
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Antique 19th Century Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Imposing French 19th Century Display Cabinet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very imposing French 19th Century Walnut, ormolu mounted vitrine / display cabinet. Having an arched egg and dart molded glazed door, opening to reveal a glass shelf and mirror bac...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Vitrines

Materials

Ormolu

  • Imposing French 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • Imposing French 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • Imposing French 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • Imposing French 19th Century Display Cabinet
H 79.93 in. W 38.59 in. D 19.3 in.
Two Glass and Mahogany Display Cabinets, 19th Century, France
Located in London, GB
These refined display cabinets, or vitrines, are perfect for elegantly complimenting the display of trinkets without outshining them. The cabinets are crafted in rectangular form fro...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Vitrines

Materials

Brass

French Linke Style Display Cabinet, 19th Century
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century plum pudding mahogany Louis XVI style vitrine, having a marble top, gilded ormolu mounts, shaped glass panels to the door and sides, three glass shel...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Ormolu

  • French Linke Style Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • French Linke Style Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • French Linke Style Display Cabinet, 19th Century
  • French Linke Style Display Cabinet, 19th Century
H 64.57 in. W 32.68 in. D 13 in.
French Kingwood 19th Century Display Cabinet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century French Louis XVI style Kingwood vitrine, having gilded ormolu mounts, serpentine fronted with shaped glass panels, glass shelves within, foliate marq...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

Materials

Ormolu

  • French Kingwood 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • French Kingwood 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • French Kingwood 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • French Kingwood 19th Century Display Cabinet
H 74.81 in. W 43.31 in. D 13 in.
French 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century French mahogany free standing bijouterie cabinet. having scrolling rococo, Louis XVI style gilded ormolu mounts, a single door opening to access the ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

Materials

Ormolu

  • French 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
H 34.65 in. W 23.63 in. D 15.75 in.
19th Century Linke Influenced Display Cabinet
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century French parquetry inlaid vitrine / display cabinet. Having its original Carrera marble top, wonderful gilded ormolu mounts of scrolling foliate ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Vitrines

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Ormolu

  • 19th Century Linke Influenced Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Linke Influenced Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Linke Influenced Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Linke Influenced Display Cabinet
H 61.03 in. W 56.7 in. D 15.75 in.
19th Century English Aesthetic Bamboo Display Shelf
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century English Victorian Aesthetic Movement bamboo étagère, or display shelf, made by W. F. Needham's. Unusual form with wide shelves at the top, a center cabinet with origin...
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Antique 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Cabinets

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Brass

  • 19th Century English Aesthetic Bamboo Display Shelf
  • 19th Century English Aesthetic Bamboo Display Shelf
  • 19th Century English Aesthetic Bamboo Display Shelf
  • 19th Century English Aesthetic Bamboo Display Shelf
H 54.75 in. W 37.25 in. D 11.75 in.
19th Century Satinwood Display Cabinet
Located in Martlesham, GB
19th century satinwood display cabinet in the Sheraton style, having a pierced brass gallery above two glazed doors, opening to reveal two shelves inside, flaked either side by gradu...
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Antique 1890s British Sheraton Cabinets

Materials

Satinwood

  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Cabinet
  • 19th Century Satinwood Display Cabinet
H 60 in. W 42 in. D 15.5 in.
Antique 19th Century French Vitrine Display Cabinet Marble Top
Located in West Hartford, CT
Exquisite French vitrine has Louis XVI styling with bronze ormolu mounts and marble top. Twodoors and both sides have glass. The interior has glass shelves in front of a mirrored back.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

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Marble, Bronze

Victorian 19th Century Inlaid Figured Walnut Corner Whatnot Shelves Display
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Victorian 19th century inlaid figured walnut corner whatnot shelves display. This is a lovely piece, that is full of age charm and character. No woodworm and no loose joints. Woul...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Shelves

Materials

Walnut

Early 19th Century Mirrored Interior French Display Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 19th century French Renaissance Revival hand carved walnut display cabinet with exterior design details. The display cabinet is in good antique condition with age / use appropr...
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Antique 1810s French Renaissance Revival Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Rare and Amazing Display Cabinet with Boulle Inlay Napoleon III 19th Century
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
Rare and amazing display cabinet with Boulle inlay Napoleon III period. The second half of the 19th century. Bronze, tortoise, wood Very good condition Dimensions (L:40 x ...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Cabinets

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Three Part French Display Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 19th century mahogany wood three part French display china cabinet with interior mirrored details. The display cabinet is in good antique condition with age / use appropriate w...
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Antique Early 1800s French Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Rare Early 19th Century Store Display, American Crca 1800-1810
Located in New York, NY
This is an incredibly rare piece. Made from Pine with the original dark green paint. Originally used as a store display in the early 19th century. With swollen baluster turnings, cup...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Shelves

Materials

Pine

19th Century Display Cabinet by Parnell & Sons
Located in Conwy, GB
An outstanding full size ebonised and mirror backed retail display cabinet by Parnall & Sons of Bristol. The three sided glazed case with ornate carved timber pediment above the e...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Vitrines

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Glass, Pine

Small 19th Century Display Cabinet
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Beautiful small antique mahogany display case with curved glass on both sides. Showcase has 2 glass shelves. In original used condition. Beautiful appearance. Origin: England Perio...
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Vintage 1920s British Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

  • Small 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • Small 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • Small 19th Century Display Cabinet
  • Small 19th Century Display Cabinet
H 37.41 in. W 37.41 in. D 18.9 in.
French Verni Martin Display Cabinet, 19th Century
By Vernis Martin
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century French Louis XVI style bombe fronted vitrine, having classical gilded scrolling foliate and monopodia ormolu mounts, shaped and bowed glass pains and...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Glass Display Vitrine
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and most unique French 19th century Louis XIV st. ormolu and glass display vitrine. The vitrine is raised by fine scrolled beaded feet joined by an X stretcher. The base d...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV Vitrines

Materials

Ormolu

19th Century Louis Quinze Petite French Display Armoire
Located in Casteren, NL
19th century French display cabinet or armoire in the Louis XV style. This is an original display cabinet that is made in solid pine and veneer. It has carefully been restored and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Pine

19th Century English Victorian Satinwood Display Cabinet
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine 19th century satinwood serpentine display cabinet, inlaid with ebony stringing and edged with ebonized moulding, the upper section has a moulded cornice above to g...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Vitrines

Materials

Satinwood

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19th Century Display Case For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 19th century display case for your home. Frequently made of wood, glass and mahogany, every 19th century display case was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the 19th century display case you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right 19th century display case, those designed in Victorian, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles are of considerable interest. Edwards and Roberts, Siegel Paris and Biedermeier each produced at least one beautiful 19th century display case that is worth considering.

How Much is a 19th Century Display Case?

Prices for a 19th century display case start at $40 and top out at $217,534 with the average selling for $4,437.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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