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Chinese Chippendale Astral Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Chinese Chippendale astral glazed display cabinet This is a very attractive piece, it is made in mahogany, the cabinet has 2 astral glazed doors and is shelved inside The base of...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Chippendale Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Victorian Mahogany Arch Top Astral Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Victorian mahogany arch top astral glazed display cabinet. This is a very attractive mahogany cabinet, it has an attractive cornice to the arch top, the interior is in cream and h...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

French Louis Philippe Kingwood Glazed Display Cabinet c.1830
Located in Worcester, GB
French Louis Philippe kingwood glazed display cabinet c.1830 French, early 19th century Fine quality. Breakfront form. Kingwood with three glazed doors. Each door of swept fo...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Kingwood

19th Century Chinese Carved Hardwood Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century Chinese carved hardwood glazed display cabinet circa 1890 Single large glazed door opens to 2 shelves, stands on 4 shaped legs united by a shelf. Detachable pierced c...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Hardwood

Danish Mid 19th Century Mahogany Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Danish mid 19th century mahogany glazed display cabinet circa 1860. Good quality Danish piece of furniture with strong earlier 19th century english and french influences. Caddy...
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Mid-19th Century Danish William IV Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Leather, Glass, Mahogany

19th Century Chinese Carved Hardwood Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century Chinese carved hardwood glazed display cabinet, circa 1890 Single large glazed door opens to 2 shelves, stands on 4 shaped legs united by a shelf. Detachable pierced ...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Hardwood

Outstanding Quality Antique Edwardian Mahogany Astral Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Norwich, GB
Outstanding quality antique Edwardian mahogany astral glazed display cabinet having a moulded cornice above a figured mahogany frieze with pretty inlaid ebony stringing above three o...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Other

Regency Glazed Display Cabinet, Early 19th Century, circa 1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique, Regency display cabinet in mahogany circa 1820. Rare, bespoke and of fine quality, this cabinet is raised on the most fabulous cabriole legs to the front; The ...
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Early 19th Century British Regency Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Two Antique Glazed Museum Display Cabinets
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A superb pair of large antique glazed Mahogany museum display cabinets from the V & A Museum, London. There are doors to each end, opening opposite to each other. Please note: The D...
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Early 20th Century Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Brass

  • Two Antique Glazed Museum Display Cabinets
  • Two Antique Glazed Museum Display Cabinets
  • Two Antique Glazed Museum Display Cabinets
  • Two Antique Glazed Museum Display Cabinets
H 71.86 in. W 81.3 in. D 42.13 in.
French 1920s Brass Glazed Shop Display Cabinet by Siegel
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
French 1920s brass glazed shop display cabinet by siegel, circa 1920. Fine piece of cabinet making by well known parisian maker siegel. Solid brass frame glazed to the left and mi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Brass

Antique Music Cabinet, English, Glazed Display Case, Boxwood Inlay, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique music cabinet. An English, rosewood glazed display case with boxwood inlays dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Superior quality with a highly attr...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Wood

Dutch 18th Century Glazed Top Display Cabinet with Shelves above, Cabinet below
Located in Wells, ME
Dutch oak glazed top, two part display cabinet with bold moldings, astragal glazed glass panes surmounted by carved leaf moldings extending into the top cresting frame of the shaped ...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Oak

Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Display Cabinet by Maple & Co.
By Maple & Co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Edwardian inlaid mahogany display cabinet by Maple & Co., with a shaped inlaid top, two astragal glazed doors with beveled edge glass, six adjustable glass shelves, beveled edge mirr...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Brass

Large 19thC English Oak Glazed Museum Display Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1890 Large 19thC English oak glazed museum display cabinet Measures: W 137 x D 42 x H 193 cm Base W 136 x D 40 x H 93 cm Top W 137 x D 42 x H 100 cm.     
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1890s English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Oak

19thC English Ebonised Mahogany Glazed Museum Display Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1890 19thC large English Ebonised mahogany Glazed Museum display cabinet 4 Sliding doors with adjustable shelves and slim depth (one piece) sku 843 (Vat qualifying if sold...
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19th Century European Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

19th C English Glazed Shop Fitters Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1890 19th C English glazed mahogany shop fitters display cabinet with original brass T bar handles, foxed mirror, glass shelves & hardware. Excellent quality by ‘Frederic...
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1890s English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Mirror, Mahogany

Early 20th Century American Display Cabinet by Quincy Showcase Works Illinois
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century American display cabinet by quincy showcase works illinois, circa 1900. Fine quality piece by well known cabinet makers quincy showcase works. Shaped plinth bas...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Small Glazed Oak Display Cupboard
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Small and unusual glazed oak display cupboard. Very good colour, 1830. Dimensions: 42 inches (107 cms) wide 18.5 inches (47 cms) deep 82 inches (208 cms) high.
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19th Century European Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Oak

  • Small Glazed Oak Display Cupboard
  • Small Glazed Oak Display Cupboard
  • Small Glazed Oak Display Cupboard
  • Small Glazed Oak Display Cupboard
H 82 in. W 42 in. D 18.5 in.
American Mahogany Bow Ended Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Macclesfield, GB
An extremely fine quality early 20th century American mahogany bow ended glazed display cabinet in French style with mirror back. The cabinet is stood on four turned tapering and flu...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Bronze

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Glazed Display Cabinet Serpentine Front
Located in Wisbech, Walton Wisbech
Antique Edwardian inlaid mahogany (possibly red walnut) serpentine front glazed display cabinet. Dates from circa 1900-1910. Lovely, curved glass, shape and style. A great d...
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Early 1900s British Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

English Antique Georgian Bookcase Glazed Display Cabinet Glazed Dresser Library
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive George IV glazed mahogany bookcase. The carved cornice above a pair of astragal glazed doors enclosed adjustable shelving. The base section fitted a long drawer above...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Ebonised Oak Bijouterie Cabinet Edwardian Glazed Display
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive Edwardian ebonized bijouterie cabinet. Each glazed pane is bevelled and raised on tapering square section legs united by a nice formation of stretchers. The eboni...
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1910s English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass

20th Century Monumental Glazed Museum Display Cabinet
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Large glazed museum display cabinet with red velvet trim, early 20th century. More available.
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Early 20th Century Unknown Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

Antique Tall Victorian Mahogany Glazed Bookcase Display Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Wisbech, Walton Wisbech
Antique very tall Victorian mahogany (or possibly red walnut) glazed bookcase display cabinet cupboard. Would make a great housekeeper's cupboard also. Please check ceiling height...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

English Shop Display Cabinet Glazed Mahogany 19th Century Glass
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive late 19th century glazed shop display cabinet. Framed in mahogany and enclosed a baize lined interior. England, circa 1890.
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19th Century English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass

Antique Quality Edwardian Mahogany Glazed Corner Cupboard Display Cabinet
Located in Wisbech, Walton Wisbech
Antique quality Edwardian mahogany glazed corner cupboard display cabinet. Dates from circa 1910. The doors open freely and we have a key. Much better than most, a rare find. No w...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

English Antique Glazed Bookcase Display Cabinet Edwardian Serpentine Mahogany
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive Edwardian serpentine mahogany glazed bookcase. The shaped glazed doors and sides enclosed leaf decorated silk interior, glass shelving and raised on square section leg...
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Early 20th Century English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Antique Tall Victorian Mahogany Glazed Bookcase Cupboard Display Cabinet
Located in Wisbech, Walton Wisbech
Antique tall Victorian mahogany glazed bookcase cupboard display cabinet. Would make a great housekeeper's cupboard also. Please check the ceiling height to make sure that the pie...
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Early 1900s Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Large Mahogany and Ebonised Museum Display Cabinet from the Ashmoleum
Located in Stratford upon Avon, GB
A large mahogany and ebonized museum display cabinet from the Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford. Ideal for displaying model boat, armour or shotguns etc. Mahogany base with ebonised framed gl...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Dutch Bombe Bookcase Vitrine Display Cabinet on Chest Glazed Dresser
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
A fine quality 19th century Dutch marquetry china cabinet. The arched top above a pair of astragal glazed doors and sides enclosed carved shelving. The base section with a bank o...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Walnut

19th Century French Display Cabinet Ormolu Mounts Marble Glazed Serpentine
Located in Brighton, GB
French display cabinet with pretty decorative ormolu mounts, marble top with gilded ormolu gallery. Interior comprising of three shelves which are covered with a dark blue velour ...
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Late 19th Century French Empire Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

Antique French Marble Glazed Oak Dresser Buffet Display, 19th Century
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive late 19th century French oak buffet. A foliate scroll carved crest above a mirrored compartment with three bevelled glass doors supported on fluted columns, the dresse...
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19th Century French Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Marble

French Ebonized Brass Bound Shop Display Cabinet circa 1910 Glazed Curio
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive early 20th century French ebonized and brass bound display cabinet. The glazed doors enclosed blue velvet interiors and raised on bracket feet. Dismantles to two ...
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Early 20th Century French Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Brass

Pair of Glazed Display Cabinets
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
*One available* Good pair of 19th century Dutch glazed display cabinets, 1890 Dimensions 74 inches (188 cms) wide 14 inches (36 cms) deep 76.5 inches (194 cms) high.  
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19th Century Dutch Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Pine

  • Pair of Glazed Display Cabinets
  • Pair of Glazed Display Cabinets
  • Pair of Glazed Display Cabinets
  • Pair of Glazed Display Cabinets
H 76.5 in. W 74 in. D 14 in.
Early 20th Century Painted Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century painted glazed display cabinet, circa 1900. Good quality glazed cabinet which could work as a display cabinet or a bookcase. Later painted in matte black paint ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

  • Early 20th Century Painted Glazed Display Cabinet
  • Early 20th Century Painted Glazed Display Cabinet
  • Early 20th Century Painted Glazed Display Cabinet
  • Early 20th Century Painted Glazed Display Cabinet
H 52.25 in. W 63.25 in. D 13.5 in.
Pine Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Baltimore, MD
A bold crown moulding and fluted corners surround two doors, each with six panes of glass and two flat panels bordered by a moulding standing slightly proud. The generous interior h...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Pine

  • Pine Glazed Display Cabinet
  • Pine Glazed Display Cabinet
  • Pine Glazed Display Cabinet
  • Pine Glazed Display Cabinet
H 76 in. W 51 in. D 20 in.
Late 19th Century Painted Teak Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Late 19th century painted teak glazed display cabinet, circa 1890. Burmese tall 2 part cabinet ideal for a shop fitment or a display cabinet in the home. Top section with 2 double...
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Late 19th Century Burmese Rustic Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Teak

Antique Glazed Display Cabinet, Edwardian, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a superior quality, antique glazed display cabinet dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. Attractive honey tones to the first class mahogany. Desirable color and gra...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Antique Glazed Display Cabinet, Mahogany, Edwardian, English, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a good quality, antique glazed display cabinet in mahogany, dating to the Edwardian period, English, circa 1910. Attractive honey tones to the polished mahogany finish De...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Large Antique Glazed Display Cabinet, English, Bronze, Shop, Showcase, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a large antique glazed display cabinet. An English, bronze shop retail showcase, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. Bright, open framed showcase with assured Edwa...
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Early 20th Century British Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Bronze

Antique Glazed Display Cabinet, English, Walnut, Edwardian, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique, glazed display cabinet. An English piece in walnut dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. A quality piece of good proportions, displaying well with good c...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Walnut

Antique Breakfront Bookcase, Victorian Burr Walnut Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique breakfront bookcase, an English, Victorian, burr walnut, glazed display cabinet dating to the late 19th century, circa 1890. Of quality craftsmanship Mellow, c...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Walnut

Antique Mahogany Astral Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
This antique mahogany display cabinet could also be used as a bookcase, by changing the glass shelves to wood and we could arrange that quite easily. It’s extremely fine quality and ...
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1910s English Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

19th Century Danish Mahogany Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine quality Danish display cabinet, circa 1840. Flame mahogany veneered cabinet with three mahogany shelves behind the single glazed door. Interior offers four display apertures. ...
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Mid-19th Century Danish Early Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

19th Century Inlaid Mahogany Astral Glazed Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality late Victorian display cabinet, circa 1890-1900. Original astral glazing, inlaid with satinwood to edges, original green velvet interior. HEIGHT: 65" WIDTH: 35 ...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

Vintage Mahogany Large Shop Display Cabinet Glazed Locked to the Side Taxidermy
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely mid-century light mahogany glazed display cabinet with side locking door A very good looking well-made piece in lightly restored con...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Mahogany

Early 20th Century Edwardian Serpentine Glazed Inlaid Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique English Edwardian flame mahogany serpentine glazed display cabinet, circa 1900 in date. The large central door with serpentine glazing flanked by serpentine glass...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Mahogany

Early 20th Century Edwardian Half Moon Glazed Inlaid Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
A stunning Antique English Edwardian mahogany half moon glazed display cabinet, Circa 1900 in date. The top has a large central door with bow glazing flanked by bow glass on each ...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Velvet, Glass, Boxwood, Mahogany, Satinwood

c.1880 Grand-Scale Glazed Pine Display Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
Grand-scale cabinet or bookcase made from pine with two glazed doors that open to ample storage space. Some original glass. Hard to find this shallow.
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19th Century English Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Pine, Glass

  • c.1880 Grand-Scale Glazed Pine Display Cabinet
  • c.1880 Grand-Scale Glazed Pine Display Cabinet
  • c.1880 Grand-Scale Glazed Pine Display Cabinet
  • c.1880 Grand-Scale Glazed Pine Display Cabinet
H 101.25 in. W 58.25 in. D 11.5 in.
Late 19th Century Oak Glazed Haberdashery Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Oak framed late 19th century haberdashery shop display. Made for table top display. Oak frame with channeled detailing and roundels. Standing on small flat bun feet. Single gla...
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

1930's Oak and Teak Glazed Haberdashery Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
We are pleased to offer this delightful shop display from the Art Deco period. Angled fronted glass joining to top glass panel by brass banding. Interior of 4 banks of 4 graduatin...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Teak

Glazed Mirror Back Display Cabinet, England, circa 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Glazed mirror back display cabinet, England, circa 1900. Wonderfully sized ebonised form with beautifully patinated mirror back and brackets to hold two-glass shelves.
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Wood, Mirror

Antique Display Cabinet Glazed Bookcase Marble Heavily Carved Colonial
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful antique Anglo-Indian Colonial hardwood display cabinet bookcase, overhanging floral carved frieze above twin glazed doors with floral carved decoration, turned and carved...
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19th Century Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Corner Cabinet, English, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an Edwardian antique glazed display corner cabinet, English dating to circa 1910. Standing just under 5 feet tall this delightful cabinet is in first class order In mahog...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Mahogany

French 1920s Brass Glazed Shop Display Cabinet by Siegel
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
French 1920s brass glazed shop display cabinet by Siegel, circa 1920. Fine piece of cabinet making by well known Parisian maker Siegel. Solid brass frame glazed to the left and mi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Brass

Fry’s Glazed Sweet Shop Display Cabinet
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Fry’s Glazed Sweet Shop Display Cabinet This Charming FRY’s Sweet Shop Display Cabinet is a counter top piece, the interior is accessed through sliding mirrored doors on the back, o...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

Antique Pier Cabinet, English Burr Walnut Glazed Display Cupboard, circa 1870
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique pier cabinet, an English burr walnut, glazed, display cupboard, Victorian, circa 1870. A fine example in burr walnut with a desirable aged patina Good color ac...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Walnut

Antique Pier Cabinet, English Burr Walnut Glazed Display Cupboard, circa 1870
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique pier cabinet, an English burr walnut, glazed, display cupboard, Victorian, circa 1870. A fine example in burr walnut with a desirable aged patina Good color ac...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Walnut

Antique Glazed Wardrobe Cabinet, Oak, Retail Shop Fitting, Display, circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a substantial antique glazed wardrobe cabinet. An English, oak retail, display shop fitting cabinet by aircraft and store planning specialists George Parnall and Co, and dati...
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Glass, Oak

Tall Antique Display Cabinet English Edwardian Oak Glazed Bookcase, circa 1910
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall antique display cabinet. An English, Edwardian, oak, glazed bookcase dating to the early 20th century, circa 1910. Select oak cuts display good, consistent colour i...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Antique Glazed Display Cabinet

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Oak

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Antique Glazed Display Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the antique glazed display cabinet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and glass, every antique glazed display cabinet was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer antique glazed display cabinet, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An antique glazed display cabinet, designed in the Victorian, Art Deco or Neoclassical style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one antique glazed display cabinet that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maple & Co. produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Glazed Display Cabinet?

The average selling price for an antique glazed display cabinet at 1stDibs is $3,591, while they’re typically $426 on the low end and $13,925 for the highest priced.

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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