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Chinese Ming Dynasty Style Altar Red Lacquered Cabinet
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Chinese Ming style hand painted red and brown lacquered cabinet with carved sides, drawer and doors. The piece features intricate hand carved details and an antique look patina. B...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Wood, Elm

Pair of Hollywood Regency Chinese Chippendale Style Lacquered Cabinets
By Dorothy Draper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Pair of matching cabinets with chrome trim and doors with Chinese Chippendale style doors with Lucite pulls. Should be re-lacquer, stains to tops and minor scuffs to trim.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Antique Chinese Glass Curio Cabinet, Ming Style
Located in Somis, CA
A Ming style solid wood cabinet with glass doors and removable shelves. Hua Li Rosewood on drawer fronts and top. Three full length drawers. Sophisticated black frames around glass d...
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20th Century Chinese Ming Furniture

Materials

Brass

Bleached Pine Chinese Chippendale Style Cabinet by Davis Cabinet Company
By Davis Cabinet Company
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a bleached pine Chinese Chippendale style cabinet by Davis Cabinet Company in Tennessee. It does break down into two pieces to facilitate shipping. It is in very good conditi...
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Vintage 1970s American Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Pine

Two-Door Chinese Style Cabinet
Located in Wilson, NC
Two-Door Chinese style cabinet, with engraved brass overlays and escutcheons; it has a nice patina on the top and large exposed dove tails on the top edges.   
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Antique 1840s Chinese Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • Two-Door Chinese Style Cabinet
  • Two-Door Chinese Style Cabinet
  • Two-Door Chinese Style Cabinet
  • Two-Door Chinese Style Cabinet
H 36 in. W 38 in. D 18 in.
Chippendale Style China Cabinet
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Freshly painted white, the early 20th century china cabinet has one generous size dovetail drawer and two shelves behind a pair of paneled doors. One shelf has slots for angling plates.
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Cabinets

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Bronze

  • Chippendale Style China Cabinet
  • Chippendale Style China Cabinet
  • Chippendale Style China Cabinet
  • Chippendale Style China Cabinet
H 58.5 in. W 43.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Federal Style China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Federal style inlaid china cabinet with two upper doors and two shelves. The bottom section has five drawers and two doors.
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Vintage 1950s American Federal Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Federal Style China Cabinet
  • Federal Style China Cabinet
  • Federal Style China Cabinet
  • Federal Style China Cabinet
H 89 in. W 48 in. D 18.25 in.
Chippendale-Style China Cabinet
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Freshly painted white, the early 20th century china cabinet has one generous size dovetail drawer and two shelves behind a pair of paneled doors. One shelf has slots for angling plates.
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

  • Chippendale-Style China Cabinet
  • Chippendale-Style China Cabinet
  • Chippendale-Style China Cabinet
  • Chippendale-Style China Cabinet
H 58.5 in. W 43.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Chinese Style Cabinet in Black and Red Lacquered Wood, 1950s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Chinese style cabinet in black and red lacquered wood with gilt highlights opening by two-door leaves on a compartment with a shelf. It stands on four cabriole legs. Decor of two car...
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Vintage 1950s English Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Chinese Qing Style Open Fretwork Kitchen Cabinet
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent Chinese two-piece kitchen cabinet featuring a carved lattice open fretwork cupboard case. Made in the Qing style from beautifully grained hardwood. The kitchen cabinet to...
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20th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Baker Georgian Style China Cabinet
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Baker Georgian style china cabinet with nine shelves over six drawers with ball & claw feet. Side glass shelves are beveled.
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Mid-20th Century American Georgian Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

  • Baker Georgian Style China Cabinet
  • Baker Georgian Style China Cabinet
  • Baker Georgian Style China Cabinet
  • Baker Georgian Style China Cabinet
H 90 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
French Provincial Style China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
French Provincial style inlaid china cabinet with three glass shelved, three doors and two drawers.
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Early 20th Century French French Provincial Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Mahogany, Satinwood

  • French Provincial Style China Cabinet
  • French Provincial Style China Cabinet
  • French Provincial Style China Cabinet
  • French Provincial Style China Cabinet
H 77.75 in. W 58.75 in. D 19 in.
Chinese Style TV Cabinet on Stand
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Chinese style TV cabinet on stand.
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20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

  • Chinese Style TV Cabinet on Stand
  • Chinese Style TV Cabinet on Stand
  • Chinese Style TV Cabinet on Stand
  • Chinese Style TV Cabinet on Stand
H 73.75 in. W 36.5 in. D 24 in.
Dutch Style Inlaid Bombe China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Floral inlaid frame. Claw feet. Drawers on bottom. China top.
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20th Century Cabinets

  • Dutch Style Inlaid Bombe China Cabinet
  • Dutch Style Inlaid Bombe China Cabinet
  • Dutch Style Inlaid Bombe China Cabinet
  • Dutch Style Inlaid Bombe China Cabinet
H 88 in. W 81 in. D 18 in.
Florentine Style Gilt Painted China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Florentine style gilt painted and cream carved framed china cabinet with 2 chicken wire doors on each side and a glass center door.
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Early 20th Century Italian Cabinets

  • Florentine Style Gilt Painted China Cabinet
  • Florentine Style Gilt Painted China Cabinet
  • Florentine Style Gilt Painted China Cabinet
  • Florentine Style Gilt Painted China Cabinet
H 78 in. W 15.75 in. D 66 in.
19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Style Breakfront Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
English Chinese Chippendale style (19th century) mahogany breakfront cabinet with carved urn top pediment and 2 glass doors.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Chinese Ming-Style Tapered Cabinet with Original Red Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Mid-19th century Chinese tapered cabinet. Original red lacquer. Pair of doors fitted with bronze lock opens to reveal a shelved interior, fitted with two drawers. A cabinet in Ming...
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Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Oak Small Jacobean Style China Cabinet, 1930s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare china cabinet. Striking English design from the 1930s. Solid oak with barley twisted legs. This stunning piece of furniture is rare because of its rare size! I...
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Vintage 1930s British Jacobean Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

  • Oak Small Jacobean Style China Cabinet, 1930s
  • Oak Small Jacobean Style China Cabinet, 1930s
  • Oak Small Jacobean Style China Cabinet, 1930s
  • Oak Small Jacobean Style China Cabinet, 1930s
H 50.01 in. W 17.72 in. D 11.23 in.
Large Chinese Style Cabinet in Black, Red and Gold Lacquered Wood, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large cabinet opening by three door leaves in black lacquered wood with a red lacquered decor and gilt highlights. Rectangular body in carved and black lacquered wood with a decor of...
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Antique 1880s European Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Paint Decorated English Regency Style China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Paint decorated English Regency style china cabinet with 2 doors on top containing 3 glass shelves over 2 doors containing 1 shelf.
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Early 20th Century English Regency Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Pair of Exceptional Mahogany Chinese Chippendale Style Display Cabinets, C 1870
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of display/vitrine cabinets in the Chinese Chippendale taste, finely Crafted by a gifted cabinet maker in mahogany. Highly stylized and carved With pagoda carved finials at t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Louis XVI Style Bronze Mounted Display China Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Louis XVI style with bronze mounted detail mahogany wood china display cabinet / vitrine with upholstered back interior design and glass shelves. The cabinet / vitrine is in good con...
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Early 20th Century European Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

James Lamb Chinese Chippendale Style Antique Mahogany Curio Cabinet, England
By James Lamb
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This is a remarkable piece from the firm of James Lamb, Manchester, the entire object being of exceedingly fine quality. The firm of James Lamb was noteworthy for his strict adherenc...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Louis XV Style Bronze Mounted China / Display Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Louis XV style bronze mounted China display cabinet / vitrine with exterior inlaid design details. The interior of the cabinet has two glass shelves and lined with gold patterned bro...
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Vintage 1910s French Cabinets

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Bronze

Chinese Ming Dynasty Style Butterfly Cabinet with Carved Spandrels and Doors
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Ming Dynasty style wooden butterfly cabinet from the 19th century, with carved spandrels, drawers, doors and dark patina. Born in China during the 19th century, this exquis...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Paint Decorated Italian Venetian Style China Cabinet Vitrine
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Distress painted with white and yellow paint decoration. Glass shelves.
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20th Century Italian Cabinets

Materials

Fruitwood

Chinese Vintage Ming Dynasty Style Side Cabinet with Dark Brown Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage Ming Dynasty style side cabinet from the mid-20th century, with round medallion hardware and dark brown patina. Created in China during the midcentury period, this ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

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Wood

Diminutive Adam Style Breakfront Bookcase or China Cabinet by F&G Furniture Co
Located in Milford, NH
A fine diminutive two section Adam style bookcase or china cabinet, its upper section featuring a foliate carved gilt crest, four urn form finials, and hand painted Classical frieze ...
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Mid-20th Century American Adam Style Cabinets

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Glass, Mahogany, Satinwood, Burl

Pair of Turn of the Century Chinese Chippendale Style Curio Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
Pair of turn of the century English Chinese Chippendale style mahogany display cabinets with pagoda tops, glass doors, carved filigree decorations, and four tall, straight legs.
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Antique 19th Century British Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany, Glass

Chinese Ming Style Elm Altar Cabinet with Carved Sides, Drawers and Doors
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese Ming dynasty style altar cabinet from the 19th century, with everted flanges, two drawers over double doors and carved sides. Born in China during the 19th century...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

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Elm

Large Chinese Qing Dynasty Style Wooden Cabinet with Paneled Doors and Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty style wooden cabinet from the late 19th century, with paneled doors, drawers and butterfly iron hardware. Born in China during the late 19th century, this exqu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Louis XVI Style Gilt Gold / Mahogany Display China Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
Louis XVI style with ornate gilt gold design details mahogany wood display china cabinet / vitrine with double door and three interior glass shelves. The cabinet is in great conditio...
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Early 20th Century European Cabinets

Materials

Gold

Chinese Ming Dynasty Style Red Lacquered Console Cabinet with Doors and Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese Ming Dynasty style red lacquered console cabinet from the early 20th century, with five drawers and double doors. Born in China during the early years of the 20th ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Style Cabinets, Original Decorations
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of two-door cabinets. Original red lacquer and decorations in polychrome, with natural patina. From Shanxi Province 1830-1850, China.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

Maslow Freen French Empire Style Breakfront Bookcase China Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Maslow Freen French Empire style breakfront bookcase China cabinet with brass grill. Item includes 2 part construction, 8 swing doors, working lock and key, 1 dovetailed drawer, 15 a...
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20th Century American Empire Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Rare Pair of 18th Century Chinese Qing Style Black Painted Cabinets
Located in Pasadena, CA
A rare pair of 18th century Chinese black painted cabinets made from traditional construction techniques. With all of its original hardware and metal studded feet, the cabinets also ...
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

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Lacquer

Chinese Ming Dynasty Style Elm Cabinet with Doors, Drawers and Removable Panel
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Ming dynasty style elmwood antique cabinet from the 19th century, with two doors, drawers and lower removable panel. Crafted in China during the 19th century, this tall cab...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Brass

19th Century Chippendale Style Mahogany Hutch / China Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
19th century Chippendale style mahogany wood china cabinet / Hutch with exterior design details. The hutch / china cabinet is very sturdy and in great antique condition with appropri...
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Antique 1860s Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Chinese Ming Dynasty Style Cabinet with Gilt Carved Court and Work Scenes
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese Ming dynasty style cabinet from the 19th century, with two pairs of double doors, two drawers, carved giltwood motifs and red accents. Born in China during the 19t...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Wood

Georgian Style China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Georgian style 2-door china cabinet with 3 shelves and 3 drawers.
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Early 20th Century Georgian Cupboards

  • Georgian Style China Cabinet
  • Georgian Style China Cabinet
  • Georgian Style China Cabinet
  • Georgian Style China Cabinet
H 90 in. W 41 in. D 20 in.
French Louis XV Style China Cabinet, 19th Century
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

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Glass, Mirror, Oak, Wood

Chinese Ming Dynasty Style Cabinet with Doors, Drawers and Gilt Carved Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese Ming dynasty style cabinet from the 19th century, with four doors, two drawers, carved giltwood motifs and red accents. Born in China during the 19th century, this...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty Period Tibetan Style Gansu Cabinet with Hand-Painted Decor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing dynasty period small Gansu cabinet from the 19th century, with Tibetan style hand-painted floral decor. Created in the north central province of Gansu during the 19th ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

French Louis XV Style China Cabinet 19th Century
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Oak, Glass, Mirror, Wood

French Louis XV Style China Cabinet 19th Century
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Oak, Glass, Mirror, Wood

French Louis XV Style China Cabinet, 19th Century Vitrine
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Oak, Glass, Mirror, Wood

French Louis XV Style China Cabinet, 19th Century Vitrine
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood, Oak

French Louis XV Style China Cabinet, 19th Century Vitrine
Located in Rochester, NY
19th century French Louis XV style china cabinet. Carved solid quarter sawn oak. Interior fitted with light and plate glass shelving. Carved cabriole legs. An impressive 8" tall. Wel...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Oak, Glass, Mirror, Wood

Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany china / display Cabinet
Located in Houston, TX
Triple breakfront rectangular cornice above a paneled frieze of vitruvian scroll Centering a classical mask with blossoming cornucopia over a fluted Corinthian colonette flanked by ...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Italian Renaissance Style Shell Carved Pine Wood Corner Cabinet China Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Reproduction Italian Renaissance style shell carved pine wood corner cabinet China cupboard. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, light...
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21st Century and Contemporary Renaissance Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Antique English Georgian Style Mahogany Corner China Cabinet Display Case Curio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Georgian style mahogany corner China cabinet display case curio. Item features individual panes of glass, pencil inlay, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain,...
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Late 20th Century English Georgian Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Horner Style China/Display Cabinet
By J. Horner
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Horner style china or display cabinet with North Wind Face on wheels. Shelves are not photographed, but we do have them.
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20th Century Renaissance Cupboards

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Wood

  • Horner Style China/Display Cabinet
  • Horner Style China/Display Cabinet
  • Horner Style China/Display Cabinet
  • Horner Style China/Display Cabinet
H 68.75 in. W 58 in. D 16 in.
Pair of Solid Brass Directoire Style Vitrines China Display Cabinets circa 1940s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a very, very rare pair of French solid brass not tubular hollow brass, vitrines. The vitrines are in superb antique condition and have solid, hearty construction and build qu...
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Vintage 1940s French Directoire Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Pair of Custom Chinoiserie Style Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
Pair of custom chinoiserie style cabinets. The cabinets can be lit, has a Pagoda style top, three glass removable shelves, and the original brass hardware. The inside is lined with g...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Custom Chinoiserie Style Cabinets
  • Pair of Custom Chinoiserie Style Cabinets
  • Pair of Custom Chinoiserie Style Cabinets
  • Pair of Custom Chinoiserie Style Cabinets
H 91 in. W 37 in. D 18.5 in.
19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Cabinet, Ming style made in jumo wood. From Suzhou China, located close to Shanghai. Was formerly the largest city in Jiangsù province. Each panel made of one piece of wood. "Jumu wo...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
  • 19th Century Cabinet, Ming style
H 75.2 in. W 37.41 in. D 18.9 in.
Antique Louis XVI Style English Mahogany Curved China Display Cabinet circa 1890
Located in Portland, OR
Antique Louis XVI style English mahogany curved China display cabinet, circa 1890. The cabinet having gilded bronze mounts and oval gilded bronze paterae to the top, below having cor...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Louis XVI Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of American Mahogany Cabinets in the Chinese style by John Widdicomb
By John Widdicomb
Located in Sarasota, FL
This pair of John Widdicomb has an Asian influence. Mahogany and glass with brass handles. The 3 glass shelves are trimmed in mahogany re- movable and adjustable. They are well made ...
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Vintage 1960s American American Classical Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

C1930s Era English Made Federal Style Mahogany Breakfront China Cabinet Bookcase
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Federal style breakfront with 3 doors with 3 shelves over 3 doors each containing 1 shelf.
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20th Century Federal Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Louis XV French Style Reproduction Bombe Curio China Cabinet Vitrine with Bronze
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Louis XV French style reproduction bombe curio cabinet vitrine with bronze ormolu. Item features figural bronze ormolu, upholstered interior, bombe form, four curved glass exterior p...
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Late 20th Century Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

French Louis XV Style Hand Painted Vernis Martin Vitrine China Cabinet Curio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV style hand painted Vernis Martin Vitrine China cabinet. Item features 4 curved glass panels, bronze & brass ormolu, hand painted scenes and floral detail, mir...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paint

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Chinese Style Cabinets For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of Chinese style cabinets is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique Chinese style cabinets was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. We have 84 antique and vintage Chinese style cabinets in-stock, while there are 19 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of Chinese style cabinets available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Chinese style cabinets are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Georgian and Louis XV styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made Chinese style cabinets over the years, but those made by Modshop, Leighton Hall Furniture and Angolometallarte are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Chinese Style Cabinets?

Chinese style cabinets can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,132, while the lowest priced sells for $750 and the highest can go for as much as $75,000.

Finding the Right Storage Case Pieces for You

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.