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Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American rustic painted mint blue/ green two-door cabinet, one side has shelves and the other side is open. Original paint boasts character and patina.
Category

Early 20th Century Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
H 72.5 in. W 43.75 in. D 19 in.
Early 19th Century American Empire Flame Mahogany Cabinet
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting an exceptional early 19th century American Empire flame mahogany cabinet. Made circa 1820-1840, most likely in Connecticut or New York, this cabinet has the most glorio...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American American Empire Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Mahogany

Early American Cherry Two-Door Two-Drawer Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American cherry two-door two-drawer cabinet.
Category

Early 20th Century American Cabinets

Materials

Cherry

Early American Antique Pine Pennsylvania Lift Top Commode Cabinet Trunk Chest
Located in Dayton, OH
19th century Pennsylvania pine Primitive painted Lift top commode. Includes upper compartment with built in drawer over lower cabinet and carved aprons.   
Category

Antique 19th Century American Colonial Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Rustic Early American Pie Safe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rustic Early American green painted pie safe. Inside the two doors perforated metal doors offers two shelves.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century North American Cabinets

Materials

Metal

  • Rustic Early American Pie Safe
  • Rustic Early American Pie Safe
  • Rustic Early American Pie Safe
  • Rustic Early American Pie Safe
H 49 in. W 38 in. D 18.5 in.
Early American Rustic Single Door Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American Rustic grey painted single door cabinet.
Category

Early 20th Century Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Rustic Single Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Single Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Single Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Single Door Cabinet
H 50 in. W 35.25 in. D 17.75 in.
Industrial Adjustable Drafting Spring Stools by American Cabinet Co.
By American Cabinet Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial drafting stool designed by Charles E. Miller for American Cabinet Co. features an adjustable height, steel, spring suspension base with original black vinyl seats. The sea...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

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...
Category

Early 20th Century American Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

Early American White Painted Server
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rustic Early American white painted server with two drawers and two doors. The paint is original and boasts patina and charm.
Category

Early 20th Century Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Early American White Painted Server
  • Early American White Painted Server
  • Early American White Painted Server
  • Early American White Painted Server
H 33 in. W 37.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Franklin Shockey Burnished Pine Early American Bucket Bench Dry Sink Cabinet
By Franklin Shockey Company
Located in Dayton, OH
1959 Franklin Shockey hand burnished pine dry sink or bucket bench. Made from pine, with three drawers and lower cabinet. Features diamond cutout along back and shaped carving on the...
Category

Vintage 1950s Country Cabinets

Materials

Pine

American Elizabethan Revival Walnut Cabinet
By Grand Rapids Furniture Co.
Located in Asheville, NC
Victorian cabinet reflects the “Elizabethan” Revivalist style. Made of walnut it has ornate detailing and a fashionable framed faux mixed wood veneer on the doors. Made in gr...
Category

Early 20th Century American Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American rustic painted two-door cabinet with green undertones. The interior of the cabinet has four shelves.
Category

Early 20th Century Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
  • Early American Rustic Painted Two-Door Cabinet
H 72.5 in. W 47.75 in. D 19 in.
Early American Rustic Slatted Two-Door Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American rustic slatted two-door cabinet with center leg. The finish is original and has not been altered.
Category

Early 20th Century Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Art Deco the American Cabinet Co. Dental Medical Cabinet with Milk Glass Trays
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Art Deco The American Cabinet Co. dental medical cabinet with milk glass trays. Item features (24) drawers, pullout / pull-out side surface, flip top, wood construction, original lab...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Antique American Empire Rosewood Dental / Medical Cabinet, circa 1820
Located in Portland, OR
Antique American Empire rosewood dental / medical cabinet, circa 1820. This incredibly rare cabinet, in two section, made of figured rosewood throughout and having a neoclassical ped...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American American Empire Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Antique American Primitive Distressed Wood 2-Door Storage Tool Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American primitive distressed solid wood 2-door storage tool cabinet cupboard pantry. Item features wonderful patina, solid wood construction, distressed finish, 2 swing door...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Primitive Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century Burr Oak Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Very fine early 19th century burr oak cabinet, the pediment with three bronze stars over two glazed doors, the lower cabinet with single fitted drawer over two cupboard doors conceal...
Category

Antique 1810s North American Regency Cabinets

Materials

Ash, Birch, Burl, Oak, Pine

  • Early 19th Century Burr Oak Cabinet
  • Early 19th Century Burr Oak Cabinet
  • Early 19th Century Burr Oak Cabinet
  • Early 19th Century Burr Oak Cabinet
H 82.5 in. W 43 in. D 19 in.
American Industrial Green Steel Metal 27 Drawer Machinist Tool Chest Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage American Industrial green steel metal 27 drawer machinist tool chest cabinet. Item features (27) drawers, steel metal frame, green distress painted finish, quality American c...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Steel

18th-19th Century American Corner Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century American corner cabinet.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • 18th-19th Century American Corner Cabinet
  • 18th-19th Century American Corner Cabinet
  • 18th-19th Century American Corner Cabinet
  • 18th-19th Century American Corner Cabinet
H 89.5 in. W 48 in. D 30 in.
Antique Lew Hudnall Early American Painted Grain Pine Cupboard Farmhouse Cabinet
By Lew Hudnall
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique American pine cupboard. Features a faux painted grain and fruit motif by Lew Hudnall of Dayton Ohio. The paneled door opens to seven shelves.   
Category

Early 20th Century American Classical Linen Presses

Materials

Pine, Paint

Early American Two Door Screened Pie Safe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American dark stained two door screened pie safe with four interior shelves.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Two Door Screened Pie Safe
  • Early American Two Door Screened Pie Safe
  • Early American Two Door Screened Pie Safe
  • Early American Two Door Screened Pie Safe
H 54 in. W 49.5 in. D 17.75 in.
Antique American Empire Bow Glass Oak Paw Feet Mirror Back China Cabinet Curio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Empire bow glass oak paw feet mirror back China cabinet curio. Item features 3 curved/bowed glass panes, paw feet, rolling casters, beautiful wood grain, 3 wooden sh...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Empire Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Oak

Rustic American Adirondack 1920s Birchwood and Bark Dresser Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Rustic American Adirondack (1920s) birchwood and bark dresser cabinets with 2 open shelves under a pine top with a mirror having a pediment framed top (2 - Priced Each).  
Category

Early 20th Century American Rustic Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Pine

Early American White Painted Shelf
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American white painted shelf with four shelves and slatted sides.
Category

Early 20th Century North American Shelves

Materials

Wood

  • Early American White Painted Shelf
  • Early American White Painted Shelf
  • Early American White Painted Shelf
  • Early American White Painted Shelf
H 41 in. W 26.75 in. D 12.75 in.
Early American Stenciled Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American four-drawer chest of drawers with stenciled details and original drop hinge pulls.
Category

Early 20th Century North American Dressers

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Stenciled Chest of Drawers
  • Early American Stenciled Chest of Drawers
  • Early American Stenciled Chest of Drawers
  • Early American Stenciled Chest of Drawers
H 39.5 in. W 38 in. D 18 in.
David T Smith Early American Colonial Curly Maple Corner Cupboard China Cabinet
By David Smith
Located in Dayton, OH
Curly maple corner cupboard by David T Smith, American, late 20th century. Constructed of curly maple with dark green trim, featuring four painted shelves in the upper eight paned gl...
Category

Late 20th Century American Colonial Corner Cupboards

Materials

Glass, Maple, Paint

Early American Pink Trunk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American pink painted trunk with original hardware.
Category

Early 20th Century Linen Presses

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Pink Trunk
  • Early American Pink Trunk
  • Early American Pink Trunk
  • Early American Pink Trunk
H 20 in. W 35.25 in. D 16.75 in.
American Federal Period China Cabinet
Located in Essex, MA
Period American Federal, Possibly Baltimore, library or China cabinet. Mahogany of Hepplewhite form with symmetrically divided drawers in base and upper case with paned glass and ori...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

  • American Federal Period China Cabinet
  • American Federal Period China Cabinet
  • American Federal Period China Cabinet
  • American Federal Period China Cabinet
H 87 in. W 49.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Early American Carved Walnut Server
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American carved walnut server with four doors and two drawers with exposed open shelves for display.
Category

Early 20th Century American Sideboards

Materials

Walnut

  • Early American Carved Walnut Server
  • Early American Carved Walnut Server
  • Early American Carved Walnut Server
  • Early American Carved Walnut Server
H 62 in. W 45.5 in. D 17 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.
Category

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.
Early American Two-Door Painted Server
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early american two-door and two-drawer painted server with original painted details.
Category

Early 20th Century Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Two-Door Painted Server
  • Early American Two-Door Painted Server
  • Early American Two-Door Painted Server
  • Early American Two-Door Painted Server
H 48 in. W 43 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.
Category

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.
American Colonial Primitive Rustic Green Distress Paint Kitchen Cabinet Cupboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Colonial Primitive rustic green distress painted kitchen cabinet cupboard Hutch. Item features green distress painted finish, colorful contact paper to glass door, s...
Category

Early 20th Century North American American Colonial Cupboards

Materials

Glass, Wood

19th Century American Empire Mahogany Cellarette
Located in Milford, NH
A fine example of an American Empire cellarette in mahogany, with molded top and paneled sides on a wooden base with brass casters. Dates to the early 19th century in very good overa...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American American Empire Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany

American Rustic Old Hickory Sideboard Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
American rustic old hickory 19th-20th century oak sideboard cabinet with spindle design back-rail and one door and two drawers. Since 1899 Old Hickory Furniture has been handcrafte...
Category

Early 20th Century American Rustic Sideboards

Materials

Oak

American Rustic Old Hickory Sideboard Cabinet
H 41.5 in. W 42 in. D 18.5 in.
Early 20th c. American Mission Bookcase
By L. & J.G. Stickley Inc.
Located in New York, NY
American Mission oak bookcase with four shelves and a facade comprised entirely of a pair of glass doors each finished with iron hardware and divided into twelve panes beneath a rect...
Category

Early 20th Century American Mission Bookcases

Materials

Iron

  • Early 20th c. American Mission Bookcase
  • Early 20th c. American Mission Bookcase
  • Early 20th c. American Mission Bookcase
  • Early 20th c. American Mission Bookcase
H 55.25 in. W 52 in. D 12 in.
Early American Primitive Oak 4-Tier Country Farmhouse Scallop Wall Hanging Shelf
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique early American style wall shelf with four shelves, arrow shaped back, and scalloped sides.   
Category

Early 20th Century American Colonial Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Industrial Army Green Factory Cabinet, circa 1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About: An army green Industrial factory metal cabinet with original label, brass pull and one segmented drawer. Solidly built with an easy gliding drawer. Creator: Unknown. Da...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass

Early American Four Door Step Back Cupboard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mint green painted early American four door step back cupboard with four doors and scalloped detailed base. The cupboard has original hardware and the paint has not been altered.
Category

Early 20th Century Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Four Door Step Back Cupboard
  • Early American Four Door Step Back Cupboard
  • Early American Four Door Step Back Cupboard
  • Early American Four Door Step Back Cupboard
H 86 in. W 58.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Early American Rustic Tall Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American rustic tall chest of drawer, natural stain with a crown top and original hardware.
Category

Early 20th Century Dressers

Materials

Pine

  • Early American Rustic Tall Chest of Drawers
  • Early American Rustic Tall Chest of Drawers
  • Early American Rustic Tall Chest of Drawers
  • Early American Rustic Tall Chest of Drawers
H 55 in. W 40 in. D 19.25 in.
Primative Federal Cherrywood Low Cabinet Shown Without Feet
Located in Buchanan, MI
A primative federal cherrywood low cabinet shown without feet although we have them. Great scale, color and Patina. 19th century Measures: Height 58 3/8 x width 40 x depth 20 1/8 i...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century North American Primitive Cabinets

Materials

Cherry

Early American Painted Grain Vintage Trunk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early American painted grain vintage trunk.
Category

Early 20th Century Blanket Chests

Materials

Wood

  • Early American Painted Grain Vintage Trunk
  • Early American Painted Grain Vintage Trunk
  • Early American Painted Grain Vintage Trunk
  • Early American Painted Grain Vintage Trunk
H 19 in. W 34.75 in. D 16.25 in.
American Chest with Original Paint
Located in Hudson, NY
An unusual early American 20th century chest the chest has an interior which houses a zinc lined compartment used for keeping perishables cold Original green-y mustard paint. The to...
Category

Early 20th Century American Primitive Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • American Chest with Original Paint
  • American Chest with Original Paint
  • American Chest with Original Paint
  • American Chest with Original Paint
H 28 in. W 33 in. D 22 in.
Cassady Furniture Early American Solid Cherry 7 Drawer Lingerie Semainier Chest
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Cassady Furniture Co solid cherry semainier chest. An early American reproduction featuring seven dovetailed drawers and bun feet. Cassady Furniture is out of Bowling Green K...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Colonial Dressers

Materials

Cherry

Early American Chippendale Period Maple Chest of Drawers
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early American Chippendale period maple chest of drawers Wonderful 18th century early American Chippendale chest with three drawers. Quality built - Custom made - Very good ant...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American Chippendale Dressers

Materials

Maple

Antique Jacobean Floral Hand Painted Carved Walnut Blind Door Cupboard Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Jacobean floral hand painted carved walnut blind door cupboard cabinet. Item features hand painted flower arrangements to door fronts, pull out tray surface, beautiful wood g...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Jacobean Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Stickley Brothers Quaint Furniture Mission Oak Two Door Bookcase China Cabinet
By Stickley Brothers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stickley Brothers Quaint Furniture Mission oak two door bookcase china cabinet. Item features glass panel sides, 2 glass swing doors, hand hammered copper hinges, solid oak wood cons...
Category

Early 20th Century North American Arts and Crafts Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Oak

Early American Country Pine 3-Tier Serpentine Painted Wall Shelf Plate Display
Located in Dayton, OH
20th century pine hanging shelf. Features 3 shelves with a serpentine design along the sides. Includes grooves along the back for plate storage. Finished in brown paint.   
Category

20th Century American Colonial Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Pair of American Victorian Corner Hanging Etagere Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American Victorian rosewood three-tier corner hanging etagere cabinets with white marble top shelf and filigree carved trim.  
Category

Early 20th Century American Victorian Shelves

Materials

Marble

Early American Distressed Stained Armoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Distressed Early American Armoire with crown moulding. Original dark stained exterior with unfinished Douglas Fir interior. Armoire offers two lower drawers.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Fir

The Joslin Showcase Company of Boston-Large Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large mahogany display cabinet made by the Joslin Showcase Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1893. The cabinet is made it two pieces. The upper part has th...
Category

Early 20th Century American American Classical Cabinets

Materials

Nickel, Brass

John Dickinson, Early Trompe-l'œil Cabinet
By John Dickinson
Located in Chicago, IL
John Dickinson, early Trompe-l'œil cabinet, detailed hand painted by John Dickinson which was used in his historic firehouse residence, San Francisco, California. Cabinet features 2 ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American American Classical Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wood

  • John Dickinson, Early Trompe-l'œil Cabinet
  • John Dickinson, Early Trompe-l'œil Cabinet
  • John Dickinson, Early Trompe-l'œil Cabinet
  • John Dickinson, Early Trompe-l'œil Cabinet
H 88 in. W 48.50 in. D 36 in.
Pair of Painted Fruitwood Demilune Cabinets by Imperial of Grand Rapids
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This matched pair of demilune cabinets were made by the Imperial Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids Michigan, known most notably for their tables. These cabinets are composed of a combina...
Category

Early 20th Century American American Classical Cabinets

Materials

Fruitwood

Early 20th Century American Mission Sideboard, by Limbert
By Charles Limbert
Located in New York, NY
American Mission oak sideboard by Limbert.
Category

Early 20th Century American Mission Sideboards

Materials

Oak

Early American Rustic Trunk with Zinc Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Red colored early American rustic trunk with zinc top.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Blanket Chests

Materials

Zinc

  • Early American Rustic Trunk with Zinc Top
  • Early American Rustic Trunk with Zinc Top
  • Early American Rustic Trunk with Zinc Top
  • Early American Rustic Trunk with Zinc Top
H 19 in. W 37.5 in. D 21 in.
Antique Folk Art Painted Wall Hanging Shelf Colonial Early American Primitive
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique wooden wall hanging shelf with drawer, painted with a yellow, green and red Folk Art floral design, marked “Todds” on the reverse.   
Category

Early 20th Century Folk Art Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Renaissance Credenza w/ Bird's-Eye Maple Interior; American Rosewood and Bronze
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful 19th century American rosewood credenza with spectacular marquetry. Door opens to reveal amazing all bird's-eye maple interior. Bronze mounts on columns, top, bottom and mi...
Category

Early 20th Century American Renaissance Cabinets

Materials

Bronze

Early American Tall Blanket Chest with One Drawer
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique pine American country blanket chest. The wood has great patina and a deep rich warm tone. The tall lift top chest has one dovetailed drawer below with original drawer pulls. ...
Category

Antique 19th Century American American Colonial Commodes and Chests of D...

Materials

Pine

Early 19th Century American Sheraton Sideboard Attributable to Duncan Phyfe
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Dallas, TX
We have the pleasure to present to you a stunning early 19th century American Sheraton Sideboard by Duncan Phyfe. Made circa 1810 in New York. Though unsigned, we have no hesit...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American Sheraton Sideboards

Materials

Birch, Mahogany, Satinwood, Walnut

Early American 3-Tier Serpentine Country Farmhouse Wall Shelf with Drawer
Located in Dayton, OH
Early American style wall shelf with serpentine sides framing three shelves and a lower drawer. Measure: 12".      
Category

20th Century Country Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Hardwood

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Early American Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the early american cabinet you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and metal, every early american cabinet was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the early american cabinet you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An early american cabinet, designed in the Neoclassical, Industrial or Victorian style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made early american cabinet over the years, but those crafted by Lew Hudnall, American Cabinet Company and Charles Limbert are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Early American Cabinet?

Prices for an early american cabinet start at $220 and top out at $125,000 with the average selling for $3,450.

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.