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Large English Haberdasher's Cabinet with Glass-Fronted Drawers
Located in Austin, TX
An exceptional large vintage haberdashery or haberdasher's cabinet from England featuring: (24) glass-fronted drawers over four cupboard style drawers - (28) drawers total. The...
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20th Century English Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood, Oak

Homey Large Artisan Made Teak & Glass Cupboard Cabinet
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Large multi functional character rich American cupboard cabinet hand crafted in beautiful teak having double doors on the top with glass fronts and interior shelves. The bottom has 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Country Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Doshi Levien Shanty Large Cabinet "Summer" Model B MDF / Glass / Aluminium
By BD Barcelona Design, Doshi Levien
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shanty cabinet designed by Doshi Levien in 2014 manufactured in Barcelona by BD. Shanty is inspired in the patchwork of corrugated steel sheets which are used to construct many te...
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2010s Spanish Modern Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Large Oak Arts & Crafts Wall Cabinet with Green Glass, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare large Arts & Crafts wall cabinet. Striking French design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original green glass. Lock and key in good working order. In very goo...
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Antique Early 1900s French Arts and Crafts Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Nathanaël Le Berre 2019, PARIS, Large GOLD Cabinet "Organon" Copper, Glass
By Nathanaël Le Berre, Xavier Le Normand
Located in Paris, FR
Nathanaël Le Berre 2019, unique two doors cabinet "Organon", brass, hammered and brown patinated copper, blown glass, golden leaves. The top is patinated with gold leaves. Inside th...
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2010s French Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Copper

Large English Haberdasher's Cabinet
Located in Austin, TX
An exceptional large haberdashery or haberdasher's cabinet from England featuring: (20) glass-fronted drawers over (one) blind rolltop tambour shutter cupboard - (21) drawers tota...
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Early 20th Century English Cabinets

Materials

Metal

  • Large English Haberdasher's Cabinet
  • Large English Haberdasher's Cabinet
  • Large English Haberdasher's Cabinet
  • Large English Haberdasher's Cabinet
H 78 in. W 31.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Large 18th C. Italian Wood Cabinet w/Upper Glass Display, Fabulously Carved!
Located in Atlanta, GA
A positively gorgeous, large-sized, Italian hand-carved wood cabinet, with upper glass display, from the 18th century. This antique cabinet from Italy features an elaborately carved ...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Pair Large Mid Century Brass and Glass Two Section Shelf Cabinets
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this pair of circa 1980s two piece shelf cabinets have black glass top sections and a mirrored copper colored base - all are trimmed in brass. Top sections each have...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

1970's Large Mid-Century Glass Fronted Bookcase, Cabinet
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1970’s Large mid century glass fronted bookcase – cabinet 1970’s Large mid century glass fronted bookcase – cabinet. Beautiful simple and classic mid century shelving unit sourced i...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Shelves

Materials

Oak

1900's Large Victorian Shop Display Cabinet with Bow Glass Sides
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This late 19th to early 20th Century bow fronted shop display cabinet with double doors, and four adjustable internal shelves over a plinth base, is really spectacular. Its glass she...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Vintage Large Black Stained Oak & Glass Shop Display Case/Cabinet
Located in Southampton, NY
Vintage large scale black stained oak & glass shop display case/cabinet by Columbus Showcases This is a fantastic display with plenty of display shelving and perfect height for view...
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20th Century American Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Large Edwardian Display Cabinet
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4427, rare and very unusual Edwardian cylindrical display cabinet / vitrine, having original bevelled edge glass to inlaid top, inlaid door fitted with original working lock and a ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

  • Large Edwardian Display Cabinet
  • Large Edwardian Display Cabinet
  • Large Edwardian Display Cabinet
  • Large Edwardian Display Cabinet
H 48.04 in. Dm 27.96 in.
Large Javanese Cabinet with Paneled Glass Doors, Bonnet Top and Cabriole Legs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large Dutch Colonial cabinet from Java with bonnet top, double glass doors and sides. Created in Java during the early 20th century, this large cabinet features an exquisite bonnet...
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Early 20th Century Javanese Dutch Colonial Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Glass

1960's Large Mid Century Glass Fronted Cabinet - Up Zavody
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960’s Large Mid Century Glass Fronted Cabinet – Up Zavody 1960’s Large Mid Century Glass Fronted Cabinet – Up Zavody. Superb practical piece of mid century storage by the Czech mak...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Shelves

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Birch

1960's Large Mid-Century Glass Fronted Cabinet, Up Zavody
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960’s Large mid-century glass fronted cabinet – Up Zavody 1960’s Large mid-century glass fronted cabinet – Up Zavody. Superb practical piece of mid century storage by the Czech mak...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Shelves

Materials

Birch

Large Grey Painted Gustavian Glass Cabinet from circa 1860s
Located in Lejre, DK
Large grey painted Gustavian glass cabinet from circa 1860s, in great antique condition.
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Antique 1860s Danish Gustavian Vitrines

Materials

Wood

Large Rococo Style Painted Wood Dutch Cabinet with Glass Doors and Bombé Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Dutch painted and carved wooden cabinet from the 19th century, with glass doors and bombé chest. Created in the Netherlands during the 19th century, this large Rococo style cabinet...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Rococo Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Large Carved Three Doors Two Glass Oak Bookcase Cabinet Arts & Crafts
By L. & J.G. Stickley Inc.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large carved three doors two glass oak bookcase cabinet Arts & Crafts.
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Large Early 20th Century Indonesian Cabinet with Beveled Glass Doors and Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large Indonesian cabinet from the early 20th century with beveled glass doors and three drawers. Created in Indonesia during the early years of the 20th century, this large cabinet...
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Glass

Large Empire Danish Glass Cabinet, Bookcase in Mahogany with Bronze Details
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant late Empire 4 doors glass and wood cabinet, bookcase in mahogany. Pair of locking paned glass doors sitting atop pair of locking wood doors with fillings. Inside shelves. M...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Bookcases

Materials

Bronze

Genova Large Glass Case
Located in Paris, FR
Glass Case Genova large with aluminum structure in veneered brass finish. With fused carved clear glass structure and doors, 6mm thickness. Inside tempered glass shelves in 8mm t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

  • Genova Large Glass Case
  • Genova Large Glass Case
  • Genova Large Glass Case
  • Genova Large Glass Case
H 64.18 in. W 39.77 in. D 16.15 in.
Large Italian Storage Cabinet / Sideboard, Striped Mahogany, Sliding Glass Doors
Located in Kansas City, MO
Large Italian storage / china cabinet. Mahogany, brass, all original with decorative glass sliding doors. Two interior glass shelves can be seen with the doors open or shut. The two ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal, 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.
Late 19th Century Antique Pine Large Cupboard Cabinet with Upper Glass Doors
Located in Round Top, TX
This pine cupboard has simple elements that make it special, such as the turned column accents and crown molding details along the top. This cupboard likely displayed the household c...
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Antique Late 19th Century Hungarian Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Pine

Large Black Piano Lacquered Art Deco Cabinet, Germany, 1930s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Large fully restored black piano-lacquered Art Deco cabinet from Germany, the 1930s. This cabinet has metal, chromed or nickel handles in a Bauhaus look and feel. On the left side is...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Cabinets

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Metal, Chrome, Nickel

BENBOW'S Solid Mahogany Chippendale Large Scale Corner Cupboard / Cabinet
Located in Charlotte, NC
An extra tall Chippendale style corner cabinet by Benbow of Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Solid mahogany with wood knobs to doors, brass drawer & hinge hardware, crown & dentil mo...
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale Cabinets

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Brass

Sarcophagus, Large Stoneware Wall Hung Ceramic Cabinet
By Jeff Martin Joinery
Located in Vancouver, BC
Wall mounted ceramic cabinets Treasure chests, tombs, urns, bank vaults, shipping containers. Sarcophagus. As a species we seem to think we are owners of things, land, and propert...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Ceramics

Materials

Cast Stone, Gold, Silver

Large French Parquetry, Ormolu and Vernis Martin Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
Standing at two and a half metres tall, this cabinet-vitrine is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship. Blending Neo-Rococo detailing with a Japanese-inspired Vernis Martin panel, the p...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Cabinets

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Doshi Levien Shanty Large Cabinet "Summer" Model B MDF by BD
By BD Barcelona Design, Doshi Levien
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shanty cabinet designed by Doshi Levien in 2014 manufactured in Barcelona by BD. Shanty is inspired in the patchwork of corrugated steel sheets which are used to construct many te...
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2010s Spanish Modern Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Large French Two-Door Bookcase Cabinet of Cherry
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome large French bookcase cabinet of cherry from the 19th c., featuring a moulded crown top over a frieze of two glazed paneled doors, the doors with decorative hardware and e...
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Antique 19th Century French Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Large Very Rare Royal Vienna Porcelain Cabinet Charger
By Angelica Kauffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
Royal Vienna porcelain hand-painted (probably by Angelica Kauffmann) circular charger showing "Love couple and Amor playing violin". Sky blue background surround with gold motifs, un...
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Antique 1880s Austrian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Monumental Hunt Cabinet Attributed to Alexander Roux 1870 Carved Oak Large
By Alexander Roux
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Rare monumental Hunt style Renaissance Revival cabinet by Alexander Roux 1870 museum quality piece. Carved out of solid oak with numerous rich details and stunning craftsmanship by...
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Antique 1860s American Renaissance Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Oak

Large Showcase in Oak and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Showcase, oak, glass and brass, France, 1950s. This large showcase is exactly what you need in the interior of your shop. With five sides covered in glass, the clients will be able ...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Vitrines

Materials

Brass

  • Large Showcase in Oak and Glass
  • Large Showcase in Oak and Glass
  • Large Showcase in Oak and Glass
  • Large Showcase in Oak and Glass
H 36.23 in. W 70.08 in. D 22.84 in.
Large Late Victorian Shop Display Case, Museum, Collector’s Cabinet
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large late Victorian shop display case, museum, collector’s cabinet. Please note that one of the sliding doors is missing.
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Early 20th Century English Late Victorian Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Wood

Minton Majolica Medieval Style Large Cabinet Plate, Dated 1867
By Minton
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Minton Majolica cabinet plate, with a central medieval design in émail-ombrant, a difficult technique achieved by flooding majolica glazes over an intaglio design, causing the impres...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Ceramics

Materials

Majolica

Large Second Empire Gilt Bronze and Marquetry Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
Large second Empire gilt bronze and marquetry display cabinet French, late 19th Century Measures: Height 271cm, width 235cm, depth 52cm This magnificent display cabinet exemplif...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Vitrines

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Ormolu

Minton Majolica Medieval Style Large Cabinet Plate, Dated 1867
By Minton
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Minton Majolica Cabinet Plate, with a central medieval design in émail-ombrant, a difficult technique achieved by flooding majolica glazes over an intaglio design, causing the impres...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Ceramics

Materials

Majolica

Large Hanging Curator Bubble Cabinet by Studio Thier & van Daalen
Located in Geneve, CH
Large hanging curator bubble Cabinet by Studio Thier & van Daalen Dimensions: W 115 x D 115 x H 120 cm Materials: Ash, Acrylic glass, glass Also available: Extra options available...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Acrylic, Ash

Danish Large Cupboard in Teak and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cupboard or bookcase, teak, glass, Denmark, 1970s This eloquent cabinet of Danish origin is based on an elongated construction of three columns, offering a variety of different st...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cupboards

Materials

Teak, Glass

  • Danish Large Cupboard in Teak and Glass
  • Danish Large Cupboard in Teak and Glass
  • Danish Large Cupboard in Teak and Glass
  • Danish Large Cupboard in Teak and Glass
H 80.32 in. W 122.45 in. D 20.48 in.
Large Italian Architectural Modern Carved Walnut and Rosewood Display Cabinet
Located in Dronten, NL
A superb, large-sized, Italian walnut and rosewood display cabinet. This sideboard features carved doors in walnut and glass doors with delicate rosewood frames. The interior is c...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Rosewood, Walnut

Large Antique Royal Vienna Hand Painted Cabinet Plate or Charger
By Royal Vienna Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Royal Vienna porcelain charger. Hand painted with a mythological scene including a spinner or weaver, a man with a bear skin cloak, and Cupid. We're not sure of the...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Belle Époque Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Hungarian Antique Cabinet Attributed to Adolf Loos for FO Schmidt
By Adolf Loos, Miksa Schmidt, Friedrich Otto Schmidt
Located in Budapest, HU
This large, beautiful bookcase was manufactured by Miksa Schmidt in the Budapest branch of the Viennese company Friedrich Otto Schmidt. Miksa Schmidt produced furniture using French ...
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Antique Early 1900s Hungarian Art Nouveau Cupboards

Materials

Brass

Giuseppe Rivadossi Large Sideboard in Walnut and Glass
By Officina Rivadossi, Giuseppe Rivadossi
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, large sideboard, walnut, glass, Italy, 1980s. An exceptional credenza by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivadossi, featuring a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Glass, Walnut

  • Giuseppe Rivadossi Large Sideboard in Walnut and Glass
  • Giuseppe Rivadossi Large Sideboard in Walnut and Glass
  • Giuseppe Rivadossi Large Sideboard in Walnut and Glass
  • Giuseppe Rivadossi Large Sideboard in Walnut and Glass
H 28.35 in. W 169.69 in. D 19.89 in.
20th Century Osvaldo Borsani Large Cabinet in Dark Wood and Brass Handles '40s
By Atelier Borsani Varedo, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Turin, Turin
Large cabinet designed by Osvaldo Borsani in 1945. The sideboard is fully in dark wood with a special decoration in wooden slats. The Cabinet could be opened with very peculiar brass...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Large 19th C. Mahogany Display Cabinet Lighted, Mirror Back, Louis XVI-Style
Located in Houston, TX
Exceptional quality Louis XVI -Style display cabinet having four glass shelves. Mahogany With marquetry inlay on the sides. Bronze dore mounts of a torch and quiver at the crest. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Mason's Ironstone Large Cabinet Plate in Bandana Pattern, circa 1900
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good, large dinner or cabinet plate by Mason's Ironstone, England in the Bandana pattern, dating to circa 1900. The plate is circular in shape with a wavy moulded e...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

Materials

Ironstone

Large Carved Velvet Lined Walnut Display Case, with Internal Glass Shelving
Located in London, GB
A large carved walnut display case, velvet lined, with three glass shelves, and two internal lights, English, circa 1910.
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Cabinets

Materials

Velvet, Glass, Walnut

Large English Yew Wood Two Part Breakfront China Cabinet, Bookcase or Server
Located in Milford, NH
A fine English Yew Wood two part breakfront server, bookcase, or china cabinet with beautifully carved cornice surmounting two center glazed glass doors, opening to three interior gl...
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20th Century English Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Yew, Burl

Large Antique French Renaissance Bookcase Cabinet 19th Century Barley Twist Oak
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
One of the most amazing pieces to ever leave our workshop! This French 19th century antique Renaissance Revival bookcase made out of solid European Oak. We are proud to offer this p...
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Antique 1880s French Renaissance Revival Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Large Italian 19th Century Baroque Style Oak-Carved Figural Credenza Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and rare Italian 19th century Baroque style oak-carved figural credenza cabinet. The upper part with a pair of colorful Vitreaux (Stained glass) panelled doors, surmounted on ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Buffets

Materials

Marble

Meissen Reticulated Cabinet Plate with Large Bouquet and Raised Forget Me Nots
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Boston, MA
This is an exquisite Meissen cabinet plate painted with a large detailed flower bouquet with a large tulip and other flowers. The Meissen plate has very intricate reticulated or open...
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Antique 1890s German Romantic Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Two tone large breakfront with adjustable glass shelves by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large cabinet with adjustable wood and glass shelves by Harvey Probber for Probber. Blonde tone doors on dark stain cabinet . All in excellent condition .
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Boxy Large Storage Unit in Sunny Yellow Glass by Johanna Grawunder, Glas Italia
By Glas Italia, Johanna Grawunder
Located in Macherio, IT
Storage units covered with a special colored mirror, available in transparent colored glass, in glossy lacquered glass or in opaque lacquered glass. Provided with wheels and a door w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Pair of Large French Antique Renaissance Revival Buffet Cabinet Oak 19th Century
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Simply stunning! This pair of French renaissance revival buffet cabinets from the 19th century. Both cabinets are made out of solid oak with 16 beveled glass windows & 1 beveled mi...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Buffets

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Glass, Mirror, Oak

Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice large 55" M. Baughman chrome etagere.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
  • Large and Wide Chrome and Glass Etagere
H 77 in. W 55 in. D 17 in.
Layers Large Glass Bookshelves, by Design Nendo from Glas Italia
By Glas Italia
Located in Macherio, IT
Layers Bookshelves is shown here in the matte extralight lacquered glass, and in large size of the two tables. Bookshelves in white matt extralight lacquered glass, 8+8 mm. thick lam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Glass

Large Design Desk in Steel and Glass, circa 1970-1980
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large design desk in steel and glass, circa 1970-1980.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Steel

1970 Large Vintage Glass and Chrome Metal Showcase
Located in Marseille, FR
Large showcase in glass and chromed metal vintage 1970 height dimension 130 cm for a width of 120 cm and a depth of 21 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Vitrines

Materials

Metal

  • 1970 Large Vintage Glass and Chrome Metal Showcase
  • 1970 Large Vintage Glass and Chrome Metal Showcase
  • 1970 Large Vintage Glass and Chrome Metal Showcase
  • 1970 Large Vintage Glass and Chrome Metal Showcase
H 47.25 in. W 51.19 in. D 8.67 in.
Chrome and Glass Large Design Institute America Étagère Shelving Wall Unit
By Design Institute America
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large chrome and glass étagère shelving wall unit.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Chrome

Paolo Buffa Large Sideboard in Wood, Brass and Glass Top, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Milan, IT
Wonderful Italian sideboard - or chest of drawers - designed by Paolo Buffa in the 1950s. Refined and unmistakably unique piece thanks to its painted glass top, its wooden structure ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

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Large Cabinet Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of large cabinet glass you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, wood and metal. There are 318 variations of the antique or vintage item from our selection of large cabinet glass you’re looking for, while we also have 11 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of large cabinet glass — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of large cabinet glass, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of large cabinet glass that is appealing in its simplicity, but Poul Cadovius, Romeo Rega and Osvaldo Borsani produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Large Cabinet Glass?

Prices for a piece of large cabinet glass can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $396 and can go as high as $248,030, while the average can fetch as much as $6,000.

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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