Skip to main content

Monumental Cabinet

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Monumental 18th C. Italian Silver Gilt Carved Commode
Located in New York, NY
Monumental commode dating to eighteenth century Italy. Supported on four fluted legs, the piece features two drawers under a white serpentine shaped marble top and is finished in lig...
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Marble

Monumental Russian Neoclassical Style Commode or Chest in the Louis XVI Style
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A beautiful and palatial Russian step up neoclassical style, four by four drawer chest or commode in the Louis XVI fashion. Monumental in size sitting over five feet wide, polished a...
Category

Late 20th Century European Neoclassical Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

John Dickinson Monumental Cabinet for the Historic Firehouse, San Francisco
By John Dickinson
Located in Chicago, IL
John Dickinson Monumental cabinet for the Historic Firehouse, San Francisco: Cabinet is made of oak and glass comprised of two units; the top unit features two glass doors concealing...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Oak

Original 18th Century Monumental Cabinet on Stand / Italian Bargueno / European
Located in Miami, FL
Important monumental cabinet on stand. The case of the cabinet is walnut, veneered with rich rib boned ebony and luxuriously decorated with turtle shell, bronze, carey. Bargueno wi...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Italian Baroque Cabinets

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Monumental Venetian Quatre Corps Cabinet
Located in Atlanta, GA
An outstanding and monumental 19th century Quatre corps cabinet from Venice. Beautifully constructed from painted wood with canted sides, scantonata, and ample interior shelving. The...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Monumental Venetian Quatre Corps Cabinet
  • Monumental Venetian Quatre Corps Cabinet
  • Monumental Venetian Quatre Corps Cabinet
  • Monumental Venetian Quatre Corps Cabinet
H 114.13 in. W 134.25 in. D 20.25 in.
Monumental Wood Multi-Drawer Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredibly monumental multi-drawer cabinet. Towering at over 6' tall, a facade of thoughtfully-laid-out, assorted-sized drawers with geometric, carved-wood pulls and original labe...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Monumental Wood Multi-Drawer Cabinet
  • Monumental Wood Multi-Drawer Cabinet
  • Monumental Wood Multi-Drawer Cabinet
  • Monumental Wood Multi-Drawer Cabinet
H 80 in. W 55 in. D 20 in.
Monumental Danish Rosewood Credenza / Bar Cabinet
By Gunni Omann
Located in Buffalo, NY
Iconic solid rosewood credenza manufactured by Omann Jun of Denmark in the late 1950s. This particular piece in amazing original condition with almost no issues to speak of. It featu...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Rosewood

Monumental Black Lacquer Chinoiserie Pagoda Top Cabinet
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Monumental black lacquer chinoiserie cabinet with a pagoda top in three sections. Beautifully decorated with cream and gold figural Asian scenes. The top has four glass doors and the...
Category

20th Century Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

Monumental Neoclassical Revival Style Pedimented Wood Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
Monumental pair of wood cabinets in Neoclassical Revival style with pedimented tops. The pair has gilt accents and the upper parts can be separated easily from the lower cabinets. Th...
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Revival Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. It features parchment panels and it is made in a rare exotic wood. Its bar part features mirrored glass interiors. This cabinet has been certified by Gio Ponti archive. It is ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

  • Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
  • Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
  • Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
  • Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
H 61.03 in. W 109.06 in. D 19.3 in.
Monumental 19th Century Italian Painted Cabinet
Located in Chicago, IL
A dazzling monumental 19th century Italian pistachio green painted pine cabinet with two large doors at the top and two smaller doors at the bottom, all with diamond paneling.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Pair of Monumental Post-Modern Obelisk Cabinets
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A truly unique pair of Post-Modernist cabinets in the form of a faux porphyry obelisk or pyramid on four gilded balls, resting on a black plinth base. Each cabinet contains four draw...
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Cabinets

Materials

Laminate, Wood

  • Pair of Monumental Post-Modern Obelisk Cabinets
  • Pair of Monumental Post-Modern Obelisk Cabinets
  • Pair of Monumental Post-Modern Obelisk Cabinets
  • Pair of Monumental Post-Modern Obelisk Cabinets
H 76.5 in. W 32.75 in. D 23.75 in.
Monumental French St. Hubert Deux Corps Cabinet
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
An exceptionally made, nineteenth-century St. Hubert cabinet, with the base featuring two large circular medallions with full-relief sculptural groups of carved starlings on the left...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Cabinet on Bronze Stand Monumental Exquisite Sunburst Design
Located in Stamford, CT
Truly one of a kind monumental cabinet. This exquisite piece with a sunburst or spider web design is magnificent in both size and beauty. A great springer representation with the fla...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Monumental Pair Pietra Dura Cabinets, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A monumental pair antique Pietra Dura inlaid ebony veneered pier cabinets. Have the original black marble tops, wonderful gilded ormolu mounts and inlaid foliate decoration to the do...
Category

Antique 1850s French Cabinets

Materials

Marble, Brass

Monumental 19th Century Display Cabinet from South Dakota
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a monumental 19th century display cabinet from South Dakota. A very rare and historic piece from the State of South Dakota! Made circa 1880-1890, this piece is monumenta...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Late Victorian Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mirror, Walnut

Monumental Vintage 1930s Steel & Brass Industrial Metal 9-Drawer File Cabinet
By Yawman Erbe
Located in Lafayette, IN
This unique file cabinet was originally built to house film reels as part of the "Bedaux Measurement Loop Record" for recording and documenting manufacturing efficiency of the 1930's...
Category

Vintage 1930s American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

Monumental Jonathan Charles Art Deco Custom Quality Bar or Wine Cabinet
By Johnathon Charles
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine Palatial Jonathan Charles Art Deco custom quality bar cabinet on an wrought iron base with a mirrored fitted lighted interior. Stylish heavy ribbed, rustic walnut wine cabinet...
Category

Late 20th Century Adirondack Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Monumental Harvey Probber Cabinet with Doors and Shelves with Alternating Woods
By Harvey Probber
Located in Hudson, NY
Impressive 1960s Harvey Probber wall unit/cabinet with 6 doors and wooden shelves. Exposed shelves are glass for displays. The cabinet is a dark stained mahogany and the doors are a ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany, Walnut

Monumental Large Black Terrazzo Stone and Black Sea Penshell Damar Cabinet
By Carlo Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This cabinet is absolutely stunning. Composed of a black stone terrazzo, the cabinet features banding made of black sea penshell that is a deep amethyst purple color in a crackled pa...
Category

2010s Modern Cabinets

Materials

Shell, Terrazzo

Monumental 1905 Vintage Industrial Raw Steel Court House File Cabinet Wall-Unit
By Art Metal Co.
Located in Lafayette, IN
This spectacular turn-of-the-century era file cabinet was recently pulled from the vault of a western Iowa courthouse where it has sat for nearly 120 years! The entire exterior (othe...
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Steel

Superb Monumental Meiji Period Hard Wood Display Cabinet, by Noguchi of Yokaha
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A superb monumental Meiji period hard wood display cabinet, by Noguchi of Yokahama, of rectangular form with three shelves which curl back under themselves like ripples to create an ...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Cabinets

Materials

Hardwood

Rare 18th Century Dutch Corner Cabinets Pair of Inlaid Marquetry Monumental
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A very rare and unique pair of late 18th century Dutch bow fronted floor standing corner cupboards, circa 1780, the protruding cornice over a pair of brass bound panelled doors profu...
Category

Antique 1780s Dutch Louis XV Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Monumental Early 20th Century Industrial Multi-Drawer Cabinet, 176 Drawers
Located in Buffalo, NY
Monumental early 20th century Industrial multi-drawer cabinet, 176 drawers, just aquired from Buffalo New York machine shop / factory, My guess is its been sitting in the same place ...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Industrial Apothecary Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass

Monumental Danish Rosewood Sideboard Highboard Cabinet Midcentury, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Monumental Danish rosewood sideboard highboard midcentury, 1960s This sideboard is very good condition as seen from the photos. The two left and two right doors are opened by a ke...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Chrome

Monumental French Inlaid Rosewood Bronze Figured Vitrine China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
LINGEL KAROLY ES FIAI BUTORGYAR rosewood. Budapest. Inlaid accents. Metal. Figural. 2 beveled glass doors containing 2 glass shelves. 1 wood door containing 1 shelf. Beveled glass mi...
Category

Antique 1890s Romanian Empire Revival Vitrines

Materials

Bronze

Michael Coffey, "Titan" Monumental Bar Cabinet, United States, 1978
By Michael Coffey
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural cabinet is carved from solid, 4-inch thick Mahogany, and weighs 900 lbs. It is divided in two halves. One half is a door, which swings out on hidden hinges and concea...
Category

Late 20th Century American Dry Bars

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Monumental Italian Renaissance Walnut Two-Tiered Buffet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century monumental Italian Renaissance walnut two-tiered buffet The artistry and architecture of this museum-quality artifact are in a word ~ extraordinary! Sculpted from selec...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

A Monumental 18th c. Venetian Painted and Parcel Gilt Credenza
Located in New York, NY
Eighteenth century Venetian faux marble painted credenza with stepped sides, carved gilt trim, and two large front and two smaller side doors.
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Baroque Cabinets

Materials

Paint, Wood

Monumental Georgian Schmieg and Kotzian Custom Bow Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
By Schmieg & Kotzian
Located in Stamford, CT
Monumental Georgian style Schmieg and Kotzian bow front custom breakfront bookcase cabinet. Certainly the only one on the market, ever, and the finest piece constructed by Karl Schmi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Georgian Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Scandinavian Satin Birch Bookcases of Monumental Size
Located in Troy, NY
Imposing, large pair of bookcases, each in two parts, the tops with two doors revealing shelved interiors, the lower parts with two doors, one fitted with 45 drawers, the other fitte...
Category

Antique 19th Century Scandinavian Gothic Revival Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Satinwood

EJ Victor Monumental Bird's-Eye Maple Dome Display Cabinet China Curio Bookcase
Located in Dayton, OH
Massive EJ Victor bird's-eye maple dome display cabinet China Curio bookcase 91" EJ Victor out of North Carolina has prided themselves on manufacturing premier furniture, since 19...
Category

Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Bookcases

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Monumental Pair of French 18th Century Corner Cabinets in Painted Wood
Located in Atlanta, GA
An outstanding and monumental pair of 18th century French corner cabinets from Pau, France. Their tremendous scale makes these pieces indeed remarkable. Wonderful painted finish with...
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Pair of 19th Cent Monumental Paint Decorated Corner Cabinets Faux Marble Columns
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of 19th century monumental Louis XVI style paint decorated corner cabinets having faux marble columns. These are simply breathtaking and certainly will never be seen again. The ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Louis XVI Corner Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Monumental Willy Guhl Concrete Bookcase
By Willy Guhl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Massive set of concrete cubes by Swiss architect and designer Willy Guhl. Handmade in the early 1960s in Switzerland. Produced by Eternit. Set of 12 cubes in great original condition...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Bookcases

Materials

Concrete

  • Monumental Willy Guhl Concrete Bookcase
  • Monumental Willy Guhl Concrete Bookcase
  • Monumental Willy Guhl Concrete Bookcase
  • Monumental Willy Guhl Concrete Bookcase
H 49.88 in. W 94.38 in. D 15.38 in.
Monumental Italian Bookcases in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Two monumental bookcases, mahogany, Italy, 1960s Large imposing bookcases, executed in refined mahogany. Both cases feature a large amount of shelves and storage compartments with s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

  • Monumental Italian Bookcases in Mahogany
  • Monumental Italian Bookcases in Mahogany
  • Monumental Italian Bookcases in Mahogany
  • Monumental Italian Bookcases in Mahogany
H 112.6 in. W 62.6 in. D 17.92 in.
Monumental Boomerang Executive Modernist Workstation Desk
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Monumental midcentury executive home office desk assemblage in walnut with solid brass fittings. Looks like an executive secretary's desk. Desk is fully finished all around enabli...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Wood

Monumental Wilheminian Buffet, circa 1880 Walnut
Located in Berlin, DE
German master craftsmanship Monumental Wilhelminian buffet, circa 1880 walnut, carved paneling framed by full columns. Consisting of 2 parts Dimensions: Width 190 cm Height 245 ...
Category

Antique 19th Century German Victorian Buffets

Materials

Walnut

  • Monumental Wilheminian Buffet, circa 1880 Walnut
  • Monumental Wilheminian Buffet, circa 1880 Walnut
  • Monumental Wilheminian Buffet, circa 1880 Walnut
  • Monumental Wilheminian Buffet, circa 1880 Walnut
H 96.46 in. W 74.81 in. D 28.75 in.
Monumental Secretary Column Shape / Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Exotic Veneer on solid softwood. Columnar cambered body on round protruding base plate. In the articulated front three drawers of different sizes. Cambered writing tablet, staggered...
Category

20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Wood

Monumental British Colonial Teak Wood Bookcase
Located in Chicago, IL
This impressive British Colonial cabinet comes in two parts, the top having 4 glass doors that open up to shelves for ample storage over another set of 4 glass doors with additional ...
Category

Vintage 1920s Thai British Colonial Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Teak

Monumental Leather Bookcases by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental bookcase by Jacques Adnet completely wrapped in dark brown leather. Matching pair available. Priced individually. 4 shelves on each rack. Brass ball feet. Great scale with...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Monumental 19th Century Boulle Vitrine
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very large and impressive 19th century French boulle inlaid and ormolu-mounted vitrine. Having a pair of glassed doors, bearded monopodia ormolu supports to either side, adjustable...
Category

Antique 1860s French Vitrines

Materials

Ormolu

  • Monumental 19th Century Boulle Vitrine
  • Monumental 19th Century Boulle Vitrine
  • Monumental 19th Century Boulle Vitrine
  • Monumental 19th Century Boulle Vitrine
H 110.24 in. W 70.87 in. D 24.02 in.
19th Century Monumental Architectural Bookcase
Located in Cypress, CA
Magnificent 19th century Italian monumental finely carved, painted and parcel-gilt architectural bookcase topped with leaf-motif crown above pediment with five putti, each flanked wi...
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

Monumental Walnut Dresser with Faceted Front
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Large-scale Canadian nine-drawer dresser in walnut featuring a robust design with attention to detail, including three middle drawers with faceted faces, and sculptural textured rect...
Category

Vintage 1960s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Monumental and Stunning Burl Italian Sideboard
By Tommi Parzinger, Paolo Buffa
Located in Houston, TX
Glamorous deco style Italian sideboard from the 1930s-1940s. Sideboard has a beautiful attention to detail with quilted doors. Right and left cabinet doors are in burl wood, while th...
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Monumental Executive Walnut Desk by Monteverdi Young
By Maurice Bailey, Monteverdi-Young
Located in Burbank, CA
Monumental vintage executive walnut desk designer by Maurice Bailey for Monteverdi Young in United States, circa 1960s. This desk has an innovative design where the peculiar shape of...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Monumental Credenza's by Atelier Borsani
By Atelier Borsani Varedo
Located in London, GB
A pair of monumental Italian credenza's of superb quality by Atelier Borsani. Each with central cupboards lined in blond wood and four drawers. The exterior is comprised of various w...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Monumental Credenza's by Atelier Borsani
  • Pair of Monumental Credenza's by Atelier Borsani
  • Pair of Monumental Credenza's by Atelier Borsani
  • Pair of Monumental Credenza's by Atelier Borsani
H 35.83 in. W 86.62 in. D 16.93 in.
Monumental 18th Century Open Library Bookcase
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A large open display cupboard/bookcase. Made in Mantua Italy at the end of the 18th century for a monastery from local poplar and pine. Beautifully proportioned neoclassical style wi...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Cupboards

Materials

Poplar

  • Monumental 18th Century Open Library Bookcase
  • Monumental 18th Century Open Library Bookcase
  • Monumental 18th Century Open Library Bookcase
  • Monumental 18th Century Open Library Bookcase
H 120.87 in. W 133.08 in. D 32.29 in.
Monumental Pair of French Carved Walnut Biblioteques
Located in Dallas, TX
Each designed with a base containing four double closed doors with crisply carved circular medallions in the center. The top containing four double doors designed with exquisite hand...
Category

20th Century French Bookcases

Materials

Iron

Walnut French Monumental Sideboard, 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
From the 19th century, this gorgeous piece is sure to make a statement. At 8.5' long, it has four doors across the front, topped with a drawer over each. Behind each door is shelving...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Country Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

  • Walnut French Monumental Sideboard, 19th Century
  • Walnut French Monumental Sideboard, 19th Century
  • Walnut French Monumental Sideboard, 19th Century
  • Walnut French Monumental Sideboard, 19th Century
H 38.13 in. W 101.38 in. D 18.88 in.
Pair of Jacobean Revival Monumental Court Cupboards
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering this rare pair of Jacobean Revival court cupboards. These monumental pieces have hand carved floral, foliate and scrollwork detail all-over. There are four large spindles th...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Jacobean Cupboards

Materials

Wood

Monumental Custom French Style Pine Sideboard Server
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Monumental custom French style pine sideboard server, overhanging top with rounded corners over four frieze drawers (three of the four with brass keyholes, lacking a key). The cabine...
Category

20th Century Unknown French Provincial Sideboards

Aesthetic Movement Monumental Signed Herter Brothers Bookcase Pair
By Herter Brothers
Located in Savannah, GA
It is very unusual to find a matched pair of signed Herter Brothers bookcases, also extremely rare to find them in such a monumental size, each being eight feet nine inches wide, and...
Category

Antique 1860s American Aesthetic Movement Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Monumental 19th Century French Renaissance Hunt Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Monumental 19th century French Renaissance Hunt bookcase is a master work of the sculptor's art! From the bold step-front mitered crown to the complementary bold base, it has been la...
Category

Antique 1870s French Renaissance Revival Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Oak

Monumental Neoclassical Mahogany Linen Press, Southern
Located in Providence, RI
Strongly reeded columns flanking each door with detailed capitols below a strongly developed cornice top molding define this armoire. While this entire case piece is composed of soli...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Linen Presses

Materials

Mahogany

Monumental Country French Oak Sideboard Server of Buffet
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Monumental two-part sideboard server, buffet, or dresser made in the country French taste. The case features a bleached oak finish with a lovely aged and faded patina. The top part h...
Category

20th Century French Country Sideboards

Materials

Iron

Monumental 19th Century Chinese Red Lacquer Cupboard
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Monumental 19th century Chinese red lacquer cupboard, circa 1870. Stunning Chinese cupboard of the largest proportions we have ever seen, circa 1870. Stunning distressed red lacqu...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Cupboards

Materials

Lacquer

Monumental Antique Trunk Giant Blanket Chest
Located in Somis, CA
This is a very heavy, substantial, over scale trunk from Shan Xi province, China's ancient frontier. The completely solid wood trunk has a thick top that displays beautiful patina ac...
Category

Antique 19th Century Chinese Blanket Chests

Materials

Iron

Monumental Georgian Antique Mahogany Breakfront Bibliotheque Library Bookcase
Located in Portland, OR
A must have for the Bibliophile! Monumental Georgian style antique mahogany breakfront Bookcase/Cabinet, circa 1880. The bookcase comprised of seven sections for ease of movement and...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English George III Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Monumental Vintage French Distressed Painted Wood Display Case
Located in Bridgeport, CT
In a pale yellow distressed paint, the interior painted blue-gray. A carved cavetto cornice over double glazed doors on top, opening to four shelves. The separate lower cabinet doors...
Category

20th Century French French Provincial Cupboards

Materials

Wood

  • 1

Monumental Cabinet For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic monumental cabinet available at 1stDibs. A monumental cabinet — often made from wood, metal and walnut — can elevate any home. Find 98 options for an antique or vintage monumental cabinet now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer monumental cabinet, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A monumental cabinet is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency. A well-made monumental cabinet has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Jonathan Nesci, Jacques Adnet and Atelier Borsani Varedo are consistently popular.

How Much is a Monumental Cabinet?

A monumental cabinet can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $13,098, while the lowest priced sells for $2,250 and the highest can go for as much as $240,000.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets 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.