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Primitive China Cabinet

American Primitive Colonial Cherrywood Wavy Glass Corner Cupboard China Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Primitive Colonial cherrywood wavy glass corner cupboard China cabinet. Item
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Antique 19th Century North American American Colonial Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Cherry

Antique Pine Wood Primitive Corner China Cabinet Cupboard Blue Painted Interior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique pine wood Primitive Rustic corner China cabinet cupboard blue painted interior. Item
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Antique 19th Century North American Rustic Cupboards

Materials

Wood, Glass, Pine

Royal Ebony Wood Cabinet Plumage by Hervé Langlais 2017 France
Located in Paris, FR
Primitive. Once open the cabinet provides a strong contrast revealing a wavy sycamore veneer of parallel
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2010s French Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century Rustic Two-Tiered Bookcase ~ Display Case
Located in Dallas, TX
off one's library or collection, or even fine china if used in the dining room. The lower cabinet
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Antique 1830s French Louis Philippe Bookcases

Materials

Brass

19th Century American Painted Pine Stepback Hutch
Located in Forney, TX
different uses, including as a dining room buffet server, kitchen cupboard or pantry, China cabinet, wine
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Antique 19th Century American Country Cupboards

Materials

Pine, Paint

Original Antique Map of Tartary 'Northern China & Far Eastern Russia', 1757
Located in Langweer, NL
present day northern China and far eastern Russia. Centered on the Amur River, it shows what is a good bit
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Antique 1750s Maps

Materials

Paper

Antique Map of Northern China and Eastern Russia by Bellin, 1757
Located in Langweer, NL
day northern China and far eastern Russia. Centered on the Amur River, it shows what is a good bit of
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Antique 18th Century Maps

Materials

Paper

Antique Map of Northern China and Eastern Russia by Bellin, 1754
Located in Langweer, NL
what is present day northern China and far eastern Russia. Centered on the Amur River, it shows what is
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Antique 18th Century Maps

Materials

Paper

Antique Map of Northern China and Far Eastern Russia Around the Amur River, 1754
Located in Langweer, NL
what is present day northern China and far eastern Russia. Centered on the Amur River, it shows what is
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Antique 1750s Maps

Materials

Paper

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Antique Ming
Located in Northbrook, IL
Primitive antique Chinese Ming Altar cabinet traditionally used for Meditation. Handcrafted with
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Antiquities

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Elm

  • Antique Ming
  • Antique Ming
  • Antique Ming
  • Antique Ming
H 16 in. W 38 in. D 14 in.
Provincial Chinese Wheel on Custom Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning, rustic wood wagon wheel, hand carved in Northern China in the late 19th century. Mounted
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Primitives

Materials

Iron

Primitive Two-Door Glass Mahogany China Cabinet Hutch Cupboard, circa 1900
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a unique antique English cupboard or china cabinet. With one lower door and one open shelf
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Antique Early 1900s English Primitive Cupboards

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Primitive Farmhouse American Pine China Display Cabinet Country Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Early 20th century American country display cabinet or cupboard. Made from pine with an upper
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Early 20th Century Country Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Pine

Primitive Antique Pine Pewter Cupboard Stepback Hutch China Display Bookcase
Located in Dayton, OH
typical pewter cupboard was made of two parts. It featured a base consisting of two or more cabinets and
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Antique Late 18th Century Primitive Bookcases

Materials

Pine

Blue Green Painted Chinese Étagère
Located in Troy, MI
Chinese four shelf étagère with carved details on the top back and apron, circa 1900s. Original
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Early 20th Century Chinese Primitive Shelves

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Wood

  • Blue Green Painted Chinese Étagère
  • Blue Green Painted Chinese Étagère
  • Blue Green Painted Chinese Étagère
  • Blue Green Painted Chinese Étagère
H 67.5 in. W 33.75 in. D 14 in.
Shabby Chippy White Painted Antique 1840s Era Gustavian Swedish China Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a great piece for the right person. If you are looking for a shabby chic primitive cabinet
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Antique 1840s Swedish Gustavian Vitrines

Materials

Walnut

Spectacular Original Antique General Store Tobacco Cabinet in Quarter-Sawn Oak
By A. N. Russell & Sons
Located in Chicago, IL
remedies neat, orderly and within easy reach, or as a unique and majestic china cabinet when designing an
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Antique 19th Century American Primitive Vitrines

18th Century Chinese Kang Table Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
A rare late 18th century Chinese kang table cabinet. A beautiful rustic, primitive piece. C398
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Furniture

Materials

Elm

  • 18th Century Chinese Kang Table Cabinet
  • 18th Century Chinese Kang Table Cabinet
  • 18th Century Chinese Kang Table Cabinet
  • 18th Century Chinese Kang Table Cabinet
H 36 in. W 27 in. D 11 in.
c.1840 Georgian Pine Glazed Cupboard
Located in Chicago, IL
Breathtaking, primitive antique English Georgian pine glazed cabinet. This striking piece has it
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Antique 19th Century English Cupboards

Materials

Pine, Glass

  • c.1840 Georgian Pine Glazed Cupboard
  • c.1840 Georgian Pine Glazed Cupboard
  • c.1840 Georgian Pine Glazed Cupboard
  • c.1840 Georgian Pine Glazed Cupboard
H 76.5 in. W 43.5 in. D 13 in.
Primitive Antique English Pine China Hutch Rustic Farmhouse Bookcase Cupboard
Located in Dayton, OH
cabinet for storage. Each of the three shelves features a unique support that removes allowing you to
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Early 20th Century Rustic Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Asian Cabinet with Fretwork
Located in Redding, CT
Asian cabinet with fretwork. Chinese Chippendale meets folk. Primitive yet detailed. Great in a
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Chinese Chippendale Cabinets

Materials

Brass

  • Asian Cabinet with Fretwork
  • Asian Cabinet with Fretwork
  • Asian Cabinet with Fretwork
  • Asian Cabinet with Fretwork
H 25 in. W 18 in. D 10 in.
Massive Old Chinese Wood Server/ Credenza
Located in Bridgeport, CT
above and drawers below, all with hand fashioned Primitive iron pulls. A great piece.
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20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

  • Massive Old Chinese Wood Server/ Credenza
  • Massive Old Chinese Wood Server/ Credenza
  • Massive Old Chinese Wood Server/ Credenza
  • Massive Old Chinese Wood Server/ Credenza
H 37.5 in. W 93 in. D 19.5 in.
Antique Pair of 19th Century Austrian Armoires with Painted Faux-Bois Finish
Located in Miami, FL
, primitive hanging rod in one and a small original drawer in the other, both with exterior bottom drawer
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Antique 1820s Austrian Empire Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Beech, Pine

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.

Questions About Primitive China Cabinet
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Refurbishing a china cabinet comes down to restoring the wood it was made out of. Take off the hardware, sand and stain the wood and then reassemble. Voila! Just like new. Or, save the hassle and shop a variety of vintage and antique china cabinets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The point of a china cabinet is to safely store valuable dinnerware, serveware and decorative objects without hiding them from sight. Because their doors feature glass panels, you can see inside but dust cannot easily enter. On 1stDibs, find a selection of antique and vintage china cabinets.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A china cabinet is a piece of furniture with glass panels used to hold and display china or ceramics. China cabinets grew in popularity in the late 1600s and 1700s with the rise of porcelain exports to Europe. You’ll find a range of china cabinets and other display cases on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A china cabinet is a piece of furniture with a glass front, used to display porcelain or sterling silver dinnerware. It is also known as a china cabinet, breakfront or hutch. Shop a range of antique and vintage cabinets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A low and long piece of freestanding cabinetry that can hold china and other accessories can be called a sideboard or a buffet. Both of these pieces are similar in form and function and sometimes the terms are used interchangeably. When used in the dining room it’s typically called a buffet and in the living room it’s a sideboard. Find an assortment of sideboards and buffets from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    For an item to be considered antique, it needs to be 100 years or older. It can be tricky to determine the age of a cabinet on your own. The best way to determine the value and age of your china cabinet is to work with a certified appraiser. You’ll find expertly vetted antique china cabinets and other furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    The main difference between a hutch and a china cabinet is their locations in a home. Although they look similar, a hutch can be placed in nearly any room and has a multipurpose use (for storage or displaying collections). A china cabinet is always in a dining room or kitchen and is used for storing and displaying fine china.

  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A small china cabinet is called a hutch. Shop hutches and other storage furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    How much an antique china cabinet is worth depends on the style of the cabinet, age and condition. Any additional features/decorative touches might increase the worth of the cabinet. That is, a cabinet with hand painting or carving will cost more in general. Also, the older the cabinet, the more its value. An antique china cabinet can be purchased for $1500 onwards. Find a collection of antique china cabinets today on 1stDibs.

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