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French Provençal Vitrine or Display Cabinet
Located in Winter Park, FL
An 18th century Louis XV style French Provençal vitrine, or display cabinet made of solid walnut with beautiful dark waxed patina and nice proportions. Glass paned door with decorati...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

Materials

Iron

19th Century English Mahogany Carved Antique Vitrine or Display Cabinet
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Antique English Vitrine 1880s in mahogany wood. Important mahogany wood carving with decorations moved. Perfect for displaying your collection of small precious objects. Finely chise...
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Antique 1880s English Vitrines

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Wood

Pair of Obelisk Display Vitrines by Andre Arbus
By André Arbus
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Obelisk display Vitrines by genius French designer and iconic decorator of 1940s Andre Arbus (1903 - 1969).
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Vitrines

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Wood

  • Pair of Obelisk Display Vitrines by Andre Arbus
  • Pair of Obelisk Display Vitrines by Andre Arbus
  • Pair of Obelisk Display Vitrines by Andre Arbus
  • Pair of Obelisk Display Vitrines by Andre Arbus
H 88.59 in. W 20.87 in. D 13.78 in.
1970s Mastercraft Display Vitrine
By Mastercraft
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1970s patinated brass lacquer and glass display vitrine by Mastercraft.
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20th Century American Cabinets

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Brass

  • 1970s Mastercraft Display Vitrine
  • 1970s Mastercraft Display Vitrine
  • 1970s Mastercraft Display Vitrine
  • 1970s Mastercraft Display Vitrine
H 84 in. W 36 in. D 16 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Glass Display Vitrine
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and most unique French 19th century Louis XIV st. ormolu and glass display vitrine. The vitrine is raised by fine scrolled beaded feet joined by an X stretcher. The base d...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XIV Vitrines

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Ormolu

20th Century Walnut Art Deco Display Vitrine Cabinet
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A French solid walnut display vitrine. The cabinet is made according to the French Art Deco school. At the top are solid iron doors, these are beautifully chiseled on the edges. The...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vitrines

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Iron

  • 20th Century Walnut Art Deco Display Vitrine Cabinet
  • 20th Century Walnut Art Deco Display Vitrine Cabinet
  • 20th Century Walnut Art Deco Display Vitrine Cabinet
  • 20th Century Walnut Art Deco Display Vitrine Cabinet
H 63.39 in. W 42.13 in. D 19.69 in.
Mid Century Display Vitrine Cabinet by Gimson Slater
By Gimson and Slater Ltd
Located in New York, NY
Chic and sophisticated display case, made by respected English furniture maker Gimson and Slater. The case features sliding glass doors which open to adjustable wood shelves, flanked...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Set of Three Mastercraft Hollywood Regency Brass Arch Front Displays, Vitrines
By Mastercraft
Located in St. Louis, MO
Set of Three Glamours 1970s Mastercraft Palladian style brass clad display cabinets or vitrines with arched doors and keystone pediment. The lighted interior has five glass shelves, ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Willy Rizzo Display Vitrine Cabinets
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern 2-door Willy Rizzo with 1 shelf, smoked black glass and brass accents.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Walnut Wood and Glass Display Vitrine with LED Shelf Edge Lighting
By Team 7
Located in Chicago, IL
Team 7 - Your solid wood furniture manufacturer from Austria. The starting point for sensible use of resources is a sustainably managed forest, which regrows continuously under the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Wood, Walnut

Antique Mahogany Victorian Bow Front Glass Corner Curio Cabinet Display Vitrine
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique mahogany Victorian bow glass corner curio cabinet. Item feature a shell carved pediment, four bow glass doors, carved paw feet, two wooden shelves, two clear glass shelves, t...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Vitrines

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Walnut Wood and Glass Display Vitrine Cabinet with LED Shelf Edge Lighting
By Team 7
Located in Chicago, IL
The Nox typical rounded edges and S-shaped corner joints display our skillful woodworking - the sophisticated construction of the dampened door hinges of the display cabinet show our...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Vitrines

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Glass, Walnut

Historic Display Vitrine, France, circa 1900
Located in Chorzów, PL
Historic display window, France, circa 1900. Very good condition. Wood: walnut Dimensions: height 207 cm, width 106 cm, depth 40 cm.
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Early 20th Century French Louis Philippe Cupboards

Materials

Walnut

  • Historic Display Vitrine, France, circa 1900
  • Historic Display Vitrine, France, circa 1900
  • Historic Display Vitrine, France, circa 1900
  • Historic Display Vitrine, France, circa 1900
H 81.5 in. W 41.74 in. D 15.75 in.
Rare Art Deco Blonde Display Vitrine Cabinet, circa 1930s
Located in Devon, England
This has to be one of the rarest examples of the Art Deco display cabinets. If you want a focal point or a wow factor in a room then this is just the ticket. Not only does it look su...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Cabinets

19th Century Louis XV Style Curio Display Table, Mahogany with Bronze Mounts
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th century Louis XV style curio display table, mahogany with bronze mounts French Louis XV style elegant mahogany and bronze decorated display vitrine table. The table has four ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Bronze

Italian Walnut Vitrine / Display Cupboard
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Stunning early 20th C Italian carved and bleached walnut display cupboard. Three fixed glass shelves, 1920 Dimensions: 59 inches (150 cms) wide 21 inches (53 cms) deep 89.5 inc...
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20th Century Italian Renaissance Vitrines

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Walnut

  • Italian Walnut Vitrine / Display Cupboard
  • Italian Walnut Vitrine / Display Cupboard
  • Italian Walnut Vitrine / Display Cupboard
  • Italian Walnut Vitrine / Display Cupboard
H 89.5 in. W 59 in. D 21 in.
Continental Display Cabinet, Mahogany Vitrine
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn2944, very attractive, mahogany, marquetry inlaid china cabinet, having original brass gallery top concave top, finely inlaid frieze and single door with shaped glass and brass bea...
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Antique 1880s French Victorian Vitrines

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Mahogany

  • Continental Display Cabinet, Mahogany Vitrine
  • Continental Display Cabinet, Mahogany Vitrine
  • Continental Display Cabinet, Mahogany Vitrine
  • Continental Display Cabinet, Mahogany Vitrine
H 51.97 in. W 24.02 in. D 14.97 in.
French Provençal Vitrine or Display Cabinet
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Louis XV style French Provençal vitrine, or display cabinet, made of solid walnut with waxed patina and nice decorative details. The crown has five turned finials and a lovely carv...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

Materials

Iron

  • French Provençal Vitrine or Display Cabinet
  • French Provençal Vitrine or Display Cabinet
  • French Provençal Vitrine or Display Cabinet
  • French Provençal Vitrine or Display Cabinet
H 53.5 in. W 24.25 in. D 13 in.
French Art Deco Vitrine, Display Cabinet
Located in North Bergen, NJ
This incredible French Art Deco vitrine has a large glass front with glass shelves inside. Gold hardware to accent the wood beautifully. Can be used as a dry bar along with a display...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Vitrines

  • French Art Deco Vitrine, Display Cabinet
  • French Art Deco Vitrine, Display Cabinet
  • French Art Deco Vitrine, Display Cabinet
  • French Art Deco Vitrine, Display Cabinet
H 62.5 in. W 40 in. D 18 in.
French 19th Century Display Case Vitrine
Located in palm beach, FL
Extraordinary curved corner display case, with a shelf and support in brass. Two drawers at the back. French work, late 19th century. Splendid and rare.
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Antique 1880s French Vitrines

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Brass

Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This beautiful Vitrine comes from former Austro- Hungarian monarchy areas and was made around early 20th Century. It features two storage sections with sliding doors and adjustable s...
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Early 20th Century European Vitrines

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Oak

  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
H 81.11 in. W 51.19 in. D 21.26 in.
Antique French Wood & Marble Display Cabinet Vitrine
Located in London, GB
French antique Louis XV style display cabinet dating from around the 1880-90’s period & in very good original condition. It has a marble top with a gilt metal pierced gallery with...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Marble

Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This beautiful Vitrine comes from former Austro- Hungarian monarchy areas and was made around early 20th Century. It features two storage sections with sliding doors and adjustable s...
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Early 20th Century European Vitrines

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Oak

  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
  • Vitrine, Display Cabinet, Early 20th Century
H 81.11 in. W 66.93 in. D 11.82 in.
Louis XVI Style Vitrine or Display Cabinet
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality French 19th century Kingwood vitrine, having ormolu swags and drapes. parquetry inlaid panel to the door and adjustable glass shelves.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Vitrines

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Ormolu

  • Louis XVI Style Vitrine or Display Cabinet
  • Louis XVI Style Vitrine or Display Cabinet
  • Louis XVI Style Vitrine or Display Cabinet
  • Louis XVI Style Vitrine or Display Cabinet
H 70 in. W 29 in. D 15.5 in.
Art Deco Cathedral Display Cabinet, Vitrine, circa 1930
Located in Devon, England
Superb 1930s Art Deco walnut cathedral display cabinet. Gorgeous mid to light tone walnut veneers, still with original working key and two glass shelves. Generously spaced interior, ...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Vitrines

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Glass, Walnut

1930 Mercantile Oak and Glass Display Cabinet Vitrine
Located in Surrey, BC
Small antique glass-and-oak display cabinet found in the American Midwest. Oak has overpainted, age-cracked polychrome surface paint. Features an adjustable glass shelf, plus a small...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Vitrines

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Oak, Glass

Classic Corner Display Case Vitrine in Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Palisander mirror veneer on solid conifers. The cambered, one-door, three-quarter glass corpus flanked by blackened columns with carved capitals and bases embellished on saddle-shape...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

French Art Deco Vitrine, Display Cabinet / Dry Bar
Located in North Bergen, NJ
This French Art Deco vitrine with faux ivory trim has been professionally refinished by a third generation restorer. Having glass sliding doors with glass shelves. Cabinet doors open...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vitrines

French Art Deco Illuminated and Mirrored Vitrine Display Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful gilted French Art Deco vitrine featuring an illuminated and mirrored interior space worthy to place your small treasures to show off to all of your guests, friends and fa...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vitrines

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Brass

Antique Kingwood French Bombe Vernis Martin Display Cabinet Vitrine
By Vernis Martin
Located in Antrim, GB
A stunning antique Kingwood French Bombe Vernis Martin display cabinet vitrine in the Louis XV manner, Circa 1880 There are five beautiful panels which have been hand painted wit...
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Antique 1890s French Late Victorian Vitrines

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Kingwood

Antique Distress Paint Decorated Lighted Display Curio Cabinet Vitrine
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful paint decorated display cabinet with a mesh grill insert for a light and airy feel. The cabinet dates to the 1940s and is Italian. Measures: 76 tall x 41 wide x 1...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Louis XV Vitrines

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Walnut

19th Century French Vernis Martin Vitrine Display Cabinet
Located in London, GB
This is a superb antique French Vernis Martin mahogany vitrine, in the Louis XV manner, circa 1880 in date, with exquisite hand-painted decoration and exquisite ormolu mounts. The t...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Vitrines

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Ormolu

French Display Case Vitrine in the Louis XV Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Plywood black polished veneer on solid softwood. High-rise, one-door, cambered and three-sided glazed body on high slanted, angled feet. Profiled cornice with marble top. Inside two ...
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Late 20th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Beech

  • French Display Case Vitrine in the Louis XV Style
  • French Display Case Vitrine in the Louis XV Style
  • French Display Case Vitrine in the Louis XV Style
  • French Display Case Vitrine in the Louis XV Style
H 60.24 in. W 28.75 in. D 15.36 in.
French Louis XV Display Cabinet Vitrine with Bronze Mounts
Located in West Hartford, CT
Exquisite French Louis XV display curio cabinet features intricate gilt bronze detail, three glass panels, mirrored glass interior backing, two curved glass shelves, curved single sw...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

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Bronze

Vintage Curved Brass Edged Table Pastry Vitrine Display Case
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Late 19th century American tabletop vitrine with two door access and option for lightning.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Antique Display Cabinet, Victorian, Flame Mahogany Vitrine, circa 1850
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique display cabinet. An English, Victorian, flame mahogany vitrine dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1850. Magnificent Victorian vitrine Deep russet tones to t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Vitrines

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Mahogany

19th Century Biedermeier Walnut Display Cabinet / Showcase / Vitrine
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very nice three-sided showcase with a continuous veneer picture. The top is also veneered. The display case dates from the time of the Biedermeier period, circa 1820. The shelves are...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Vitrines

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Walnut, Pine

Danish Blue And White Painted Rococo Vitrine Display Case
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Danish blue and white painted Rococo vitrine display case.
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Rococo Vitrines

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Wood

Art Dèco Italian Walnut Vitrines or Bar Display Cabinet, 1925
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Art Dèco vitrines or display cabinet, Italian production of the 1920s, in walnut and walnut briar, screen-printed glass with grinding around. The showcase has been restored and polis...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Vitrines

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Crystal

Mahogany and Beveled Glass Bowfront Vitrine Display Cabinet, circa 1930's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful circa 1930 art deco vitrine cabinet was constructed in gorgeous deep brown Mahogany, featuring a bowfront design with beveled glass for door panes and adjustable / rem...
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Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Vitrines

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Glass, Mahogany

Carl Gustaf Hiort Af Ornäs, Teak Vitrine Display Cabinet, 1950s
By Carl Gustav Hiort af Ornäs, Mikko Nupponen
Located in Uppsala, SE
Rare vitrine display cabinet in teak with brass details designed by Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs in the 1950s. Produced by his long time collaborator Huonekalu Mikko Nupponen Oy in the...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vitrines

Materials

Brass

1940s Walnut Storage and Display Cabinet with Illuminated Glass Vitrine
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A free standing walnut cabinet with illuminated glass vitrine for display and twelve drawers for storage. Interior of vitrine has two gray felted panels and measures an overall 55" W...
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Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Glass, Walnut

Pair Antique French Satinwood Vitrines 'Glass Display Cabinets', Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair antique French satinwood vitrines (glass display cabinets), Circa 1880.
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Antique 1880s French Vitrines

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Satinwood

Mid-Century Campaign Style Vitrine Display Cabinet American of Martinsville
By American of Martinsville
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare and iconic signed mid century burl and glass vitrine from American of Martinsville. Made in the USA circa 1970's. Comes with custom glass shelves and fully electrified. Campaign...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Brass

Lighted Tessellated Stone Vitrine Display Case by Maitland Smith, 1980s
By Maitland Smith
Located in Hamburg, PA
A gorgeous tessellated travertine stone vitrine or display cabinet by Maitland Smith. The travertine cabinet is a statement and focal point to any room. This marble curio has brass t...
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Vintage 1980s Philippine Modern Vitrines

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Henredon Black Lacquered and Brass Display Cabinets/Vitrines
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional pair of tall 1970s black lacquer and brass vitrines by Henredon. Featuring clean lacquered frames with brass trim on the doors. The cabinets feature beveled glass sides a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

Materials

Brass

Danish 18th Century Walnut Veneer Wall Vitrine Display Case
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Late 18th century walnut veneer wall vitrine display case, Copenhagen, Denmark The display case has with two small drawers with original brass hardware.   
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Antique Late 18th Century Danish Rococo Vitrines

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Walnut

Vintage Burled Walnut Wood and Brass Vitrine or Display Cabinets
By Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Campaign style display cabinets. The cabinets feature two beveled glass doors which open to an interior with a mirrored back. There are four thick glass shelves in each and o...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines

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Brass

Rare Beauty 19th Century Edwardian Curio Vitrine Display Cabinet
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Magnificent and rare 19th century Edwardian inlaid bombe shaped curio cabinet vitrine with sensuous silhouette. Top has original glass on 3 sides to allow elegant display space with ...
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Antique 19th Century French Edwardian Vitrines

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Brass

Large Antique French Empire Vitrine or Display Cabinet, circa 1890
Located in Dallas, TX
Monumental 19th century French Empire black lacquered vitrine or display cabinet. The shaped bonnet with intricate doré bronze appointments above glass-pane doors accented with bronz...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Vitrines

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Bronze

Venetian Antique Display Cabinet/Vitrine, Giltwood and Parcel Cream Paint
Located in Houston, TX
Amazing and beautiful large display cabinet, with hand carving and Fine gilding. Curved shape to the bonnet of this piece and gracefully carved sides make this Piece special. Glass...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Vitrines

Materials

Giltwood

Art Deco Walnut & Glass Circular Display Cabinet, Vitrine, England, c1930's
Located in Devon, England
This is a superbly stylish 1930's Art Deco display cabinet. This walnut cabinet is what we've chosen to call a "Keyhole" shape and it originates from England. Veneered in mid-tone wa...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Vitrines

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Glass, Walnut

French Louis XV-Style Display Cabinet Vitrine, Mahogany, Bronze Dore Mounts
Located in Houston, TX
Exceptional quality vitrine with mirrored back having four glass shelves. Beautifully cast bronze dore mounts decorate this piece. Beveled glass Door. Lighted, shelves are movable.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Vitrines

Materials

Mahogany

French Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Lighted Mirrored Vitrine Display Cabinet
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Description Wood frame. Beveled glass door. Mirrored back, bottom shelf and drawer front. 3 glass shelves.1 dovetailed drawer. Lighted. Carved. 92 1/2" h x 42" w x 21" d. Condition...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Vitrines

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Walnut

Diminuitive Silver Leaf Italian Wall Mounted Display Cabinet Vitrine, circa 1950
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is an Italian silver leaf cabinet dating to the 1950s era and measures: 40 tall x 23 wide x 10 inches deep. The cabinet is in good vintage condition and has minor age related we...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Louis XV Vitrines

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Walnut

Francois Linke Attributed Bronze Petite Jewelry Vitrine Display Table C1880s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a spectacular piece. The finest possible bronze casting and the most unique design combine to produce a rare vitrine for jewelry or other unique objects. The cabinet is in ve...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XV Vitrines

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Bronze

Spanish Colonial Pair of Display Cabinets or Vitrines with Side Opening
Located in Miami, FL
20th century Spanish Colonial pair of display cabinets or vitrines with side opening and iron stretchers It has three interior glass shelves Made of solid walnut, awesome vitrines ...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Vitrines

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Iron

Art Deco Cathedral Display Cabinet with Cabriole Legs, Vitrine, circa 1930
Located in Miami, FL
Superb 1930s Art Deco walnut cathedral display cabinet. Gorgeous mid to light tone walnut veneers, still with original working key and two glass shelves. Generously spaced interior, ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Vitrines

Materials

Walnut

Art Deco Vitrine Display Cabinet a Cabinet of Curiosities, Wardrobe or Showcase
Located in Antwerp, BE
A beautiful Art Deco display cabinet from a former Haute Couture Dress store, suitable for hanging long dresses or coats also very effective for exhibiting your collection in a Wunde...
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Vitrines

Materials

Oak

Mahogany Museum / Shop Display Cabinet or Vitrine, Early 20th Century
Located in Nijmegen, NL
This mahogany and pine vitrine was made circa 1920s in England and probably used in a shop. It features a solid wooden frame with glass sides, top and sliding doors.
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Vintage 1920s British Art Deco Vitrines

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Mahogany, Pine

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Display Vitrine For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal display vitrine for your home. A display vitrine — often made from wood, glass and metal — can elevate any home. There are 968 variations of the antique or vintage display vitrine you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the display vitrine you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right display vitrine, those designed in Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. Mastercraft, Henredon and Pace Collection each produced at least one beautiful display vitrine that is worth considering.

How Much is a Display Vitrine?

Prices for a display vitrine start at $195 and top out at $82,303 with the average selling for $3,619.

Finding the Right Vitrines for You

Why not give your precious collectibles the case pieces they deserve? Antique and vintage vitrines can be used to safely store and display your most treasured objects.

While they were initially used to display relics in churches or to preserve specimens for scientific observation, vitrines are best known for their place in retail spaces and museums. The name for these glass display cases comes from the Latin word “vitrum,” meaning glass, as well as the Old French word “vitre,” which also refers to glass. Instead of simply showcasing collector’s items on shelves, you can bestow extra importance on them by displaying them in a vitrine for passers-by to observe and admire.

Not all vitrines are created equal. Over time, furniture makers have explored different shapes and sizes for vitrines. A display case you’ll find in a retail store will likely look drastically different from what you’ll see in a museum or art gallery. A vitrine in a shop is likely there to best market specific wares to the general public, while in museums there is usually a range of different vitrines intended to house and protect single objects or to display a grouping of artifacts.

Most of us have an antique, new or vintage case piece in our home. Though the terms “case pieces” and “case goods” may cause even the most decor-obsessed to stumble, these furnishings have been a vital part of the home for centuries. Any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — cabinets, dressers, buffets — may be properly termed a case piece.

Mirror-backed vitrines, which refer to cases that usually feature shelved and mirrored interiors, are a most appropriate home for your jewelry or decorative objects. Adding such items to a vitrine already suggests that there is an irreplaceable preciousness to the case’s contents, and the mirrors will emphasize as much as well as refract more light to render the display eye-catching.

On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of antique and vintage vitrines to protect and preserve your most prized items. The collection of mid-century modern vitrines and Art Deco vitrines is mostly inclusive of those built with a wooden frame, but there are many other types to choose from as well. It’s time to give your collectibles a good home!

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