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Antique Display Cabinets

Another of our larger categories with an excellent choice of items is this, the very popular antique display cabinets category which also lists for …

Another of our larger categories with an excellent choice of items is this, the very popular antique display cabinets category which also lists for you a range of vintage and more recent display cabinets of note.

If you have something that you would like to present to or show off to your guests, visitors and others, you will probably be looking for some kind of glass-fronted display cabinet, or “vitrine” as the French call them.

Whether it be your best china tea set, a coin collection, items of jewellery, or maybe some very special books, there’s no doubt that a glass fronted antique display cabinet will show them at their very best.

That’s why, here at Regent Antiques, we take display cabinets very seriously and make it our business to offer our clients the widest selection to suit all of their display requirements.

We have Victorian, Edwardian, French and Art Deco display cabinets to offer, along with many other styles and periods, many of which have been fully restored in our own workshops and are available for shipping anywhere in the world upon request.

Victorian Display Cabinets

The Victorians knew a thing or two about displaying things. The Victorian display cabinet is often grand and imposing, made in mahogany - a firm favourite of the Victorians - and definitely built to last. Other timbers also make an appearance however, satinwood being notable among them, along with walnut and rosewood.

Some examples of Victorian display cabinets have many features such as drawers, cupboards, mirrors and so on. Marquetry decoration of an intricate, detailed and very high standard of craftsmanship is also often found on Victorian cabinets.

Display cabinets vary in size tremendously with examples being made to suit many different requirements in terms of available space. Corner cabinets and others with a fairly small footprint are often on the market to suit the needs of those who have limited space and want to make the most of it.

One thing that most display cabinets usually have in common is that they are almost always glass fronted. The purpose of this is both practical and aesthetic: keep out the dust and make the items inside the cabinet look their best. Glass deters people from picking up your precious items and handling them - to do so involves some effort and more often than not it doesn’t happen.

Art Deco Display Cabinets

The Art Deco style, which became popular in the 1920s and 1930s and never really went away, apart from a bit of a lull during the Second World War - when the output and resources of many manufacturers were turned towards the war effort - is well represented in this category with numerous examples of Art Deco display cabinets usually being available on our website and in our London showrooms.

Expect to see bold, eye-catching, impressive designs that make use of the Art Deco movement’s love of sweeping curves and strong shapes. Demand for these Art Deco furniture items is always high and nice pieces are usually snapped up quickly so it makes a lot of sense to register for our regular notification service which will email you when a new piece comes into stock from your categories of interest.

A Bijouterie Display Table for Those Precious Things

Although display cabinets are normally upright, this is not always the case. Picture the kind of display often used in museums - a table with a lockable display cabinet on top. Often known as a bijouterie (jewellery) table, these are very attractive cabinets that really enable you to go to town with your displays. Curate your own museum of valuable or precious items with a display table and wait for your guests and visitors to approach it and see your displayed items up close.

We usually have a few examples of antique display tables in stock for you to browse when you visit our website or, better still, our showrooms where you can talk to the experts and have all your display questions answered.

Visit Our Showroom in Person and Take a Look for Yourself

If you see an antique display cabinet, Art Deco display cabinet, bijouterie table or other display cabinet that you would like to purchase, please rest assured that we will pack it carefully and ship to almost any destination worldwide. Please request a shipping quotation first though, unless you are in mainland UK where we are able to ship to free of charge.

Our North London showrooms are open every weekday from 10am to 5pm and we open occasionally on Saturdays as well - see the homepage of this site for our latest opening hours including our latest Saturday opening arrangements. The showrooms are easy to find and are close to rail and public transport links. You will always find many examples of beautiful antique vintage display cabinets but if you are travelling to see a particular item please call first to make sure that it is still available to view.

If you cannot visit our showrooms and you have questions about any items you are welcome to contact us by telephone or email using the contact details found at the top of every product description page. Please quote the item reference when contacting us.

Please be sure to check our notes as to the condition and dimensions of the display cabinet before purchasing and use the photographs to satisfy yourself regarding the item’s condition. If you are located outside of the UK you will be pleased to hear that we can carefully pack and ship items of  furniture, including antique display cabinets to almost any worldwide location. Please contact us for a shipping quotation and be sure to quote the reference number for the item you are interested in.

Customers situated on the mainland UK can benefit from our free of charge delivery offer - contact us for details.

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