Display Cabinet

To be made of solid oak, this Georgian, serpentine-fronted chest of drawers was inspired by a design from Thomas Shearer’s The Cabinet-Maker’s London Book of Prices (published 1788).

A classic display cabinet

A classic display cabinet

The upper section was adopted from an early 19th-century Dutch cabinet crowned by a moulded and shaped cornice. The carving of the apron and maple floral marquetry decorates the drawers in typical Dutch style. This piece has the symmetry of late 18th-century marquetry.

An imposing display cabinet will enhance a dining or living room. Here are a pair of the above cabinets (with a darker stain) in context:

The display cabinets in an imaginary dining room.

The display cabinets in an imaginary dining room.

Close-up views of parts of the cabinet:

Close-up views of the cabinet

Close-up views of the cabinet

The cabinet is approximately 227cm tall and 110cm wide.

I Would Love to Hear from You!

So, what do you think of this display cabinet? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the Comments section below.

Related Links

Classic China Cabinets – a selection of china cabinets and display cabinets at my interior furnishings site.
Alcott’s Little Women: A RPG? Part III – my 3D cabinet model in the context of a classic dining room.



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2 Responses to “Display Cabinet”

  1. slf says:

    Is that a wash basin between the two cabinets?
    I thought the marquetry was quite elaborate but I saw some examples online that are even more intricate.
    Those curved drawers are interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen furniture with such before.

    • beverlyclaire says:

      Hi slf! Thanks so much for visiting. Yes, it’s a marble wash basin, with a shortened Corinthian column for a base.

      I saw a Dutch antique cabinet with curved drawers in one of my furniture books and it was what inspired me to give this one a similar curve.

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