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There’s something of a Victorian explorer vibe with a curiosity cabinet that gives them a propensity to house odd little finds nabbed by global wanderers. But even if scientific discoveries aren’t your forte, there is plenty that they can be filled with, that will add character and interest to your home. It goes without saying that displaying whatever is dear to you will instantly personalise your space.
From treasured family heirlooms and favourite photographs, to whimsical pieces picked up at antique shops or car boot fairs – and tableware that’s too good to hide away in a dark cupboard, a glass cabinet offers a great chance to curate your or your family’s belongings – and have things that ‘spark joy’ on show.
A curiosity cabinet can also protect items from sunlight and dust.
We’ve rounded up seven glass-fronted cabinets that we’re currently coveting. They range in styles, colours and sizes, so are suited to a number of different interior schemes.
The gorgeous Joyce cabinet by Pinch Design, barely needs anything in it to pack a style punch, while at the other end of the budget scale, Ikea’s Milsbo with its simple white doors and glass panels, is so discreet it will let your possessions speak for themselves.
We’re loving the antiqued metal Pharmacy cabinet at Out There Interiors for its industrial edge and the Darcey from M&S for its timeless design. There’s a more traditional feel with the Teramo cabinet from Ercol – and the Colton at Habitat and the Vitrina at Heal’s both have elegant timber frames that are offset with stark interiors to show off your treasures to the fullest.
Invest in the best for your room scheme. Then select your favourite pieces, or the stuff that you use – or want to use – every day, and arrange as you see fit. Once on display, they will be accessible and easily enjoyed on a daily basis.
This gorgeous cabinet from award-winning husband and wife design team is available in European Oak or black American walnut timber. We're coveting this one, with its beautiful bespoke lacquered finish in Mint Green.
The white interior of this oak cabinet gives it stand out style and makes a beautiful blank canvas for treasured objects.
With a simple glass-door cabinet you can show off your finest collections of tableware or objet d'art, as well as protect them.
The glass shelves are adjustable too, so you can customise or rearrange your storage as needed.
This Pharmacy cabinet oozes industrial style and is a convenient way to store favourite tableware, glassware or collectables.
Designed in a simple shaker style and made from pale oak, this cabinet has five shelves and two deep drawers so it's great for storing table linen, serveware or favourite crockery and glasses
With two deep drawers, 7 small shelves on each side and large shelves in the centre all painted in the rich indigo blue, this is a striking piece that serves as a cross between art installation and museum display unit.
Made from sustainable oak, the grey painted finish on this cabinet provides a smart contrast to the timber finishes and five roomy shelves offer ample storage for ornaments, household objects and accessories.