Romaine. Curio Cabinet. September 26th , 2017.
Really there is no actual definition of what goes into a Curio Cabinet. It will change from person to person, depending on what he or she feels is valuable and impressive enough to show off to guests. Standard wall curios are your typical curio cabinet. They are tall and narrow, normally in a squared or rectangular shape. However dont be surprised to see dylindrical curios. With the exception of the cylindrical curios, most wall curio cabinets are going to have flat backs. The point of these is to be placed against walls, but not necessarily in corners (unless you wish to place them there). Corner curio cabinets are your typical wall curio, however these must be placed in corners. Many corner curio cabinets tend to be triangular or wedge-shaped where the pointed end would go into the corner. You may also place square and rectangular cabinets in corners if you wish, though corner curios are generally a more efficient use of the space.
If you have been convinced on how functional curio cabinets are, then you may want to purchase one for your collections. But before that, here are some tips to help you pick the right one for you. First, you have to be certain on where you want to place your cabinet. Make sure that you have enough space to avoid cluttering of the area. For smaller areas, corner cases will work best on them for they dont take much space. For larger areas like the living room or office, free standing curios are ideal. The next step deals with the material used for the curio cabinet. Basically, there are several kinds of materials used in manufacturing these cabinets. Commonly, hard woods and metals are used. With regards to style, there is a wide array of options to choose from. Most prefer cabinets with intricate and stylish carvings. Glass curio with built in lighting is also a popular choice.
The first question you should ask when buying a curio cabinet is: What kind of curios will I put in it? If it is a tall brass alto saxophone, then you need to get a tall, traditional curio cabinet with fitted glass doors to keep the dust out and with removable glass shelves to make room for your favorite musical instrument.How much light is there at the spot where you are going to put your curio cabinet? Is it in the sunroom with plenty of natural light or is it in a dark corner of the house? If the latter then you need an illuminated cabinet to brighten the corner as well as provide accent lighting to your displays.
Before you purchase your Pulaski cabinet, you first want to make sure you are purchasing from a reputable dealer. You want to ensure that you are indeed getting the same high quality curios that the Pulaski name is synonymous with. Talk with other customers of the dealer and ask about their satisfaction with their purchase.You should also ensure that the dealer has full knowledge of the different options and styles, to best help you choose the right curio cabinets for your home and needs. It is imperative that you fully evaluate all of your options before deciding on a purchase.
A curio cabinet can come in all different sizes from wall-mounted, tabletop to floor models. They are predominately a glass cabinet with wood or metal framework. Curio cabinets are usually are horizontal in shape to display collectibles. The sides of these cabinets are normally glass while the back of the cabinet is either glass or mirror material with a different number of shelves for the collectibles to stand on. A curio can have a very plain design or have very intricate designs that really accentuate the piece. A curio will help prevent dust build-up on collectibles. A curio cabinet differs from a display case, in that a display case is usually horizontal to display jewelry that is for sale on a felt bottom while a curio is vertical to show standing items and usually has no bottom lining.
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