Yolette. Curio Cabinet. September 25th , 2017.
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.
Curio cabinets have become a delight in themselves as they showcase your favorite things and mementos to friends and family, keep all your dear treasures in one place to admire them in wonderment everyday, or protect your growing collection of porcelain dolls from your 5-year old. Curio cabinets started as places to keep curios - defined in the dictionary as curious or unusual objects of art or knickknacks and whatnots that are perhaps worthy of collecting because of their oddity. This definition could, of course, include silver spoons from Alaska, all assortments of wedding and christening favors, crystals, face masks from Africa and possibly even shrunken heads from the Amazons of Ecuador and Peru.
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.
Lastly, there are centerpiece glass curio cabinets. These are one of the most beautiful applications of glass for cabinets. More often than not these are made entirely of glass, or at the very least will be composed of a central wood or metal shaft around which the glass cabinet layers are mounted. As the name implies, these are designed to be placed standing alone in the center of a room, displaying your collection from every angle. The shape of the glass panels determines the shape of the cabinet, and these are rarely just simple squares. The designs often come in perfect circles or hexagon panels.
Free standing counter top curio cabinets are ideal for placing on a mantle or large desk in the living room, family room or office. Lighted curio cabinets are another option for enhancing the look of any room. Not only do you add a wonderful piece to your room, but at the same time you brightly display some of your most prized possessions. Large free-standing curio cabinets are an excellent addition to oversized rooms with open spaces. If your goal is to fill a large open wall area, a curio cabinet can be a welcome addition that will also give you extra storage and display space. Curio cabinets are a timeless and wonderful way to add decorative flair to any room or office. If you are looking to add distinction to your home furniture decor, a consider curio cabinet as a viable option.
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