Sabourin. Curio Cabinet. September 22nd , 2017.
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.
These cabinets can either be built-in or mounted on the wall. Wall mount curio cabinets are the ones attached on walls. They make good book shelves and they can also contain other documents or collectibles. These cabinets come with mounting systems so that they could be securely attached on walls. Built-in curio cabinets are those standing and can be installed easily.Before deciding to purchase these cabinets, there are some things that need to be considered. You have to make sure that you have enough space for it. You have to identify which part of the house you would want it to stand or hang. You also have to determine the size that you need for the space that you have to make sure that it will fit the space you allotted it for. Also consider what the purpose of the cabinet will be in your room. Identify what type of items will be placed inside it. Will it be for storage or display purposes? This will guide you in determining what type you should get. The next thing to consider is the existing set-up of the room. This will help you identify the kind of design that will match your other furniture pieces or the current design of your room or house.
Curio Cabinets are decorative pieces of furniture meant to store your collectibles, memorabilia, and other valuables. They are often ornately designed and well crafted. Curio Cabinets are usually distinctive pieces of furniture in many homes; they can generally be described as tall, narrow pieces, with glass doors for showcasing your valuables. Traditional Curio Cabinets are designed with the utmost detail with classic lines and decorative accents. More modernized curio cabinets tend to use straighter, sharper lines and will look great in any home with the same direction in design.
The word "curios" is derived from the word "curiosity" and it serves as a good description for this furniture type. Curio cabinets are crafted with glass doors and, sometimes, glass sides. They are designed to show up to three sides of the objects put in them. It is an artful piece of furniture designed to exhibit, highlight and boost artful objects. Curio cabinets are a very useful place to keep all your dear treasures in one place without the fear of loosing them. It has a pleasure in itself as it showcases your favorite things and souvenirs to friends and family. However, they can be used for several other purposes. These cabinets can also have the honor to hold your family heirlooms - such as, grandmas silver comb and grandpas gold pen.
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.
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