Curio Cabinet. Thursday , October 12th , 2017 - 11:43:41 AM
When people think of curio cabinets they generally think of large, big, and beautiful cabinets that seem to reach from floor to ceiling. While this is a popular form of curio cabinet, you may be surprised to learn that there are many different sizes of curio cabinets available, for example, hanging wall curio cabinets. Hanging wall curio cabinets are great because they help save space and cost much less than full sized curios. Anything that is lighter on the checkbook or wallet works well for us. What is more is that these call curios are just as beautiful and elegant as their larger counterparts, just a great deal smaller.
The wall-mounted curio cabinet is usually the smallest with an open front with multiple shelves for small collectibles. This curio is normally a square or diagonal design. These cabinets are usually made of wood with multiple display shelves and both attach to the wall. These cabinets normally do not have the intricate design that may appear in tabletop or floor model curios. Although, they still make for very attractive displays of your collectibles. A tabletop cabinet will be considerably smaller than floor curio cabinets. They normally have one to two shelves for display items and one or two doors in the front of glass, wood or metal. Tabletop models will hold only a few items or if you take out the shelves the curio can be used as a doll display case. They can range in size from eight to sixteen inches wide, six to eight inches deep to eighteen to twenty-eight inches high.
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.
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