Bisaillon. Curio Cabinet. October 12th , 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.
There is really no limit to what you can display to your curio cabinet. But most commonly, usual displays revolve around one theme or there is something common between the items. Figurines, jewelry, wines and wine glasses, porcelain and ceramics, photographs, collectibles, souvenirs, are the items usually found inside curios. Curio cabinets and the beautiful display inside it add elegance to any house. The extent of display usually depends on what type of curio cabinet it is, or what the theme of the house is.
And the major benefit to owning curio glass cabinets and wall curio cabinets are the accolades that will fall down upon you when your guests have a chance to be awed of the showcased artworks. Most of these cabinets are designed to complement the things that are presented inside. For those who have a variety of treasured items, but got no place to keep or store them, then a curio wall cabinet may be the best solution. While a curio glass cabinet is the best solution for those who are after to displaying their collections on an eye level. These durable or sturdy cabinets are magnificently put together to create a display that is sure to get an admiring comment from anyone who lays their eyes on the items inside.
There are different versions of these kind of cabinets; some can be mounted on wall while others can store many large items. This type of curio is well crafted with wood or metal trim on the sides or back with glasses on the rest of the way around. Using a glass cabinet will allow you to make your objects viewable to your guests, friends and even to your family members, regardless of which side of the cabinet they may be on. This curio cabinet contains no wood post that blocks the view of the artwork that is stored or kept inside of it.
Corner type glass panels are one of my favorites: these are designed to fit securely in a corner, making them unobtrusive and taking up relatively little space in a room. Their biggest drawback is that they dont have much room for bulky items, but they are perfect for displaying small curiosities. Their shapes are rarely just a square. More often, they will have two sides made to fit snugly into a room corner, and the exposed side can be anything from another flat angle (making the cabinet a triangle) or rounded off to maximize room for your displays.
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