Gaetane. Curio Cabinet. September 23rd , 2017.
You might look at a wall mount curio cabinet and wonder, just what will I do with that. Well, there are many things you can do with a wall curio cabinet and in this article; we will discuss the various uses. Wall curios are excellent for displaying your valued treasures. However, remember the saying "One persons treasure is another persons junk". We each have our own treasures for our own different reasons. One might collect shot glasses. In fact, many people collect shot glasses. I collect them myself from every place I visit. I do not use them, but they just look great and serve as a bookmark of my travels. I have shot glasses from several states, as well as one each from Canada, Australia, and Spain. Even Disney World is in my collection. I am not alone in the world, many people collect shot glasses. A wall curio is great for these collections, as they are small and on the wall, they are out of harms way.
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.
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.
Curio cabinets work as holding spaces for some important artifacts for the most part. So it is a good plan to select a particular cabinet that can be installed with locks. A number of cabinets have hidden slots as well where you can stock up your valuable artifacts and stuffs to protect them from further damage and theft. There are some features and aspects of a wall curio cabinet that makes it well suited for anyone who feels like something is missing in their home. You can now provide your guests something to be in awe of whenever they paid a visit on your home, also making your home very comfortable, and save a lot of money by choosing a smaller cabinet. If you have a collection of artful artifacts stocked up because you lack a room to exhibit them in, it is now the moment to clean them up so that anyone ca enjoy their beauty when placed in the curio cabinet.
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.
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