The often underrated curio cabinet is a specialty storage and display space that is similar to an étagère, but fully enclosed in glass to protect whatever items are placed on its shelves. Because these cabinets offer both unobstructed views through their glass sides and more security than open shelving, many use curios to display collections, fragile items or possessions that have particular sentimental value. Often, curios are even referred to as china cabinets as they are frequently used to display fine dishes.
When shopping for the ideal curio cabinet for your needs, be sure to consider what different features you may want it to have. There is a wide range of available functionalities including adjustable shelves, a locking door for an extra level of security, and internal lighting to ensure that all the pieces being displayed can be seen at their best. Some cabinets also can include permanently wired electrical lines to each shelf, which makes it simple and elegant to display lighted or moving displays; Sets such as a decorative Christmas village with lights, or an electric model train would both be delightful powered displays that could benefit from the protection of a curio (particularly in a home with children).
As the main role of many curios is display and decoration, these cabinets come in a broad variety of designs to complement nearly any style of home décor - from formal and traditional designs with intricate scrollwork to sleek and modern styles that offer clean lines and an understated appearance. No matter which style of curio cabinet you prefer or what you plan to store in it, you are sure to find numerous great options in our wide selection. And as always, all orders ship free to the continental US, and our incomparable customer care team is a simple phone call or chat away, so it couldn’t be easier to get the perfect curio cabinet for your home.