Chinese Curio Cabinets


Chinese curio cabinets are an ornate and lovely way to showcase your favorite collectables in style and give them their appropriate respect. These pieces are always very well made by master Chinese furniture makers and come in plenty of styles and sizes to match your space constraints and the vastness of your collection. If you are looking for an elegant way to accent your home, a Chinese curio cabinet is a good choice.

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Antique Chinese Rosewood Wall Mount Curio Cabinet 37 5in H X 23in L X 4 5in D

Antique Chinese Rosewood Wall Mount Curio Cabinet 37 5in H X 23in L X 4 5in D

This beautifully made rosewood Chinese cabinet is a beautiful combination of stylish design and beautiful materials. Glazed cabinet doors beautifully display the interior. The whole is perfectly integrated into the living room.

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Rosewood wall curio display cabinet asian accessories and decor

Rosewood wall curio display cabinet asian accessories and decor

Rosewood Chinese curio cabiet: wall display shelving, floor standing. Couldn't pick a curio cabinet that'd be more perfect to show off Asian decor accessories and precious antique collectibles. Glass door protects them from dust.

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Beautiful vintage chinese curio cabinet with beautiful carvings

Beautiful vintage chinese curio cabinet with beautiful carvings

Made in the style of vintage Chinese curio cabinet with mirror is a perfect combination of beautiful style and functionality. The whole is presented thanks to beautiful ornamental details, practical shelves and glass phenomenally.

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Vintage chinese rosewood table top curio display shelf cabinet etagere

Vintage chinese rosewood table top curio display shelf cabinet etagere

An aesthetic vintage (1950's) Chinese shelving unit of warm brown-finished rosewood. It has a sturdy all-open frame with a cutout base and low legs. A rectangular top and a few length-varied shelves in several irregular tiers have raised edges.

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Antique Chinese Curio Cabinet Qing Dynasty Dragon Design

Antique Chinese Curio Cabinet Qing Dynasty Dragon Design

With this sublime and antique styled Chinese curio cabinet your interior will gain plenty on visual appeal, while the piece itself sports the perfectly detailed and truly sublime front carved with utmost precision.

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Chinese Rosewood 8 Treasure Curio Display Cabinet Asian Furniture Other Metro

Chinese Rosewood 8 Treasure Curio Display Cabinet Asian Furniture Other Metro

Feel the climate of the Far East without leaving your home. A stately curio cabinet made of rosewood is a classic example inspired by Chinese tradition - called the "eight treasure cabinet". Asymmetrical distribution of shelves, a reddish shade of wine finish.

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Chinese Round Two Half Open Curio Display Cabinet - Houzz

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Beautiful tall hanging curio cabinet made of light Asian wood - symbolizes Chinese tradition thanks to its form. The color of the frame falls into a cherry color, and you can see the whole chinese culture in its mirror center.

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A magnificent pair of curio cabinets with bold design and intricate construction. The inside features numerous glass shelves that create a striking geometric structure raising over a two-door cabinet with decorative pulls.

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Chinese Curio Cabinets

Buying Guide

For those who love Asian style, decorating with Chinese curio cabinets is the optimal way of showcasing collectibles, dinnerware, and other items worth preserving in a beautiful area. When there are blank walls available in the dining room or living room, the addition of the cabinets like these is an excellent way of housing your most prized possessions, memorabilia, and souvenirs. Because there is such a broad range of choices available, we’re going to help narrow your focus here.

Under most circumstances, you'll find the following standard measurements for older, more traditionally-styled Chinese curio cabinets:

  • two-glass cabinets: 36" wide and 16" deep
  • three glass cabinets: 45" wide and 17" deep

Because Chinese curio cabinets are available in a plethora of styles, shapes, and sizes, these two options are meant merely as a guideline. When looking at the space you’re going to place the cabinet, be sure to measure the cabinet, the area it will go in, as well as the areas it will move through.

Chinese curio cabinets are generally constructed of wood with glass, mirror, and (or) metal accents and (or) ornamentation. For example, a cabinet may have a wooden construction, feature glass shelving, a mirrored backing, and metal hardware for handles, knobs, and corner ornaments.

  • Wood: not only is this material easy to maintain, but its durability will last a lifetime because these cabinets are typically made from hardwoods like ash, maple, and walnut. If the cabinet features intricate painting or carving, you'll need to take extra care to ensure chipping doesn't occur.
  • Glass: older Chinese curio cabinets will not feature tempered glass, so be sure you're extra careful when placing items on these shelves and during cleaning.
  • Metal: the cabinets featuring metal accents, knobs, handles, and bases add a modern appeal to the piece while simultaneously strengthening the construction.

One of the best things about adding Chinese curio cabinets to your home’s décor is they’re available in a variety of styles. Ranging from cabinets featuring sleek lines, modern finishes, and underplayed features, it's possible to successfully add them to modern and contemporary rooms without the cabinet becoming obtrusive. For rooms that feature a traditional style, select a cabinet with a mirrored back, glass shelves, and doors on the bottom depicting ornamental carvings. If you're going for a bohemian style, opt for a Chinese curio cabinet featuring intricately carved details, curving arches, and sliding doors.

Some curio cabinets have additional features that help showcase your collectibles and memorabilia. For example, would you like the addition of a light to help make your possessions more visible? Some Chinese curio cabinets are also available with adjustable shelves to help accommodate the size of various items. It may also become necessary for you to purchase a curio cabinet that locks to help protect your most precious possessions. Remember that, in addition to being a functional piece of furniture in your home, your Chinese curio cabinet is also serving as a piece of art.

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This Chinese inlaid curio cabinet enchants with its ornate character, particularly visible at the base and the top of the construction. Hand-tooling creates intricate adornments, that will only emphasize the inimitable character of the item.

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With this impressive set of 2 curio cabinets, your collectibles will be now displayed on geometrically designed glass shelves. You will also get 2 two-door cabinets with gold-finished pulls, and 1 small bottom drawer.

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