Console Curio Cabinets

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Console curio cabinets are a medium ground for when you need a way to display your wares, but you don't want a large traditional curio cabinet design. Console cabinets have a shorter height than standard curios with fewer shelves. They also usually have a wider stance that still provides adequate storage of your precious items.

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Rich Elegant Short Curio Cabinet

Rich Elegant Short Curio Cabinet

This elegant 41" tall console curio cabinet comes in three exquisite solid wood finishes - brown, white, or black. The two adjustable shelves can support eight pounds, while double doors with a wood grid overlay protect the contents.

Designer Advice:

If you prefer the look of a tall curio cabinet, you can still have a classic console design. This unit combines the best tall curio cabinets with a console table's width and modern touches. The double doors and adjustable glass shelving infuse a contemporary nuance, accented by the wood overlay that protects the glass panels. 

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Sleek Short Glass Shelved Curio Cabinet

Sleek Short Glass Shelved Curio Cabinet

Some console cabinets have a compact, understated size that can tuck neatly into any space. A mirrored back, built-in lighting, all glass sides, and sturdy glass shelving add extra wow factors to jazz up a simple rectangular frame on block legs.

Designer Advice:

You can get a powerful statement from short curio cabinets like you can with tall curios. But the smaller size makes them fit into more spaces without requiring a lot of extra room. You can even use a curio cabinet tv stand if you're tight on the room and want to make double duty of your piece.

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Rustic Distressed Console Curio Stand

Rustic Distressed Console Curio Stand

This rustic console curio stand has two choices of distressed dark finish for a casual, traditional feel that can go into any space. Adjustable glass shelving, a mirrored back, built-in lighting, and lockable beveled doors add safety and style.

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This rustic modern console cabinet has a traditional wide short stance, two adjustable glass shelves accented by built-in lighting, a mirrored back, a distressed wood finish, and glass-paned sides and doors. Designs with locks offer additional safety features for items with as much symbolic worth as they do a monetary one. 

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Trendy Traditional Compact Console Cabinet

Trendy Traditional Compact Console Cabinet

This medium-sized 30" tall by 32" wide curio console table comes in four earthy wood finishes to suit your interior style. The tapered block legs give a modern touch to the single-shelf traditional rectangular frame with a glass front and single-centered door. 

Designer Advice:

You can use many design characteristics to give a unique personality and style to a standard console curio cabinet design. For example, by changing the legs' style, height, and shape, you can get a different format to accent or contrast the cabinet's theme. The position and number of the doors also affect the look.

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Sturdy Squat Classic Console Curio

Sturdy Squat Classic Console Curio

This console curio cabinet has a standard short 30" height, 38" width, and a 12" depth with a 13" tall by 9.5" deep by 32.25" wide single shelf that can support a total 100-pound weight. Choose from a rich oak or walnut finish. 

Designer Advice:

Because console tables are shorter and more versatile in placement, there is usually less room for storing and displaying items. A single-shelf console curio can show off prized possessions while being compact enough to use for a TV stand or positioned behind your sofa in the center of a room. The top space is perfect for pictures or decor.

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Console Curio Cabinets

Buying Guide

A curio cabinet displays a collection of objects. Glass shelves within a glass front and sides create a view of the contents. Designed to fit in with a home's decor, console curio cabinets make a focal point of your prized possessions.

  • Natural Wood - Solid wood is the most prominent material used for console curio cabinets. Common woods include oak, walnut, cherry and maple. Heirloom quality will keep these cabinets preserved for many generations when cared for.
  • Manufactured Wood - Not as substantial as solid wood, manufactured wood regains a quality look for many years. Veneers and wood, like ash, are manufactured to deliver a presence of real wood. Less expensive than solid wood, but able to make a stunning display.
  • Glass - Quality glass shelving can be clear with smoothed edges. More elegant pieces may have a bronze tint and be beveled on the edges. Some shelves are adjustable. Exterior glass often has a tinted coating to prevent glare.
  • Mirrors - Console curio cabinets may possess a mirrored backing to add clarification to each piece.
  • Lighting - The presentation of objects stand out in glory when upper lighting is added inside the cabinet. Held in the top frame to avoid being seen, one or more display bulbs are set with an electrical switch to operate.
  • Hardware - Brass, brushed metal or pewter knobs or handles are typically found on elegant curio cabinets.

The main feature of a curio cabinet is what is on display. However, different sizes and styles have to be considered when choosing the best one for your decor.

  • 1 and 2 Shelf - Console curio cabinets that are 30-inches tall normally have a bottom shelf and one glass shelf at mid-height. These models are good for showing off larger objects such as vases, dishes or any taller collectibles.
  • 5 and 6 Shelf - These units can stand as tall as 84-inches. Depending on the length of the cabinet, they may be able to hold larger items. Measure your collection before ordering a cabinet to create a good balance on each shelf. There should be at least a 2-inch gap from the top of the collectible to the floor of the next shelf. Avoid overcrowding items. They should be visible from 2 or 3 sides in order to appreciate their beauty.
  • Traditional to Country - There is a stately presence in traditional console curio cabinets. Deep natural wood outlines the case with ornate molding and a slight period style. There are also models that keep a similar style, but are created from light wood to distressed wood for a particular decor.

Find a location where your cabinet will extend the most attention. Keep it away from traffic areas to avoid contents getting bumped and rattled. Use low-hanging pictures for 30 inch high cabinets. Separate higher cabinets from furnishings. Beside doorways, in spacious corners or between rooms are a few ideas for tall and thin console curio cabinets.

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Console Curio Cabinet

Console Curio Cabinet

Phenomenal cabinet with back panel covered with mirror. Front and sides made of glass and mounted on a wooden frame. Right solution for display decorations and other items as needed.

Pulaski Furniture Keepsakes Console Curio Cabinet

Pulaski Furniture Keepsakes Console Curio Cabinet

A nice, solid and functional console that offers plenty of storage and display space for different items. It has got glass doors and walls, but its frame is made of durable wood. The whole construction is stable and resistant to wear.

Eagle industries savannah console curio cabinet

Eagle industries savannah console curio cabinet

What do you think about this elegant and extra ordinary Console curio cabinet? My family love it, because of the glass shelves and enough space to display our favorite decorations.

Eagle Industries Oak Ridge Console Curio Cabinet

Eagle Industries Oak Ridge Console Curio Cabinet

In this picture I can see a simple, but attractive and solid cabinet. I like its glass doors and shelves that allow for storage of decorations and functional items. Wooden frame of this cabinet is durable and nice.

Pulaski Furniture Keepsakes Console Curio Cabinet

Pulaski Furniture Keepsakes Console Curio Cabinet

Curio cabinet for storing books, exposition decoration and more. It is made of combining wood and glass. Elegant design for each place according to taste and need.

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Being a good example of the Amish design, this large curio cabinet distinguishes itself with rounded sides. Dark wooden, 3-tiered construction constitutes a perfect display for one's vases or dinnerware.

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Amish Angled Large Console Curio Cabinet

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Corinthian style scrolls in antique furniture and gives elegance to any interior design. Composite wood from oak and walnut - took a very dark, deep color. Of course, to expose family's porcelain - the main part of console curio cabinet is made of the glass.

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Opt for a combination of practicality and style with this curio cabinet. It sports the warm tone of the wood structure and comes with three cabinets behind the glass doors to ensure more convenience.

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Curio cabinet mounted on wooden frame and covered with clear glass. Includes 2 shelves for display decorations. Elegant accent for the living room and others interiors according to taste.

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The lovely colors, functionality and beautifully glazed doors of this antique sideboard buffet are a great choice for any contemporary interior. The whole will be checked as a tv stand or a dining room cabinet.

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