The display cabinet grew out of the Late Baroque period, but reached its peak during the Rococo. The most beautiful display cases were designed for the dining room and contained the silver and porcelain, which was intended for display, while the simpler cabinets were designed for the kitchen.
Showcases from the Rococo period tended to be painted, whereas showcases from the Empire period were manufactured from dark wood or walnut.
The display cabinet is now being used as was the original intension to contain silver and china – but often nowadays also as a bookcase.
At Green Square Antiques you will find a large selection of display cases from 1770 onwards to 1920. We carry display cases in many different woods as well as cabinets painted in Gustavian tones.