Curio Cabinets / August 25, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet.
It serves a good display. A glass curio cabinet on its own is already a work of art. Most curios are available in many different designs and it will suit your home whatever its design may be. Most of them are intricately designed made of wood at the frames and at the back and usually surrounded by glass on the sides and at the front. The wood frames are usually with intricate carvings on the frames as most of these cabinets are made with very careful craftsmanship. And aside from the fact that the cabinet on its own is already a work of art with your display you also make the objects viewable on different sides. This makes anyone who visits your home appreciate your collections well.
Other times you can get newer models of curio cabinets that are relatively cheap but look like they should cost a small fortune. Obviously I prefer the latter. I want a cheap cabinet that looks like I spent a lot of money on it. Just because it is cheap does not I want it to fall apart. When I want something cheap I want something that is still durable and functional. Lower price does not equate to falling apart. I want something that will last and last and last. I do not think anyone wants to buy something that will fall apart no matter the cost. You can get curio cabinets at almost any retail store department store and often you can get lucky and find them at secondhand stores and rummage sales.
Side windows mirrored back panels clocks and two way sliding doors are additional options many consumers choose. To help give you an idea of what items are most displayed in the small cabinets are shot glasses spoons ceramics porcelain bells photographs memorabilia and items that share a common theme. For mounting just fasten to the wall by a bracket strip which screws to the wall then the wall curio slips over the top of this bracket securing to the wall. You should avoid placing overly heavy items on the shelves this could compromise its strength and sturdiness on the wall. There is no special maintenance other then keeping it clean by dusting regularly and if applicable clean the glass.
Some cabinets have a better reputation and a better purpose than other cabinets. I like having a cabinet that is functional and beautiful at the same time. This is not always easily accomplished. I know that I have a ton of those knick knacks that are forever popular. I store them in number of the curio cabinets that I have in my home. Of course some of these beauties are more useful than others; some are better constructed than others. How do you find the perfect curio cabinet? Well that answer is not always an easy one. For instance some curio cabinets are antique and cost a small fortune although they may not look like they should be worth that much.