Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
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.
They are usually less expensive then a full size cabinet so if price is an issue it again comes to your rescue. Many curio cabinets have designs from the renaissance period to modern designs. It is important to look for quality features such as; side columns pediment base hardware number of shelves and if the shelves are adjustable. Wall mounted curios are made from various veneers and hardwoods. They are available in so many finishes you are certain to find one that will match the rest of your furniture. To name a few they come in: golden oak aged oak dark walnut honey maple white wash white oak black and cherry. Special features like interior lighting can definitely help show off your collection.
The last step is to dry the glass with fresh paper towels wiping the glass in a back and forth movement. Confirm to make certain all of the wood is dust-free and all of the glass is free of smudges and fingerprints before putting your cleaning products away. Throw away the used paper towels. Maintaining curio clean and protected will make certain its high quality look for many many years to come. Curio cabinets come in many varieties that there is always a design that would match any style of a room in any type of house or office. Because of the function ability of these types of cabinets they are not anymore limited for antiques and old houses as they used to be found.