Glazed cabinets

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The display cabinet, made to display silver and porcelain collections,  appears at the end of the 18th C during the reign of Louis XVI.  It is a small, sober cupboard with one or two glazed doors and glazed sides. It sometimes has a mirror back and often a pierced gallery on the top. The 19th C display cabinets are often more lavish,  in the Louis XV style with painted decoration or  in Vernis Martin.  The 20th C Art Deco style display cabinet, also called a glass cabinet or china cabinet, is usually in walnut veneer, with mirror back and glass shelves. It can be either rectangular or completely round.

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