The Perfect Cabinet

by Liza Laserow

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French linen cabinet with chicken wire doors, made ca 1800.

Dimensions: H: 7ft, W: 4ft, 9.5 in, D: 16.2 in.

1020374_lPair Chinese cabinets in black lacquer, ca 1790.

Dimensions: H: 6ft, W: 41 in, D: 19.8 in.

8829_1289927854_1_1French Renaissance cabinet in oak, ca 1600.

Dimensions: H: 5ft, 8.1 in, W: 4ft 2 in, D: 24.4 in.

XXX_8829_1350326265_1Swedish bookcase in a white wash paint made early 19th Century.

Dimensions: H: 7ft, 6.5 in, W: 43.3 in, D: 18.8 in.

XXX_8829_1346083171_1Swedish bookcase in birch root veneer from the Karl Johan period 1830’s.

Dimensions: H: 7tf, 4 in, W: 43.5 in, D: 16.5 in.

Lets admit it – Every single thing we own is not cute, even though we would very much like them to be, so hiding those little ugly ducklings in a pretty cabinet is a necessity. Most antique cabinets keep a decent size without being bulky and most important of all – they have beautiful proportions.

Cabinets, as we know them, where developing during the Baroque period during the early 17th Century when furniture where made as individual, freestanding pieces instead of being attached to the walls.

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