Sabourin Curio Cabinet October 07th, 2017 - 12:57:46
Curio cabinets have become a delight in themselves as they showcase your favorite things and mementos to friends and family, keep all your dear treasures in one place to admire them in wonderment everyday, or protect your growing collection of porcelain dolls from your 5-year old. Curio cabinets started as places to keep curios - defined in the dictionary as curious or unusual objects of art or knickknacks and whatnots that are perhaps worthy of collecting because of their oddity. This definition could, of course, include silver spoons from Alaska, all assortments of wedding and christening favors, crystals, face masks from Africa and possibly even shrunken heads from the Amazons of Ecuador and Peru.
Truly, curio cabinets are great investments. However, it shall also be emphasized that as these pieces treasure your collectibles, it is also important that you treasure the furniture too. In cleaning curios, primarily, you have to place your stuffs out so accidental breakage may be prevented. Then, wipe the item using a clean dusting cloth sprayed with a furniture dusting polish. Make sure that you totally dry the cabinet for moisture can harm the cabinets condition. Afterwards, work on the cabinets outside material. Window cleaners may also be sprayed on glass doors and shelves using paper towels. It is also advisable that you clean your collectibles before placing them back to the cabinet. So there you have it! Its about time that you add an extra twist in your home. A plush-looking curio cabinet will certainly keep your valuables and collectibles safe and stunning.
The first question you should ask when buying a curio cabinet is: What kind of curios will I put in it? If it is a tall brass alto saxophone, then you need to get a tall, traditional curio cabinet with fitted glass doors to keep the dust out and with removable glass shelves to make room for your favorite musical instrument.How much light is there at the spot where you are going to put your curio cabinet? Is it in the sunroom with plenty of natural light or is it in a dark corner of the house? If the latter then you need an illuminated cabinet to brighten the corner as well as provide accent lighting to your displays.
There is really no limit to what you can display to your curio cabinet. But most commonly, usual displays revolve around one theme or there is something common between the items. Figurines, jewelry, wines and wine glasses, porcelain and ceramics, photographs, collectibles, souvenirs, are the items usually found inside curios. Curio cabinets and the beautiful display inside it add elegance to any house. The extent of display usually depends on what type of curio cabinet it is, or what the theme of the house is.