Gallia China Cabinet October 19th, 2017 - 12:12:23
Care for a china cabinet is easy - just make sure to dust them regularly, and keep them away from direct sunlight and liquids. If you have no china and have no interest in displaying or collecting, then just think of china cabinets as yet another form of useful wooden shelves. Investing in a beautiful china cabinet is tantamount to buying a piece of furniture that will last for life. So be very definite about your tastes and needs before purchasing or selecting one. That said, as long as a china cabinet is beautifully made, regrets will be hard to come by. It can last in the household as a testament of success or as a way to preserve and enhance memories.
Have a plan and dont overcrowd the display. It may sound unusual, but displaying items in odd numbers (3, 5, 7, etc) on shelves makes for a more attractive display. For example, you might want to place 2 large items like a soup tureen with lid and serving platter alone on a shelf. Be sure to leave plenty of space around all items on the shelves on most china display cabinets. Be sure the display cabinet is balanced. A good strategy is to place the largest item on the center of a shelf and then group smaller items to either side. For example, if you put a large platter in the center of a shelf, place dinner plates next to it. Then place smaller salad plates next to the dinner plates. This gives your display an attractive and balanced look.
There are a few different places that you might be able to pick up an antique china cabinet. One of the most popular of these would be auctions of estates, but this is one of several options that you have. You might consider flea markets, thrift shops, and donation centers as well. You can start your own legacy with a cabinet, but getting one that already has some history could be fulfilling. While there might be a good bit to consider about an antique china cabinet, hopefully you are a little bit more informed now. You should have a pretty good idea of what you should be looking out for and where to begin your search.
The Liberty dining room Messina Estates china cabinet is 83 inches high, 64 wide and 20 deep, so is a significant piece of furniture for the larger dining room or medium living room. It comes in the form of a separate china hutch and buffet unit, and is fitted with glass shelves and a mirrored back. It comes with touch lighting on the hutch and server, and two 18 inch leaves. Like all furniture, it has to be seen to be understood, but this is a magnificent piece of furniture with beautifully carved acanthus leaf detailing at the top border above the glass doors. If it is just a buffet you want, then Ashley makes a lovely example in the Louden dining room buffet. This is just short of 40 inches high and 50 wide, and finished in veneered hardwood. It is a simple design, suitable for most decorative styles. There is also a china hutch to suit if you need one.