Emerging at the height of the European Renaissance in the 16th century, curio cabinets have enjoyed a long and storied history for the past 500 years. Originally, enlightened philosophers, artists, and general adventurers used the cabinets (or wunderkammern) to show off trophies, souvenirs, and the prizes of international excursions. As the centuries succeeded each other, aristocratic families stored valuable heirlooms while scientists downsized the curio cabinet to store important artifacts and special collections.
In the 21st century, the modern curio cabinet has grown to become a permanent and essential piece of living room and dining room furniture and continues to accentuate many walls and corners today. We still display items with sentimental value and cherished family possessions in curio cabinets and One Way Furniture offers a wide selection to fit perfectly in any home.
Our favorite might well be the American Drew Jessica McClintock Curio Cabinet. This white, stately piece includes everything you need: two glass doors and four adjustable shelves, two touch-light systems, and a polished silver leaf finish. At long last, you can own an elegant cabinet to display your grandmother’s Norwegian silverware set, your jade vase from Thailand, and those gold-rimmed cocktail glasses you picked up in Las Vegas last year!