Contemporary curio cabinets – If you think curiosity cabinets are too fussy figurines and old ladies, then think again. Curiosity Cabinet is clever furniture designed just to show, spotlight and enhance artful objects. Whether you want a modern curiosity cabinet or an antique and whether you want to show a collection or a random selection, a curiosity can be a beautiful accent piece in your home. The word “curiosity” comes from “curious,” of course. When the Sultan sent the king a valuable treasure to add to his collection, it entered the curio living room where unusual, rare and historical curiosities were shown.
Royal furniture cutters were commissioned to design and build beautiful cabinets with sparkling glass doors just to show and protect these treasures. Thus, the curiosity cabinet was born. These timeless wonders now have adjustable shelves, cabin lights and a wide range of wood finishes and styles, but even today they house subjects of great beauty or importance. Everything was more intricate, more detailed and more sumptuous during the Renaissance. Contemporary curio cabinets display valuable artwork, ceramics and jewelled items for the day. Attention to the beauty and detail of the curio cabinet overshadowed sometimes the actual collector’s pieces appear. And there is still a consideration today: is the curio cabinet more important than its content? Or vice versa?
12 Photos Gallery of: Elegant Contemporary Curio Cabinets Furniture
When the curiosity cabinet design is sharp, the content comes in sharp focus. If the lines in the cabinet are unusual, the cabinet becomes a work of art in itself. A bold modern artistic statement would not be home in many styles of decor. In this modern cabinet, cabinet light, mirrored back and glass se-through shelves provide the appearance of objects that are fluid and delicate. Your curio cabinet should have a purpose and not be a catch-all. Here we see a common collection of blue and white china and accents pieces shown their best in well-lit contemporary curio cabinets with a mirror back.