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( Above Photo: Pair Antique Pier Cabinets - English Burr Walnut Victorian (Circa 1890))
So, you want to decorate your home with antique pier cabinets? A pier cabinet is a beautiful small cabinet with a semi-circular shape primarily used in entrance hallways and drawing rooms. In most cases, it has a marble top, even though many of them could have wood. It is similar to the console table and could have a pier-glass sitting above the surface.
Antique pier cabinets come in different shapes and sizes, but most have a glazed front door through which you can display various items. Whether you use it on the pier or any other part of your home, a pier cabinet can create a unique focal point.
It is one of the finest looking of furniture from the Victorian era. They are highly decorative and great for displaying different objects. It can also act as a useful tiny bookcase.
( Above Photo: Victorian Pier Cabinet Antique Inlay Walnut 1870 )
The first antique pier tables appeared in the Victorian area and were meant to sit between two pillars and windows. They are also perfect in the hallway, where they can be used for displaying various decorative items.
Letting the pier cabinets sit in two bay windows made it easier to allow lots of light into the room. After all, the only form of lighting at that time was the candle. During the day, homeowners would want to let in as much light as possible.
Besides, the pier cabinet is excellent in displaying fine china and other decorative items on the shelves behind the glazed door. The top of the cabinet was also great for displaying other decorative items.
( Above Photo: Victorian Pier Cabinet Display Walnut Chest 1860 )
Like any other furniture created during the Victorian period, antique pier tables were made from different types of wood, including mahogany, rosewood, and walnut. However, there are several replicas of these wood with cheery stained hues for a deep-brown look similar to the Victorian age.
During the Victorian period, furniture makers loved various embellishments like tassels, layering materials, and tassels. Therefore, it is not unusual to find pier cabinets with these elements. Some pier cabinets even have velvet linings and ormolu mounts on the shelves. Designers can create a greater sense of texture with the decorations and embellishments.
( Above Photo: Victorian Pier Cabinet Antique Walnut 1860 )
There are many reasons why you should consider purchasing an antique pier cabinet, which could be for its sentimental value. Since it is an antique, such a cabinet is likely to increase its value with time and result in a higher resale value.
Pier cabinets are valuable decorative items that can turn your home into an attractive space. You can use one as a bookcase or for displaying your most delicate china and other forms of art.
If you’re looking for an antique pier cabinet, don’t forget to buy it in its original form. Reconditioned antique furniture usually has a lower value. Apart from its decorative value, it is a functional furniture piece necessary to have in your home.
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