Antique Cupboards

Cupboards offer a versatile storage solution that can fit any style or room, but modern cupboards often feel sterile or boring. At Fireside Antiques, we have a wide range of antique cupboards that provide elegance while still being practical and functional for various rooms and spaces. 

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    English 19th Century Painted Cupboard

    English 19th Century Painted Cupboard

    $2,850.00

    78.88"H x 39.13"W x 20.13"D

    Dimensions: 78-⅞”H x 39-⅛”W x 20-⅛”D

    A charming painted cupboard from England, crafted circa 1820. Its original finish has gained a fantastic patina over the last 200 years and provides a wonderful amount of hidden storage. Unlocking the door reveals a storage cavity fit with two adjustable shelves. One key is included. Flush to the ground, a plinth base supports the whole. Make sure to take a look at all of the photos to get a better look at the details throughout.

  • English 18th Century Oak Cupboard

    $2,200.00

    80.38"H x 21"W x 13.25"D

    Dimensions: 80-⅜”H x 21”W x 13-¼”D

    This unique storage unit was handcrafted in England during the 1780’s from solid oak. The upper cabinet door has provincial carvings and conceals a space with a single shelf. A newly installed rectangular mirror is flanked by curved forms, connecting the storage spaces. The lower cabinet houses a single drawer with a large turned knob above a paneled door with two shelves. A plinth base supports the whole flush to the ground. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the unique elements throughout.

Cupboards offer a versatile storage solution that can fit any style or room, but modern cupboards often feel sterile or boring. At Fireside Antiques, we have a wide range of antique cupboards that provide elegance while still being practical and functional for various rooms and spaces. 

Shop Vintage & Antique Cupboards

Cupboards date back to the Middle Ages when woodworkers realized that shelves and doors were more functional than simple storage chests. As woodworking techniques improved, cupboards became increasingly popular and complex — embellishments and accessories such as ivory or lacquer inlays showed off the woodworker’s ability while retaining basic storage functionality.

Antique cupboards have many functions, including organization, storage, and display. Some even combine these with closed wooden doors and glass panels, allowing you to show off your prized possessions while keeping them safe and secure.

As cupboards became the largest pieces of furniture in the home, they started including decorative features like glass panels for display or columns and cornices to support the increasing size and weight of the cupboard’s construction. Wealthier families would commission floor-to-ceiling cupboards to meet their increasing storage needs, while smaller options combined shelves with storage chests to minimize size while maximizing functionality.

Most antique cupboards consist of solid wood ranging from walnut to mahogany, cherry, and even rosewood, providing an astonishing array of finishes and patterns. Some are understated with few flourishes or decorative elements, making them ideal for neutral spaces such as kitchens or bedrooms. Others have a host of decorations that make them perfect as centerpieces for dining rooms or lounges.

Cupboards are as diverse as the people who use them. Our massive range of cupboards comes from across the world and spans several centuries. From 18th-century French and Italian quality to minimalist designs from Sweden, you’re sure to find something that meets your needs and style.

Finding the Best Antique Cupboard for Your Needs

When shopping our antique cupboards, you may find the sheer variety intimidating. You can find dozens of attractive pieces, but deciding which works best can be challenging.

We always recommend determining what you need first and then finding the ideal cupboard based on those needs. In addition, you should consider your room’s style and size. A floor-to-ceiling cupboard of dark wood may be too imposing for smaller spaces, while a lighter display cupboard may get lost in a busy living room.

By deciding what you need, you’re sure to find a few antique cupboards that best fit your home.

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