Loading Spinner

Cabinets, Armoires & Cupboards

According to the old adage, there's a place for everything and everything's in its place. This invariably conjures the idea of storage. To meet our seemingly endless need for places to put things, shelving, drawers, and cubby holes have for centuries been fitted into cabinets, armoires and cupboards.

Antique cabinets are believed to have evolved from the rudimentary chest. Early versions were little more than front-opening chests placed on top of a table, stand, or chest of drawers. The china cabinet from distinguished American brand Drexel is an example of a traditional and functional cabinet.

Armoires, depending on style, can create an atmosphere that is formal and traditional or casual and modern. Because they can be made large enough to hold virtually anything behind their doors, armoires are adapted for use today as closets, entertainment centers, and bars.

Cupboards, the forerunners to built-in kitchen cabinetry, act as stand-alone pantries. The Welsh cupboard is also used for food preparation, entertaining, china display, and textile storage.

Crafted in a variety of styles and range of materials, cabinets, armoires, and cupboards all make life at home a little more beautiful and accessible.

Recommended Items at Auction

See all items

An antique oak medicine cabinet with fitted interior, Height 194cm x Width 62cmx Depth 48cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
An antique oak medicine cabinet with fitted interior, Height 194cm x Width 62cmx Depth 48cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD55017 Bids
Amazing 19th C Viennese Enamel Mounted Table Cabinet / Jewelery Casket
Apr 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Amazing 19th C Viennese Enamel Mounted Table Cabinet / Jewelery Casket
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $10,000- $14,000
$1,25013 Bids
Glass Oak Chewing Gum Case
May 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Glass Oak Chewing Gum Case
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$808 Bids
3 Kennedy Roller Machinist Tool Box Cabinet
Apr 21, 9:00 AM MST
3 Kennedy Roller Machinist Tool Box Cabinet
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$558 Bids
1950s teak and maple chest of four drawers, probably by Cressy (79 x 99 x 47cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
1950s teak and maple chest of four drawers, probably by Cressy (79 x 99 x 47cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD608 Bids
Early 20th century two-tone timber organiser with four drawers (28 x 56 x 24cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Early 20th century two-tone timber organiser with four drawers (28 x 56 x 24cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD1506 Bids
bp parity badge
SMALL CUPBOARD America, 19th Century Height 30.75". Width 25". Depth 11".
Apr 25, 9:30 AM EDT
SMALL CUPBOARD America, 19th Century Height 30.75". Width 25". Depth 11".
by Eldred's
Est: $250- $350
$2506 Bids
Mid C20th teak record cabinet (80 x 114 x 39cm)
Apr 24, 6:30 PM AEST
Mid C20th teak record cabinet (80 x 114 x 39cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD400
AUD906 Bids
A 1930s mahogany chest of four drawers raised on short cabriole legs. 74 x 51 x 46cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A 1930s mahogany chest of four drawers raised on short cabriole legs. 74 x 51 x 46cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD405 Bids
A Victorian cedar Single door pot cupboard
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A Victorian cedar Single door pot cupboard
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD605 Bids
ELDRED WHEELER INLAID CHEST
Apr 21, 11:00 AM EDT
ELDRED WHEELER INLAID CHEST
by Americana Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$3505 Bids
Agresti of Italy Jewelry Chest / Safe
Apr 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Agresti of Italy Jewelry Chest / Safe
by Leonard Auction
Est: $700- $900
$6505 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Cabinets, Armoires & Cupboards


Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd

Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd

Bright Star Antiques Co.

Bright Star Antiques Co.

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Austin Auction Gallery

Austin Auction Gallery