What is a curio cabinet?
Corner Curio Cabinets are a type of display case used for figurines or other “curious,” interesting objects. Typically, curio cabinets are made of wood and glass with shelves to display the items inside. They usually stand vertically and have glass on each side for maximum visibility of what is inside. Curio cabinets are used to protect the items inside from dust and they often have locks as an added security feature. These curio cabinets are a great way to show off any collections you may have, give a classy vibe to any room, and are also great for adding valuable storage storage space. Here are 5 affordable curio cabinet options.
1)Coaster Solid Wood Glass Corner China Curio Cabinet
This curio cabinet looks like a true classic cabinet. It’s small enough to fit in the corner of a room, so it won’t take up too much floor space, but it really has a classy feel to it. It’s made of rubber wood, not particle board, so it’s sure to hold your collection of treasures nice and sturdy. The shelf size of this cabinet seems a little on the small side (sixteen inches by sixteen inches), but there are 6 adjustable shelf surfaces so there’s plenty of room for everything. This model comes in medium brown which has a very traditional, almost colonial feel to it. (See a larger image here)
The reviews on this piece, however, are a little subpar, as it has only 3.7 stars on Amazon, and there are reports that the stain color on the wood do not match up, as well as reports of the assembly being overly complicated. This piece is 72” tall and 115 pounds when assembled. Overall, it looks nice, but it might end up being a lot more trouble than it’s worth.
- Set includes: One (1) corner curio cabinet
- Materials: Rubberwood, MDF, wood veneer and glass
- Finish Color: Medium brown and clear
- Assembly Required: No
- Weight limit: 22 lbs/each glass
2) Acme 02347 Martha Corner Cabinet
This beauty comes in a very sophisticated looking cherry oak color, which gives a real sense of ornateness. If you want something simple but elegant to show off your collection, this might be the curio cabinet for you. This cabinet is pretty narrow–fifteen inches by fifteen inches, so it’s great for any small spaces. This model also has six shelves, though it is unclear if they are adjustable. The door on this curio cabinet has a magnetic latch on it, so it’ll stay nice and closed, and won’t pop back open. (See more of Martha Corner Cabinet here).
Reviewers report that this piece is very delicate, however, so if you have children or large pets, this might not be the right option for you. This piece has very mixed–and very few–reviews on Amazon, which should make you a little skeptical. There also appears to be some manufacturer’s errors made occasionally. The price is extremely reasonable though, and the piece does look fantastic, and will surely add a classic look to your home.
- Touch opening magnetic hardware
- Corner Cabinet
- Expert construction
3)Pulaski Corner Curio
The Pulaski Corner Curio has a very cool modern feel to it. It’s got a dark brown exterior to it with a glass door and adjustable glass shelves inside. The interior is lit and the whole unit has a curved front–both are very cool features. At 78 inches tall, this modern curio cabinet is ready to hold any of your collectibles, from your largest fine china to your smallest figurines. It looks like this curio cabinet has five shelves and is ready to be the corner piece you’ve always dreamed of. This unit is on the more expensive side of this list, but it has great reviews and looks incredible. It weighs in at 150 pounds, and is 23 inches by 34 inches. The Pulaski Curio Cabinet will look great with any modern-style decor. If you’re looking for a curio cabinet that will not only show off your collection, but can also be a collectible piece as well, this cabinet is for you. Buy this amazing piece today!
- Adjustable glass shelves
- Hinged doors
- Lighted interior
- Mirrored back
4) Coaster Home Furnishings Traditional Curio Cabinet
This traditional curio cabinet is exactly what it claims to be. It’s perfect for a country-style home and would look great as an addition to the corner of a dining room or den. It’s lit from the top, which is a very useful and trendy detail. This cabinet weighs in at 97 pounds, and measures 23 inches by 9 inches, and is 66 inches tall. Though it looks very, nice several of the reviews explain that the piece has poor construction or has arrived damaged. The mixed reviews on Amazon should also lower your expectations: 3.7 stars.
There are several reports of buyings having to reorder is multiple times because of the damage. This product is relatively inexpensive, but you get what you pay for, and the Coaster Home Furnishings Traditional Curio Cabinet just might not be worth it.
- Set includes: One (1) curio cabinet
- Materials: Solid wood
- Finish Color: Golden brown and clear
- Assembly Required: Yes
- Switch type: Switch on off
5) Pulaski Corner Curio, 33 by 24 by 78-Inch
This arched medallion cherry mirrored corner curio from Pulaski has amazing personality. Using just 24 inches of wall space, this curio is space saving but can store and showcase your pieces in style. This curio is built of select hardwood solids and veneers with a dark Medallion Cherry finish. Traditional European style elements include an arched bonnet with acanthus scroll keystone, canted sides, and a shaped base. The curio has beveled glass on the door, a mirrored back, halogen lighting, adjustable glass shelves, and adjustable glides for leveling.
The mirrored back reflects your collectibles viewed through beveled front glass. The cabinet itself is in one piece and the shelves are attached in a package on the bottom. Instructions will need some figuring out but can be done. Make sure you attach the anchor to the wall. The anchor is included. It’s a beautiful cabinet at a great price.