Décor Dictionary: Vitrine

On the left a Louis XVI style mahogany 1880 biblioteque vitrine; to it’s right a Louis XVI vitrine with pedestal-like legs; and on the far right a contemporary interpretation of a vitrine.

Vitrine:   is a display cabinet with clear glass set into a carved panel door, sometimes with glass sides and top, which stood independently or on a stand. Derived from the French word “vitre,” meaning a glass pane. This glass display cabinet had shelves on which to display porcelain, figurines, china, silver, curios, etc; normally 18th and 19th century. (As defined by Galerie Versailles)

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