Most people wonder why the word ‘curio’ is attached to the word cabinet when it is a piece of furniture that is about the same as china cabinets. While it is true that the two have many similarities, there are also some distinct differences between the two.
China cabinets are generally used for the sole purpose of displaying chinaware and have enclosed sides. On the contrary, curio cabinets come with glass sides and a mirrored back. Curio cabinets are used more for showcasing practically anything you want to show-off like trophies, show pieces, and decorative pieces.
Curio cabinets come in various styles, shapes, sizes, and types which you have to choose from based on what you plan to store in them. You also have to make your selection based on where you plan to place the cabinet. You will know why this is important when you take a look at the types of curio cabinets available.