• New listingRetro Bar & Display Cabinet Wall Unit with Light!

    Light inside Bar Cabinet and Glass Cabinet (sets the mood). Classic 1970s Retro-chic, this tall boy drinks cabinet in teak, glass and laminate will make a fine addition to any man cave! Bar Cabinet with mirror back & base, adjustable glass shelf and fold-down serving bar-shelf.
    AU $95.00
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  • Whitewashed Reclaimed Timber Drawers Retro Fridge Vintage Cabinet Cupboard

    This item features multiple drawers & plenty of cupboard space and also industrial castors for easy move-ability.
    AU $1,199.00
    or Best Offer
  • Solid timber cupboard with a Ply Back Of Cupboard

    Solid quality timber cupboard Size: height: 1820mm width: 850mm depth:460mm Must pick up from Gonn Crossing 3579
    AU $50.00
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    Ending Saturday at 14:44 AEDST4d 8hLocal pickup
  • Reclaimed Timber Country Vintage Natural Display Glass Door Cabinet Cupboard

    The Furniture is beautifully made from recycled timber and features wrought iron detail on the drawers giving it great rustic country character. This is a very practical piece of furniture with plenty shelves inside for storage and a drawer as well making it very versatile.
    AU $840.00
    or Best Offer
  • Retro Vintage Vinyl Cocktail Bar Cabinet Servery

    A great original Retro Diamond Buttoned Vintage Cocktail cabinet Bar From original home of the same Vintage Diamond buttoned Gold vinyl wrap over timber All wooden construction Has side fold out servery counter Laminate top Has shelving to interior Great original piece Pickup from Coburg Victoria Cash on pickup please This item is advertised elsewhere so can be removed immediately it sells
    AU $160.00
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  • Vintage Side Cabinet - Glass Display Area - Draws - Cupboards- Needs Work

    This is a unique piece of furniture. While it is beautiful, it needs work to bring it back to its former glory! It features a glass display cabinet on top with 2 lockable doors with keys. Mirrors in back. On the bottom it has 3 lockable cupboards with keys, and 2 draws, the top with 4 partitions. Very heavy solid wood. No chips or cracks in glass or mirrors. * Please note, it has a lot of damage on top - please see photos, and is an old worn piece of furniture. Photos form part of the description. 153cm wide 49cm deep 127cm high Pick up from Templestowe 3106 Please pick up within 7 days of purchase.
    AU $22.00
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    Ending 22 Oct at 16:33 AEDST6d 9hLocal pickup
  • New listingParker Buffet

    This Parker buffet is a great addition to your dining room, it is in good condition but does have a small amount of water damage on the bottom right corner. It has interior lighting and makes a great show case for your glasses, all draws and doors work perfectly and there are no scratches or marks except for the water damage.
    AU $500.00
    0 bidsEnding 22 Oct at 8:09 AEDST6d 1hLocal pickup
  • Feature cupboard 

    Feature cupboards 1800 mm in special lacquered finish ( cracked shells ) refer to photo no 3 for close up finish. Pick up only ( from MARRICKVILLE NSW ).
    AU $95.00
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  • VINTAGE PARKER STYLE CABINETS (2 1/2)

    For sale are 1.Display Cabinet, 2. Cocktail Cabinet and 3. TV Base. Each unit is a solidly built particle board with a veneer finish. All are in very good condition (normal wear and tear). There are adjustable shelves and cable holes in each unit. Cabinets 1 and 2 have internal lights. Cabinet 2 has slight damage to the hinge on fold down door but does not hinder operation. The cabinets can stand alone or side by side. Each base is 915cmW, 445cmD and 635H while the top hutch is 915cmW, 280cmD and 1130cmH. So the complete unit (hutch and base) is 1765cmH. Items are at Wallacia NSW, happy to arrange inspection. Selling as a set.
    AU $150.00
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  • Timber and Glass Display Cabinet

    Restored antique glass display cabinet Width - 1220mm Height - 1020mm Depth - 550mm I restored this a few years ago, and was used up until a few months ago. I stripped it completely back and sanded, new glass top and timber edging and stain. It has in it a wired LED strip light under the timber shelf with switch on side of base. Missing glass shelf, - shouldn’t cost much to get a new one. Comes with metal shelf brackets Sitting on rubber wheels at bottom for easy movement.
    AU $320.00
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    or Best Offer
  • RETRO TEAK VENEERED TWO DOOR GLASS CHINA CABINET

    NICE PIECE..PLEASE REFER TO DESCRIPTION AND PICTURES.
    AU $199.00
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    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Retro Cabinet

    Vintage retro cabinet. Great condition. Two glass shelves with mirror back inside cabinet. Retro pattern on top, front and side. Two sliding drawers. On gumtree too.
    AU $220.00
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    or Best Offer
  • VINTAGE RETRO WALL UNIT W/ GLASS CABINET. 2 PIECES ON TOP OF EACHOTHER

    Top to be a glass cabinet. Bottom drawers and cupboards.
    AU $1,500.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Retro

    Early 1960's Vintage Retro Display Cabinet with curved glass front. Very good condition, Height 98cm, Width 117cm, Depth 43cm
    AU $170.00
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    or Best Offer
  • 1950s Kitchen/Laundry Cupboard

    1950s kitchen cupboard. The kitchen cupboard measures 132.5cm wide, 71cm high by 31cm deep (incl doors). It is made of wood with 3 shelves on the inside (see photo). Top shelf is 18cm and next two shelves are 22cm (all measurements are approximate). The cupboard handle has a press in mechanism to open door and is great to lock out babies and toddlers. It is painted a cream colour and is the original cupboard out of a 1940s/1950s kitchen. It is in very good condition considering it’s age and we are sorry to see it go. Lots of character!
    AU $38.07
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    Ending Today at 16:13 AEDST9h 29mLocal pickup
  • Vintage Retro Cabinet

    Pickup only 3087.
    AU $80.00
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    Ending Wednesday at 23:28 AEDST1d 16hLocal pickup
  • Retro display cabinet storage Vintage

    Beautiful african hardwood 3 level display stand.custom made.few scratches will polish up nicely
    AU $100.00
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    Ending Saturday at 22:06 AEDST4d 15hLocal pickup
  • Two Piece Solid Wood Glass Cabinet

    This is a 35 year old solid wood cabinet with glass doors. It has a few scratches around it (wear and tear) and a few of the magnetic catchers to keep the door closed are broken but daily replaced. The cabinet is a great place to put good glassware, silverware and expensive artifices.
    AU $800.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • New listingVintage Retro Stepped 1940s Cupboard

    Unusual vintage retro stepped cupboard. Taken straight from 1940s kitchen, now no longer required after kitchen renovation. Great storage with shelves inside and also original plywood back, latches and laminated shelf tops. Surface wear and tear consistent with age, repaint or use as is. Height 114cm, Width 107cm, Depth 39cm.
    AU $70.00
    0 bidsEnding 22 Oct at 18:14 AEDST6d 11hLocal pickup
  • storage cabinet

    Vintage style cupboard. Features a sliding pull out draw and classy style door with vintage door handle. This cabinet would make an ideal sideboard or storage cupboard in if you are looking for retro styled interior. Vintage dresser size: W50cm X D40cm X H73cm Pick up only.
    AU $80.00
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    or Best Offer
  • vintage retro furniture

    Shabby vintage cupboard painted in mint chalk paint...shelves on one side and hanging rack on other....was used as a kids cupboard for toys and clothes...no room for this on the new house which has built ins so time to sell....great vintage piece
    AU $50.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer

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Vintage and Retro Cabinets and Chests

Vintage and retro furniture can create a truly stylish home. Vintage pieces are unique even when they were mass-produced in the past, as they have become rare as time has passed. Vintage cabinets and vintage chests have stood the test of time as well and you can be certain that if they are still in a good condition decades after their manufacturing, they are going to last for a long time. When diving into the world of vintage, you should first know the definition of vintage and retro and how to differentiate it from antique furniture. Material and item condition are essential, too.

Difference Between Vintage and Retro Furniture

Anything older than 100 years falls under the category of antique furniture. Vintage items should be at least 20 years old, while retro cabinets and chests could even be contemporary cabinets and chests. Retro furniture is in fact an imitation of a certain period. Retro pieces do look attractive and can match with vintage furniture perfectly, but they do not serve as investments.

Materials

Vintage or retro cabinets and chests could be from any kind of wooden material, such as teak, maple, mahogany, walnut or birch. Many retro chests are also from stainless steel or iron. The material greatly depends on which era the furniture comes from, as different materials were in style at different times. In case of metal, make sure the pieces are not rusty.

Condition

Condition is an important aspect to take into account when purchasing used furniture. Gently used furniture is the best option to buy, unless you are an expert of furniture upcycling. Surface scratches should not be something to be afraid of, as these are quite easy to fix and could even lower the price of a cabinet or chest.

Individual Pieces or Sets

Entire sets of vintage or retro cabinets and chests could be too overwhelming and fill your home with too much old-looking furniture. It is better to purchase individual pieces and distribute them evenly inside your home, putting them into different rooms. First, buy one piece that fits your existing furniture, then shop for the next pieces. This way you can ensure that the whole ensemble works together.

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