The 10 Best Display Cases for Collectibles

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Display cases provide a safe place to show off your collectibles without the worry of damage or deterioration due to environmental incursions or just sticky fingers. We have included many different types of cabinet, shelving, and boxes designed to give you the best setting in which to showcase your family heirlooms, ornaments, stamps, coins or anything else that brings you joy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Coaster Home Furnishings Curio Cabinet

2. Design Toscano Country Tuscan

3. Factory Direct Display Cabinet

Editor's Notes

July 17, 2020:

Many people nowadays have collections or prized possessions that are too valuable or delicate to be simply left on a shelf or mantelpiece, let alone handled without care. Therefore, a suitable display case is essential if you want to preserve the integrity of the item whilst still being able to showcase it and allow it to be admired.

The display cases featured in this review are suitable for a whole range of different collectibles, ranging in size from small compartments, for things like jewelry or toys, to large shelves that can hold oversized or multiple items. If you're looking to display a single item, then the Lanscoery Countertop Cube is a cheap and practical option available in a range of sizes, however, it offers only limited protection, and may not be sturdy enough for very valuable items. The Better Display Cases are similar in design but are a little more robust as they are formed from a single piece of acrylic. The Mooca Natural Wood is another smaller case that comes with a velvet cushion and is good for displaying several small, delicate items. Factory Direct Display Cabinet and the J Jackcube Design Shadow Box are both wall-mounted, and have small shelves or cubbies that are useful for showing multiple small pieces.

The larger cabinets we considered can be freestanding, or placed on a countertop, and are good for those with extensive collections. They come in a variety of styles, from modern, all-glass designs to classic wooden pieces that stand out as an item of furniture in their own right. The Bowery Hill Hexagonal offers a 360-degree view, is made from glass and chrome, and has a very contemporary feel. Similarly, the Coaster Home Furnishings Curio Cabinet can be viewed from all sides and has a streamlined styling with minimalist black framing. Both of these options would suit any modern apartment or office space. On the other hand, the SEI Furniture Essex Corner, the Sauder Shoal Creek Elise, and the Design Toscano Country Tuscan are more traditionally styled pieces of furniture made from wood, with a high-quality finish and hardware. They have different styles to complement your decor and furnishings, however, they do tend to impede the view somewhat due to their larger frames.

Special Honors

Howard Miller Is a family-run, American, furniture manufacturing company, in its third generation of ownership. They are known for their hard work and uncompromising craftsmanship, originally in the production of mantel and grandfather clocks. Nowadays their catalog has grown to incorporate a full range of furnishings, including a variety of custom curio cabinets.

4. Bowery Hill Hexagonal

5. Sauder Shoal Creek Elise

6. Mooca Natural Wood

7. Better Display Cases

8. SEI Furniture Essex Corner

9. J Jackcube Design Shadow Box

10. Lanscoery Countertop Cube

Chris Gillespie
Last updated by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.

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