The Antique Dictionary

A definitive resource on terms related to European antiques including core terms as well as history and context

vetrine

a glass-paneled cabinet for displaying fine items – derived from the French word vitre, pane of glass

 

Don't confuse a vetrine with a verrio.  While both are for display, verrios are be wall-mounted and smaller, vitrines are self-standing and somewhat larger but still not dominating pieces.

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