China cabinets, which are also called curio cabinets, are seen as a great way to display fine china or another valuable collection and keep them protected from getting dusty or accidentally broken. China cabinets were popular as early as the 1600s when the queen of England introduced china cabinets to display her vast collection of porcelain dishes. China cabinets then became popular among the wealthiest people in Europe. The popularity of china cabinets spread, and they can now be found in the homes of anyone, regardless of wealth. If you want to buy a china cabinet, you must take some consideration. For instance, size is a very important aspect to buying the right kinds of china cabinet furniture. In fact, these items of furniture are quite large in size and once installed in a room they will actually look much bigger than they did in the showroom. This means that before buying such items, you must measure the items very exactly and precisely. Be sure to measure the height to the ceilings as the cabinet can often be quite a high item of furniture.