Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary .
A general term from the French for closet or receptacle.
Almost any type of receptacle furniture may be termed a cabinet, though it generally implies drawers or shelves.In current usage, a unit of case furniture with shelves and/or cabinets, or a wooden or metal housing to contain an object (i.e., television set, radio, etc.)
Cupboard: a freestanding cupboard is considered a cabinet.
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