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What is the Idea Behind Cabinets?

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, cabinets - in relation to furniture and not parliament-  originally referred to a small room for displaying precious objects. This evolved into displaying or storing items of significance in a piece of furniture comprising multiple drawers enclosed by a set of doors. Set in the late Renaissance period, Italy claims the earliest known use of such furniture-like cabinets. Considered as prized pieces, cabinets became popular in many parts of Europe. Some cabinets, with elaborate inlays, carvings...