or china cabinet
- a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware.
Origin of china closet
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for china closet
I don't remember you ever said anything about any china-closet.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
Now that the china-closet was large enough, everything could find a place in it.The Peterkin Papers
Lucretia P Hale
The pantry is separated from the china-closet by the cupboard of the former.
In the china-closet is an extension of the last-named table.
This necessitated going to the china-closet for a dish to put them on.Missy
Miriam Coles Harris