a small easel painting, usually under 3 feet (0.9 meters) in width and formerly exhibited in a cabinet or special room.
Origin of cabinet picture
First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for cabinet picture
Wilson has been seen poring over the texture of a Dutch cabinet-picture, so that he could not see the picture itself.Table-Talk|William Hazlitt