china closet

or china cabinet


a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware.

Origin of china closet

First recorded in 1765–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for china closet

hutch, breakfront

Examples from the Web for china closet

Historical Examples of china closet

  • I don't remember you ever said anything about any china-closet.

  • Now that the china-closet was large enough, everything could find a place in it.

    The Peterkin Papers

    Lucretia P Hale

  • In the china-closet is an extension of the last-named table.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson

  • The pantry is separated from the china-closet by the cupboard of the former.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson

  • This necessitated going to the china-closet for a dish to put them on.


    Miriam Coles Harris