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A glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.

[French, from vitre, pane of glass, from Old French, glass, window with multiple lights, from Latin vitrum.]


(Furniture) a glass display case or cabinet for works of art, curios, etc
[C19: from French, from vitre pane of glass, from Latin vitrum glass]



a glass cabinet or case, esp. for displaying art objects.
[1875–80; < French <vitre pane of glass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitrine - a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or homevitrine - a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
trophy case - a case in which to display trophies
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She submitted cheerfully to the purple satin and yellow tuftings of the Welland drawing-room, to its sham Buhl tables and gilt vitrines full of modern Saxe.
The body was here also evoked in the museum displays captured in photographs, such as Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe Vitrine "80er Jabre," Dauerausstellung (Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe Vitrine "The '80s," Permanent Exhibition), 2014, and Muncher Stadtmuseum, 25.
This page: Catherine Regehr gown, $530, Saks Fifth Avenue; Christine Moore hat, $1,390, The Met; Erickson Beamon crystal necklace, $895, 18K white gold vitrine ring with amethyst and white sapphires, $5,400, both from June Simmons Jewelry at The Met.
The bank is to fund the restoration of the Wittgenstein silver display case, or vitrine, as part of its 2014 global Art Conservation Project.
It has joined forces with Vitrine Quimica Ltda to form Surfachem Brasil Ltda, based in Sao Paulo.
Shards of both films move across a flat-screen monitor, which shares its vitrine with the carcass of a wasp.
Ce festival, lance en mai 2011, se veut "une valeur ajoutee a la mosaique des festivals qui animent la ville de Montreal et une vitrine unique en Amerique du Nord pour faire decouvrir un cinema marocain en plein essor", lit-on dans un document dedie a cette 2eme edition.
Le cinema et la television sont la vitrine d'un pays pour le monde entier.
C'est un peu comme quand on se plante devant quinze teles dans une vitrine au coin de la rue , .
The famed Faberge eggs, produced for the Russian imperial court, are naturally enough the subject of the first non-textual chapter, followed by presentation of flowers and hardstone carvings, boxes and cases, frames and clocks, religious objects, table ornaments and objets de vitrine, and objets de luxe.
Other works include a 2002 canvas covered in dead flies, a vitrine containing cigarettes and ashtrays and an arrangement of seashells on a desk.
While checking their inventory, hoping to find a tall pedestal for a vase, Miz Hot Tips came across a huge selection of Victorian plant stands in a variety of prices, and also a small vitrine to hold knick-knacks for $145.