What is the difference between niches and curios?
They might look the same in the photos, but the difference is that the curio will have glass shelves and a glass door. The glass doors use brass pivot hinges, so if you look close, you’ll see one at the top and the bottom of the door (except the Arch Top Curio). The Arch Top Curio uses a pull-out-and-up glass door since there is no way to use pivot hinges on the angle. While it is possible to get hinges that go through the glass so that an Arch Top Curio could have a hinged door, it would require tempered glass and therefore would double the cost of the curio. So instead, it has a track in the base for the glass to set down in, and then it uses two magnetic touch latches at the top of the glass (one on each of the angles). If you are ordering a niche with a light kit, you might want to consider ordering glass shelves (see the Customization section of the website), otherwise, by using the standard wood shelves it would come with, the light would stop at the first shelf and the remainder