Popular designs for doll displays include traditional, contemporary and individual cases. Traditional doll displays usually feature a solid back and sides with a glass front, and the interior may contain shelves to display several rows of dolls at once. A contemporary doll case usually features large glass walls held with wood or metal seams that run around the corners of the case. Individual house one doll, and can conveniently be arranged into houses and other frames for single dolls.
Contemporary cases display several dolls at once, arranged according to their theme, with the case creating windows for the dolls.These doll cases may have different types of feet, such as ones made of metal, but they are typically designed to showcase the doll with a full 360 degree range of visibility. Many custom and collector's cases are also highly decorative in the decals and accents present on the glass and frames.
Traditional cabinets are decorative because of their solid appearance. They typically feature wood, which allows for the artist's craftsmanship to shine through -- especially when set with similar decorative elements.
Display cases provide users with a decorative way to show off their dolls while protecting them dust, UV radiation and other forms of contact. They also preserve the doll's original value.