Did you know that china hutches were fashioned first in England during the time of William and Mary, around the end of the 17th and at the beginning of the 18th centuries. William and Mary brought the furniture concept with them from the Netherlands in order to display the fine china that was popular during the time. Furniture makers started their craft in Britain, with shops opening around Europe and in America, mostly in the Northeast. Traditionally, a china hutch was used to display one's collection of fine china or other decorative tableware. With modern tendencies of open space kitchen/living room formal dining rooms lose their popularity as well as china hutches. People choose convenience and functionality today, but, in my opinion, these pieces of furniture are often overlooked. Not only they provide ample storage, but serve as a cool display any collection you might have. Place it in the kitchen, in the foyer or even in your bedroom and create an eye catching display. A little bit (or a lot) of paint can turn your hutch in a conversation piece and a focal point of the room. Do you have an old hutch? What do you like to display?