This is my great-grandmother's secretary, which was handed down to me many years ago now. I began to notice that the things I was displaying in it weren't showing up very well, and it hit me that the colorful chintz in my white kitchen cabinet might look better here, while the pink Depression glass in this mahogany secretary would almost certainly look better there.
Yes, I definitely like this better with the chintz displayed against the dark background.
I don't have that much chintz, but what I do have I really treasure, whether it's my Royal Winton Welbeck chintz or the no-name Japanese chintz sugar and creamer I recently found for $1.99!
A few chintz teacups, old and new, are now in this cabinet as well. I once heard a decorator's advice to occasionally shuffle things around in your home because that makes you feel like you've gotten something new, and I definitely find that to be true. I'm still working on prettifying the pink glasswares in the white kitchen cabinet, but hopefully I'll have that little project to share in a few days as well!