I've worked on a lot of furniture over the years. Many many many pieces of furniture. And in fact, I've refinished an almost identical china cabinet to this one, though this one is special. It's easily one of my favorite pieces ever. I knew which colors I wanted to paint it before I even saw it in person. It has great lines and is in structurally flawless condition, the perfect blank canvas.
I painted the exterior a moody stormy gray with blue undertones. The interior is a custom mixed color of warm wheat. I distressed and dark waxed the outside as well. Before and after's below!