Learn about Sideboard

There are several distinct types of sideboard. The Georgian sideboard was a long narrow table, fitted with cutlery drawers and cellaret cupboards, used as a serving table in dining rooms. Most examples are at least five feet long.

Although sideboards date from the mid-18th century, their development is usually associated with the designs of Sheraton. Sideboards may be straight fronted, curved at either end, or sometimes have a recessed breakfront. The latter was partly to lighten the effect of a large piece of furniture and partly, writes Sheraton, 'to secure the butler from the jostles of the other servants'.

The central portion of the sideboard, beneath the long drawer, was usually arched with semicircular lunettes, either carved or often strung. The legs were sometimes turned, but more generally were tapered, often standing on spade or block feet. Georgian sideboards always have six legs one at each corner, one on either side of the central recess. Four legged sideboards were not introduced until the second decade of the 19th century. more...
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Rex Chapman Taylor, Arts & Crafts style cabinet, with a shelf above a panelled door.

An Arts and Crafts oak cupboard carved with a wren and holly, circa 1910, 50 cm high, 39 cm wide, 14 cm deep

An oak Arts and Crafts cabinet, English, late 19th /early 20th century, with central cutlery drawer and cupboard compartments. 136 cm high, 60 cm wide and 33 cm deep

The Elmslie Sideboard. An oak and Kauri New Zealand Arts and Crafts sideboard with carving and copper repousse work by Jessie Campbell (nee Elmslie). Width 185 cm. Height 256 cm

An elm Arts & Crafts style cabinet, mid 20th century, in honey tones and of pleasing plain form with a simple mitre framed top above two narrow drawers with timber pull handles and a cellarette below flanked by two framed cupboards above a plain apron and

Arts & crafts court cupboard, approx 165 cm high, 92 cm wide, 46 cm deep

An oak Arts and Crafts cabinet, English, late 19th/early 20th century, with central cutlery drawer and cupboard compartments, 136 cm high, 60 cm wide and 33 cm deep

A late 19th/20th century walnut dressing cabinet in the Arts & Crafts period by South Australian furniture makers Marshall & Co.

An Arts & Crafts style oak sideboard c.1900. The sideboard has a bevelled glass mirrored back with upper shelf supported by winged shaped style columns. The base has two drawers over lower two door cupboard on turned bun feet. Height 179 cm. Width 137.5 cm

Early 20th century oak Arts & Crafts side cabinet with fitted interior, approx 102 cm high. 81 cm wide

Arts & Crafts oak fall front cabinet. Internal pigeon holes. Twist columns, and bosses decoration. Height 133 cm. Width 81cm. Depth 32 cm

Rare West Australian jarrah Arts & Crafts cabinet c.1906-1907 carved by Henrietta May Strickland (1891-1961), (Etta). (in the English arts and crafts school style, having mythical dragons and various arts and crafts style motifs. Height 149 cm. Width 85 cm

A large superb quality Arts & Crafts oak mirror back dresser with dentilled cornice above a large mirror flanked by side cupboards, the base with four cupboard doors, four frieze drawers and four brushing slides. Column mouldings, well carved panels, metal

A good early 20th century Arts & Crafts period walnut cabinet, designed by Ernest William Gimson (1864-1919) the ogee moulded cornice above a pair of panelled doors enclosing a void interior and a pair of panelled doors enclosing drawers above five drawers

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