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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Victorian cedar sideboard with 1 drawer and 2 doors, 101 cm wide 83 cm high

Victorian walnut marble top credenza with ornately carved mirror back and 4 mirrored doors, 169 cm wide, 188 cm high approx

Victorian mahogany mirror backed sideboard with 2 drawers & 2 doors, 133 cm wide, 184 cm high approx

A Victorian burr walnut dentist cabinet. 150 cm high, 82 cm wide, 41 cm deep.

A fine 19th century Australian colonial blackwood plans cabinet, with a moulded inverted cornice above seventeen drawers, each with turned handles, on carved paw feet. 150 cm high, 98 cm wide, 65 cm deep.

A Victorian mirror back side board. 206 cm high,183 cm wide, 60 cm deep.

A marble topped credenza, mid 19th century, the credenza with an arched mirror framed with carved and pierced acanthus scrolls and grape motifs to a breakfront white marble top, with three mirror panelled cupboards with carved embellishments, the cabinet w

A Victorian mahogany sideboard, second half 19th century, with a shaped arching crest with carved and pierced foliate embellishments, the deep top above a trio of frieze drawers, a breakfront section below with fielded panels to the cupboard doors with aca

A magnificent mid Victorian break front three door mahogany wardrobe. Superb flamed mahogany with original hardware full length mirror on centre door. Three drawers with original brass fittings to centre cabinet. 210 cm high, 200 cm wide, 80 cm deep

French. Provincial sideboard late 19th century with white marble top above two doors. Height 97 cm. Width 134 cm. Depth 43.5 cm

Victorian walnut breakfront side cabinet, decorated with marquetry inlay, comprising of 2 glazed doors, 2 timber panel doors and mirror back open shelf flanked by turned columns, 137 cm wide, 40 cm deep, 102.5 cm high

Victorian mahogany chiffonier, with grapes & leaf carving, 106 cm wide, 42.5 cm deep, 170 cm high

Victorian mahogany sideboard, with pineapple & foliage carved back above 3 drawers and 4 doors, 168 cm wide, 56 cm deep, 156 cm high

Victorian cedar & mahogany pedestal sideboard, with centre drawer, decanter drawer & another inside left and shelves inside right, 172 cm wide, 61 cm deep, 161 cm high,

Two matched gilt mounted glazed burr walnut & marquetry side cabinets, English, 19th century. 109 cm high, 79 cm wide, 33 cm deep

An Australian cedar chiffonier, late 19th century. 156 cm high, 122 cm wide, 59 cm deep

A good Korean four drawer, two door elm cabinet, Yi Dynasty, 19th century with finely engraved gilt-copper & brass fittings, supported on a low stand. 118 cm high, 107 cm wide, 51 cm deep. Provenance: From a Sydney collection acquired in Hong Kong befo

A fine Tantalus drinks cabinet, English oak with 3 crystal decanters, silver plated serving tray & 4 glasses. Late 19th century. 36 cm high, 39.5 cm wide, 29 cm deep

A late Victorian mahogany and burr walnut overmantel, 1896, made by Arthur Wood, Nth Melbourne and N. Reding woodcarver. A central canopy above relief carved panels with acanthus and mascaron decoration and a mirror flanked by two panelled doors with neocl

A good rosewood Louis XV style Vernis Martin vitrine, second half 19th century, with a shaped cornice and an arched crest above a curvaceous glazed cabinet with painted Watteau-esque panels to the front and sides, a curved apron and raised upon elegant cab

A Victorian mahogany chiffonier, circa 1860s-70s, with a shaped arched back with crest and applied foliate and scroll motifs, having a small serpentine shelf with bracket supports, the square cabinet with ogee profile twin frieze drawers above a cupboards

Antique early 19th century inverted front sideboard, fitted with Thomas Hope inspired back board, three cushion drawer fronts, tapering carved top panels to the front pedestals, circa 1830's, approx 113 cm high, 142 cm wide, 61 cm deep

A fine Victorian mahogany pedestal sideboard, 19th century, of generous proportions having a rectangular mirror extravagantly carved and pierced with scrolling foliage, swags, fruits and arrow heads above a serpentine top with a central frieze drawer, two

An early Victorian cedar/mahogany twin pedestal sideboard, circa 1840s, the breakfront sideboard in rich dark red to purple tones with a framed book end veneer serpentine back, a slightly extended stepped top above three reeded frieze drawers, two cupboard

A Victorian rosewood credenza with mirror back, marble top and three mirrored doors; canted corners and scroll-carved capitals. Width 165 cm

A Victorian burr walnut and marble topped collector's cabinet, the white marble top with black flecking and thumb moulded edge above a full width slide above a combination of ten drawers and three cupboard doors including one with a false front of thre

Victorian gilt bronze mounted walnut and marquetry credenza the central panelled door with hand painted Sevres porcelain plaque, flanked by gilt metal mounted Corinthian column pilasters and glazed quarter round doors, each opening to three shelves lined i

A late 19th century cut brass and mother of pearl inlaid ebonised side cabinet with a shaped rectangular top above a single door, inlaid with foliate panels, the whole with gilt metal mounts, 82 x 108 x 39 cm

A cedar cabinet, Australian, 19th century, 111 cm high, 76 cm wide, 46 cm deep

19th century mahogany and marquetry sideboard the concave recess with sliding compartment, with bowfront drawers and cupboards, central drawer on ringed baluster legs

Victorian walnut credenza with mirrored back and marble top (crack to marble)

Victorian mahogany chiffonier with 2 drawers & 2 doors, 103 cm wide, 37 cm deep, 129 cm high approx

Victorian walnut marble top credenza with ornately carved mirror back and 2 mirrored doors, 137 cm wide, 176 cm high

Victorian cedar sideboard with inverted breakfront and scroll carved back, 2 outer doors below with internal drawers surrounding a centre drawer and 2 door cabinet, 185 cm wide, 55 cm deep, 160 cm high

Victorian cedar chiffonier with ornately carved back, 1 long drawer and 2 doors, 107 cm wide, 50 cm deep, 163 cm high

Antique Victorian walnut and inlaid credenza with a carved mirror back, four doors below, with two arched mirrored doors flanked by panelled doors on plinth base, approx 208 cm high, 167 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A small Victorian oak two-door cabinet in the Gothic style. Height 76 cm, width 48 cm, depth 41 cm.

19th century oak French provincial two door sideboard