As an English or Australian made item, it is a term applied to 20th century dining room sideboard or side table, usually with shelves for dishes and plates, enclosed by cupboards. It generally has a mirrored back, cutlery drawers, and stands on turned or cabriole legs. See also court cupboard for the 17th century version. As a French made item, the term is applied to a simply made cupboard, most commonly made in the 19th century, usually without a back, with two drawers to the upper section and two cupboards below. See also buffet deux corps.
A fine French Louis XV style double height walnut buffet, 19th century, with an arched pediment and a pierced rococo crest, above shaped doors with astragal glazing with curvaceous supports to a cabinet with two oak lined drawers and cupboards with shaped
An oak Tudor style buffet, circa 1920s, in dark oak tones, having a shaped arched crest with relief carving, above a shelf with carved cup and cover side supports flanking fielded relief carved panels to the rear, the extended lower section with an open co
Impressive antique French walnut Henri II hunting buffet, carved in high relief with a central hunting scene, and various other designs, of breakfront shape, approx 240 cm high, 180 cm wide, 60 cm deep
A French rosewood Art Deco buffet, circa 1930, the buffet with a black and white striated marble top, and a stepped cornice above a curved front, a pair of doors and two small drawers with large circular chrome knobs and a central glazed door above a shape
A French Louis XV style buffet, with a marble top above a frieze drawer and a pair of doors with neo classical ormolu decoration, on tapering legs with ormolu sabots. 143 cm high, 111 cm wide, 55 cm deep
A French oak marble top buffet, 19th century, having a rectangular rouge royale marble top, below which there are two small drawers and two paneled doors, opening to reveal an interior shelf, supported on a plinth base, 88 cm high, 150 cm wide, 55 cm deep
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