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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An early 1900s oak Art Nouveau mirrorback sideboard, on a plinth base, the top with bevelled mirrors, coloured leadlight cabinets, turned column supports with conforming decoration to the pediment, the base with three small drawers to the centre, a small q

An impressive Art Nouveau oak sideboard, by, Maison Krieger, Paris, c.1900, the upper sideboard with central open shelves and, mirrored back, flanked by glass door side cabinets. The, upper door panels decorated with carved Art Nouveau, stylised pomegranat

New Zealand 'Depression cabinet', probably made from pine and kauri apple boxes, with central cupboard door with Art Nouveau inspired inset copper panel, flanked by three small drawers with white porcelain handles. 63 cm x 55 cm

A large Edwardian pine sideboard, early 20th century, of pierced and decorative form with a floral lead light cupboard above three bevelled mirrors, flanked by pierced sides above a deep extended lower section with three pulvinated fluted drawers and cupbo

An Art Nouveau oak sideboard, by Maisoni Krieger, Paris, c.1900, the upper sideboard with open shelves and mirrored back, over lower single drawer and single door cupboard; the door panel carved with Art Nouveau style pomegranate fruit trees. Drawer lock s

Antique English mahogany multi drawer filing/music cabinet, Art Nouveau handles and design c1910, approx 136 cm high, 138 cm wide

An Art Nouveau style walnut sideboard c.1900. The sideboard has a bevelled glass mirrored back, flanked by two square tapering columns with two side shelves and single upper top shelf. The base has two drawers over a two door lower cupboard and decorated w

Art Nouveau walnut billiards Scoreboard sideboard by Wright Ranish & Co. Wellington, the upper section with six-division scoreboard, lidded billiard ball holder, the base with two drawers and cupboard below

French Art Nouveau glazed door buffet, with two doors and drawers below, approx 200 cm x 140 cm

Antique oak chiffonier mirrored back with art nouveau carved panels, 3 drawers, 4 doors & open shelf, 137.5 cm wide, 197.5 cm high

French Art Nouveau mirrored back sideboard, with two doors and drawers below, approx. 140 cm x 130 cm

A superb French walnut Art Nouveau display buffet, circa 1900, botanically inspired, the upper part with a curved pediment above glazed bevelled doors, with sinuous side supports flowing to an open mirror-backed section with a terrazzo top, two drawers abo

Art Nouveau sideboard, with 2 drawers over 2 doors, 134 cm wide, 47 cm deep, 120 cm high

New Zealand Art Nouveau rimu cabinet, two drawers above panelled cupboards with decorative copper metalwork inset with enamel discs in the Ruskin manner. Width 81 cm

Inlaid Edwardian Art Nouveau music cabinet in mahogany with boxwood inlays and copper embossed panel

Vintage English mahogany sideboard, fitted with carved Art Nouveau panels, two drawers and two doors, 141 cm wide, bearing the label for James Phillips of Bristol

Tall oak chest with display cabinet top, Art Nouveau period

Nouveau style walnut mirrored back side board ornately carved door panels and head board with patina brass handles

West Australian Art Nouveau style chiffonier c. 1910 and later, maker unknown, south West region jarrah, pine and sheoak construction, with two half turned side columns, brass handles, top shelf supported by four turned spindles, carved Art Nouveau motifs,

An Edwardian walnut display cabinet sideboard decorated in the Art Nouveau manner, the upper section with a bowfronted glazed door, lead lighted with a stylised tulip design, the base with a conforming bowfronted central cabinet flanked by side cabinets, e

Antique Art Nouveau side cabinet with slide, makers monogram to back

An outstanding Belgian oak Art Nouveau display sideboard, circa 1900, stamped Serrurier-Bovy (Gustave 1858-1910), the stepped top with floriate carved frieze over four glazed bevelled leadlight doors on a base with three doors and two drawers all with carv

A stylish Art Nouveau period mirror-back sideboard in mahogany C.1910