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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A small George III mahogany sideboard, English, circa 1820, 84 cm high, 105 cm deep, 53 cm deep

A George III mahogany press cabinet, 18th century 245 cm high, 165 cm wide, 60 cm deep

A Georgian style mahogany cocktail cabinet, 20th century, 197 cm high, 110 cm wide, 46 cm deep

George III oak sideboard, c. 1780, the frieze with three drawers, above three further drawers, flanked by cupboards, raised on bracket feet, height 93 cm width 183 cm depth 50 cm. Provenance: Auchinachie Antiques, Woollahra, NSW

A Georgian mahogany clothes press, early 19th century, in vividly figured mahogany, having a shaped cornice and two cupboard doors opening to a series of slides, the lower section with two half width and three long oak lined drawers with turned timber hand

Georgian cedar pedestal sideboard, inverted breakfront outline with three rounded cushion front drawers above two cupboards with applied columns on gadrooned bases, height 93 cm width 205 cm depth 66 cm

A walnut commode and Hutch, Austria, 18th century, circa 1760, the shaped two door and drawer hutch, above a two drawer commode raised on tapering legs, 201 x 115 x 60 cm, Provenance: purchased from Phillips auctions, December 8 1996

A George III serpentine mahogany sideboard, 89 cm high, 189 cm wide, 76 cm deep

18th /19th century Italian Renaissance style court cabinet on stand, of shallow rectangular form, with a deep carved torsade frieze, above a pair of bi folding doors, highly decorated with garlands, masks, figures and shell motifs, raised upon later highly

A notable 18th century cabinet, on stand probably Spanish with Italian influence, elaborately decorated with a moulded cornice, above small drawers each decorated with ivory and bone, the stand with conforming ivory and bone inlay. 164 cm high, 112 cm wide

A George III mahogany sideboard, bow fronted, fitted with three drawers with cupboards below, raised on square tapering legs. 171 x 74 x 95 cm.

Georgian style side cabinet, with 2 drawers and 2 doors, 85.5 cm wide, 41 cm deep, 92.5 cm high

18th century elm dresser with three plank top, central cupboard flanked by small drawers on dwarf cabriole legs

George II style Chinoiserie bureau cabinet with arched top, panel doors revealing single shelved interior (cut out back panel) fall front writing surface and five drawer combination below on bracket feet, the whole painted with birds, blossom and landscape

A George III mahogany chiffonier, raised back with stepped shelves above a pair of panel doors flanked by fluting on square tapering legs. 110 cm high, 88 cm wide, 41 cm deep.

A George III mahogany sideboard with bow front, above a central drawer flanked by deep drawers with brass handles on turned legs. Circa 1810. 80 cm high, 120 cmwide.

A fine Georgian mahogany breakfront sideboard, early 19th century, of generous proportions, the bow front sideboard with fan patterned book end veneers, a central drawer and arched recessed lower drawer flanked by a mock dual drawer cellar cupboard and an

A George III Sheraton style mahogany tambour front sideboard, 97 cm high, 198 cm high, 68 cm deep

A George IV flame mahogany chiffonier, circa 1820, 140 cm high, 110 cm wide, 54 cm deep

A George III mahogany satinwood inlaid double pedestal sideboard, circa 1,800 with back rail inlaid with shells above two drawers flanked by further drawers and cupboards, 110 cm high, 287 cm wide, 57 cm deep

George IV mahogany chiffoniere the top with open shelves, with scroll supports, two frieze drawers, cupboard below enclosed by two panelled doors on scroll legs, the whole with gadrooned decoration

A Georgian mahogany sideboard, with a shaped rectangular top, above two bowed side doors and two central drawers, turned supports, 182.5 x 92 x 67 cm

An antique oak single door cabinet, English, early 18th century, with original lock and key, 95 cm high, 60 cm wide, 41 cm deep

A George III mahogany sideboard, 92 cm high, 120 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A Spanish parquetry inlaid walnut side cabinet, 17th/18th century, 90 cm high, 123 cm wide, 52 cm deep

A Dutch marquetry inlaid walnut cabinet, late 18th / early 19th century, 200 cm high, 130 cm wide, 40 cm deep

A George III inlaid mahogany bow fronted side cabinet with two inlaid doors above a drawer81 cm high, 53 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A George III black lacquer and gilt Chinoiserie cabinet on stand, with two doors opening to reveal a series of galleried shelves and drawers, circa 1780, 164 cm high, 94 cm wide, 56 cm deep

A fine Georgian Chinoiserie black lacquer cabinet on later stand, English, 18th century, 150 cm high, 98 cm wide, 50 cm deep

Georgian style oak cabinet dresser, with later brass hinges and pulls, height 89 cm width 143 cm depth 54.5 cm

Dutch marquetry cabinet, 18th/19th century, the rectangular inlaid top decorated with scrolling flowers and a dancing figure above a pair of doors and a long drawer, the sides with pierced heart shape handles, raised on four tapered legs, height 69 cm widt

Dutch marquetry cabinet, 18th/19th century, the rectangular inlaid top decorated with swags, shells and birds over a long drawer, above a pair of doors with similar inlaid decoration, raised on moulded block feet, height 81.5 cm width 77.5 cm depth 42 cm

George III mahogany tray top night cupboard the top and door with inlaid oval shell paterae

George III oak spice cabinet the panel door with feather banding revealing eleven drawer combination

A small mahogany servery table and cutlery canteen. Mid 20th century. The Georgian style table with a rear low gallery and three rows of three drawers of graduating depth, double width to the centre, the first two rows fitted for a canteen service, with a

A cutlery cabinet with associated cutlery. The Georgian revival cabinet with a serpentine shaped top, two full width drawers below with striking flame mahogany book end veneers and pairs of 'C' scroll handles with oval backplates, raised on taperin

An early 18th century oak house keepers cabinet having three drawer below with cupboards and drawers above. 186 cm high, 178 cm wide, 58 cm deep

A late George III ebony-inlaid mahogany sideboard, early 19th century, the central section with drawer flanked by a pair of high pedestals, each with a drawer above a cabinet, the right-hand drawer fitted as a cellaret, raised on low turned feet, the front

An Irish Regency rosewood writing table, made by Williams and Gibton for Viceregal Lodge, Dublin, Ireland, circa 1820, leather writing surface two faux drawers and two fitted drawers, stamped to drawer V.R.L 72 B . Williams & Gibton 9315 B .R.L. Frame unde

A George III pale mahogany sideboard on spade feet, 97 cm high, 184 cm wide, 80 cm deep

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