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...

Learn about Pedestal Sideboard

A sideboard consisting of two enclosed box-like pedestals, usually with cupboards or drawers, and a central flat serving top containing a cutlery drawer. This middle section is screwed to the pedestals to hold the piece in position. Sideboards usually have a back of some kind. Early 19th century backs were often simple brass supports, as in the traditional Sheraton sideboard. From about 1820, timber backs became more common, generally simple in form to begin with (with a triangular pediment) but becoming more ornate, often carved with Regency scrolls, foliage and other decorative devices. By the Victorian age, sideboard backs often consisted of large plate glass mirrors in a polished frame, usually carved in the manner of the Rococo revival

During the Regency period from about 1800 the pedestals were often slightly tapering in shape, and were somewhat higher than the middle serving board. Frequently the pedestals were surmounted by a pair of urn-shaped knife boxes. Subsequently, the pedestals assumed more conventional rectangular form and were of the same height as the middle section.

A wine cooler or sarcophagus was frequently placed on the floor between the two pedestals. more...
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William IV mahogany pedestal sideboard with low gallery back, long frieze drawer, the pedestals with acanthus egg and dart outset doors on box bases

A unusual flame mahogany pedestal sideboard, English, circa 1800, 97 cm high, 194 cm wide, 61 cm deep

A William IV mahogany sideboard, the top with inverse breakfront, shell and scroll carved upstand back, raised above a frieze with three drawers, supported on two pedestals, the right-hand pedestal enclosing a cellarette drawer. 175 cm x 57.5 cm x 114 cm

Colonial cedar twin pedestal sideboard in the style of or made by William Hamilton (Refer 'Early Colonial furniture in New South Wales & VDL', Clifford Craig page 115 for similar example. Provenance: Allport Family

A Victorian mahogany, drop-side chess table, by James Burrey, Shrewsbury c.1880's, the top inlaid with rosewood and satinwood Chequer board squares, upon a turned pedestal and carved cabriole leg base, the table has two single drawers, one containing a

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

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 fine William IV flame mahogany pedestal sideboard, circa 1820, Utilising the rich figuration of the timber the sideboard with a simple beaded arched back above a bow front extended section with a frieze drawer, the pedestals with deep cockbeaded drawers

A Victorian flame mahogany double pedestal sideboard, mid 19th century, of generous proportions with a serpentine arched back with acanthus scrolls to the ends and a wave style crest above a ring motif embellished with vegetal forms, ogee profile frieze dr

Victorian mahogany large pedestal sideboard with cellarette of handsome proportions

French style pedestal cabinet, with single door compartment, 64 cm x 51 cm, 53 cm high

Victorian mahogany pedestal sideboard, with scroll carved back above inverted breakfront top, 3 drawers and 2 doors opening to a decanter drawer, shelf and other drawers, 200 cm wide, 63 cm deep, 142 cm high

An early Australian cedar twin pedestal sideboard, 100 x 204 x 62 cm

A large flame mahogany twin pedestal mirror back sideboard, late 19th century, 192 cm high, 184 cm wide, 56 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

A Colonial sideboard, twin pedestal, full cedar with makers label 'C.R. Debney', South Australian origin, circa 1860, 153 cm high, 196 cm wide, 64 cm deep

WM IV mahogany pedestal sideboard ornate scroll and acanthus leaf back, three concave frieze drawers the pedestals with twin tapering columns on gadrooned box bases

A superb William IV double pedestal mahogany sideboard with scroll decoration, 130 x 200 x 70 cm

A good Art Deco figured walnut bed, 1930s/40s, the mirror-veneered head with flanking cabinets (with loose glass tops), each with laterally-pivoting drawer raised on a stiff-leaf pedestal, the foot-board with curving ends (with rails). Height 95 cm. Width

An early colonial cedar double pedestal sideboard, circa 1835, designed in the manner of Thomas Sheraton, the rectangular top above three frieze drawers in fiddle back cedar with replacement ring drop handles, the pedestals each with a single panel door cu

William IV mahogany double pedestal sideboard, c. 1830, the triangular shaped back with moulded scrolling ends, above an inverted breakfront top, a long central beaded drawer flanked by two arch panelled cupboard doors with dummy drawers to the top, raised

Victorian mahogany pedestal sideboard, with scroll carved back above 2 pedestal cabinet and centered drawer, 182 cm wide, 59 cm deep, 150 cm high approx

A Victorian mahogany pedestal sideboard, 92 cm high, 183 cm, wide, 55 cm deep

A good twin pedestal William IV mahogany sideboard, circa 1830s, having an arched back with relief carved volutes and a squared mid section above a breakfront top with a central drawer and two side drawers, the supporting pedestals with striking convex pan

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,

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

Exceptional French bombe shaped tall pedestal cabinet, inset rouge marble top, inlaid finely worked floral marquetry to the dor and sides, all with exceptional ormolu leaf capped and C scroll mounts, attributed to Francois Linke, 163 cm high, 110 cm wide

Colonial cedar twin pedestal sideboard with Gothic back & raised panels

A George IV mahogany pedestal sideboard each pedestal with a single drawer and an arched door flanked by columns, the bowed central section with a frieze drawer, ebony string inlay, 197 x 110 x 63 cm

William IV mahogany pedestal sideboard, with inverted breakfront, 3 drawers and 2 scroll carved cupboards with inside drawers, 224.5 cm wide, 74.5 cm deep, 137 cm high

A 19th century mahogany cylindrical pedestal cabinet with brass gallery. Height 68 cm

Large antique carved oak Renaissance style twin pedestal sideboard, fitted with a arched well carved surround mirror to the back, carved in high relief with mask heads, fruit and flowers, approx 182 cm high, 198 cm wide

An Australian Colonial cedar, twin pedestal sideboard c.1860. NSW, Hunter Valley region. The sideboard has three drawers over twin pedestal bases and constructed with Germanic influence, with full cedar lining to drawers and backboards. The bases have shie

Sideboard: An early cedar twin pedestal sideboard on bracket-feet with fitted cellarette, c1820/30s. As found, unrestored. Height 102 cm, width 187 cm, depth 53 cm

A 19th century Anglo-Indian teak pedestal sideboard with a foliate pierced splashback, above a reverse breakfront top with three vine and grape carved drawers and two starburst panelled doors, 167.5 x 123.5 x 57 cm.

Antique French Henri II marble topped multi drawer pedestal cabinet, approx 91 cm high

An impressive Regency mahogany double pedestal sideboard, English, circa 1835, 114 cm high, 61 cm deep, 220 cm wide

Antique Victorian twin pedestal sideboard, approx 153 cm high, 155 cm wide, 55 cm depth