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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Louis XV style, oak & walnut buffet & Hutch 'Deux Corps' with rounded top. Small star marquetry to the doors. The shelves in the hutch need rebuilding and there is some old borer activity in the right side of the buffet. Circa 1800, approx. height 204 cm,

An antique provincial Louis XV-style oak buffet a deux corps, last quarter 19th century, the upper part with a moulded cornice above a pair of tall cabinet doors flanking recessed shelves, the projecting lower part with the frieze drawers above a pair of c

A French Louis XV-style oak buffet Ë deux corps, signed 'Dellacherie', first half 20th century, the crested upper section with an open shelved compartment flanked by tall cupboards, the lower section with a pair of frieze drawers above a pair of cupboard d

A French late 19th century Louis XV style buffet deux corps with an arched carved cornice, above a pair of panel doors below and open shelf, the base with a pair of panel doors on short cabriole legs. 268 cm high, 137 cm wide, 58 cm deep.

A French mid-18th century Louis XV walnut buffet a deux corps, the arched spreading cornice centred by a shell and scrolling foliage, above a pair of cupboard doors set with glazed panels, the interior with three adjustable shelves, on a base with a pair o

A French walnut buffet-a-deux corps, late 18th century 150 cm wide, 62 cm deep, 242 cm high the upper section with a moulded overhanging cornice and carved frieze above a pair of glazed panelled cupboard doors, the projecting lower section with conforming

Large carved walnut buffet a deux corps, dated 1812, with two large upper doors and two smaller lower doors