Thursday, October 26, 2017
Antique servers or sideboards were onceva common functional feature of everyday use. These were an important inclusion in the dining rooms for placing the vessels while serving the meals. These sideboards typically featured a flat top with a good enough surface area for placing the utensils and food. In the traditional homes sideboards were an integral part while entertaining guests. These were seen as fashionable too. These were commonly used to serve food. Apart from being functional, the ornate ones were often used for adding a focal point to a room.
Antique sideboards were also known as buffets and were usually placed against a wall in a dining room. They were typically waist high, and were also used to store glasses, china and cutlery. These also offered an attractive solution in places where space was a constraint as these provided a decent amount of storage space.
At Elisabeth James Antiques we have a variety of sideboard options to choose from. As these were one of the most common features in the homes for years, the variety of designs, styles and looks available is extensive. A good example is this Regency Mahogany Bow fronted Sideboard
of shallow depth. There are lovely timbers to this early period Cuban mahogany sideboard preserved in untouched original condition. It is of shallow depth with central drawer and flanking cellarets furnished with embossed and pierced oval plate brass handles and standing on fine tapering legs. Edged in boxwood and ebony line detail. Measures 63" wide x 21" deep x 35" high
Visit us to have a look at our beautiful variety of Antique Sideboards