Two of our Favourite Antique Sideboards

For years antique sideboards have taken centre stage when it comes to home storage, often being the furniture of choice for displaying silverware and china tableware.

The very first sideboards were built way back in the 16th century as functional pieces of furniture to serve food. Over the years the designs evolved and transformed this humble serving table into different forms of furniture pieces such as antique sideboard dressers, buffet tables, cupboards, counters, cutlery drawers and much more.
These days antique sideboards are much more than pieces of furniture to serve food. As well as the usual storage uses, people are choosing to utilise them in many different ways within their homes. We have some very fine-looking options in our collection at Anthony Short Antiques, and here are two of our favourites.

First up is this 19th Century French mahogany console table. This stunning piece features a shaped black marble top which offers a sturdy and durable surface. Its pair of drawers have a working lock for you to safely stash any valuables and below there are two glass shelves with brass fittings, perfect for displaying ornaments or storing crockery.

Offering a completely different level of functionality is this fine quality late 18th Century, George III period mahogany crossbanded and satinwood stringing bow front sideboard. The central drawer is flanked by two small and two deep drawers each featuring brass iron ring handles. This piece is supported by its beautiful original square tapered legs.

Visit our website to have a look at these gorgeous pieces and more from our fabulous collection.

Two of our Favourite Antique Sideboards