The antique credenza is a fine quality, highly decorated and shaped piece of antique furniture in the form of a sideboard or cupboard that was fashionable during the 19th Century Victorian period. Antique Credenzas were only built by the best Victorian master craftsmen as they were detailed with fine veneers and beautifully figured woods for clients who would have been wealthy and wanted a piece of furniture to impress. Decorations such as marquetry, parquetry, figured burr walnut, inlay, brass decorations, marble tops and mirror backs were used in the construction. The cupboard doors were usually glazed for displaying fine decorative objects while the central door will be delightfully decorated with a brass trim and an oval portrait as its centre piece. The fronts can also display beautifully turned, reeded columns topped with brass Corinthian style capitals. The best examples will have bow fronted glass sides, as this was an extremely difficult process so was only added to the finest pieces. These opulent 19th Century antique credenzas stand on small turned bun feet and the interiors can often have their original blue velvet lining. The antique Credenza is a quality cabinet that you can use for display but also for storage in style! Some of the finest examples have been sold here on antiques world and for our latest inventory please visit our antique sideboards category, or also see a few examples that we have for sale below.
Credenzas for sale
We have also has some exceptional examples that we have sold and you can see some below. If you are specifically looking to buy a credenza and one below looks of interest, please let us know and I will add you onto our wanted book.
Magnificent Quality Ebonised & Satinwood Inlaid Antique Credenza. The shaped moulded top sits above a deep beautifully inlaid frieze with decorative brass trim.
Quality Victorian Antique Credenza by Wilkinson & Son. Dating from around 1870 in the Victorian period this opulent credenza is stamped by the renowned maker Wilkinson & Son, 8 Old Bond Street, London. With an overall ebonised finish this fine quality piece has a beautifully decorated shaped top with burr walnut inlaid banding and boxwood string inlay surround. It also has a moulded edge with decorative brass beading above a frieze with gilt finished lower edge. The central glazed door is flanked by two beautifully turned columns with Corinthian designed capitals while the interior has two removable shelves and is lined with the original dark blue velvet.
Victorian Burr Walnut Antique Credenza of the Finest Quality. This supreme Victorian burr walnut antique credenza, circa 1870, is of the finest quality and oozes opulence, it is a rare find indeed. This ornate piece has a beautifully figured top with brass beading and an ebonised moulded edge that sits above a stunning inlaid central door, again with brass beading, with an urn inlaid central plaque. The antique credenza has beautifully turned reeded upright supports and the outer doors are bowed fronted and glazed with key and working locks. Each of the outer sections has two bow fronted fixed shelves again with the original blue velvet lining. This remarkable piece stands on four turned bun feet, has its original back boards and is a rich, golden walnut.
Figured Walnut Antique Credenza with carved, mirrored back and elegant inlay detailing. The shaped marble top sits above a central mirrored door with beautiful carvings and the outer cupboards are bow fronted with moulded edges and beautiful inlay. This quality antique credenza stands on an inverted break-fronted plinth with turned bun feet and has a real sense of opulence.
superlative quality Victorian figured Walnut antique credenza, circa 1870, has the original cabinet-makers stamp belonging to J. Yabsley’s of Plymouth.
Hello James,The chiffonier arrived safely. It’s really perfect for my dining room.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Michèle
- Delighted with the sideboard,
JamesJust to say I’m delighted with the sideboard. It’s exactly as you described.But more importantly to comment on your delivery guys –Firstly they were bang on time, extremely polite, very efficient and carried the piece right up the stairs with no comment or complaint whatsoever. Placed it exactly where I asked. Refused offers of tea or coffee, just got on with it. They did a fantastic service!I’ve not had many deliveries to my flat by such affable & accomodating gentlemen. They are a credit to you.Please pass on my thanks & appreciation for their perfect service.Kind regardsJohn
Dear James,Thank you for the delivery of our Chiffonere we are very pleased with this wonderful peace of furniture.If we are in your area we will call to see your stock of antiques.