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.