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 antique 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.
This Magnificent Quality Ebonised & Satinwood Inlaid Antique Credenza has a shaped moulded top that sits above a deep beautifully inlaid frieze with decorative brass trim. It is truly stunning as it displays a central Porcelain painted plaque.
This Opulent Victorian Antique 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.
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. 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.
This spectacular figured golden walnut credenza has a beautifully shaped marble top above three cupboard doors with moulded edges and the central one being beautifully carved. The doors have quality arts and crafts brass handles and is stamped by the original maker / retailer JOS James Penrith.
Good morning James,Hope you are doing fine. Yesterday the buffet has been delivered. I must say that I am delighted by its quality and workmanship – just awesome. Furthermore I am really impressed by your handling of my order and the fast delivery. I must admit it is the first time I did order a piece of furniture from an antiques shop in UK on internet but I can only recommend you and your company for the excellent service you are providing to your customers. I will certainly consider you, should I order another piece of antique furniture again in future.With my kindest regards,Markus
- Marc Schwab – Sideboard to France,
I just recommend Driscolls Antiques Ltd, I ordered an amazing Victorian sideboard on the friday and was delivered in France on the tuesday !!! really incredible, and nothing to say about the help of James and the kindness of Steve who delivered the sideboard . Just a look on the website you could find a lot of incredible antique furnitures . Thank you once more James
Hi James,Just a quick note to say how pleased we are with our purchases, they are beautiful! Best wishes, Helen