The Victorian antique sideboard was a development from the Georgian side serving table. Pedestals were added on either side of the serving table in the later Georgian period to add additional storage for wine bottles and plates. There would also be a brass rail fitted along the back with curtains hanging to prevent food from being splashed on the wall when meals were being served. In the Victorian period, Victorian sideboards were made more practical by adding a solid back usually finely carved as the fabric would often get stained or a large mirror to also reflect light into the room. Rather than just having a pedestal on each side the space between pedestals was enclosed with an additional cupboard adding more storage space. Linen drawers were added into the interiors along with a cellarette drawer to store and keep wine bottles cool. Earlier sideboards were mainly in mahogany but new more interesting woods were introduced like Rosewood and Oak and often with inlay. Victorian sideboards were always very well built and can be quite large in size, they are also not only practical but very decorative. Our large antique furniture showroom always stocks beautiful antique sideboards for sale so please have a look below at some of the lovely examples we have for sale.
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Below are a few examples of Victorian sideboards that we have sold, if any particular style looks of interest, let us know and we can try to find you something similar.
Superb Quality Rosewood Antique Sideboard with Fretwork Carving. This William IV / early Victorian, circa 1840, antique sideboard is made of superb quality rosewood and has delightful fretwork carvings. It has a beautifully figured moulded top above three oak lined frieze drawers with striking blind fretwork carved fronts. The two central doors are mirrored and the interior of the cupboard to which they front has two adjustable shelves. The two outer doors have stunning blind fretwork carving and front cupboards that internally have adjustable shelves, a single shelf within the right-hand side and two within the left-hand side. Finishing the piece are superb quality carved corbels and a fine, solid plain plinth on which the antique sideboard sits. It is in the style and quality of a Gillows piece and is a medium dark rosewood with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Large Quality Mahogany Victorian Mirrored Back Antique Sideboard. Dating from around 1860 in the Victorian period this large mahogany antique sideboard is a quality piece of furniture with a finely carved ornate mirrored back. It has a rectangular top with rounded corners above three beautifully shaped mahogany lined frieze drawers. The four cupboard doors have arched mouldings with strikingly figured flamed mahogany panels. The left hand cupboard contains a single sliding linen tray, ideal for table linen, while the other cupboards each contain a single fixed shelf. This grand antique sideboard stands on an inverted break fronted plinth and the mirror can be detached for ease of removal.
Quality Antique Decorative Victorian Mahogany Sideboard / Chiffonier. This beautifully decorated antique mahogany sideboard / chiffonier dates from around 1850 and is a fine example of a quality Victorian piece. It has a shaped, beautifully scrolled, carved back with decorative shell centre motif above a top that has a very attractive moulded edge and bow fronted sides. The front displays four elegantly carved corbels and two central frieze drawers above two cupboard doors with key and working locks. The interior of each cupboard has a removable shelf and sliding drawer. The antique sideboard stands on a bow fronted plinth, again with an attractive decorative moulding, giving the whole piece a sense of opulence.
Small Victorian Mahogany Four Door Antique Sideboard / Chiffonier. This antique Victorian, circa 1850, mahogany sideboard / chiffonier has four doors along with relatively small proportions for such a grand looking design. It has an unusual up-stand (removable if desired) with decorative scrolled sides. This sits above an inverted break fronted beautifully figured top below which can be found three mahogany lined frieze drawers with oval mouldings. The base contains four cupboard doors having arched moulded fronts with key and a single working lock. The central and right side cupboard contain a fixed shelf while the left cupboard has a sliding linen tray. This antique cupboard sits on an inverted break fronted plain plinth and still owns its original back boards.
Stunning Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Sideboard with Glazed Display. This stunning Victorian mahogany antique sideboard is of super quality and dates from around 1870. It has a moulded shaped pediment above an inverted break fronted beautifully figured top with moulded edges and rounded corners. The base consists of a central glazed display cabinet, the doors of which have moulded edges and a working lock. The interior contains two adjustable shelves ideal for displaying crockery. This cabinet is flanked by a pedestal on either side, each pedestal having a mahogany lined drawer with original turned handles above a beautifully figured cupboard door with moulded edges and key with working lock. The cupboard to the left contains two sliding trays designed to store table linen while the cupboard to the right has a single shelf above a deep cellaret drawer with the expected dividers and the original flush brass handle to the front. The whole piece stands on an inverted break fronted plain plinth. The glass like finish of the polish suits the rich medium shade of the mahogany perfectly making it look totally stunning and suitably grand.
Magnificent & Grand, Quality Mahogany Antique Sideboard. Dating from around 1840, on the cusp of William IV and the Victorian period, this grand sideboard is constructed from the finest quality mahogany timbers. It has an inverted break fronted moulded top above three concealed oak lined cushion drawers. Below these are four cupboard doors each having raised moulded edges and being flanked by the finest carved and scrolled pilasters. The sideboard as a whole stands on an inverted break fronted plinth. The central cupboard contains a single removable shelf, the cupboard to the left contains two oak lined drawers while the cupboard to the right contains a single removable shelf and a lower drawer with inset cellarette compartments. This stately piece is constructed from a quality of mahogany no longer available to today’s craftsman due to its rarity. In years past this quality of sideboard retailed at around £8,000. Antique values, just like commodity prices, go up and down and this is the perfect time in that pricing cycle to purchase a piece such as this!
Large, Superb Quality Victorian Flamed Mahogany Antique Sideboard. Dating from around 1850 in the Victorian period this grand sideboard is constructed from the finest quality flamed mahogany timbers. It has a raised wonderfully figured ‘mirrored’ flamed mahogany, back with moulded edge, swan neck pediment and magnificently carved central ‘Green Man’ decoration. The top is beautifully figured with a deep moulded edge. The fronted is break fronted with a bow front centre piece over a central bow fronted oak lined drawer. It stands on two figured flamed mahogany pedestal cupboards displaying magnificent carvings and having deep moulded plinths. The interiors of the cupboards differ slightly, the left one contains three oak lined linen trays while the right one contains a drawer above a fixed shelf below which can be found a deep lead lined cellarette drawer. This very grand stately piece is constructed from a quality of mahogany no longer available to today’s craftsman due to its rarity. In years past this quality of sideboard retailed at around £6,000. Antique values, just like commodity prices, go up and down and this is the perfect time in that pricing cycle to purchase a piece such as this! The sideboard fortunately splits into several sections making it far more portable than one might first think.
Large, Superb Quality, Victorian Mahogany Antique Sideboard. This is a superb example of a magnificent Victorian mahogany sideboard dating from around 1860. It has a decorative carved raised back above a beautifully figured top with half round moulded edge and three oak lined frieze drawers. The body of the sideboard is divided into three sections separated by quality carved corbels. It has four cupboard doors with delightfully figured central panels along with arched mouldings. The central section contains a single fixed shelf, the right section has a fixed shelf above a cellarette drawer while the left side contains two oak lined sliding linen trays. The piece stands on an inverted break fronted plain plinth and splits into three sections for ease of removal.
Victorian Mahogany Antique Sideboard
Dating from around 1860 in the Victorian period this grand antique sideboard is constructed from mahogany. It has a shaped back with beautifully scrolled carvings above a strikingly figured top. Below this can be found three oak lined frieze drawers over four cupboard doors, all having moulded edges. Both the cupboard in the centre and the one to the right have a single removable shelf while the cupboard to the left contains two fixed shelves.
- 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
JamesSteve has asked me to thank you again for all your help this morning packing his van and for the beautiful items we bought from you. He really appreciated it. And I would add my thanks to that too. Having helped Steve pack the few items in the van this morning (including that incredibly heavy carpet) I know very well the size of the task! best regards Jennifer
Hello James,The chiffonier arrived safely. It’s really perfect for my dining room.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Michèle