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. 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 would be added 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 19th Century sideboards were mainly in mahogany but new more interesting woods were introduced like Rosewood and Oak, 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.
Victorian Sideboards for sale
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 William IV Antique Sideboard with Fretwork Carving in the style and quality of a Gillows piece.
Large Quality Mahogany Victorian Mirrored Back Antique Sideboard, dating from around 1860 with a finely carved ornate mirrored back. This grand antique sideboard stands on an inverted break fronted plinth and the mirror can be detached for ease of removal.
Beautifully decorated 19th Century antique mahogany sideboard with bow fronted plinth, again with an attractive decorative moulding, giving the whole piece a sense of opulence.
Victorian Mahogany Antique Sideboard with Glazed Display, moulded edges and rounded corners. The glass like finish of the polish suits the rich medium shade of the mahogany perfectly making it look totally stunning and suitably grand.
Quality Victorian Golden Oak Antique Sideboard equipped with the Original Makers Stamp Alex Smith Colne.
Magnificent & Grand, Quality Mahogany Antique Sideboard with the finest carved and scrolled pilasters. 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 Victorian Sideboard with swan neck pediment and magnificently carved central ‘Green Man’ decoration.
Large Victorian Mahogany and Walnut Antique Sideboard.
Victorian Serpentine fronted sideboard with the retailers stamp Nuttall Sons And Co.
Dear JamesSteve delivered the sideboard and table last week. They fit very happily in our diningroom and we are very pleased. Thank you again. Besr regards Michèle
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Hello James,The chiffonier arrived safely. It’s really perfect for my dining room.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Michèle