May 20, 2010

Sideboard Stories

Dining rooms sets generally come with a hutch, a Sideboard or Credenza. It makes for an elegant set up when you choose the right kind of sideboard to complete your dining set. There is no harm in going in for a mix and match until you are able to get the wood tones and the style combination right. Here is a peek into possible options. I tried collating a set of pictures of sideboards and buffets (and one hutch) including - antique victorian, art deco, contemporary and a few modern pieces.

Lets begin with a very Victorian mahogany sideboard with a Bow Front. A craigslist find, with unique Burl finish, was very popular in the mid 1800's.
Another mahogany sideboard which stands on very ornate legs. Another one of my craigslist finds. The owner described it as Burl finish mahogany with ample space for storage- Separate space alloted for China and silverware. This is said to be from the late 1930's

Another one standing on ornate legs, made from Cherry wood. (Craigslist find :) )

A French sideboard , I am not sure of the wood though
Mission style, early American

A classy Anglo Indian style Buffet /sideboard
I found a few similar ones with a mirror on the panel

source: thefurniture-com

Rustic country/distressed look
A formal Transitional style

Let us see a few with ethnic touches - carvings, paintings etc.

Art Deco style with dual wood tones and very ornate
Carved details with open shelves
One with carving and glass doors
source: thefurniture-com
Let us break the monotony with this simple Cherry wood all American style buffet
source: craigslist
A good medley of country and early American
source: unknown

Getting back to an ornate sideboard with a marble top which is is sleek and looks more like a table
source: craigslist

If you prefer ethnic designs, here is an Antique Rajasthani sideboard
source: rajasthanifurniture(.)com
 Another Rajasthani, painted sideboard
source: rajasthanifurniture-com
A Sheesham wood, Jaali (grill) style 
source: jalifurniture-com-uk
Found this beautifully hand painted Red Chinese Sideboard


A beautiful Chinese Style reproduction antique hand painted Sideboard with stunning authentic floral images

And now a series of contemporary styles for the modernists :-)

A beautiful Teak tone sideboard with a removable hutch. A typical Danish modern design. Dont you just love it?

source: craigslist
Teak, Danish modern,  two piece sideboard with a glass covered display case. So perfect for an apartment.

 source: circa60
Another Scandinavian design classic in Walnut.

source: via flickr
A very sleek set collated for the ultra modernists
(frosted glass table obstructing the complete view)
Contemporary buffet/sideboard with a frosted glass look (Most of the modern looking rooms are either in white or shades of grey!)
source: digsdigs-com 
another stunning model...with a frosted glass sliding door


And how could I resist presenting funky alternative!  using a chest of drawer as buffet

source: roomandboard-com

Metal cabinet (IKEA PS) used as a beautiful sideboard /buffet in this sleek dining room setting...loved it!!
source: flickr (pinklovesbrown)

how about a few Simple floating shelves ..wont work in traditional settings and homes with children though :)
source: younghouselove-com

Apothecary chest 
source: coylesauction-com

Conventional style Cane buffet
source: naturallycane-com

I could have added a lot more...but the post is too long already!!..

PS: all pictures found via various internet based sources and I do not own their copyrights


  1. the formal traditional one... and the rajasthani one is gorgeous... I dont own one... coz its simply too difficult to decide which one I'd like... :-0

    Lovely post Sudha!!

  2. Lovely finds... The Rustic Country chest and cane buffet are charming ones.

  3. If anybody were doing up their house from scratch or even planing to redecorate, i would anytime recommend your blog to them. From the time i have started following you, my furniture wish list has been going up :)
    Keep it coming darling :)

  4. hi Patricia
    i totally get what u are saying...:)

  5. hey S
    thank you.. im glad u liked them

  6. hey preethi...thank you for the wonderful compliment.. :)

  7. Great post, Sudha!I love looking at sideboards and furniture, and this post was a treat to the eyes!

  8. So much choice!

    I loved the contemporary one....chest of drawers that's used as a sideboard.

  9. Hi Sudha,your blog is intresting!I will follow your blog!

  10. hey SV thank you and glad that u like my blog :)///would love to have you stop by as much as you can

  11. wow its all gorgeous.Sideboard is a perfect addition to every home, which looks bare otherwise and requires some sort of storage for all the extra things of your home. Sideboards for your home are available with different features that not only endure the beauty of your home but also give it a marvelous look.


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