Sideboards & Buffets

If you entertain guests often or have a big family, it can be a real challenge to present food and drinks in an organized and uncluttered way. Gatherings can get really messy, really quickly. So if you want to have space for food that won’t take away space from your guests, you’re going to need to have storage space for all the flatware and cutlery everyone will be using.

What Is An Antique Sideboard For?

An antique sideboard is a piece of furniture used for serving food and laying out serving dishes, as well as for storage space. It’s typically found in the dining room or living room, and it features cabinets, drawers, and cupboards for storage.

Sideboards became popular in the 1800s as people gained wealth. These days, they have become decorative fixtures for the home, especially in formal dining rooms. 

What’s The Difference Between A Sideboard And A Buffet?

There’s no functional difference between a sideboard and a buffet, and the terms have come to be used interchangeably these days. If you’re going to be strict about it, sideboards have short legs, and buffets have longer legs. Sideboards also often have cabinets that reach down to the floor, and may even have no legs at all.

Some sideboards and buffets are paired with hutches. An antique kitchen hutch is a set of shelves placed on top of a lower cabinet with a counter, usually a sideboard or buffet. Hutches are used for additional storage space and for displaying china or glassware.


What Periods Of Antique Sideboards And Buffets Do We Offer?

We offer a wide variety of vintage buffets and antique kitchen sideboards in different styles. We have everything from Gothic to Renaissance to Art Deco pieces, with some dating back to 1870 and 1880. We also have more modern sideboards and buffets for those who want the functionality of these pieces without the vintage pricing.

How Is A Dining Room Sideboard Decorated?

Sideboards are used in many ways these days, and no longer just for their traditional purpose in dining rooms or living rooms. A sideboard can make for a great minibar, you can also set up a coffee or tea station on your sideboard and place coffee machines or a tea collection on top. Sideboards are designed to be short so there’s room above them for a mirror, picture frames or art, or even a hutch or additional shelving. 

Outside the dining room, a sideboard can be used as a storage unit in your bedroom or bathroom. You can use it to store documents, bathroom equipment, or anything else you might want to keep hidden away to reduce clutter.

Find Your Perfect Antique Sideboard Or Buffet Today!

An antique sideboard or buffet is a versatile piece of furniture that can have many uses in your home. It’s the perfect example of antique furniture that combines beauty and functionality in one package. Find the best sideboard or buffet for your home by checking our website.