By Katherine Huston. Modern Sideboard. Published at Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 05:10:54 AM.
An antique oak sideboard is quite a find. Good construction of the nineteenth century sideboard has permitted the opportunity of collecting these excellent pieces of furniture. They are now found from coast-to-coast among thousands of antique dealers. Furniture makers are still making the oak sideboard. It is a popular selling piece among many of the great furniture houses in our country. Some factories are now specializing in reproduction furniture and can provide you with style choices from early American, Victorian, and European designs.
The design of eighteenth and nineteenth century houses usually did not include much space for storage. Because of that furniture makers were called upon to solve the problem of where to keep things when they were not being used everyday. The dining room generally had one of those solutions in the form of the oak sideboard. The sideboard of most northeastern homes was made of oak due to its plenteous supply throughout the woodlands from Maine to Pennsylvania.
What makes sideboards pleasing to the eye is how they are crafted from eye-catching materials. For example, you can purchase one that is built from pine that features elegant accents, carvings, and is then finished in a rich dark brown stain with antique style hardware used to cap off its appearance. Or, you can get another that is built from maple that has a very clean, sleek look to its finished in a bold black paint with a slight shimmer that is then paired with chrome finished hardware. They can be made from other materials and have different finishes as well, but for time's sake, we'll just mention the above ones.
Trying to increase the space in your lounge or dining area? A sideboard could possibly be the solution. Attractive & ultra functional, sideboards have leaped in popularity lately, & it is no great surprise why. To begin with, what is considered to be a sideboard? Sideboards is fairly diverse word, spanning free standing, low to moderate height cabinets, which commonly include sliding or hanging doors or drawers, or even a combination of both. In fact, although a chest of drawers & a sideboard are twodistinct items, the word sideboard is commonly used more to talk about the general appearance, for instance a long, low chest of drawers with legs can also be a sideboard. Initially made for the dining-room, sideboards used to be a place to keep utensils, crockery, napkins, glasses & beverages, & were also known as a buffet.
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