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Antique Sideboards And Buffets

Antique sideboards and buffets provide you with a useful piece of furniture that will be perfect in your dining room. From traditional design to those that are more modern and contemporary, you will also find pieces made from a variety of materials. Solid oak, teak, pine along with others at the lower end of the market made from MDF with real wood veneers, there is something for everyone. With a mixture of storage options through the closed off cabinets and adjustable shelving options, they are made by real artisans resulting in a strong piece of furniture that will stand the test of time.

Offering an individualistic piece of furniture, you will easily find one that will simply look perfect in your home.

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Pretty Antique Sideboard
Pretty Antique Sideboard

This sideboard is available in olive green, black, or navy blue. Gorgeously decorated with bronze detail, it has a curved bottom edge and rectangular feet. The frame is made from solid acacia wood, whereas the top is manufactured wood.

The olive green finish of this sideboard would look stunning in a modern farmhouse setting. We recommend displaying it against a sage green wall or a white paneled one for a charming look. Accent the elaborate lattice detail by placing a vase with a similar design on top. If green isn’t your thing, choose the navy blue finish for a more distinguished look.

Distressed Antique Buffet
Distressed Antique Buffet

Featuring mirrored door fronts with lattice detail, this antique buffet comes in either a dusty gray oak or a Mexican gray finish. Made of manufactured wood, it has four adjustable interior shelves behind the doors and two drawers above.

The distressed look of this buffet is cozy and chic. We think it would look especially good in a cottage-style home. If it is for a  living room, place a fluffy cream rug nearby for added texture. Due to the heavy distressing, keep things simple with the rest of your nearby décor – a simple vase of flowers or picture frame will complete the look.

Half Open Antique Sideboard
Half Open Antique Sideboard

You can pick from five colors with this sideboard, including ivory and cool gray. Featuring three shelves to the side, two of which are adjustable, it is crafted from manufactured wood. Behind the two doors is one more shelf.

The weathered look of this sideboard is perfect for both modern and traditional homes. We think the dark dusty oak finish would be the ideal way to add depth and texture to an entryway, whereas the ivory color will brighten up a room. Unless you go for cool gray, all of this sideboard’s finish options would look great with warm neutrals.

Contrasting Antique Buffet
Contrasting Antique Buffet

This buffet features a unique chevron pattern. Made of manufactured wood with veneers, the finish is deep brown with lighter honey brown and chestnut shades, all of which have been distressed for added character. It has a singular wide shelf within.

The brown tones of this buffet would look best with warm tones to match the warmth of the wood. As there are varying shades of brown included, such as espresso and honey, either off-white and ivory or beige tones would tie into the theme best. Hang an abstract painting in similar colors above for a stylish and cohesive look.

Traditional Antique Sideboard Buffet
Traditional Antique Sideboard Buffet

The two-tone finish of this sideboard buffet combines warm cherry and dark brown. Made of solid wood and MDF, it has three drawers in the center and two adjustable shelves behind the ornate doors. Best of all, this buffet arrives fully assembled.

Refined and graceful, this sideboard would be the perfect finishing touch to a dining room. As it is dark, we recommend it for a room with high ceilings and plenty of space. Otherwise, you run the risk of a closed-in look. A slim embroidered cream runner laid across the top would add some light without being out of place. 

Mirrored Antique Buffet Sideboard
Mirrored Antique Buffet Sideboard

Combining antique style with a contemporary feel, this buffet sideboard is made of manufactured wood. Featuring a matte black finish, it has plenty of storage, including a center shelf, two shelves behind the paneled doors, and two drawers in the middle.

We think this sideboard would be a brilliant option for a clean-lined room. Its sleek look and sharp edges, as well as its black finish, will create contrast with most décor schemes. Though subtly modern, the church-style paneling on the doors prevents it from looking overly contemporary. Embrace the mix of old and new by pairing this sideboard with mid-century modern furniture.

RACCON 45.7'' Wide
RACCON 45.7'' Wide
$277.99 $242.99
This sideboard combination offers a variety of space for storing items and for creating an attractive display. The two cabinets with adjustable shelves are perfect for storing books and entertainment consoles, or you can use them to display accent pieces.
Sommer 70'' Wide 6 Drawer Mango Solid Wood Sideboard
Sommer 70'' Wide 6 Drawer Mango Solid Wood Sideboard
$2300 $2300
This sideboard is a stylish piece of furniture that flaunts a medium-toned chassis and shutter-inspired drawer fronts. The chassis is perched atop a solid iron frame that not only stabilizes this stunning sideboard to perfection but also adds to its visual appeal. With ample storage in addition to sturdy construction and a superior finish, it makes for a great choice for spaces. It is a substantial piece of furniture and is built to last for years to come. Moreover, the top is large enough to host a plethora of decor objects and everyday items.
Yeager 47.75'' Wide 2 Drawer Server
Yeager 47.75'' Wide 2 Drawer ServerThis black and brown sideboard provides a convenient spot to serve charcuterie spreads and store fine china, seasonal table linens, and much more. Crafted from wood, it features traditional cabinet front with pilasters, as well as beveled doors for another traditional touch. It measures 36.25"H x 47.75"W x 19"D and includes two cabinets and two drawers to help you stash your stuff.
39'' Wide 2 Drawer Server
39'' Wide 2 Drawer Server
$1100 $919.99
Artesano Home Decor Reclaimed Wood 2 Drawer Console is a unique forged iron nature-inspired hardware piece with a high-end manufacture. A perfect piece for your desired ambient, and a unique complement to your decoration.
Nathan 58'' Wide 2 Drawer Sideboard
Nathan 58'' Wide 2 Drawer SideboardThis sideboard offers convenient storage and display space. It's crafted from solid and engineered wood with glass doors. It features a rectangular silhouette, bracket-style feet, and ribbed details on its cabinet doors for a modern farmhouse feel. The two double-door cabinets open to reveal adjustable interior shelves, while the two ball-bearing glide drawers above them provide additional storage space. Use this versatile sideboard as a dining room buffet to store dinnerware, barware, and more.
Noemi 82'' Wide Iron Sideboard
Noemi 82'' Wide Iron Sideboard
$2299 $2299
Decorative wrought iron in an ombre finish emits a feeling of movement that keeps the eye moving. The spacious interior brings plenty of storage space to the dining room, living room, or entryway. The finish varies from piece to piece because of the organic nature of materials.
Alfresco 68'' Wide 4 Drawer Sideboard
Alfresco 68'' Wide 4 Drawer Sideboard
$4825 $3439
The Polingnano Buffet by Hooker Furniture combines heirloom-style details with a relaxed European provincial aesthetic. The design is in the detail, with a Light Tusk finish and brown oak veneers set off by small and medium knobs with teardrop pendants and dogwood-flower backplates in a hand-hammered Florentine gold tone. This functional piece has a door on each end with one adjustable shelf behind each door, four drawers with self-closing undermount drawer guides—including a top drawer with a drop-in felt liner for silverware storage—and an open area below for displaying decorative items. Crafted of Oak Veneers and solid wood edge top. Delivering the casual look and feel of ageless pieces acquired during travels in the Old World, Hooker Furniture's Alfresco collection features pieces that have been inspired by heirloom pieces found in homes perched on cliffs along the Italian coastline of the Adriatic Sea.
Valencia 82'' Wide 2 Drawer Sideboard
Valencia 82'' Wide 2 Drawer Sideboard
$5775 $3630
The extraordinary buffet table from our collection features gorgeous scrolling veneer and overlays, complemented by rich detail carvings, a stone top, and metal accents. It includes a center metal door, two drawers, a silverware tray in the left drawer, and two side doors. Behind each of the side doors are adjustable shelves for your convenience.
Ageet 78.74'' Wide 3 Drawer Sideboard
Ageet 78.74'' Wide 3 Drawer Sideboard
$3499.99 $3339.99
Featuring solid wood construction with a natural veneer, this beautiful sideboard with inlay work is the perfect complement to any home or office. Handcrafted by master craftsmen and inspired by European design, it offers classic details and exhibits Victorian-style accents. The antique characteristics of this floor cabinet would enhance the look of any study room.
Juney 69'' Wide 5 Drawer Mango Sideboard
Juney 69'' Wide 5 Drawer Mango Sideboard
$1359.99 $1359.99
This sideboard is crafted of mango wood and features 5 drawers and 2 side doors with sturdy black metal fixtures. Behind each door are 2 shelves for ample storage.
Leia 62'' Wide 3 Drawer Credenza
Leia 62'' Wide 3 Drawer Credenza
$1399.99 $1299.99
The Thatcher collection is reminiscent of an old-world home. The credenza features 3 felt-lined drawers and a silver tray for all of your cutlery organizational needs. Two glass doors on either side are the perfect location for spotlighting your heirlooms with a single glass shelf and 3-way touch lighting. Two wood center doors complete the credenza with even more storage solutions. Behind the left door, you will find removable vertical partitions for platter storage. Behind the right door, you will find 2 adjustable, removable wine shelves. The Thatcher collection creates a place of comfortable refuge by transforming a house into a home.
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Size:

Most antique sideboards and buffets average around 50 to 75 inches wide, so you'll need to measure and decide where to place your sideboard accordingly. Per Rodney Lawrence, if you are planning to put your sideboard in an entryway or narrow corridor, a longer but slimmer buffet is better than a shorter and wider one. Make use of the dimensions you do have. If you have a room with more floor space one way than the other, see if you can angle your sideboard to accommodate this. You'll also need to see how much room is left to pull any included drawers out and if you have the space to do this comfortably.

Material:

Unless you are specifically looking for a type of wood, you don't need to worry too much about the material. Antique sideboards and buffets generally are made of either a solid and manufactured wood mix or just manufactured wood. If you wish to paint or think you might re-paint your furniture in the future when redecorating, you'll need to go for unvarnished wood. If this isn't a concern, wood that has been oiled or treated with another varnish is less likely to mark. Bright paint colors should also be treated for good maintenance, though sometimes varnishing isn't needed; for example, if you buy a purposefully distressed piece.

Storage:

It's rare for an antique sideboard or a buffet to not come with some sort of storage. Many contain slim drawers or an extra shelf beneath, but, for some, this level of storage may not be enough. Depending on the room your sideboard will be in, you'll require different storage levels to suit your needs. If the sideboard is for a dining room, are the included shelves wide enough for all your crockery? As Ken Fulk advises, it's always best to have space left at the top of a dish stack to prevent any chipping or other damage to your dishes when getting them in and out. Alternatively, if your buffet is for a living room, extra nooks will be helpful for storing game controls and other small items.

Finish:

In general, antique buffets tend to feature more neutral color schemes that are in keeping with their vintage look. You can find more brightly colored sideboards if you wish, though design expert Mark Cunningham recommends sticking to either a light, neutral, or dark wood stain finish for versatility reasons. This way, if you ever decide to switch things up, you're more likely to be able to keep the sideboard you already have rather than needing to buy a new one. Distressed whitewashed furniture would fit coastal and farmhouse décor schemes well, whereas mahogany or reddish-brown tones are best suited to more traditional styles.

Vintage Features:

When it comes to antique pieces of furniture, many contain small details that give them more of a vintage look. Some things to look out for include lattice work, either on glass cabinet doors or legs, as well as scrollwork or other carving detail at the sides. Scrollwork detail across the edges is also a common addition and will lend your sideboard vintage flair, especially if the pattern features antique motifs like roses. Moreover, per Suzanne Kasler, you should also look at the legs. Leg styles like spindle and cabriole will additionally lend antique charm to your sideboard or buffet.

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