Vintage Antique Sideboards from Different Eras
At Loves Antiques, you can find an antique sideboard that suits your home and has the kind of period style you love. Whether it's the 17th century or something from the past 100 years, you can browse our range of unique and incredible antique sideboards that will take pride of place in your home. Like any type of antique furniture, sideboards changed a lot over time, and you can often tell what era they are from due to the design features alone. If you are searching for an antique sideboard for sale, you may be thinking of buying a piece from a certain era to match your dining set, and our listings include pieces from many historic periods.
A style that’s quite sought-after is the art deco sideboard, which adds a decadent 1920s touch to your room. Antique sideboards from these eras often include cocktail cabinets, so you can shake and stir in the comfort of your own home.
Like many other antique enthusiasts, you may be looking for an 18th century sideboard, which were often made in ornate styles. In this era, you’ll also find a lot of bow front antique sideboards, which are slightly less bulky and ideal for smaller spaces. Of course, you’ll also find vintage sideboards for sale that work well in big, dramatic spaces, such as a large antique sideboard buffet which can easily hold all your tableware.
An Antique Sideboard Showcases Real Vintage Wood
So much modern furniture is made from MDF, so if you want something sturdy for your room, it’s worth looking for an antique sideboard. You can choose options such as:
- An oak sideboard – oak is used in Georgian, Victorian, Gothic and a wide range of other styles. If you’re looking for vintage sideboards to match your dining furniture, oak is often a popular choice
- A mahogany sideboard – mahogany is rarely used for furniture nowadays, as the wood is endangered. If you’re looking for vintage sideboards for sale made in mahogany, then you’ll find many choices through Love Antiques
- A pine vintage sideboard – pine is still a popular wood, and you may have many pieces of furniture that use pine around the home. Antique pine tends to be more solid and full of character, so it’s worth looking for antique sideboard furniture, rather than shopping for something new
- A walnut sideboard cabinet – walnut is another wood you won’t see much in modern furniture shops, so if you want a piece in this deep, rich wood, looking for an antique sideboard might be your best choice
Vintage Sideboards Work in any Room of the House
While antique sideboards were designed for use in your dining area, there’s no reason you can’t have them in other rooms of the house.
Many of our vintage sideboards for sale would look great in a living room, if you’re trying to get a retro look. Some people use them as storage for bits and pieces to keep the room tidy, or even to hide a TV!
A vintage sideboard could also be a good piece to have in a dressing room, as they have shelves and practical storage space that is useful. Large sideboards are also great for open plan spaces and multi-purpose rooms, giving you somewhere to stash things away.
Unusual Sideboards, Antiques that make Conversation Pieces
Antique sideboards are the kind of furniture that gets noticed in your home. An antique sideboard buffet that has carved wood or other ornate features will instantly elevate a room and make it more interesting.
Any of our unusual sideboards can create a focal point in a room. Investing in this kind of antique side board pays off, as it’s often the first thing people notice, so you can design the rest of your décor around this piece. Antique sideboard furniture can work well in both modern and period homes, depending on the era and style.
Find an Antique Sideboard for Sale from a Reputable Dealer
Love Antiques provides listings from verified dealers, so you can feel confident that when you buy an antique sideboard buffet, or any antique item, that it’s been listed by an expert. Our website brings together lots of dealers from across the UK, so you can quickly and easily find the type of antique side board you’ve been looking for, without walking round endless markets.
Start browsing our range of antique sideboards by using the menu on the right to filter your options, or simply scroll through and see the huge variety on offer.
Antique Sideboard FAQs
How do you identify an antique sideboard?
Each piece of the vintage sideboard buffet has distinct identifying marks which reveals its authenticity. To look for a sideboards' identifying marks, examine carefully the bottom part and the back of the sideboard. Look at the side of the drawer for signs of dovetails. When you take a look at the insides of the drawer, where it meets with the sides you should be able to see a large cut of woods. These reveal a sign of hand craftsmanship. If dovetails are missing, then that piece of furniture is probably manufactured with modern-day technologies designed to replicate an antique. Another tell-tale sign of authentic antique furniture is having marks and chalk signatures. These are commonly practiced during the 17th and 18th centuries which may indicate who made the piece or where it was produced. Woods normally expand and depreciate over time due to fluctuations. Those furniture that are made from the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries don't typically have wood cracks as they think it decreases the piece's value. With these ideas in mind, you should be able to differentiate a mere shadow from the original. Examine thoroughly if it's from the time period as the antique seller says it's from. Is it hand-casted by an artist or manufactured using modern machinery. If it's signed, is the signature real?
What are antique sideboards used for?
A sideboard is a piece of furniture commonly found in homes to serve as extra storage for dining-related items for formal and special occasions. Sideboards normally have cupboards and behind doors for hiding clutters such as glasswares, flatwares, linens, candles, tablecloths, and more. Its top surface is designed for displaying decorative items you want to showcase or as an added layer to place food trays for hosting and get-togethers. Sideboards can also serve as a beautiful standalone piece and can become even more stunning when combined with other furniture pieces. One great way to bring your dining room to life is through sideboards. Its slick contemporary wooden finish will give your room a punch of color that complements your dining room table and chairs. Give your dining area a relaxed and historic feel with this distinctly designed sideboard from the 20th century. At Love Antiques, each piece of antique we offer has its own story to tell. While most sideboards are normally found in dining areas, they can also serve as a focal point to other areas of the house. Just explore your creative side and think of ways how you can incorporate this piece of furniture to your interior space.
What is the difference between an antique sideboard and a buffet?
A buffet, similarly compared to a sideboard, is a long piece of furniture that's usually placed in dining rooms to serve food during formal dinners or get-togethers. The term buffet was interchangeably used to describe sideboard furniture. They are relatively taller and have longer legs. Aside from being a decorative showpiece, it can also serve as a place to keep your TV. During the Victorian era, sideboards were only obtainable by the upper masses and displayed as a prestigious focal point in their houses. It has distinguishable short legs and cabinets that almost touch the floor.
Where is the best place to buy vintage antique sideboards?
Love Antiques is one of England's leading sources of fine antique buffet sideboards. For many years, our dealers have been sourcing and supplying the most unique and one-of-a-kind antique furnitures throughout the United Kingdom. If you want to add beauty to your dining room, you can't go wrong with Love Antiques' collection of buffet tables and sideboards. Our selection of buffet tables comes in a variety of styles so you can always find something that goes perfectly with your furnishings. All pieces are thoroughly checked, cleaned, and maintained to the highest standards. We strive hard to serve the needs of our clients including interior designers, studios, antique enthusiasts, theater production companies, and furniture upholsterers.
How much do sideboards cost at Love Antiques?
Sideboard antiques range from £175 to £16,000. If you plan to buy antique sideboards, Love Antiques has everything from cupboards, oak chairs, cabinets, shelves, accessories, antique sideboard tables, mirrors, french chairs, cutlery sets, drawers.