Ormazd Sideboard October 16th, 2017 - 13:33:41
Sideboards were always part of dining in the grand Victorian houses, and if you want to dine with that kind of style then there are some reproduction pieces that will serve you well. Oak sideboards offer you plenty of storage options and there are some that have drawers and cupboard space so you have a place to store everything. You may have an idea that oak will be difficult to care for and look after or that it only comes in its natural shade, but you would be wrong. Oak sideboards come in so many different hues from the darkest almost ebony to the lightest bleached look. Oak as a wood is very easy to care for. It will take a lot of hard knocks and plenty of everyday wear and tear.
The Hepplewhite sideboard would have been used to store silver ware, dinnerware and other dining accoutrements. Modern Sideboards can be used in exactly the same way as the grand Hepplewhite and Chippendale (he also got in on the act) pieces. In the years from 1770, no dining room would have been considered complete without Sideboards. We may not have the grand dining style of the Hepplewhite and Chippendale era, but there is absolutely no reason why we shouldnt have one in modern homes today.
Sideboards are usually long and slim, and use a minimal amount of floor space, making it easy to fit them in anywhere! The table tops are ideal for you to place your food before serving, or can act as your bar counter or buffet table when you have social engagements! It can also serve as a place to display your favorite photographs, or aesthetically place a few decorative vases and themed knick knacks. With the ample storage space underneath, a plethora of choices are made available for you to store your crockery and china in the cabinets; silverware and linen in the draws, or perhaps a few cookbooks in the shelves. You even place your wine in the wine racks. The options are endless!
Black ash was the next fad for wooden furniture, swiftly followed by pale ash as a certain Swedish flat pack furniture store started trading in the UK. The 1990s saw us buying beech in our droves. Nowadays, we have returned to oak as the staple for elegant furniture but these days it is often sold in a more natural paler tint. The legacy of years of influence of the Scandinavian designers has left us with many simple lines in current classics like a contemporary oak sideboard.