Sideboard. Thursday , October 19th , 2017 - 11:38:08 AM
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.
Not only are sideboards functional, but also add a great decorative touch to your dining room. Sideboards come in a variety of styles and designs to suit every kind of taste and budget. For those who prefer a formal setting, finely styled antique and traditional looking sideboards are a perfect choice. Those who prefer a more contemporary style can select from range of sideboards that are combined with different elements such as wood, wicker, metal, steel, or even glass.
It was round about the 1770s that Sideboards first started appearing in Britain. The earliest type was called slab tables. These early Sideboards often had marble tops as they were used not only to serve food and drink, but also prepare and cut food. The slab tables were no more than a top with legs and there was no storage on them. In 1788, the famous cabinetmaker Hepplewhite showed a sideboard in his illustrated style guide. Hepplewhites piece had moved away from the slab table as it had the addition of storage space.
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