Sideboard. Thursday , October 19th , 2017 - 12:21:18 PM
We have all seen some period dramas where a group of people are sitting in a grand dining room at a heavily laden table being served food from the sideboard. Whilst we may not have the servants or the grand dining rooms of yesteryears, we do still dine and need storage space for our cutlery and china. Therefore, Sideboards are pieces of history we can have in our homes today. Versatile and beautiful, they are ideal pieces of furniture for living rooms, dining rooms or indeed kitchens.
Sideboards were revolutionary in the décor of a dining room. With its elegant simplicity and dynamic appearance, sideboards bring in an air of sophistication into your dining area. Its tasteful, yet practical presence still makes it a favored choice for people who are looking to add in some character to their dining room. Standing a little higher than a dining table, sideboards typically have a flat display top surface supported by a base that can come with options like cabinets, shelves, draws or wine racks.
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.
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