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Antique Sideboards, Antique Chiffoniers & Antique Credenzas

We offer a wide range of finest antique sideboards, antique chiffoniers and antique credenzas. Buy from one of the UK's premier furniture dealer…

We offer a wide range of finest antique sideboards, antique chiffoniers and antique credenzas. Buy from one of the UK's premier furniture dealers. We have a lovely collection of antique sideboards, antique chiffoniers and antique credenzas available for viewing and for sale ranging from a Regency Sheraton style mahogany sideboards with inlaid marquetry decoration to other examples from the Art Deco period and beyond.

Our antique Victorian sideboards, and those from other historic periods in furniture making history are crafted from the finest burr walnut and many of our antique credenzas have glass doors for display purposes. Some pieces also feature beautiful Sevres porcelain plaques and ormolu decoration to further enhance their appearance.

One of our currently listed pieces is virtually identical to that seen in the award winning television drama Downton Abbey filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire – the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

Antique Sideboards, Not Just A Dining Room Accessory

I have a confession to make. I always thought of sideboards as being the most “dull” items of furniture. Why, because they were, in my mind (wrongly as it turns out), a purely functional item. A sideboard is where our mother kept the tableware, cutlery, table linen and other items necessary for serving meals. It was also a useful surface for various ornaments, clocks and similar items to be displayed.

I was wrong, of course. Although sideboards are used for all of the above, and that is all many people want from them, they do have so much more to offer.

In this category you will find antique sideboards, antique chiffoniers (a chiffonier typically has a mirror mounted on the top), and antique credenzas, (a credenza is a sideboard, often without legs and having display space rather than just storage).

Sideboards, Credenza and Chiffoniers Always In Stock Here At Regent Antiques

We hold very significant stock of these items due to their popularity and the fact that nice examples are always sought after and in demand. Many of these items are from major makers in furniture making history but many more are either unique or, at the very least, not so commonplace. If you are looking for a particular style or design of sideboard then you are well advised to check this category of our website regularly.

A personal visit to our showroom will also be beneficial if you want to examine our stock close up. Our team of furniture specialists will be on hand to help you but if you need specific questions answering it is best to call or email in advance of your visit to ensure that someone will be available when you arrive.

Sometimes a sideboard can also double up as a cocktail cabinet or bar, the two functions being similar, and we often describe a piece as such. Try to be really clear in your own mind what type of functionality you require. If the storage of bottles and glasses is important then some designs in our showroom may not be suitable - once again, a chat with our experts will almost always pay dividends.

We are certain that you will be able to find the antique sideboard or credenza of your choice here at Regent Antiques. Our stock ranges from plain and functional through to ornate and decorative - but still functional. Please take the time to have a thorough look and ask questions as they come up - we want you to be delighted with your new antique sideboard.

Please Try to Pay a Visit to Our Showroom in Person and Take a Look at our Antique Sideboards, Antique Credenza and Antique Chiffonier for Yourself

If you see an antique sideboard, chiffonier, or credenza on this website that you would like to consider, please be aware that our specialist team will pack it very carefully and ship it to almost any destination worldwide. We would however request that you obtain a shipping quotation before making a purchase, quoting the unique reference number on the item’s description page, unless you are located in the UK mainland where we are able to ship your purchases to you completely free of charge.

Our North London showroom is open to the public for viewing every weekday between the hours of 10am to 5pm and please also be aware that we also open occasionally on Saturdays to assist those for whom a weekday visit is normally out of the question. Please see the homepage of this site for our latest opening hours including our latest Saturday opening arrangements. You don’t need an appointment to view our antique sideboards or other antique furniture but if you need to speak to one of our experts then it is worth calling in advance to make sure that there is someone on hand as the team are often out of town on buying trips.

Our showroom is very easy to find and is located close to rail and public transport links, including Manor House tube station on the Piccadilly Line which is a stone’s throw away. You will always find many examples of beautiful antique sideboards and credenzas on display but if you are travelling to see a particular item please call first to make sure that it is still available to view.

If you cannot visit the showroom and you have questions about any of our antique dining room furniture pieces, or indeed any other items, then you are welcome to contact us by telephone or email using the contact details found at the top of every product description page. Please also quote the item reference when contacting us as we stock many items that are similar.

Please also be sure to check our notes as to the condition and dimensions of the antique furniture you wish to buy before purchasing and use the photographs to satisfy yourself regarding the item’s condition.

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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Credenza Sevres Plaques 19th C

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Credenza Sevres Plaques 19th C

A Victorian burr walnut and ebonised credenza, with ormolu mounts with four Sevres style porcelain plaques, with four knopped columns and pair of glazed doors flanking central panelled door on bun feet, 119c high x 190cm wide x 46cm deep This is a superb antique Victorian burr walnut and ebonised Sevres Porcelain and ormolu mounted line inlaid breakfront credenza, circa 1860 in date. It has  a striking central panelled door which is adorned with a beautiful ormolu mounted and hand painted Sevres porcelain plaque  depicting a courting couple with chaperone, flanked by an elegant glazed door on either side. There are three similar Sevres porcelain plaques in the frieze, and it is further decorated with four corinthian columns and exquisite ormolu mounts.  The glazed side doors open to reveal two shelves in each section, ideal for displaying your collectables, the central door  opens to reveal a central shelf and  plenty of storage space for drinks, glasses, crockery, etc,. The interior is lined in it's original violet velvet. it is raised on ebonised bun feet and is complete with working locks and keys. This is a stunning piece which is sure to attract a lot of attention. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished, and the interior relined, in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 119 x Width 190 x Depth 46

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 11 inches x Width 6 feet, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

£8,500.00
Ref: 02300
Superb Bespoke Burr Walnut Marquetry 3 Door Sideboard

Superb Bespoke Burr Walnut Marquetry 3 Door Sideboard

This is a superb large bespoke breakfront sideboard in Victorian style with room for all your plates, china, glassware and cutlery. It features three doors and three capacious drawers. It has been crafted from burr walnut and features exquisite hand cut floral marquetry decoration, and the interior has been beautifully lined with fabric. The sideboard has been French polished by hand and is ready to add a touch of class to a special place in your home.   Condition: This is a new bespoke handmade sideboard.   The making of a marquetry masterpiece The making of a bespoke marquetry table involves many phases - carried out with the highest level of attention to detail - by third generation master craftsmen in our workshop in Italy. First the design of the marquetry is drawn on paper. The paper is then glued on to a sheet of plywood and the veneers are attached to the underside with pins. There can be a maximum of 16 sheets of veneer.  In this case, there are 8 for the burr walnut and 8 for the marquetry. With a fret cutter, using a very fine blade, the marquetry is cut out, using the burr walnut and various coloured veneers to compose the flowers. Today we use an electric fret cutter, although in the 18th and 19th centuries the cutters were operated by treadles. All of the cut out pieces of veneer are then placed on a large tray. They are then singed by being placed in hot sand in a red hot crucible. This singed effect gives different shades to the various veneers, depending on how deep and how long they are left in the hot sand. The various items of veneer are then inserted into the burr walnut one by one. After they are inserted, tape is placed over them to keep them in place. They are then turned over and a sheet of glued paper is placed over them all, after which the tape can be removed. The prepared solid mahogany table is then veneered with mahogany - twice on the under side, horizontally and vertically, and then once on the top side. The prepared marquetry and burr walnut sheet is then placed on top and the whole table top is placed into a hot press, which glues the sheet to the top. The backing paper can then be sanded off. The table top is then veneered 4 times to prevent the top from bowing or warping. Once the assembly is complete, the table is French polished by hand using natural products, resulting in a stunning bespoke masterpiece of marquetry.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 105 x Width 218 x Depth 58

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 7 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches

£5,750.00
Ref: 02299
Enormous Bespoke Handmade Burr Walnut Marquetry 4 Door Sideboard

Enormous Bespoke Handmade Burr Walnut Marquetry 4 Door Sideboard

This is a superb and unusually large bespoke handmade burr walnut breakfront sideboard in Victorian style with room for all your plates, china, glassware and cutlery. It features four doors and three capacious drawers. The interior has been  beautifully lined with fabric, it has been hand crafted from fabulous burr walnut and features exquisite hand cut floral marquetry decoration. The sideboard has been French polished by hand and is ready to add a touch of class to a special place in your home.   Condition: This is a new bespoke handmade sideboard.   The making of a marquetry masterpiece The making of a bespoke marquetry dining table involves many phases - carried out with the highest level of attention to detail - by third generation master craftsmen in our workshop in Italy. First the design of the marquetry is drawn on paper. The paper is then glued on to a sheet of plywood and the veneers are attached to the underside with pins. There can be a maximum of 16 sheets of veneer.  In this case, there are 8 for the burr walnut and 8 for the marquetry. With a fret cutter, using a very fine blade, the marquetry is cut out, using the burr walnut and various coloured veneers to compose the flowers. Today we use an electric fret cutter, although in the 18th and 19th centuries the cutters were operated by treadles. All of the cut out pieces of veneer are then placed on a large tray. They are then singed by being placed in hot sand in a red hot crucible. This singed effect gives different shades to the various veneers, depending on how deep and how long they are left in the hot sand. The various items of veneer are then inserted into the burr walnut one by one. After they are inserted, tape is placed over them to keep them in place. They are then turned over and a sheet of glued paper is placed over them all, after which the tape can be removed. The prepared solid mahogany table is then veneered with mahogany - twice on the under side, horizontally and vertically, and then once on the top side. The prepared marquetry and burr walnut sheet is then placed on top and the whole table top is placed into a hot press, which glues the sheet to the top. The backing paper can then be sanded off. The table top is then veneered 4 times to prevent the top from bowing or warping. Once the assembly is complete, the table is French polished by hand using natural products, resulting in a stunning bespoke masterpiece of marquetry.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 105 x Width 264 x Depth 58

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 8 feet, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches

£6,750.00

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