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Peter Hvidt Tambour Sideboard
By Soborg Mobler, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish modern tambour credenza, designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Peter Hvidt Tambour Sideboard
Peter Hvidt Tambour Sideboard
H 34 in W 65 in D 19 in
Danish Rosewood Sideboard with Tambour Doors
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Danish tambour door sideboard in rosewood. Have open cabinets at each end and three shallow drawers
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Rosewood Sideboard with Tambour Doors
Danish Rosewood Sideboard with Tambour Doors
H 33.08 in W 88.59 in D 19.69 in
Mid Century Danish Teak Tambour Sideboard
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1960 Mid century danish teak tambour sideboard Measures: W 200 x D 46 x H 87cm.   
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Buffets

Materials

Teak

Mid Century Danish Teak Tambour Sideboard
Mid Century Danish Teak Tambour Sideboard
H 34.26 in W 78.75 in D 18.12 in
Danish Modern Teak Tambour Door Sideboard
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak mid-century sideboard, circa 1960's. Beautiful bookmatched veneer, solid wood edging and sleek
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Modern Walnut Fluted Tambour Sideboard Credenza
Located in North York, ON
This modern walnut fluted front sideboard credenza is a stunning piece of furniture that will be a
Category

2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Metal

Danish Teak Tambour Door Sideboard Room Divider
Located in Kensington, MD
A Danish modern teak sideboard / room divider. Featuring tambour doors that slide open to reveal
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Axel Christensen Designed Danish Teak Tambour Sideboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning danish modern tambour door sideboard features a beautiful teak finish, and spacious
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Danish Rosewood Tambour Door Sideboard by Arne Vodder
By Arne Vodder, Sibast
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
Tambour door sideboard by Arne Vodder. A midcentury Danish sideboard designed by Arne Vodder and
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Danish Tambour Door Sideboard by Bramin
By Design Bramin
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
H.W KLEIN DESIGN SIDEBOARD PRODUCED BY BRAMIN. Designed in the 1960’s by Henry Walter Klein and
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Modern Bleached Washed Fluted Tambour Front Sideboard Credenza
Located in North York, ON
This modern fluted tambour front sideboard credenza is a stunning piece of furniture that will be a
Category

2010s American Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Ib Kofod-Larsen Deisgned Danish Rosewood Tambour Sideboard
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Danish modern rosewood sideboard features high quality vintage construction including
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

English Regency Mahogany Tambour Top Sideboard, Circa 1810
Located in Hollywood, SC
English Regency mahogany sideboard with scalloped tambour top back splash, ribbon mahogany molded
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sideboards

Model NV54 Tambour Door Sideboard Produced Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl
Located in Stamford, CT
A model NV54 sideboard designed in 1954 produced by Niels Vodder. Exterior is dark brown teak and
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Maple, Teak

Hans Wegner Teak President Tambour Door Credenza Sideboard
By Ry Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
. This handsome credenza has smooth sliding tambour doors with chrome and teak pulls, and rests on
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Robert Fellner & Mark J Furst Designed Tambour Sideboard
By Mark J. Furst & Robert Fellner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long mid-century modern credenza with rolling tambour doors, designed by Furst and Fellner for
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Danish Mid century Tambour Door sideboard by Bernard Pederson
By Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
MID CENTURY TAMBOUR DOOR SIDEBOARD A lovely mid century danish sideboard with tambour doors
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Widdicomb Tambour Doors Compartment Console Server Credenza Cabinet Sideboard
By John Widdicomb
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Widdicomb tambour doors compartment console server credenza cabinet sideboard on brass cone shape
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Brass

20th century swedish teak tambour front sideboard by Atvidabergs
By Åtvidabergs Snickerifabrik
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality sideboard by swedish makers atvidabergs, circa 1965. Tambour fronted which opens to
Category

Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Sideboard In Rosewood With Tambour Doors, Denmark 1960's
By Arne Vodder
Located in Hellouw, NL
sideboard has an impressive appearance solely due to the multitude of rosewood veneers alone. The sleek base
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Modern Rosewood Tambour Sideboard Styled After Dyrlund 1960s
By Dyrlund
Located in North Hollywood, CA
richly-hued rosewood frame is complemented by a unique tambour door front that adds visual interest and
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Mid-Century Teak Dyrlund Sideboard with Beautiful Sliding Tambour Doors
By Dyrlund
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Teak Dyrlund sideboard with two beautiful sliding tambour doors, inner shelves and
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid Century Modern Rosewood Tambour Doors Sideboard Credenza Falster
By Arne Vodder, Falster Møbelfabrik
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rosewood tambour doors finished back credenza dresser sideboard by Falster.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Rosewood

1960s Tambour Fronted Teak Sideboard by Arne Vodder for Sibast
By Arne Vodder
Located in London, GB
A beautiful example of a Arne Vodder designed teak sideboard produced by Sibast. Based on four
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak, Rosewood

1960s Tambour Fronted Rosewood Sideboard by Arne Vodder for Sibast
By Arne Vodder
Located in London, GB
A beautiful example of a Arne Vodder designed rosewood sideboard produced by Sibast. Based on four
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Teak Sideboard with Tambour Doors by Hvidt & Mølgaard 60s
By Hvidt & Mølgaard
Located in St-Brais, JU
This Danish sideboard model 309C is a true design classic designed by the Danish architects Peter
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Tambour Door Sideboard in Teak by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen
Located in St-Brais, JU
A rare sideboard by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, Made in Denmark in 1958 by Søborg Møbler
Category

Mid-20th Century Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern H.W. Klein Teak Tambour Door Sideboard for Bramin
By H.W. Klein, Bramin Mobler
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern sideboard credenza designed by H.W. Klein for Bramin, Denmark circa 1960's
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Aluminum

Danish Modern Tambour Door Teak Sideboard by Bernhard Pedersen and Son
By Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful tambour door teak sideboard manufactured in Denmark in the 1960s. Four large center
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Sideboard with Tambour Doors by Dyrlund, Denmark
By Dyrlund
Located in München, Bavaria
edges and drawers. The sideboard features two big tambour doors that slide away easily and three
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Sideboard with Tambour Doors by Dyrlund, Denmark
By Dyrlund
Located in München, Bavaria
edges and drawers. The sideboard features two big tambour doors that slide away easily and three
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Sideboard with Tambour Doors by Bernhard Pedersen
By Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in München, Bavaria
tambour doors, the front edges and drawers. The sideboard features two big tambour doors that slide away
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Danish Rosewood Sideboard with Tambour Doors, in the Manner of Ole Wanscher
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Norwalk, CT
Luxuriate in the perfect symmetry of this exceptional Danish Modern sideboard, modeled after Ole
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Aksel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larsen Sideboard in Teak & Brass with Tambour Doors
By Naestved Mobelfabrik, Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Munich, Bavaria
sideboard is made of teak with simple disappearing tambour doors, fine cast brass handles, and adjustable
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Danish Tambour Door Sideboard Credenza by H.W. Klein For Bramin, 1960s
By H.W. Klein, Bramin Mobler
Located in London, GB
A sought after design classic, this sideboard was designed by Henry Walter Klein, and produced by
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

rare Danish Design sideboard with tambour doors by Arne Vodder for Sibast 1958
By Sibast, Arne Vodder
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
tambour doors, crafted in 1958 for Sibast Furniture. This exquisite piece is not merely a sideboard; it is
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Carved Hepplewhite Sideboard
Located in Wilson, NC
Carved Hepplewhite sideboard, with a sliding tambour plateau and a brass gallery. The front legs
Category

Antique 1780s English Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Carved Hepplewhite Sideboard
Carved Hepplewhite Sideboard
H 63.75 in W 79.5 in D 26.5 in
Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large Mid-Century Modern combines rich woodgrain and quality materials with tambour doors that
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
H 33 in W 96 in D 20 in
Sideboard 156, Bernhard Pedersen & Søn
By Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in Neuss, NW
Sideboard 156 from the 1960s by Bernhard Pedersen & Søn. High-quality corpus in teak veneer with
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

 Sideboard 156, Bernhard Pedersen & Søn
 Sideboard 156, Bernhard Pedersen & Søn
H 31.5 in W 72.05 in D 20.08 in
19th Century mahogany inlaid sideboard
Located in Martlesham, GB
A superb quality early 19th Century mahogany inlaid bowfront sideboard, having a lovely figured top
Category

Antique 1780s British Georgian Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

English Hepplewhite Demi Lune Sideboard
Located in Wilson, NC
English Hepplewhite demi lune sideboard, the top with beautiful grain similar to what is referred
Category

Vintage 1930s English Sideboards

Materials

Brass

English Hepplewhite Demi Lune Sideboard
English Hepplewhite Demi Lune Sideboard
H 35 in W 53.5 in D 23.63 in
Tall Sideboard by H. W Klein
By H.W. Klein
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Tall rosewood sideboard with drawers and tambour doors. H. W. Klein / Bramin Møbelfabrik.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Tall Sideboard by H. W Klein
Tall Sideboard by H. W Klein
H 44.49 in W 88.59 in D 17.33 in
Mid-Century Modern Sideboard with Drawers
Located in Greenwich, CT
sideboard also features two tambour doors and four drawers with recessed handles for some great storage
Category

Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Lacquer, Wood

vintage sideboard | filing cabinet | 70s | Kinnarps
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
vintage sideboard | filing cabinet | 70s | Kinnarps period | 70s designs | Kinnarps | Sweden
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Sideboards

Materials

Beech, Oak

19th Century inlaid mahogany bowfront sideboard
Located in Martlesham, GB
A lovely quality early 19th Century inlaid mahogany bowfront sideboard, having a lovely figured top
Category

Antique Early 1800s British Georgian Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

18th Century George III Mahogany Sideboard
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality George III mahogany sideboard. The sideboard has three drawers across
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English George III Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

18th Century George III Mahogany Sideboard
18th Century George III Mahogany Sideboard
H 37 in W 65.75 in D 23.5 in
Early 19th Century mahogany bowfront sideboard
Located in Martlesham, GB
A superb quality early 19th Century mahogany inlaid bowfront sideboard, having a lovely figured top
Category

Antique 1810s British Georgian Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

Sideboard 142 by Bernhard Pedersen & Søn
By Bernhard Pedersen & Son
Located in Neuss, NW
Sideboard 142 from the 1960s by Bernhard Pedersen & Søn. High-quality corpus in teak veneer with
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Sideboard 142 by Bernhard Pedersen & Søn
Sideboard 142 by Bernhard Pedersen & Søn
H 31.89 in W 82.68 in D 20.08 in
American Federal Mahogany and Inlaid Sideboard
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a small, but sophisticated American Federal inlaid mahogany bow front breakfront sideboard
Category

Antique 19th Century American Federal Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Regency English Mahogany Sideboard
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely 19th century Regency bow front sideboard on turned legs with lion head brasses are with a
Category

Antique 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Regency Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

American Hepplewhite Mahogany Sideboard, 1800-10
Located in Kenilworth, IL
case is centered on a lunette opening with tambour sliding doors below a long drawer flanked by ovolo
Category

Antique Early 1800s American Hepplewhite Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Erik Worts Sideboard Hutch
By Erik Worts, Worts Mobler
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A well made sideboard designed by Erik Worts and produced by Worts Mobler. Solid teak tambour door
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

1960's Danish sideboard by dyrlund
By Dyrlund
Located in London, Lambeth
Tambour doors side cabinet very smooth running doors curve shaped cabinet fantastic storage
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

1960's Danish sideboard by dyrlund
1960's Danish sideboard by dyrlund
H 25.99 in W 34.65 in D 20.48 in
Sideboard by Gianfranco Frattini / Bernini, Italy 1961
By Bernini, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Berlin, DE
Sideboard by Gianfranco Frattini, Bernini Italy, 1961 Materials & Techniques Notes: rosewood
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood, Down

vintage sideboard filing cabinet 70's Kinnarps
By Kinnarps
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
vintage sideboard filing cabinet 70's Kinnarps period 70s design Kinnarps Sweden condition
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Sideboards

Materials

Oak

vintage sideboard  filing cabinet  70's  Kinnarps
vintage sideboard  filing cabinet  70's  Kinnarps
H 25.99 in W 40.95 in D 16.15 in
vintage sideboard filing cabinet 70's Kinnarps
By Kinnarps
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
vintage sideboard filing cabinet 70's Kinnarps period 70s design Kinnarps Sweden condition
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Sideboards

Materials

Oak

vintage sideboard  filing cabinet  70's  Kinnarps
vintage sideboard  filing cabinet  70's  Kinnarps
H 25.99 in W 40.95 in D 16.15 in
1930s Ole Wanscher Oak Sideboard Cabinet
By A. J. Iversen, Ole Wanscher
Located in Oakland, CA
Ole Wanscher cabinet with tambour doors and series of drawers crafted of oak with mitered edges
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Oak

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 5465 Sideboard
By Edward Wormley
Located in New York, NY
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Model 5465 Mahogany Sideboard, designed 1957, three drawers, tambour door
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Bronze

Bilateral Sideboard by Gianfranco Frattini for Bernini
By Bernini, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Iconic sideboard designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Bernini. Italy 1960 ca. Three vertical
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

George III Scottish Mahogany Sideboard Buffet Server
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A fine quality mahogany Georgian Scottish sideboard with a stepped raised upper section and typical
Category

Antique Early 19th Century European Georgian Sideboards

Materials

Brass

19th Century Regency Mahogany and Inlay Sideboard
Located in Essex, MA
Early 19th Century Mahogany Sideboard. Late Regency to Early William IV Period. Beautiful
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood, Tulipwood

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Tambour Sideboard Sideboard For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal tambour sideboard sideboard for your home. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and teak, every tambour sideboard sideboard was constructed with great care. Find 148 options for an antique or vintage tambour sideboard sideboard now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer tambour sideboard sideboard, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right tambour sideboard sideboard, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Georgian styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made tambour sideboard sideboard over the years, but those crafted by Bernhard Pedersen & Son, Arne Vodder and Dyrlund are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Tambour Sideboard Sideboard?

Prices for a tambour sideboard sideboard start at $899 and top out at $20,000 with the average selling for $4,293.

Finding the Right sideboards for You

An antique or vintage sideboard today is a sophisticated and stylish component in sumptuous dining rooms of every shape, size and decor scheme, as well as a statement of its own, showcased in art galleries and museums.

Once simply boards made of wood that were used to support ceremonial dining, sideboards have taken on much greater importance as case pieces since their modest first appearance. In Italy, the sideboard was basically a credenza, a solid furnishing with cabinet doors. It was initially intended as an integral piece of any dining room where the wealthy gathered for meals in the southern European country.

Later, in England and France, sideboards retained their utilitarian purpose — a place to keep hot water for rinsing silverware and from which to serve cold drinking water — but would evolve into double-bodied structures that allowed for the display of serveware and utensils on open shelves. We would likely call these buffets, as they’re taller than a sideboard. (Trust us — there is an order to all of this!)

The sideboard is often deemed a buffet in the United States, from the French buffet à deux corps, which referred to a storage and display case. However, a buffet technically possesses a tiered or shelved superstructure for displaying attractive kitchenware and certainly makes more sense in the context of buffet dining — abundant meals served for crowds of people.

Every imaginable iteration of the sideboard has taken shape over the years. Furniture maker and artist Paul Evans, whose work has been the subject of various celebrated museum exhibitions, created ornamented, welded and patinated sideboards for Directional Furniture, collections such as the Cityscape series that speak to his place in revolutionary brutalist furniture design as much as they echo the origins of these sturdy, functional structures centuries ago.

If mid-century modern sideboards or vintage Danish sideboards are more to your liking than an 18th-century mahogany sideboard with decorative inlays in the Hepplewhite style, the particularly elegant pieces crafted by designers Hans Wegner, Edward Wormley or Florence Knoll are often sought by today’s collectors.

Whether you have a specific era or style in mind or you’re open to browsing a vast collection to find the right fit, 1stDibs has a variety of antique and vintage sideboards to choose from.

Questions About Tambour Sideboard Sideboard
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    A sideboard is nearly the same thing as a buffet, but slightly shorter. Standing against a wall in a dining room, a sideboard’s main function is to supply an easily accessible surface for serving trays, bowls or plates of food.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Sideboards are cabinets with shelves and drawers used to store serving utensils, dinnerware and table linens.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    The purpose of a sideboard is to provide a place to store and organize items for the home. Often used in dining rooms, sideboards work well for keeping serveware and dinnerware free of dust and hidden when not in use. Some people use sideboards to house entertainment centers, media, games and other odds and ends in living rooms, or place them in entryways to provide places to stash cold-weather accessories, bags and shoes. Explore a large collection of sideboards on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A kitchen sideboard is a piece of furniture used for serving food and storing serving dishes and table linens. Kitchen sideboards long and often sit low to the ground. Shop vintage sideboards on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    What you can use instead of a sideboard depends on your specific needs. If you're looking for a place to set up buffet spreads when entertaining guests, a console table may be a good option. For storing or displaying items in the dining room, try a bar cabinet, hutch, bookshelf or floating wall shelves. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of dining room furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The terms buffet and sideboard are used interchangeably, although buffets generally have higher legs and stand 34 to 38 inches tall.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    A sideboard table is generally used for storing cutlery, napkins and other dining supplies. Sideboards have much in common with credenzas and buffet tables but they are distinct from both of those other kinds of case pieces. Shop a range of antique and vintage sideboards and other storage furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The difference between a sideboard and a server mostly pertains to usage. A sideboard is a side-table with cabinet doors that is used for serving, most often in a dining room (today, sideboards can sometimes be found in living rooms and foyers). In form, a credenza has much in common with a sideboard. Sideboards have short legs or no legs at all. A server is very slim and is meant to be placed along the dining room wall. It is shorter and takes up less room than a sideboard and is also considered to be more formal than a sideboard — a sideboard might offer a surface to serve dinner, whereas a server might best be used to serve dessert. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary sideboards and servers from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The difference between a sideboard and a hutch is that a sideboard is a side table with cabinet doors that was originally used for serving, most often in a dining room (now, you might find a sideboard in a foyer or living room). A hutch is essentially a storage piece made of two parts — there is a set of shelves or cabinets on top of a lower unit, which features a counter and either cabinets or a set of drawers. In form, a credenza has much in common with a sideboard. A hutch might be of help in serving tea or other beverages, but it is more of a case piece than it is a piece of furniture that is used for serving. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary sideboards and hutches from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Yes, a sideboard should generally be taller than a dining table in the same space. Look for a sideboard that is about four to six inches taller than the dining tabletop. The shortest pieces you should consider are those of equal height to the table. If your sideboard is shorter than the dining table, your room may look out of proportion. On 1stDibs, find a variety of sideboards.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    How tall a sideboard should be in a living room varies. Most sideboards are 34 to 36 inches tall. If you're using a sideboard as a television stand, the sideboard should be tall enough to allow the center of the television screen to be at eye level. Otherwise, you can typically choose any size sideboard. Shop a range of sideboards on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, you can generally use a sideboard as a TV stand. If you plan to rest the TV on the top of a sideboard, double-check that its weight capacity is great enough to support the weight of the television safely. You may also want to drill the back of the sideboard to add holes for the cords and cables that connect the components of your home theater system. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of sideboards.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    The main difference between a buffet and a sideboard is that a buffet is usually slightly taller than a sideboard. However, both types of tables are typically found in the dining room and both serve the same function as a place to put serving dishes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    Buffet tables and sideboards are both types of cabinet furniture. Though often used as a synonym for “sideboard,” a buffet technically possesses a tiered or shelved superstructure for displaying decorative kitchenware. The term derives from buffet à deux corps, a piece which is seen mostly in French Provincial furniture. A sideboard is a side-table with cabinet doors that is used for serving, most often in a dining room. In form, a credenza has much in common with a sideboard (it's not uncommon to find a sideboard in a foyer, however). Find a wide range of mid-century modern buffets and sideboards on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    How long a sideboard should be in a dining room depends on the size of the space and the dimensions of the accompanying dining table. Generally, a dining table should be larger than a sideboard to ensure a balanced look. You also want to ensure that there is at least 24 inches of space between the sideboard and other furnishings to provide enough clearance for walking. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of sideboards.

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