Blending form and function the Sideboard, also called a buffet, dresser or credenza, made its first appearance in the 18th century. Traditionally used in the dining room for serving food, displaying serving dishes and storage, their modern reincarnations can now be found throughout the house, adding visual interest and valuable storage space to any room.
Typically rectangular and waist height, sideboards now come in all shapes and sizes but usually have shorter legs or a base that sits directly on the floor. Originally designed for storing cutlery, china and linens, they historically featured a combination of drawers and cupboards behind doors.
Whilst traditional sideboards favoured more ornate designs, with carved wood panels, inlays and decorative hardware their modern counterparts have embraced a more minimalist approach to design, combining simple lines, natural materials and contemporary finishes for a cleaner more understated look.
Blending form and function, the modern sideboard is an excellent way of incorporating additional storage and tabletop space to any room. At Rebecca Scott Furniture we have created bespoke sideboard interiors to house everything from crockery to shoes, televisions to cocktail bars.
Project: Juliette Byrne featuring the Runswick sideboard
Project: Sophie Paterson featuring bespoke Diamond sideboards
If you would like to customise one of our standard designs or are looking to create your own unique sideboard, our bespoke service can help to bring your idea to life.
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