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Rare Pair of Rosewood Arne Vodder Cabinets / Sideboards, Sibast, Denmark, 1960s
By Sibast, Arne Vodder
Located in London, GB
A superb and very rare pair of cabinets or sideboards in rosewood designed by Arne Vodder and produced by Sibast in Denmark in the 1960s. Very good original condition with minor sign...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Pair of Teak Sideboards from Westbergs Möbler
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of cool sideboards from Westbergs Möbler, made from teak with black lacquered metal legs. Chunky teak feet and details of black hollowed drawer handles. One of the sideboards ha...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Teak Sideboards from Westbergs Möbler
  • Pair of Teak Sideboards from Westbergs Möbler
  • Pair of Teak Sideboards from Westbergs Möbler
  • Pair of Teak Sideboards from Westbergs Möbler
H 31.5 in. W 39.38 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of French Louis XV Bleached Sideboards
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XV style (19th Century) bleached carved 2 door sideboard cabinets with shelf and marble top (PRICED AS Pair).
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Sideboards

Materials

Marble

  • Pair of French Louis XV Bleached Sideboards
  • Pair of French Louis XV Bleached Sideboards
  • Pair of French Louis XV Bleached Sideboards
  • Pair of French Louis XV Bleached Sideboards
H 43.75 in. W 51 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Sormani Sideboards in Fine Wood, 1950s
By Sormani
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant pair of small sideboards manufactured by Sormani in the 1950s. The pair of elegant modular sideboards. The sideboard is formed by two small modular sideboards that can be pl...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Sormani Sideboards in Fine Wood, 1950s
  • Pair of Sormani Sideboards in Fine Wood, 1950s
  • Pair of Sormani Sideboards in Fine Wood, 1950s
  • Pair of Sormani Sideboards in Fine Wood, 1950s
H 33.08 in. W 33.08 in. D 15.36 in.
Pair of small sideboards / nightstands 2 doors - Circa 1970
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pair of small sideboards / nightstands 2 doors Blue tinted glass and brass Italy L76,5xP39xH66 cm Circa 1970
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Vintage 1970s European Other Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
Located in Charleston, SC
An elegant pair of Swedish Gustavian sideboard with beautifully carved, reeded and paneled door fronts. Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1800-1810.  
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
  • Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
H 37.75 in. W 46.75 in. D 17.50 in.
Pair of black lacquered oak sideboards, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of black lacquered rectangular sideboards standing on four little legs. Top and writing slides covered with cognac leather hit with little gilt irons. Opening with two panels de...
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20th Century French Sideboards

Materials

Leather, Mirror, Oak

Pair of Louis XVI Bronze-Trimmed Fruitwood Sideboards
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Louis XVI narrow fruitwood sideboards with shaped tops, four bronze-trimmed doors, and a lower shelf behind four tapered legs.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Art Deco Cherry Wood Sideboards, 1950s
Located in Meda, MB
This pair of Art Deco style sideboards were produced in the late 1950s in Italy and are entirely in cherry wood with black lacquer profiles and decorations. The opening of this item...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Italian Pair of Sideboards, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Italian sideboards with wood structure, with shelves and drawers.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

L.A. Studio Modern Black Lacquered Pair of Italian Sideboards
By L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sideboards designed by L.A. Studio and manufactured in Italy. Structure made of black lacquered solid wood. Composed of two folding doors and four legs made of brass. Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Agate, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Oakwood Pair of Italian Sideboards
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Italian sideboards made of solid oakwood. Composed of two folding doors with snake-shaped handles made of brass, Italy. Our main target is customer satisfaction, so we inc...
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2010s Italian Sideboards

Materials

Oak

Pair of Louis XVI Style Marble Top Mahogany Sideboards
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Louis XVI Style bronze trimmed mahogany sideboards with curved mirrored side shelves and marble tops.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Sideboards

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of Oak & Rattan Sideboards by Alf Svensson, Sweden, 1960s
By Bjästa Möbelfabrik, Alf Svensson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of sideboards designed by Alf Svensson for Bjästa Möbelfabrik in Sweden during the 1960s. Made from oak with two doors panel covered by rattan webbing. Brass key. Inside in ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of Brass and Ivory "Flowering Branches" Glass Sideboards, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Custom made pair of Ivory glass with hand cut glass flowering branches sideboards handmade in Italy by a master artisan and artist. Wooden frame is veneered with ivory hand tinted Mu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Hollywood Regency Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Hans Wegner Wall Mounted Sideboards Hanging Cabinets, Pair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid century pair of Hans Wegner teak wall mounted sideboard cabinets. Ready to mount on your wall. Iconic Scandinavian modern pair of matching sideboards for on great price. Ultra ra...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Modern Pair of Gold Long, Low Carved Sideboards, Hollywood Regency
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic and unusual pair of gilded gold long and low carved sideboards. The twopairs of doors open to reveal an open space. Great for use together or separately in the same room.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Sideboards

Materials

Wood

L.A. Studio Midcentury Style Ashwood and Brass Pair of Italian Sideboards
By L.A. Studio
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Pair of sideboards designed by L.A Studio. Made of ashwood structure with brass handles and legs. Composed of two folding doors. Made in Italy. Our main target is customer satisf...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brass and Colored Glass Pair of Italian Sideboards
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Italian sideboards composed of two folding doors and interior covered in grey velvet with a shelve. Made of solid wood structure covered in colored glass and brass details. W...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Style Wood Colored Glass and Brass Pair of Italian Sideboards
By L.A. Studio
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Pair of Italian sideboards composed of two folding doors. Structure made of solid wood covered in colored glass. Profiles, handles and legs are made of solid brass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Pair of Birch Wood Three Drawers and Brass Details Italian Sideboards
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of handcrafted sideboards with birch wood structure, consisting of three drawers and metal legs with brass details. Italian manufacture.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Emerald Green Mirrored Murano Glass and Brass Sideboards, Italy, 2021
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind pair of emerald green tinted mirrored art glass sideboards handmade in Florence, Italy by a master artisan and artist. Solid wooden body in beechwood is veneered with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Solid Wood and Colored Glass Italian Pair of Sideboards
By L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sideboards with two folding doors made of solid wood structure and coated with colored glass. Details and handles and legs made of brass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

L.A. Studio Pair of Birch Wood and Siena Marble Stone Italian Sideboards
By L.A. Studio
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Pair of sideboards designed by L.A. Studio, made of solid birch wood with folding doors. Top and base made of yellow Florentine Sienna marble stone, Italy Our main target is custo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Marble

Mid Century Style Wood Colored Glass and Brass Pair of Italian Sideboards
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sideboards composed of two folding doors and one shelve inside. Original wood structure from the 50´s covered in colored glass and brass profiles, handles and legs. Italian m...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Wood and Dark Glass Pair of Sideboards Designed by L.A. Studio
By L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of contemporary sideboards designed by L.A. Studio. Structure made of solid wood covered with dark glass and decorated with butterflies made of brass. Composed of two folding do...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Style Glass and Golden Mirror Pair of Italian Sideboards
Located in Madrid, ES
Midcentury style pair of Italian sideboards. Structure made of solid birch wood covered with golden mirror and cylinder glass details on top and bottom of the surface. Composed of tw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Brass and Black Glass Pair of Italian Sideboards
By L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
Midcentury style pair of Italian sideboards designed by L.A.Studio. Structure made of solid wood covered with brass and black glass pieces. Composed of two folding doors with one sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of Brass and Ivory Murano Glass with Glass Discs Sideboards, Italy, 2021
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind pair of sideboards designed by Karina Gentinetta and handmade in Venice, Italy by a master artisan and artist. Wooden frame is covered in Ivory hand-tinted Murano glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of Custom Made Brass Bamboo Inlay and Murano Glass Parrot Sideboards, Italy
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind pair of sideboards handmade in Venice, Italy by a master artisan and artist. Wooden frame is covered in ivory hand painted Murano glass panels with faux bamboo brass in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Hollywood Regency Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of Louis XVI Style Marble Top Consoles / Sideboards in the Jansen Manner
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine pair of Louis XVI style marble top consoles or sideboards in the Maison Jansen Manner. These simply stunning concave sided consoles have tortoiseshell veneers that have been w...
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI Sideboards

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of Antique Irish Chiffoniers
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare pair of traditional Irish chiffoniers or sideboards crafted with mahogany and celebrating several early 19th century styles, including empire and regency. Featuring high quality...
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Antique 19th Century Northern Irish Empire Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair of Antique Irish Chiffoniers
  • Pair of Antique Irish Chiffoniers
  • Pair of Antique Irish Chiffoniers
  • Pair of Antique Irish Chiffoniers
H 56 in. W 22 in. D 20 in.
Chinese Sideboard with a Pair of Bi-Fold Doors
Located in Chicago, IL
This Chinese sideboard was made from elmwood and pinewood with traditional nail-less joinery. The piece features a pair of bi-fold doors and a shelf for storage. Wear consistent with...
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20th Century Chinese Sideboards

Materials

Pine, Elm

Chinese Sideboard with a Pair of Bi-Fold Doors
Located in Chicago, IL
This Chinese sideboard was made from elmwood and pinewood with traditional nail-less joinery. The piece features a pair of bi-fold doors and a shelf for storage. Wear consistent with...
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20th Century Chinese Sideboards

Materials

Elm, Pine

Pair of George Nelson Leather Top Night Stands
By George Nelson
Located in Seattle, WA
A pair of small end tables with drawer by George Nelson for Herman Miller. The table is made of a teak frame with tapered legs and a brown leather top. circa 1950s. This item will be...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Faux Leather, Walnut

Pair of English Renaissance Stained Oak Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Renaissance style (19/20th Century) dark stained oak carved 2 door sideboard cabinets with Wainscot panels and drawer (PRICED AS Pair).
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Early 20th Century Renaissance Sideboards

Materials

Oak

Pierre Chapo B10 Cabinet Pair, France, 1962
By Pierre Chapo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic pair of cabinets from the B10 modular series designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in his atelier in France, 1962. These cabinets are from the modular B10 system, so ev...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Elm

  • Pierre Chapo B10 Cabinet Pair, France, 1962
  • Pierre Chapo B10 Cabinet Pair, France, 1962
  • Pierre Chapo B10 Cabinet Pair, France, 1962
  • Pierre Chapo B10 Cabinet Pair, France, 1962
H 20.48 in. W 53.15 in. D 16.93 in.
Pair of 19th Century Oak Sideboard Doors
Located in Opole, PL
We present you two antique door leaves made of solid oak wood. They are covered with carved appliqués. These doors were originally in an old 19th century sideboard. They can be us...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Sideboards

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of 19th Century Oak Sideboard Doors
  • Pair of 19th Century Oak Sideboard Doors
  • Pair of 19th Century Oak Sideboard Doors
  • Pair of 19th Century Oak Sideboard Doors
H 25.6 in. W 22.05 in. D 0.91 in.
Pair of Long Swedish Modern Mid Century Nightstands in Teak
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Sweden Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1960s Materials: Teak Measurements: 17.75 wide x 24 deep x 17.25 tall Condition: In excellent original condition wit...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Pair of Burl Wood and Brass Inlaid Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of burl wood and brass inlaid nightstands with interior shelves. Beautiful finish on the whole piece including interior with unique brass handles. Price listed for the pair.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Directoire Style Mahogany Servers with Marble Tops
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely pair of French Directoire style mahogany servers with beautiful grey marble tops. Very fine rich tone on the wood. And the piece has nice mirrored shelves on the sides and mor...
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Sideboards

Materials

Marble

Contemporary Golden Murano Glass Mirror and Brass Pair of Italian Cabinets
Located in Madrid, ES
A wonderful and very elegant contemporary pair of Italian cabinets. Structure made of solid wood covered in mirror and gold glass with navy blue Murano glass decorative pieces, playi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of Petite English Georgian Style Inlaid Mahogany Side Boards
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of petite English Georgian style inlaid mahogany sideboards, circa 1900. Great size; great look with quarter fan and string inlay.
Category

Early 20th Century English Georgian Sideboards

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Unique Art Deco French Style Console Tables
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of unique Art Deco style console tables in burled maple veneers and rosewood. The rectangular top has rounded corners and a stepped edge, over two drawers with chrome ball kno...
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Vintage 1970s French Art Deco Sideboards

Materials

Burl

Pair of Henredon "Circa '75" Marbleized Lacquer Asian Form Cabinets
By Henredon
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of marbleized lacquer finish Asian influenced cabinets by Henredon from the "Circa 75" line. Ivory base lacquer with sage green veining over wood. Pair of doors with large brass...
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Vintage 1970s American Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Pair of Two Midcentury Design Teak Chest of Drawers by SEM, Switzerland, 1960s
By SEM
Located in Praha, CZ
- Switzerland - Manufacturer: SEM (marked by label) - Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Pair of Large Nightstands, Sideboard or Lowboy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern small chest of drawers in teak manufactured circa 1960s. This piece includes three low compartments in the low part, one with three dovetailed drawers with sculpte...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Pair of Oak Normandy Servers made in Italy for Bloomingdales
Located in Asheville, NC
Made in Italy expressly for Bloomingdale's by Guido Zichele SRL. Solid oak. Style 3435. Intricate carving adorned with detailed brass hardware, three drawers and two cabinet doors each.
Category

20th Century Italian Sideboards

Materials

Oak

Pair of Cabinets in Blond and Paiisander Veneers Attributed to Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern handcrafted sideboards attributed to Ico Parisi, Italy, 1955. A refined piece of Italian design with three veneers; a medley of blond, mid & dark wood- veneers, su...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Fruitwood, Mahogany

Franco Albini for Poggi Mod MB15 Pair of Sideboard in Wood, 1950s
By Poggi, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of small walnut sideboards designed by Franco Albini in 1957 for the Poggi company. Model MB15, made entirely of wood, from the center because perfectly finished even on the bac...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Wood

Pair of Mahogany Sideboards
Located in Hudson, NY
A neoclassical pair of sideboards by a Danish cabinetmaker, in mahogany. 6 drawers each for storing cutlery, linens, etc. Metal handles for easy opening.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair of Mahogany Sideboards
  • Pair of Mahogany Sideboards
  • Pair of Mahogany Sideboards
  • Pair of Mahogany Sideboards
H 25 in. W 38 in. D 16 in.
Pair Vintage Modern Lacquer Sideboards
By Karl Springer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern matching cabinets in white lacquer finish. Three-door, double cabinet, adjustable shelves, felted drawers. Stylish Karl Springer style storage credenzas id...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

  • Pair Vintage Modern Lacquer Sideboards
  • Pair Vintage Modern Lacquer Sideboards
  • Pair Vintage Modern Lacquer Sideboards
  • Pair Vintage Modern Lacquer Sideboards
H 30 in. W 48 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Early 19th Century Italian Painted Sideboards
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of early 19th century Italian walnut painted sideboards with two doors and single shelf on each cabinet. The paint is beautifully worn to a soft celadon coloration. Original wro...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Other Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Matching Baker Furniture Walnut Sideboards Cabinets Buffets Bars Credenzas, Pair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in West Hartford, CT
Matching pair of Baker Furniture walnut sideboards cabinets with great scale and better lines. Baker Furniture is one of the great furniture makers in the world. Multipurpose utili...
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Late 20th Century American Federal Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Credenzas / Sideboards by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern credenzas / sideboards by Paul McCobb. Large and impressive pair of sideboards or credenzas by this highly sought after designer. The pair having Piano Hin...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Pair of white and gilt sideboards, italian style, circa 1980
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of modern sideboards in soft white stone veneered highlighted with gold leaf. Opening by four door leaves with round handles gilt highlighted. Gilt highlighted apron and bulged ...
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Buffets

Materials

Stone

'Pair' Teak Sideboards Credenzas Designed by Bertil Fridhagen for Bodafors 1950
By Bra Bohag Bjärnum, Bertil Fridhagen, SMF Svenska Möbelfabriken Bodafors
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Two identical beautiful sideboards or credenzas designed by Bertil Fridhagen for Bodafors Bra Bohag from Sweden. These two identical sideboards are both made of teak. Both are in ex...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Pair of Modern Custom Four Door Linen Wrapped Credenzas Sideboards Consoles
Located in West Hartford, CT
Clean, simple lines give these credenzas a Mid-Century Modern feel. They wrapped by hand in linen then given a multi-layered paint glaze in a neutral oyster color. They have two pair...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

19th Century Pair of Louis XV Style Buffets or Sideboards
Located in Winter Park, FL
A pair of Louis XV style sideboards, or buffets from Belgium. Each buffet with two dovetailed drawers, one with divided compartments, and cabinet doors opening to an interior with on...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century European Louis XV Buffets

Materials

Marble

Pair of Palatial Louis XVI Jansen Style Console Tables or Sideboards
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A fine pair of Palatial Louis XVI Jansen style marble-top console tables or sideboards with bevel mirror back panels. This pair of Maison Jansen style demilune form console tables ar...
Category

Late 20th Century Louis XVI Console Tables

Materials

Mahogany

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Pair Sideboards For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of pair sideboards available for sale. Each of these unique pair sideboards was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. There are 226 antique and vintage pair sideboards for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Pair sideboards have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Pair sideboards made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Pair sideboards have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by L.A. Studio, Alf Svensson and Bjästa Möbelfabrik are consistently popular.

How Much are Pair Sideboards?

Prices for pair sideboards start at $368 and top out at $95,000 with the average selling for $7,573.

Finding the Right Sideboards for You

Once simply boards made of wood that were used to support ceremonial dining, sideboards have taken on much greater importance 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.

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. 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 are more to your liking than an 18th-century mahogany sideboard with decorative inlays by Hepplewhite, 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, new and vintage sideboards to choose from.