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We have a fabulous selection of sideboards in a variety of different finishes to suit your home. These modern, useful Sideboards provide ideal storage solutions for contemporary living spaces. With plenty of space for stashing away dinner services, glasses and table linen, whilst also serving as a simple surface to display decorative accessories to add style to your dining room. So, what is a Sideboard? It's basically a long, low storage piece, available in a wide assortment of designs and styles. Sideboards usually have short legs and in some cases may have cabinets that reach the ground. A sideboard can be described as a "sideboard," "buffet," "server," "credenza," "cabinet" or even "console".Danetti sideboards tend to be closed so that you can store your things away without having to worry about them being visible. We have a stunning selection of sideboards, if you are looking for something slightly less solid then you may want to choose a glass sideboard or have a look at our Emilia sideboard which gives you the best of both worlds, with open and closed storage!



Fantastic service from start to finish, especially the delivery service keeping us up-to-date. The quality of the sideboard & coffee table is superb and looks brill. Thank you Danetti



L Grant - Assi Walnut Sideboard

Good to Know: A sideboard is great for extra storage for dishes, linen and glasses. It’s also somewhere to serve food from or if you prefer just as a surface area for displaying decorative accessories. An antique variation of the sideboard is a huntboard, which is taller than a typical sideboard; it was designed for hungry folks to stand around and eat from after finishing a hunt!

Our Stylist Tip: Your sideboard should always be a bit higher than your dining room table - the best height is around 91cm - a large table and a tiny sideboard will look as odd as a small table with a large sideboard - so make sure your pieces co-ordinate well size wise. Remember, the most important thing to consider is that it is functional for your specific needs!

Did you Know: The sideboard dates back to the long wide board laid across a pair of trestles, near the dining table in a medieval hall. This board was then covered with a white linen cloth and was then strewn with flower petals, as was the dining table. The Lord of the Manor would display his best silver tableware on the sideboard that wasn’t being used during the meal. As time moved on the ‘sideboard’ became a place to serve wine from and eventually it became a staging area for each course before it was served. The earliest records we have for sideboards being made as specific furniture items is during the first decades of the eighteenth century. In the 1770’s Robert Adam began to make the sideboard as part of the dining collection - before that it was made according to the style chosen by the creator or the patron who commissioned it. Adams sideboards were large pieces with a pair of freestanding pedestals either side of a high central table, these pedestals were eventually attached to support the table top part and the sideboard as we know it was created! The sideboard became an integral part of the dining room allowing servants a service area from which to serve food and as a landing area for clearing away after the meal. Eventually cupboards, compartments and drawers were added to the design - sideboards could range in length from five to seven feet….and that is more or less how the sideboard that we know and love came to be!

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