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Collections > Furniture > Sideboard
Sideboard is a medieval term for a serving table. By the second half of the 18th century it had evolved into a specialised type of side table with drawers and cupboards. Glass, cutlery, silver and sometimes even a chamber pot, were all comfortably housed inside the sideboard. During the 19th century a popular design was made with drawers immediately below the top, and the top resting above pedestals with cupboards in them. The cellaret, or wine cooler, was typically stored beneath this.
This example has a brass plate rail and candle brackets.
Object Type: sideboard
Period: George IV
Broad Date: Regency
Actual Date: c. 1825
Century: 19th century
Materials: Mahogany, Brass
Museum Accession Number: 1974/FW.87