Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard
Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard

Late 19th Century Oak Sideboard

c. 1870 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£9,850 gbp
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A quite magnificent, late 19th century, oak sideboard, the base section incorporating three serving slides with inset marble centres, the doors carved in high relief with foliage and fruits. The end cupboards fitted with drawers and sliding trays, the top of the base section intricately inlaid with parquetry octagons of contrasting cuts of oak and boxwood. The upper section with original mirror plate, the shelves supported on fabulous Gryffons. The whole of quite exceptional quality.
Sideboards are an item of furniture traditionally used in the dining room for serving food, for displaying serving dishes such as silver, and for storage. It usually consists of a set of cabinets, or cupboards, and one or more drawers, all topped by a flat display surface for conveniently holding food, serving dishes, and even lighting devices. The overall height of the tops of most sideboards is approximately waist level.
Oak wood has a great density, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quarter sawn. Oak planking was common on high status Viking long ships in the 9th and 10th centuries. The wood was hewn from green logs, by axe and wedge, to produce radial planks, similar to quarter-sawn timber. Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture. Oak wood, from Quercus robur and Quercus petraea, was used in Europe for the construction of ships, especially naval men of war, until the 19th century, and was the principal timber used in the construction of European timber-framed buildings.
Dimensions
Height 107.00 inch (271.78 cm)
Width 84.00 inch (213.36 cm)
Depth 26.00 inch (66.04 cm)
Stock Code
6032
Windsor House Antiques Ltd

Windsor House Antiques Ltd
Barnwell Manor
Barnwell
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE8 5PJ

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