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American Sideboards

Despite etymological confusion, there are few things that distinguish buffets and sideboards. For many, the real difference is simple: a sideboard used in the dining room is considered a buffet, while when situated in the living room it's known as a sideboard.

Historically speaking, buffets were probably first used in Sweden to spread out food and drink in meals called smorgasbords. The use of buffet tables caught on in France and then spread throughout the rest of the European continent before making their way to the United States. Another take on history suggests they were likely born in England as a simple plank set atop trestles or as a wall shelf.

Though sideboards were originally created as supplementary serving spots in dining rooms, American culture has expanded their use... Read more

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A pair of 1960's Owen Thornell sideboards, with formica top, and black and white doors, 107cm wide

September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Acton, London, United Kingdom

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SIBAST DANISH MODERN TEAK TAMBOUR DOOR CREDENZA

September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

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REGENCY MAHOGANY AND BRASS INLAID SIDEBOARD EARLY 19TH CENTURY 245cm long, 146cm high, 71cm deep

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£900 (starting bid)

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Federal Style Mahogany Sideboard

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Hickory White Federal-Style Demilune Sideboard

October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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