Purchase your next dining room sideboard from us
The next time you are watching a period drama on TV, keep an eye out for the grand dining rooms and in particular, a furniture item that has enjoyed an extremely distinguished history in this similarly distinguished room of the house. The item of which we speak is - of course - the sideboard, the waist-height furniture piece for the serving of food and storage of utensils that has been a fixture in the home since the late 18th century.
As the former coaching inn that now houses Trading Boundaries' physical premises was being built in rural East Sussex in the 1770s, chatter was spreading across the country about a furniture item that promised to combine impeccable style with the utmost practicality. This was an era, after all, when the most affluent householders were demanding all of the trappings of the most desirable lifestyle.
That item was the sideboard, but with the earliest versions being little more than slab tables for preparing food and drink as well as serving it, they were yet to gain the style that they would come to be associated with in the 19th century. That was when the sideboard became the dining room furniture to have - the place to store and display one's finest dinnerware, silverware and other dining accoutrements.
Much may have changed in interior and furniture design since then, as well as the ways in which we live, but sideboards retain every inch of their retro and practical appeal. If you are seeking the ideal 2 door sideboard for your traditional dining room, or indeed larger versions boasting 3 or 4 doors, you really can't do better than a visit to our remarkable Georgian furniture showrooms - or, failing that, our complete online store, where you will find the finest new and used sideboards alike.
Sideboards on sale in our online shop in the last few months alone have included such distinctive offerings as a 2 door 4 drawer sideboard made from reclaimed teak and mango wood, a fretwork 2 door sideboard from India and a Java low sideboard that combines manufacture from mango wood with an American walnut stain finish. You can also turn to us for a range of Oak Burger sideboards that could be just the thing if you desire a well-made wooden sideboard with a hint of modernity.
Our hugely varied sideboard range is just one part of our even more comprehensive selection of high quality dining room furniture here at Trading Boundaries. It all means that when the time comes to add that touch of vintage class and unashamed practicality that only a sideboard quite offers, there's only one online store that you need ever visit.