Fireside Antiques offers antique buffets. We source many of our antique and vintage buffets, enfilades and sideboards on buying trips to England and France. Here, you will find a vast selection of French and English 19th Century antique storage.
A sleek and simple French solid oak corner cabinet that will add a bit more storage space without taking up too much room. Hand-crafted in the 19th century around 1860, this is a custom piece that was built into a corner with a beautiful removable marble top. The body is curved at the front with two paneled doors that open to an interior with a fixed shelf that measures 19 ⅝” deep in the center . One key is present for the workable lock. The walnut has been polished to show off its unique grain pattern, rich tones, and patina. The whole sits on a curved plinth base. In excellent antique condition. Make sure to view the detailed images. The left and right sides are equal and measure 25 ¼” W.
The wonderful wood grain of the solid bookmatched fruitwood draws the eye toward this attractive Louis Philippe buffet. Made in France, circa 1840, this case antique is constructed with two drawers set above a singular interior cavity. The patinated top has rounded front corners with overhang that pairs well with its wide bracket feet below. The apron houses the buffet’s two drawers – each appointed with whimsical masqued pierrot brass ring pulls. Behind the beautiful burl doors exists an interior storage compartment outfitted with a single adjustable shelf that measures 16” deep. The doors contain a working lock and latch that will secure its contents. One key is present. A simple, linear design affords this French case antique a universal appeal that works well in so many interiors. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look.
A French Empire buffet hand-crafted in France circa 1850. The plank top is smooth and showcases the beauty of the wood tone and grain patterns. The apron houses three drawers, the center one being more petite and can lock. Three keys are present to open both that drawer and the two bottom paneled doors that open to reveal one long shelf and ample room for storage. The front doors are flanked by handsome, turned and polished columns that follow down to sturdy blocked feet. Make sure to view all the images for a closer look.
A divine 19th century mahogany secrétaire à abattant from France, circa 1810. This desk has an exceptional black marble top resting above a single drawer disguised into the apron. Just underneath is another more visible top drawer with polished brass lion’s head pulls and striking brass shield escutcheons that feature paired griffons. These stylized escutcheons follow down to be found on the bottom drawers and one key is included for all five functioning locks. Under both top drawers the front of the desk folds forward to reveal a work area inset with vibrant orange leather elegantly detailed with gold tooling. The leather is in great antique condition making this a comfortable place to work. When open, you can see the theatre is equipped with five drawers with round brass sunburst pulls and a large open cubby partitioned with arches and columns with the center housing carved stairs that can be removed to reveal a private storage space. With the desk down the maximum depth is 22 ½”; the writing surface is 34 ¼” W x 30”H. This Empire-style secretary features eye-catching bookmatched mahogany and traditional neoclassical columns down each side with decorative brass capitals and bases. Be sure to view all the images for a closer look at this marvelous antique.
A gorgeous solid walnut buffet a deux corps, hand-crafted in the Restauration style, in 1870s France. The buffet is composed of two bodies: an upper and lower. The upper body is outfitted with two fixed shelves inside that measure 14 ¾” deep. The trimmed and paneled top doors contain a working lock and one large key. The lower body is slightly deeper and has an interior cavity with a single fixed shelf that measures 21 ⅛” deep. These doors are secured with a magnetic latch. Both sets of doors have wonderful inlaid diamond pattern escutcheons. The apron houses three small drawers, the center one is petite and opens with a polished brass round pull centered in a lovely cartouche. The other two drawers slide easily and open with turned and trimmed wooden pulls. This is a handsome case antique that will provide bountiful storage and beauty to any room it graces. Be sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition and wonderful details of this highly functional antique.
A charming solid walnut buffet hand-crafted in France at the beginning of the reign of Louis Philippe duc d’Orléans, circa 1830. A gorgeously patinated plank top with a molded edge sits over a long shaped frieze drawer with a trimmed wooden pull and two paneled doors fixed with an oval brass escutcheon plate with beaded surround. One key is present and remains in the lock for ease of use. The two doors open to a single storage cavity with one removable shelf with a depth of 19 ⅜”. Raised on block feet this buffet is tall, sturdy, and built for longevity. Its timeless style would work well with almost any interior. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the great patina and wonderful craftsmanship of this handsome buffet.
Dazzling bookmatched veneer and figured fruitwood make this 19th century French Empire style enfilade truly stunning. Hand-crafted in France circa 1850, this enfilade features a gorgeous, smooth, well patinated top with a deep molded edge which sits atop three frieze drawers found in the sleek front apron. Below are three interior cavities with the center being larger than the other two. All are concealed behind beautifully paneled doors that showcase incredible patterns in bookmatched veneer and simple inset brass escutcheons. Two keys are included for the working locks, one for the top drawers and one for the bottom cabinets. The left center door locks with a hidden latch. Each bottom cabinet contains one adjustable shelf that measures 18 7⁄8” deep. The paneled doors are flanked with large, elegant and polished columns, a hallmark of the Empire style. Each column has an etched brass encircled capital and sturdy well turned bases that support the whole. Beautiful honeyed tones in the fruitwood and interesting grain patterns makes this enfilade a real show stopper. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look at the details.
A sleek and simple French solid oak corner cabinet that will add a bit more storage space without taking up too much room. Hand-crafted in the 19th century, its polished demilune top showcases the rich tones and patina of the oak. The body is curved at the front with a single paneled door that opens to an interior with two fixed shelves that measure 21” deep. The oak has been polished to show off its unique grain pattern. The whole sits on a curved plinth base. In excellent antique condition. Make sure to view the detailed images.
A gorgeous antique solid fruitwood buffet deux corps, made in the Louis Philippe style, from 1870s France. The buffet is composed of two bodies: an upper and lower. The upper body with handsome crown molding is outfitted with two removable shelves inside that measure 13” deep. The linear panel doors contain a working lock and key and feature simple brass escutcheons. The lower body is slightly deeper and has an interior cavity with a single removable shelf that measures 15 ¾” deep. The cabinet can be secured with its functioning lock and key. This elegant Louis Philippe style case piece will provide bountiful storage and beauty to any room it graces. Be sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this antique.
Base 35 ⅞” H, 54 ⅞” W, 20 ½” D
Top 48 ⅞” H, 47 ⅛” W, 16 ½” D
A French Empire buffet hand-crafted in France in the 19th century that features fabulous mahogany burl wood and neoclassical details. The original marble top is stunning with gorgeous dramatic patterns in the stone. The apron houses two drawers featuring attractive large brass shield motif escutcheon plates. Three keys are present to open both drawers and the two bottom doors that open to reveal a removable finished shelf and ample room for storage. Two polished burl columns flank each side that feature cast brass capitals and bases showcasing repeating neoclassical patterns.This piece is supported on delightful hand-carved paw front feet and two block feet in back. Make sure to view all the images to see the wonderful details and antique condition of this handsome Empire case piece.
A stunning Louis XVI style mahogany enfilade hand-crafted in France circa 1800’s. Its original shaped marble top is a marvelous wine color with white and charcoal veining throughout. The fantastic colors of the marble paired with the deep rich tones of the mahogany make this case piece extremely attractive. Below the marble top are three easy-to-use, paneled and trimmed drawers that feature centered cast brass rosettes surrounded by circular drop pulls with neoclassical detailing. Three large lower doors open up to ample storage space and each house a removable shelf. The top shelves measure 17-½” deep and the bottom shelves are 17” deep. All three doors have oval brass escutcheon plates and functioning locks. Three keys are present. Rounded and fluted corners are found throughout the whole which is raised on fluted turned legs with intricate neoclassical etchings in their top brass surrounds and brass capped feet. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this fine Louis XVI style enfilade, a wonderful functional antique that is in superb condition.
This attractive Louis Philippe style solid walnut enfilade with canted corners, c. 1870, features a gorgeous patinated finish highlighting the rustic charm of this piece. The wood top sits above an apron with three drawers, each with an oval brass ring pull. The body of this enfilade has three doors closing two cabinets each with one shelf and plenty of storage space. The center door has a single key that works both of the locks on the center and right door and the left side door has a latching mechanism to hold it securely shut. The whole rests on squared, paneled feet. Be sure to view all the images to get a closer look at this handsome antique.
This delightful English pine dresser was made circa 1840 and is brimming with country charm. The warm tones found within the antique pine are absolutely beautiful and naturally comforting. The English pine has accumulated a patination that is second to none and helps illustrate the antique’s story. A bank of five small drawers are located above the dresser’s surface, all with turned wooden knobs. Just beneath this surface, three larger drawers are positioned above the large storage cavity which is enclosed behind the dresser’s paneled doors. The doors and drawers all sport large, turned wood knobs. The interior is equipped with a single fixed shelf. The antique is raised on wonderfully turned ball feet.
A French 19th century walnut two-door buffet that offers considerable storage space. Hand-crafted in France circa 1850, it features a rectangular top sitting above two impressive doors, adorned with carved recessed panels, elongated double hinges, simple brass pulls and elongated brass scroll tip escutcheon plates. No key is present. The pulls and the catch are more recently added. The two doors open to reveal two shelves that offer ample room for storage. Each side is also decorated with carved panels. The piece is raised on four sturdy square blocked feet. With its great proportions, clean lines, and warm walnut grain and patina, this French buffet will complement any room beautifully, from a dining area to an entryway. Be sure to view the detailed images for a better look at this handsome buffet.
A gorgeous antique solid fruitwood buffet a deux corps, made in the Louis Philippe style, from 1840s France. The buffet is composed of two bodies: an upper and lower. The upper body is outfitted with two fixed shelves inside. The linear panel doors contain a working lock and feature wonderfully carved wooden escutcheons. The lower body is slightly deeper and has an interior cavity with a single fixed shelf. This can also be secured with its functioning lock and key. The apron houses two small drawers, each accessed with a key, although only the drawer to the right has a functioning lock. Four keys total. A handsome case antique that will provide bountiful storage and beauty to any room it graces! Be sure to view the detailed images for a close look at the current condition of this antique.
A beautiful solid walnut buffet, made in France circa 1790. The case antique is made with Provincial charm and style with burl walnut panels set into the shapely carved doors. These doors are hung with steel barrel hinges and can be secured with its working lock and single key. Cut steel escutcheons grace the door fronts and surround the keyhole. Rounded front corners sport carved details and conclude in short cabriole feet which are united by a shaped skirt. The interior is outfitted with a single fixed shelf.
A fantastic fruitwood Buffet A Deux Corps from France, crafted during the 1850s. A sharp cornice surmounts a pair of paneled doors with brass escutcheons and a functioning lock. The tops’ interior houses four removable shelves that measure 12-½” deep and 7” deep. The bottom mirrors the top in style, also with a functioning lock. A single removable shelf that measures 21-⅛” deep is within the bottom storage. Carved columns flank and bisects each door and give it a nice touch of handcrafted detail. Raised on block feet. The hardwood has gained a nice patina. 2 keys are included. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.
An eye-catching Gustavian buffet from Sweden that brings a unique life to any space with its colorful original paint. The top is surrounded by a carved and painted 3/4th gallery. The front doors have been painted in lovely blue tones and bordered with a vibrant green and worn red that makes the blue really pop. The interior is painted white and houses a nice amount of preordained organization with two drawers. The whole is raised slightly on tapered feet. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.
A gorgeous demilune enfilade crafted in France during the 1880s. This piece is all about the Empirically styled details and distinctive burl veneer. The original stunning marble top is shaped to fit the base. The apron houses four drawers with swan and floral drop ring pulls. Each drawer is lined with green felt and the two center drawers feature permanent organization that’s perfect for serving utensils. All of the lower doors unlock to reveal a removable, finished shelf. The burled mahogany veneer has been repaired in some places, adding to its antique charm without taking away from the quality of the whole. Decorative brass caped feet provide continued protection and are quite unique. Make sure to view all of the images to get a closer look at the wonderful details throughout this case piece. Two keys are present, we recommend keeping the center door key inside that lock as the pin tends to sag and could be difficult to connect once the key has been taken out.
A great Louis XVI style enfilade from 19th century France. The original worn marble top is white and is shaped to fit the base and this smart cabinet. Just below the marble is a linear bank of four drawers all fit with geometric brass pulls. The lower paneled doors open to a single storage cavity with one fixed shelf. The whole is raised on simply turned feet with brass caps for continued protection. Fluted joinery and rounded corners are staples of the Louis XVI style. Circa 1890. The marble top and vibrant fruitwood have aged wonderfully. Make sure to view all of the photographs to get a closer look at the details.
A unique Louis XVperiod, circa 1750, carved oak presentation buffet in wonderful antique condition. The front doors showcase carved embellishments and decorative escutcheons. The left hand side doors interior latch is quite impressive and the top lock is functional. Four removable shelves are housed within the top. The apron houses a large paneled drawer that contains a permanent partition down the center. The lower doors’ lock no longer functions, but is held closed with a magnetic clasp and forged iron latch that mirrors the one within the top. The whole sits flush to the ground on a plinth base. One key is included. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the great patina and quality craftsmanship.
A charming solid oak buffet a deux corps crafted in France during the 19th century. A large molded cornice sits over the top of three paneled doors and are all fixed with shield shaped escutcheons. They all open to a single storage cavity with two removable shelves with a depth of 9-⅞”. The top portion is 52” tall. The lower portion is 37-⅝” tall and features three drawers within the apron. Each drawer features a shield escutcheon and a pair of brass pulls. Mirroring the top- three lower paneled doors have shield escutcheons and open to a single storage space with one removable shelf. Raised on block feet. Each door has a functioning lock, the 6 keys are included. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the great patina and wonderful craftsmanship.
A wonderfully carved style solid fruitwood confiture or jelly cabinet is circa 1800. The small cabinet is outfitted with a single drawer and a single door. The top drawer has a cast brass drop-ring pull. The door has a working lock, brass escutcheon, and is hung on barrel hinges. The door is styled with a carved panel, reflecting its Louis XV design. It closes before an interior that is complete with a single removable shelf. The confiture’s skirt is shaped, with curves that continue into its shaped feet. One key is included for the functioning lock. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at its current condition.
A gorgeous solid oak enfilade in the style of Louis XIII. The hardwood has gained a fantastic patina. The apron houses three drawers with deep paneling and worn metal pulls with floral styling. Three doors feature beautiful gem cut panels with iron escutcheon plates and functioning locks, 3 keys are included. Behind the doors is a single storage cavity with two adjustable shelves. Each finished shelf is seamlessly cut into three equal sections so you can customize the organization to your liking. The shelves are 17-⅝” deep. The whole is raised on turned, bun feet. Make sure to view all of the photographs to get a closer look.
This Directoire enfilade is a great way to add more storage to any space. Topped with its original, shaped stone top that has been professionally repaired in two places- though it’s difficult to tell due to the movement of the stone. All four lower paneled doors showcase an intricately carved perimeter and floral escutcheon. All storage cavities support a single removable shelf. The center compartment houses two lengthy drawers. Raised on short, fluted feet with brass caps. Polished with French wax paste. All locks are functional; three keys are included. Make sure to view the detailed images.
A fantastic fruitwood enfilade from 19th century France. The beautiful solid wood case antique has a linear composition with subtle curved details, indicative of the Louis Philippe style. Three shaped-front drawers are housed within the apron and feature brass pulls. Three paneled doors feature diamond shaped escutcheons. Both locks are functioning- one key is included. A single removable shelf is housed within the interior. The body is raised by wonderfully shaped block feet. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the fine patina and current condition of this great storage piece.
This unique storage unit was handcrafted in England during the 1780’s from solid oak. The upper cabinet door has provincial carvings and conceals a space with a single shelf. A newly installed rectangular mirror is flanked by curved forms, connecting the storage spaces. The lower cabinet houses a single drawer with a large turned knob above a paneled door with two shelves. A plinth base supports the whole flush to the ground. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the unique elements throughout.
A handsome and sizable solid oak buffet a’ deux corps with Provincial charm from 19th century France. This four door case antique is split into two bodies: a larger lower body and a smaller upper body. The upper is crowned with an molded cornice above impeccable carvings depicting draped fabric and hanging tassels. The upper doors are wonderfully molded and conceal a single cavity with two removable shelves. The lower paneled doors open to reveal a space with a single removable shelf. Both sets of doors contain functioning locks and feature scrolling iron escutcheon plates. Two keys are included. All doors are supported by steel barrel hinges. A nicely scalloped apron ties in the curvy detailed from the top. Make sure to scroll through the detailed images for a closer look at the great patina and character of this one of a kind storage piece.
This delightful 19th century English bamboo cabinet has recently been découpaged with a fish motif on the front, sides and top. The door latches closed before an interior storage compartment outfitted with a single fixed shelf. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the unique features of this one of a kind storage piece.
A stately Dutch sideboard from the 19th century crafted from a deeply toned mahogany. The top is shaped according to the bow front body and has very few signs of wear. A bank of two drawers is flanked by doored storage compartments. The top drawer features a pair of decorative drop ring pulls that coincide with the doors beside it and a functioning lock. The lower drawer has a stylized, molded pull and is slightly larger than the one above it. Both concave doors have function locks- the left houses a single shelf while the right is a single space. Supported by tapered square legs. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the current condition of this neat sideboard.
A handsome sideboard from the 19th century crafted from a deeply toned mahogany. The top is shaped according to the bow front body and has very few signs of wear. The center drawer is flanked by doored storage compartments. The middle drawer features a pair of decorative drop ring pulls that coincide with the doors beside it. All three storage compartments feature a functioning lock- 3 keys are included. Supported by tapered square legs. Circa 1900. Knee clearance height is 26″. In wonderful antique condition, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.
This fantastic Swedish bakers cabinet is a versatile addition to any space. Crafted in the 19th century with the original, worn charcoal marble top. The apron houses a single lengthwise drawer with a pair of oval bail pulls. Unlocking the shaped paneled doors reveals two removable shelves in the usual fashion of a bakers table with the ability to fully slide out- sometimes called baker boards. The interior shelves are not original but match the antique finish well. Over the decades this cabinet has gained a wonderful patina. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this unique table.
This substantial corner buffet a deux corps was made in 19th century France from solid walnut. The top portion is crowned with a molded cornice over rounded double doors with shapely carved panels. Unlocking the solid doors reveals two fixed shelves. The bottom portion measures 41-⅝”H and houses a single fixed shelf in the same manner as the top. All four doors are fixed with a matching cast brass escutcheon and functioning lock- two keys are included. A scalloped apron nicely compliments the curvy paneling on each door. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the quality craftsmanship and current condition of this grand storage piece.
An impressive and substantial solid oak buffet a’ deux corps with Provincial charm from early 19th century France. This four door case antique is split into two bodies: a larger lower body and a smaller upper body. The upper is crowned with an impeccably carved cornice with accented, canted corners that fit the shaped body. Two doors can be used to access the upper interior. They are both hung on barrel hinges and contain functional locks. They conceal an interior outfitted with two fixed shelves that run the width of the upper body. Both the upper and lower bodies have exceptional carved panels that comprise the doors and large center stiles. The lower body has two separated interiors which are each equipped with a single fixed shelf. These too can be secured with their working locks. Four keys.
A Swedish Gustavian cabinet from the 19th century or earlier with its original vibrant paint, reeded doors, and an open shelf. The top portion is removable and features a sharply molded cornice atop a pair of double doors with reeded panels, unlocking to reveal three fixed inner shelves. One key is included. The central section showcases an open shelf with a carved accentuation, sitting above an additional pair of double doors. Showcasing a nicely distressed patina and resting on bracket feet, this Swedish Gustavian cabinet will make for a great addition to any living room, dining room or kitchen! Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.
A sizable mid-century modern sideboard from France with a sleek, uncluttered design. Vibrant mahogany with classic mid century modern elements make this a versatile piece. A bank of four drawers provide plenty of organized storage- the top drawer features a custom removable felt utensil organizer. The doored storage areas on either side of the drawers each house a single removable shelf. Slim legs support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this wonderful case piece. Circa 1960’s.
Wonderful, book matched burl walnut veneer draws the eye towards this luring Louis Philippe buffet. Made in France, circa 1880, the case antique is constructed with two drawers set above a singular interior cavity. The walnut top has rounded front corners that complement the shaped apron below. This apron houses the buffet’s two drawers – each appointed with brilliant brass ring pulls. Behind the beautiful burl doors exists an interior storage compartment outfitted with a single fixed shelf. The doors contain a working lock that will secure its contents. One key is present. A simple, linear design affords this French case antique a universal appeal that works well in so many interiors.
A fabulous rouge marble top is the perfect top for this stunning transitional French mahogany enfilade. The mahogany case antique has a unique style of its own: incorporating elements of both Louis XVI and Directoire styles. Three drawers can be found in the apron, all with brass bail handles. They are positioned above two interior cavities which vary in size: a smaller to the right and a larger to the left. Both are concealed behind lockable doors. Two keys are included for all three working locks. The smaller compartment has three adjustable shelves. The larger has two adjustable shelves. All drawers and panel doors are trimmed in brass. The drawers are separated by fluted pilasters that run to the case antique’s skirt. The entire enfilade is lifted by six finished, tapered legs which are capped in brass feet.
A handsome, slightly bowed front buffet from 19th century France! Made from beautiful solid oak that has been polished with French wax to revive the richness of the wood. The top is shaped according to the bowing of the front with squared off front corners. Two bowed doors with raised shaped panels unlock to reveal two adjustable shelves on the interior. Steel barrel hinges support the sizable doors. Below the doors, a nicely scalloped apron continues to escargot feet. A warm patina envelopes the whole. Great behind a sofa or in a dining room! Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.
This handsome corner cabinet from 19th century Sweden is constructed with a characteristic neoclassical shape. The worn light blue paint is original to the piece and gives it a wonderful patina. A nicely carved cornice tops the whole, with capital-like details and canted corners. Fluting details flank the sides and center of the cabinets on the top and bottom portions. Both sets of cabinets lock and have an interior latch to secure the doors. The top features the same worn blue paint on the interior and shelves. The topmost shelf is uniquely shaped and carved, possibly for the purpose of storing tall candles. A shapley opening graces the midsection and adds a nice amount of detail. The bottom houses a single shelf, providing even more storage. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this special piece. When measuring your corner, each side of the cabinet is 37”D.
A sleek and simple walnut corner cabinet that will add a bit more storage space without taking up too much of your room. Topped with beautiful marble, the body is curved at the front with a single locking door. One key is included and in working condition, opens to the interior with a single fixed shelf. The walnut has been polished to show off the unique grain pattern. The whole sits on a curved plinth base. Make sure to view the detailed images.
This is a fine example of a French Louis XV style confiture, a single door cabinet used to store jams or other preserved foods. The whole is made of beautifully aged oak that’s been bleached to enrich the overall appearance. Three cut boards with thumbnail carving make up the top surface and are rounded at the front corners. A single drawer is featured at the top of the body with a splendid carved facade and original pierced brass pull. The shaped-panel door is neatly carved and fixed with its original brass escutcheon, opens to reveal two removable shelves. Below is a well carved skirt, finishing with escargot feet. Circa 1880.
This functional piece was most likely used in a bakery in France but would be great in any kitchen or workspace. The counter is bolted together for additional reinforcement and features a convenient built in knife holder. The interior of the cabinet is divided into two compartments for storage and organization. Two removable shelves also act as breadboards. The hardware on this work counter is exceptional and in working condition. Circa 1900.
A specialized cabinet made for keeping jams, jellies and marmalades, this 19th century French Louis XVI- style confiturier is ideally sized to meet a number of storage needs. The marble top sits on a multi-wood piece with one drawer and one door. It is accented with brass ormolu and brass pulls. All sit atop turned legs with brass capped feet. Inside the cabinet, you will find one fixed shelf. Please see detailed pictures for condition.
This nice Louis Philippe-style pine enfilade with canted corners, c. 1870, features a beautiful patinated finish highlighting the rustic charm of this piece. The wood top sits above an apron with three drawers, each with a turned wood knob. The body of this enfilade has three doors closing a storage space with a single fixed shelf. The center door has a single key that works the latching mechanism and the two flanking doors have interior wood turn/toggle latches to keep them secure. The whole rests on a plinth base.
A fantastic Provincial buffet – made of quarter sawn oak – from 1780s France. This beautiful solid oak case antique features exceptional decorative carvings, all done by hand, that are found on antiques dating to the countryside in this time period. Influenced by Louis XV, the design utilizes the sinuous lines found in that style, but lacks the asymmetry and grandiosity associated with LXV antiques. This tall buffet has three drawers that are set over two locking doors. The doors are hung on brass barrel hinges and have shaped brass escutcheons. The interior has a single fixed shelf. The rounded corners are bedecked with hand-carved details, along with the shapley skirt. The sinuous lines found along the skirt continue onto the short cabriole feet that lift the tall case antique.
A large pine shop counter, sourced from a store in France. The counter dates to 1870 and has had a long and lustrous career and is ready for retirement. The counter has clearly worn a few different coats of paint, with the most recent being a straw-colored yellow. Over time, these finishes have become worn, moreso in high-traffic areas, exposing the natural pine beneath. The countertop has a painted faux-marble top which has some losses. Behind the counter, you’ll find four drawers, the smallest having a working lock. One end of the counter has a hamper-style lid that can be lifted to access additional storage space. Today, the counter would make an exceptional bar for the style-conscious entertainer.
This remarkable French Provincial Louis XV-style walnut and marble-top enfilade, c. 1840, is quite deep, offering plenty of storage. The impressive grey-brown marble top, with white inclusions, has recently been repaired and shows some scratches. The three shaped-panel doors are deeply carved, mounted with hand-cut steel escutcheons and steel barrel hinges, and open to reveal a single fixed shelf. Below is a well-carved apron and block feet. Accompanied by two original steel keys.
A fabulous 18th century French buffet constructed of brilliantly aged solid oak. Two drawers sporting their original pulls are separated from one another by a meticulously carved, radiating flower, and are separated from the doors they surmount by fluted carvings. The doors are decorated with foliate carvings found above their shaped panel fronts, are hung on barrel hinges, and retain their original cut steel escutcheons. The interior cavity houses a single fixed shelf to accommodate out of sight storage. The piece’s rounded corners have fluted carvings that terminate at its shaped front feet.
This exceptional oak confiturier is from France, c. 1880, and displays a beautiful, rich patina. It features a single “X”-carved drawer with an oblong steel pull over a like-carved locking door with hand-cut steel escutcheon and steel barrel hinges, and opens to reveal a single removable shelf. Storage pieces such as this confiturier were originally used to store jams and jellies, however, this cabinet would be very useful as a nightstand next to a tall bedstead. The original key is present.
A large three-tier server, made in France circa 1890. The server is demilune in shape, giving it a distinct, finished presence. The front has two breaks where expertly turned columns provide support for the two upper shelves. It has been constructed using a combination of quarter sawn oak and fruitwood, which have been formed into panels that create the buffet’s back. A demilune quarter sawn oak plinth base provides the foundation for this grand French server.
Fireside Antiques offers antique buffets. We source many of our antique and vintage buffets, enfilades and sideboards on buying trips to England and France. Here, you will find a vast selection of French and English 19th Century antique storage.
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More commonly known as a sideboard, an antique buffet will make a defining asset to virtually any home. Brimming with tradition and restored to the highest possible degree, every single buffet piece in our collection is robust, practical, and authentic in style.
Our antique buffet selection frequently dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries—sometimes older. Our inventory is continually changing, so be sure to check back often. French influence amongst these furniture pieces is paramount, such as Louis XIII and Philippe, guaranteeing the utmost refinement across all aspects. From their surfaces to shelves to drawers, antique buffets offer luxurious quality throughout.
Why Choose an Antique Buffet?
While many pieces tend to appear similar in stature and design, an antique buffet can provide an entire wealth of practical possibility to your home. Specifically crafted to appear regal and eye-catching, these sideboards also offer maximum functionality you’ll struggle to achieve with any other furniture item.
Since their origin, antique buffet tables have been typically used to present an array of buffet-style foods. Hence their namesake. While this original purpose continues today, antique buffet pieces are more commonly utilized for greater practicality.
Often featuring a variety of cabinets and drawers, they provide plenty of storage and are ideal for storing silverware, glassware, dishes, cutlery, and decorative items atop their surface. They can even be used to hold televisions in living and bedrooms. Buffet sideboards form a hugely functional piece of furniture!
How to Style an Antique Buffet
As these furniture pieces are often cumbersome and large in stature, they can appear a little intimidating—but this doesn’t have to be the case. While many are typically placed in dining spaces, you can include an antique buffet sideboard in virtually any room in your home. They offer ample storage and plenty of decorative potential, allowing you to accentuate a wide variety of spaces.
If presenting food for formal dining isn’t your goal, you can easily use an antique buffet as a bar. They are perfect for storing glassware and an array of bottles—hosting lavish drinks occasions is easy with a buffet table as part of your furniture collection.
Alternatively, antique buffets perform well as TV stands and even kitchen islands when especially large. Their possibilities are virtually endless, providing a life-long asset to your home.
Our collection of wooden antique buffets, sideboards, and enfilades has been specifically designed to be durable, with sturdy materials such as walnut, oak, and maple, among others. Guaranteed to stand the test of time, various shapes, sizes, and styles are at your disposal.