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.
This 19th century English buffet with shelves is a fabulous storage piece with tons of sophisticated character. Three finished open shelves above a double door buffett in richly toned and patinated mahogany. The paneled doors feature a functioning lock with a single key. The interior storage space houses 20 pigeonhole compartments with scalloped hoods above an open area. The whole sits flush to the ground on a plinth base. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a look at the unique elements this piece contains. Circa 1890.
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 handsome Gustavian buffet with its original paint finish from the 1800’s or earlier. The dovetail joinery and construction of the antique is outstanding, it’s the perfect storage piece for any interior. The top surface is 49 1/4″ high and is surrounded with a wooden gallery on three sides. Two drawers slide easily with simple wood knobs over a pair of doors featuring reeded diamond designs. The interior of the cabinet has three fixed shelves, the top being concave to store taller items such as candlesticks or vases. The lock is in working condition with its original key. Be sure to view the detailed images.
A substantial solid oak enfilade from the 1800’s France. The entire case piece is made of solid carved oak and has a warm patina. All three drawers are cleaned and slide with ease using brass knobs. The paneled doors open on brass hinges to their own cabinets with fixed shelves. Brass escutcheon plates are found on each door with working locks; three keys are present. The entire piece has been cleaned, tightened and polished using a French paste wax. Be sure to view the detailed photos for a closer look.
A grand, solid fruitwood enfilade, made in 19th Century France. Crafted in the Empire style, this particular antique does not have much of the cast brass ormolu found on its other Empirical cousins. Its all-wood design sets it apart, giving it a unique and individual presence. The long case antique is composed of four drawers which are situated above four panel doors. Round, cast brass pulls grant access to the drawers. They, along with the doors have been made with bookmatched panels. The doors close before three interior cavities.
A stately solid walnut confiturier from 19th century France. Beautifully patinated with a vibrant finish, it’s been recently cleaned and polished with French wax paste. A confiturier is a single door cabinet used to store jams or other preserved food items. One drawer fixed with a simple wooden turn is housed above the main storage cavity. 1 key is included for the functioning lock and serves as the door pull. A single removable shelf is featured on the interior. Paneled door and shaped feet add to the antique charm of the piece. The back of the confiturier has a small hidden door with a turned knob that opens to the interior, a curious element installed by a previous owner. In overall wonderful antique condition, make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the fine craftsmanship.
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.
This French enfilade was crafted in the 1940’s in the style of Louis XVI. A wonderfully patinated mahogany top with tureted corners that continue to the body as fluted pilasters. The apron houses three paneled drawers with matching drop ring brass pulls. Cleaned and polished with a French paste wax, the drawers open easily. Three doors feature matching brass escutcheons depicting laurel tied with bow. Two keys are included for the doors functioning locks. Two storage cavities contain a single adjustable shelf, providing plenty of space for storage. The whole sits on top of tapered legs with brass sabots on the feet. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the great condition of this piece!
A delightful Empire style fruitwood buffet, made in France circa 1850. This wonderful antique buffet is teeming with Provincial charm. The solid antique fruitwood is beautifully patinated and an unusual wood for an Empire style piece. A single drawer features two circular brass pulls, a crest shaped escutcheon, and functioning lock.
Two paneled doors lock before an interior compartment that has been outfitted with a single adjustable drawer. The doors are hung on hidden hinges and contain a working lock surrounded by stylized palm motif escutcheons. Column forms with decorative brass capitals and bases flank the doors. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the fine craftsmanship of this storage piece!
A handsome 19th century French desserte. Shaped, original white marble top in good antique condition. Reeded door front, elegant demilune shape with open shelves and brass gallery. A single removable shelf behind the locking door. The three drawers easily slide and lock. Four keys are included for each functioning lock. Louis XVI style, circa 1880. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the whole!
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.
A handsome walnut buffet, made in France, c. 1830. This case piece has been constructed in a transitional style. The apron contains two drawers that can be opened by placing your hand just under the front of the drawer face and pulling. Two paneled doors close before an interior equipped with a single fixed shelf. The right door has a working lock while the left door has an interior latch. A single key operates the locks for both the door and the right drawer and acts as a pull for both. The lock for the left drawer does not work but has a key that can be used as a pull. All drawers and doors have a shield-shaped escutcheon plate. The solid walnut is superbly patinated with wonderful graining and texture.
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 beautiful French Buffet à Deux Corps / Bibliothèque. The tall upper body has two lockable glass doors that showcase a storage cavity that is outfitted with three adjustable shelves. The lower body has two slides disguised just below the surface, just reach under to find the carved cup pulls to extend. Two lockable wood doors close before another interior storage cavity with a single adjustable shelf. A single key operates both locking doors. This tall case piece is impressively sized and extremely handsome.
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 delightful Louis Philippe fruitwood buffet, made in France circa 1870. This wonderful antique buffet is teeming with Provincial charm. The solid antique fruitwood is beautifully toned and has been used to make beautiful, moulded trim that surrounds the doors. Two drawers, with shaped fronts, extend the width of the piece, with newer hardware that allow for easy access. Two panel doors close before an interior compartment that has been outfitted with a single fixed drawer. The doors are hung on hidden hinges and contain working locks surrounded by carved wood escutcheons. Shaped bracket feet lift the antique case piece.
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, allow 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, a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles are at your disposal.