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SUBJECT sideboards (furniture)
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300039306
NOTES Generally low, wide chests of drawers or case pieces on legs with cupboard space. They are placed along the wall of a dining room and used for storage and serving, and for displaying plate and other precious tableware. Early pieces were often simply a board placed near the dining table found only in rooms used for eating. In the Middle Ages, a cupboard performed a similar function. Early European sideboards often had a series of stepped surfaces, the tiered arrangement allowing for the display of dishes and cups. By the 17th century sideboards were being designed with a cupboard or drawers beneath a flat table surface.
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CHILDREN credenzas (sideboards)

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