Antique buffet furniture comes in many variations and styles. As with anything that the world has to offer, all furniture changes over time. This is no different than if you were dealing with an antique wood desk. Here are some of the styles offered over the past four hundred years.

Gothic (1558-1625) Gothic furniture was first introduced in the mid-1500s. Buffet furniture of this era offered a very simple design. It was also very large and built to last.

Early Colonial (17Th Century) The birth of the early colonial furniture took place sometime in the 17Th century. It is also known as Jacobean furniture. It was the earliest recorded American furniture.

The design was influenced by the Italian Renaissance. Buffet furniture of this time offered turned balusters and rounded bun feet. A widely used feature of the early colonial was that of a shallow carving of the panels.

Getting The Perfect Buffet Table Setting

Buffet Table Setting Buffet tables are always the best way to show to your guests that you are well prepared! Are you planning one of your famous dinner parties?

Are you celebrating a special occasion along with friends and family at your house? In both situations, buffet tables are a must and there is a very simple reason why this is true! They are always the main attraction as food and beverages are probably the second most important thing in any gathering, first being the people involved.

Set your buffet table in such a way that it shows how much you put into it. You can get some amazing buffet table decorating ideas from magazines or even online websites that accompany their content and suggestions with beautiful photographs. It is not as simple as it sounds to get the perfect set up so don’t hesitate to go through many different suggestions before you decide which way to go.

One very important thing you should never forget is the table cloth! The only occasion when you wouldn’t need a table cloth is if you have a beautiful antique buffet table that you don’t want to cover up simply because it looks amazing as it is! Even in this situation, however, you should fashion a long table runner that will go from one end to the other and place it in a way so that it doesn’t cover any part that you don’t want it to cover.

Touching on the matter of table cloths, color is very important in the whole setting. For a black buffet table, I would go for darker colored table clothes like brown or grey. On the other hand, for a white one, any color would do as long as it is not white, and make sure to keep this in mind.

If space matters to you and you don’t think there is enough of it, then a folding buffet table is exactly what you need. For the rest of the time, you may use this one with its leaves down as a wall console table or a TV stand and no one would know!

The buffet table setting is an important part of every event and you need to make sure that everyone takes it seriously. Make every preparation required a few days before the event and plan in advance for anything that may go wrong because as a wise man once said, if it can go wrong then it probably will!

Wine Buffet Furniture

Wine Buffet Furniture For the wine lover who needs a storage place in their home for wine, but wants it to be one with some real substance and character, the only real choice is wine buffet furniture.

Like other buffet furniture, the type that is made to store wine comes in all the usual material choices and a wide variety of sizes. The main difference is that instead of having storage for dishes and utensils, the wine buffet stores wine.

Depending on how much wine you need storage for, you might be able to get a buffet that does have some other kinds of storage. For example, if the overall size of the buffet is large enough, you can have storage for several bottles of wine and perhaps still have storage space for dishes or glasses.

These units can get very intricate in their design, and they really become a conversation piece and centerpiece of the dining room. You may very well find yourself enjoying dinner with guests and the conversation turns to your wine buffet because in all likelihood they have not seen one before.

The strongest buffets are those made of oak. Oak is a hardwood and most really old furniture that has survived and still looks and functions like new is made of oak. In addition to that, it was probably made by hand. These antique buffets are sometimes passed down through multiple generations of families.

Other wood types used in the making of wine buffets are pine and teak. A pine wine buffet can be one of the more elaborate and intricate pieces of furniture you ever see, but since pine is a softwood it is more easily damaged over time. However, with proper care even this type of buffet can last for generations.

Another option for a hardwood wine buffet is teak. A teak wine buffet can be very beautiful. While it is not likely to have some of the intricate designs cut into it, teak ages very nicely and will eventually settle into a sort of grayish look that can really show itself off nicely.

If you are considering purchasing a piece of wine buffet furniture, you have to consider what you ultimately want the furniture to do for you. the price range for this furniture is very wide, and where your price falls will depend on the style, size, and whether the unit is hand made or mass-produced.

If you choose the lower-priced mass-produced version, you could end up with a decent buffet that will serve your purposes but will probably not become that family treasure that you pass down through your family. If you want the latter, you should look into a handmade piece of wine buffet furniture. True hand craftsmanship is the only real way to be sure you are getting a piece that can stand the test of time.