French Antique Sideboard


19th century French marquetry side cabinet, the shaped white marble top set into a kingwood frieze housing a single inlaid drawer above a pair of marquetry doors with ebonised mouldings flanked by shaped marquetry side panels enclosing a polished cupboard with original shelves, supported on a marquetry plinth on four bun feet all embellished with bronze dore. This cabinet is extraordinary quality and of very unusual design .

Footnote: There is a common misconception that 18th century furniture and ormolu is of superior quality to 19th century. This of course is completely inaccurate as the hand-skills of the 18th century were passed down to makers in the 19th century and honed with the introduction of machinery during the Industrial Revolution. The result that the quality of 19th century furniture could certainly surpass 18th century examples. This cabinet is an exceptional example of 19th century design, cabinetmaking and metalwork. The bronze dore work on this cabinet is not only pierced but finely cast so that one can see through to the cabinetry behind, and the pins have been made as part of the metalwork rather than punch through as separate pieces. The quality is superb.

Circa: 1870

1300mmL x 480mmD

Re-polishing or Waxing

As part of restoration, we can clean and gently re-polish and or wax this piece of antique furniture depending on your individual taste. Our French polisher has been with us for 40 years, and does everything by hand. No spray guns, and no nasty polyurethane sprays. Polishing allows the grain of the piece of furniture to become evident once again, and waxing provides a soft glow, however there is also the option to keep the piece in totally original condition if this is your preference. To discuss the best restoration option for this piece please don’t hesitate to phone or email us.


Wallrocks has over 35 years experience shipping antiques all around the world.

Be assured that we invest in the safe delivery of all our antique furniture, and track all our deliveries. It is of paramount importance to us that your purchase arrives at your home safely, and we personally pack all items ourselves prior to shipping.

Delivery Within Australia

For delivery of antique furniture to anywhere beyond a 150 kilometre radius of Brisbane CBD, Wallrocks relies on a number of reputable carriers, depending on your requirements, to ensure safe delivery. Please ask for a quote.

We have a complimentary delivery service of antique furniture within a 150 kilometre radius of Brisbane CBD. We will personally deliver it to your door to guarantee it arrives safely.

Overseas delivery

International customers can be confident that Wallrocks are experienced in shipping freight around the world by sea and air. Freight charges will be determined and quoted at the time of purchase.

Please contact us to discuss your delivery options.

Delivery times

Wallrocks delivery service is subject to restoration times. Our pieces are hand restored in the traditional methods and do take some time. We will always do our best to fit in with our customers’ delivery time frames and will discuss this at the time of purchase.

Are you in mid-renovation? We offer free storage of your Wallrocks purchase for a negotiated period of time with individual customers. Please contact us to find out more…

We understand buying antiques online can be of concern for some customers. For this reason, if you purchase a piece from Wallrocks and the piece that arrives is not as we have described, then we will provide a 100% refund. In 35 years of business this has never been necessary, but we provide this option as a safety-net to all our customers.

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