We never really knew how old it was until, at an antique show, I found a Wards Fall & Winter, 1936-1937 catalog. Browsing through it one day, voila! - there was our sideboard! Well, close enough. The handles are different, and the wood grain veneer on the doors, but otherwise, everything about it is pretty much the same: the shape of the top edges, the grooves in the legs, etc.
|Our pretty Art Deco sideboard, c. 1936, from the Wards catalog|
This single wall in our dining room is actually a darkish pumpkin color, more like the color along the right side of the picture. But in the afternoon sun, the wall takes on a brighter, more luminous color, so cheerful. In the fall and winter, when I light the candles, it makes the room seem warm and welcoming. I know a lot of people don't like orange, but it was an experiment that we ended up loving. Orange is supposed to help stimulate the appetite, too, so it's perfect for a dining room.
|Sideboard from Wards catalog, Fall & Winter, 1936-1937|
|Dining room furniture from Wards catalog, Fall & Winter, 1936-1937|
We also have two of the side chairs, which are, unfortunately, in poor condition. I'd love to have the china cabinet as well.
It's been such a pleasure to have the sideboard to decorate for the seasons. Soon it'll be time to get out the autumn decorations - the perfect season for our pumpkin-colored dining room!