I recently came across this beautiful Moroccan Marjan Brass Sideboard and couldn’t help admiring the beautiful carving work that went into creating it. Obviously I wanted to find out more about what is the difference between a sideboard and a buffet when I read the description of the product (all this time thinking how wonderful it’s going to look in my house).
The word buffet usually conjures up thoughts of delicious food at a nice hotel where one can try out the entire food spread till content. I usually enjoy going for buffets until I started putting on too much weight. hence had to cut down on all this eating! So it came as a surprise to me that a sideboard could also be known as a buffet.
Further research revealed that they are just basically the same item but it all depends on where you place them. For instance, if it was placed in the dining room, then it would be known as a buffet. Makes sense since people could place food items on it. Moroccan sideboard could also be used to store plates, cutlery and whatever you could think of that requires storage in the dining room.
Now if it was placed in the living room, it would be known as a sideboard. One thing’s for sure, they’re great as ornamental pieces while being a practical storage spot to put stuff in. So yes, a Moroccan sideboard can be a buffet as well depending on where you place it – either in the living room or the dining room.
For me, I guess it doesn’t really matter when it comes to the name as long as the item looks beautiful and is fully functional. If you’re planning on getting one for the house, just make sure that you get the genuine ones. Plenty of fakes out there trying to be the real thing. Home owners who usually enjoy collecting authentic Moroccan themed home decor will be thrilled to get their hands on a genuine one.
That’s because they appreciate the beauty of the carving and extensive workmanship that went into carving and ornamenting this Moroccan buffet. Use it as a centerpiece or place it against a wall, it will definitely bring much character to any room. Not to mention guests who visit you will want to run their hands over it to feel the carving and look at the dyed camel bones used to adorn the sideboard.
Anyway, if you’d like to find out more, here’s where you can get it http://berbertrading.com/pd-marjan-side-board.cfm. The folks who sell them will be able to pack it and have it shipped properly to your home.