Entirely, viable and adaptable, antique sideboards and Consoles include history and character along with storage.
The brilliant thing about decorating with antiques is that they add moment history and soul to a home. There's something particularly human about an antique object that was made by hand that has survived thru years.
Antiques also enhances the decor with their sheer beauties. It's a delight to live with things that may never be made a similar way again, and making handy utilization of them permits the past to wake up in the present. This is reason enough to make antiques a piece of your home and your life.
An antique chest gives storage and visual weight enthusiasm if kept on the foot of the bed.