Have you ever heard the term ‘credenza furniture’? This is a very famous kind of furniture. First of all, it originated in Italy. The term basically tells all about it. But, such information is not enough to explain about that because it tells nothing about what it actually is in the sphere of furniture. What is it anyway?
We have to admit the name, the Italian name, often makes it a little bit confusing to define what it is. Literally, it means belief. Meanwhile, practically, this is one of sideboard types that exist in the present. Credenza furniture is manufactured in form of items that have flat, plain tops with the bottoms are designed to become storage where the dishes like plates, glasses, knives, forks, etc are kept.
The physical manifestations of this kind of furniture are more or less identifiable, looking classic for the typical medieval patterns. But the most recognizable trait of credenza is the use of wood, quality wood like oak, teak, and some other types of hardwood, very typical materials of credenza.
Credenza generally looks fancy, elegant, and classy, especially because the wood as the primary material of credenza is finished, usually lacquered or polished, or glazed, besides the fact that such finishing materials will give a much better protection to the furniture.
Credenza furniture is one of very popular kinds of furniture in America, exactly in the United States, along with the fame of many other kinds of furniture. When was credenza firstly introduced in the country?
First things first, let’s find out how and when credenza was brought to American from that one of the most interesting countries in continental Europe. Immigrants from Italy brought the type of furniture in the middle of the nineteenth century, or over one and half of a century.
Since that era, credenza has become so famous kind of furniture that, practically, has helped so many Americans to run their daily lives, especially dealing with all of the daily household chores, most primarily when it comes to buffet dinners.
While wood still becomes the most common material to manufacture credenza furniture, there are some problems dealing with the heavy utilization of credenza, especially related to culinary business, e.g. restaurant and cafe. It is durability. Though many kinds of hardwood are quite durable but in restaurant kitchens, that level of durability is not enough. That is why stainless steel credenza is introduced to be the solution to problems like that. But, by and large, wooden credenza is always more special because of the exceptional class.