Buffets and Console Table
One very useful Oriental furniture style is the Mongolian buffet. Great for
entry ways, dining rooms, kitchens and even as Plasma TV stands, Mongolian buffets
often have a small cabinet on the bottom great for tv components or fine china
and a series of drawers on top that can accommodate silverware and odds and
ends. But of course the real reason to love this Oriental furniture piece is
the style. Click on the above pictures to get details on our collection of our
Asian buffets cabinets and sideboards .
When asked “what is Oriental furniture?” we find it very difficult
to define. With such a long history and its immense geographic and cultural
diversity, the Orient is a place that never ceases to amaze. Imagine the diversity
created in the 500 hundred years since the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
Now consider that Chinas first NAMED dynasty began in the early bronze age (that’s
5000 years ago). Now imagine the immense diversity of furniture styles that
The Orient roughly consists of everything in between and including Afghanistan
and Japan and Mongolia and Indonesia. Some of the most popular modern furniture
styles to come out of this great land mass and Islands are the Tansu of Japan,
the tropical elegance of Indonesian furniture and the oriental and Mongolian
buffets (not the all you can eat kind) and chests and cabinets of central Asia.
Perhaps the most cliche of all these has been the black and red cabinet style
oriental TV stands distinguishable by the large brass circle on the doors which
have become just about as mainstream as Chinese food. None the less for the
right space, nothing beats this popular Asian cabinet.
So what do we say when asked what is Oriental furniture? Click on the Asian
cabinets, buffets and sideboards above to explore and find out