Federal Style Sideboard Federal Style Sideboard. We refinished this gorgeous antique sideboard with a true black. We restored the top drawer and left unpainted to show off the original wood beauty. The two cabinet doors are serpentine as well as the lower blind doors. It has been hand buffed and sanded and then distressed to bring back out the character through the exposed wood. The legs are fluted. Original hardware has been polished. Wax & Buffed Finish.