Information About Furniture

credenzas

The word “credenza” comes from the English word “credence” and the Italian word for “belief” — which makes sense, considering the first credenzas were used as a place for food that needed to be tasted to test for poison before being served to guests.

Early credenzas had no legs, just cabinets reaching to the floor. During the mid-20th century, credenzas enjoyed a renewed popularity among the modern design crowd — but the “new” credenzas tended to be long, low cabinets on slender legs, often with sliding doors. Today we can use a credenza for storage, the media cabinet, and a television stand.

credenzas