If it's the same kind of dining-room furniture as we had in England, it was called it a 'sideboard', but another type with open plate shelves on top and a linen cupboard beneath is called a 'Welsh dresser'.<quoted text>
never that was part of MOM's dowry , it was the china cabinet of the day , very expensive wood .. all trikets were use on the top that was the serving center of the time .. it did nothing else but serve that special dinner
my MOM was straight from Italy , but all Europeans of all countries had one
my POP even knew what it was , he was straight from Poland
Sounds like you have an Italian national treasure, I bet your mum was a good cook too?