This little-used room isn't just a trove of silver trays and cut crystal: Plenty of less obvious items are worth way more than you'd think.
By Lynn Andriani
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Despite the waning popularity of formal dining rooms, mirrored buffet tables and sideboards (basically, furniture that has display space on top and a closed bottom) are in. Designers love pieces that have both mirrors and wood; they play off each other and have a vintage quality—even if they aren't more than a few years old (we found a new wood-and-mirror mini cupboard on eBay for $289).