New York, New York state, United States ca. 1794–1799
40 x 72 x 29 1/2 in.
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany sideboard, bowed ends with serpentine center and conforming recessed cupboard, delicate bellflower and loop-inlaid legs; doors, drawers and stiles centered by circular and oval crotch panels with black and white line-inlaid borders, double teardrop inlay under each diamond escutcheon, beautiful mellow brown patina. Each door of the center compartment bears the label of William Whitehead, reading "William Whitehead / Cabinet & Chair Maker / No. 75 / Pearl Street / New York"; Whitehead was at this address from 1794–1799. A distinctive detail is the double teardrop inlay under each diamond escutcheon; this feature, plus closely related bellflower inlay, can be seen in the great serpentine sideboard in the Karolik collection. Related objects: Website: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/sideboard-44563 (accessed July 24, 2014). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 650, pl. 1449. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related sideboard in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is object 39.141.
Hepplewhite mahogany sideboard
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
sideboards (furniture) (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, January 1970 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.