Sideboard

Creator:
Whitehead, William, active ca. 1790-1820
Published/Created:
New York, New York state, United States
ca. 1794–1799
Physical Description:
40 x 72 x 29 1/2 in.
Materials:
mahogany
Notes:
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).
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 650, pl. 1449.
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YUAG catalogue note: The related sideboard in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is object 39.141.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany sideboard
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3025
Genre:
sideboards (furniture) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, January 1970
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr3 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10989150
OID:
11977701
PID:
digcoll:1024390

Number of Pages: 2
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