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| A very fine and rare Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid serpentine
front sideboard with matching knife boxes, labeled by William Whitehead.
This would be one of the supreme American sideboards without documentation but as a
labeled example, it is priceless. The exquisite proportions, the inlaid patterns which
blend into the design, the original finish and brasses, and the rare companion knife boxes
combine to make this a chef doeuvre. The canted center legs serve to allow an
uninterrupted flow of the ends with the bowed recessed cupboard, which in turn serves to
lighten the weight of the bowed rows of drawers above. New York, circa 1790-1800.
40 high, 72" wide, 29" deep
|Photo Credit: Israel Sack, Inc. The New Fine Points of Furniture - Early American - Albert Sack|