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|Superior Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany serpentine-front
sideboard, with figured mahogany veneered doors and drawers having mitred oval pattenrs,
with recessed center cabinet and flanking end doors, raised on square tapering legs ending
in cuffed feet. This sideboard exhibits the perfect ratio of case to legs, and the canted
legs conforming to the serpentine shape serve to smooth the flow of the concave and
convex curves, and the oval and circular panels of dark and light wood effectively
eliminate any feeling of mass. New York, circa 1790-1800.
40" high, 72½" wide, 26 ¾"
|Photo Credit: The New Fine Points of Furniture - Early American - Albert Sack|