FEDERAL INLAID SIDEBOARD

Baltimore, Maryland
Circa 1800

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: White Pine, Tulip Poplar, Cedar

Height: 37 1/4 inches
Width: 72 inches
Depth: 27 inches

Reference: Please see the sideboard with a similar shallow center section and a serpentine skirt in Furniture in Maryland 1740-1940, The Collection of The Maryland Historical Society, page 155, number 116. This simple example was probably copied from a prototype in a more urban area like Baltimore. Also see the sideboard with the serpentine skirt in Baltimore Furniture: The Work of Baltimore and Annapolis Cabinetmakers from 1760-1810, number 45, page 80-81 and in Edgar Miller American Antique Furniture, volume I, page 533, number 962.
The use of veneered oval panels edged by chevron stringing and set into mitered and veneered drawer fronts is consistent with sophisticated cabinetmaking practices in Baltimore Federal furniture.

Item Number: 7153