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Sideboard

Object Number: 
1956.5
Date: 
1790-1810
Medium: 
Mahogany
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 x 80 x 29 in. ( 106.7 x 203.2 x 73.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: in back of bail handles: "HJ"
Description: 
Mahogany Federal inlaid sideboard; top overhangs case slightly; front has ovolo ends and serpentine center section; case divided into five vertical sections; center section with single wide drawer above cabinet with convex doors: central cabinet flanked by tall, narrow bottle drawers with small drawers above; cabinets with drawers on either end; all drawers decorated with inlaid stringing; six tapering legs decorated with stringing.
Gallery Label: 
The inscription "HJ" on the back side of the drawer handles refers to the partnership of brassworker William Jenkins and die caster-engraver Thomas Hands of Birmingham, England. Their partnership is listed in city directories from 1791-1803.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Balfe De Mott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group