SHOP: One of four sideboards found to have the same corner leg brackets and drawer fenestration. Along with a one drawer table, these pieces all have cock-beading on the drawers that is carved, rather than applied. On two of the sideboards the cut away is so pronounced that it forms fielded panels. Two of the sideboards are walnut and one is cherry. Two of the pieces also make use of string inlay as does the table from the same shop.
FEATURES: Of particular interest on this piece is the use of struck beading across the base and continuing through the shaped brackets and down the legs; the use of burl grained inserted panels on stiles and drawers of the case; the use of a pine top stained black to resemble slate; and unusual gallery rail supported by gold painted balustrades. The latter feature was probably inspired by the use of brass balustrades to support more urban examples.
USE: The center drawer was originally fitted for bottles.
TERM: A later term for this form is “hunt board,” referring to sideboards of this height.
BRASSES: The brasses were replaced with old examples identical to those found on one of the other sideboards in this group.
WOODS: walnut with inset yellow pine.