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Sideboard

Place Made:
Frankfort Kentucky United States of America
Date Made:
1800-1815
Medium:
cherry –cherry veneer –poplar –walnut
Dimensions:
HOA: 38 7/8″; WOA: 72 3/8″; DOA: 24 1/4″
Accession Number:
5845.5
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Serpentine-shaped sideboard; center bay with one drawer over two doors; end bays each with one cabinet compartment with single door; string inlay on top edge, around doors, string inlay around drawer with lunetted corners; four square tapering legs with bellflower inlay suspended from an inlaid guilloche design, below suspended bellflower are three inlaid dots and cuff banding.

The bellflower inlay on the legs of this sideboard are remarkably similar to those on a pair of demilune tables (see MESDA Object Database S-2807) that were acquired from a Frankfort family. This introduces the possibility that both the tables and the sideboard were made in the Frankfort area

History:
This sideboard was acquired from the estate of John Richards Jr. (b. 1900, Bath Co., Ky – d. 1986, Knoxville, Tn.), in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. This piece is said to have descended to John Richards Jr. from either Valentine Stone (b. 1751, Virginia -d. 1822, Bath Co., Ky.), or his daughter Kessiah Stone (b. 1788, Boonesboro, Ky – d. 1862, Missouri).
Credit Line:
Loan courtesy of Mack and Sharon Cox