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Slab Sideboard

Burgner Group
Place Made:
Greene County Tennessee United States of America
Date Made:
walnut –tulip poplar
HOA: 59 1/2”; WOA: 67 3/4”; DOA: 27 1/4”

__HOA: 58 1/2″ __ __WOA: 68″ __DOA: 27″

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DESCRIPTION: Sideboard with gallery in a stylized wave form on back and two sides; two small drawers are flanked on either side by two large drawers and below are two larger drawers; turned legs.

MAKER: This walnut sideboard in original surface is significant both in scale and design. Its expressive and monumental shaped gallery evoking stylized wave-forms and case arrangement immediately link it to a number of similar, but less exuberant sideboards, or slabs, having long histories in Greene County and said to be products of the Burgners. Of notable additional importance is the fact that this particular sideboard descended directly in the Burgner family and has survived without alteration or restoration.

This sideboard was made by cabinetmaker Christian Burgner (1811-1886) for his wife, Malinda E. Fullen (1822-1901), at their house on Horse Creek in northern Greene County. It descended to Daniel F. Burgner (1842-1888), to Charles Jerome Burgner (1869-1943), to Robert G. Burgner (1901-2001).
Credit Line:
MESDA Purchase Fund