Sideboard

about 1870–75
A. Kimbel & J. Cabus (active 1863–1882)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

156.21 x 43.18 x 114.3 cm (61 1/2 x 17 x 45 in.)

Accession Number

1999.93

Medium or Technique

Ebonized cherry; porcelain

On View

Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Gallery (Gallery 228)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Sideboard rises on two turned legs, bulbous at top, from a raised platform; the bottom section has two enclosed cupboards flanking an arched niche. Backboard rises from top of base which is framed at either end by a gallery topped by carved bird at rear; at top of backboard is a galleried shelf. There is incised gold decoration on doors, framing backboard, and on rectangular plaque at center of upper shelf. Ceramic tiles in blue, green, yellow, and white, with Arabic-style inscriptions, are set into the doors, backboard, and on either end.

Provenance

The Dermarderosian family of Brookline,Massachusetts, Oriental Rugs, Needham, Massachusetts, acquired this sideboard about 1930-35, possibly in lieu of a cash payment; consigned by the family to Carl R. Nordblum's unreserved estate auction, Watertown, Mass., February 20, 1999; purchased at that sale by the Andrew VanStyn, Fourth Quarter Antiques, Baltimore, Maryland, from whom purchased in 1999 (Accession Date: June 23, 1999).

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund