Sideboard

1815–20


Object Place: Eastern Mass., Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 131.1 x 186.7 x 71.1 cm (51 5/8 x 73 1/2 x 28 in.)

Accession Number

1976.652

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine; brass pulls and castors

On View

The Heide Family Galleries (Gallery 238A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Six legged sideboard with deep lower section with four doors enclosing shelves, drawers surmounting cupboard section, and recessed upper section with drawers flanking central coved section. Splashboard applied at upper rear of back, has scrolled sides. Legs carved and star-punched at top, reeded through body and reeded and tapered below body, terminating in flattened rings with castors. Drawers have lions head pulls, not original. Outer edge of doors and drawers beaded. Applied molding to doors and sides.

Provenance

Boylston family of Boston.

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean