Sideboard

1840–55


Object Place: Possibly Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 160.7 x 279.4 x 84.5 cm (63 1/4 x 110 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.267

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine

On View

Penny and Jeff Vinik Gallery (Gallery 233)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

The pedestal ends of this sideboard contain capacious, baize-lined compartments for the storage of plates, cutlery, and other dining equipment. The connecting unit between the pedestals contains a drawer for additional storage, while its flat surface provides a convenient place to display silver and other objects.

Provenance

Early history unknown; purchased in 1978 from Marc J. Matz Antiques, 366-B Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Moses Alpers and a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture