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American sideboards featuring a serpentine front and a stepped-back upper tier of drawers are derived from Scottish examples. While the Seymours occasionally made furniture in this form (a slightly larger example is also on view in this gallery), no other Boston cabinetmaking shop seems to have...

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Provenance

Amory family of Boston; acquired for "The M. & M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

1800–12

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 47

Dimensions

Overall: 114.3 x 171.5 x 73.3 cm (45 x 67 1/2 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.160

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, bird's eye maple veneer, birch, chestnut, eastern white pine, soft maple, cut-glass and brass pulls

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes