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The inventory of Oak Hill listed a "mah'g [mahogany] sideboard" in the dining room, valued at the princely sum of $150, the highest value for furniture in the appraisal. A new furniture form in fashionable American houses, the sideboard contained storage compartments for table linen, silver,...

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"which belonged to my gerat-grandfather Lowell--wedding 1894."


By tradition, descended consecutively through the Lowell, Lyman, Cabot, and Lyman families; purchased in 1940 from Mr. Ronald T. Lyman, Waltham, Massachusetts; incorporated as part of "The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts." From R. Mussey catalogue: The first owner was possibly in the Derby family (possibly Elizabeth Derby West).

Credit Line

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


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 46


108.6 x 165.7 x 85.1 cm (42 3/4 x 65 1/4 x 33 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, rosewood, kingwood, burl-ash, curly-satinwood, purpleheart, ebony, eastern white pine, hard and soft maple, poplar, cherry, brass, and ivory




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes