WILLIAM IV FIGURED MAHOGANY PEDESTAL SIDEBOARD
England, circa 1830-45
Item # 710EUB17
Crafted during the second quarter of the 19th century, this fine pedestal end sideboard is notable for its’ excellent grain selection and restrained proportions. Measuring only 24” in depth at the center and only 20 3/8” in depth on the sides, it barely projects into a room and does not in any way overwhelm, making it ideal for smaller spaces. The solid mahogany panels for either cabinet door are cut from the same plank, each nearly identical in vivid grain formation. It is easily transported, as the top lifts free of the lower pedestals without any screws, squaring itself automatically with blocks positioned at the top of each pedestal. Particularly attractive are the reeded bun feet that line the front, each a simply gorgeous and rather complex display. A deep ruby hue glows brilliantly beneath the burnished shellac finish, overall the surface remaining in exquisite condition. It is a most fine acquisition for the classical interior or the dining room with a need for sideboard that won’t overwhelm.
Measurements: 61 1/8” W x 24 1/8” D x 37 3/4” H
Cracking to ovolu panels on either side of center drawer; astragal molding along bottom edge of proper right ovolu panel missing; some spots of veneer replacement along edge of top and a few spots of missing veneer; spot of beading missing on proper right edge of top. Proper right cabinet would have had a drawer at one point, this now absent. No keys.