GEORGE III STYLE INLAID MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD
England, circa mid-to-late 19th century
Item # 105LNS14K
A good 19th century sideboard in the George III style with rich and beautifully patinated mahogany veneers throughout augmented with lovely inlaid satinwood spandrels and panels, it features a delicate serpentine form with a matching serpentine skirt under the middle drawer. The drawers are each dovetailed in the typical manner and constructed of thin oak primary woods, surrounded by cockbead molding and hung with appropriate replacement hardware. The sideboard rests over tapered Neoclassical legs that are angled to conform with the profile of the serpentine, these terminating in squared toes. A truly classic piece that was built to last the test of time and remains well-preserved.
Measurements: 52" H (total), 35 7/8" H to top of sideboard x 25 1/2" D x 72 1/8" W
Good overall surface, probably refinished in the last fifty years; minor dings and abrasions from regular use, as expected; crack along the grain of the top from shrinkage over the years; vertical cracks in the veneers around the edge of the top, two replaced pieces of veneer above the middle drawer, some color touchups to other veneers around top; replaced brasses throughout, one non-working key included and locks are untested; old horizontal crack to left side from shrinkage; green baize inside drawers somewhat worn and threading; very sturdy, stable and strong; brass gallery on the top originally would have had two swinging candle arms now absent.