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Sideboard


Object number

RIF4543

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to Thomas Howard, Jr., 1774–1833
Alternate spelling(s): Thomas Howard

Dimensions

99.06 x 153.035 x 60.96 cm (39 x 60 1/4 x 24 in.)

Date

1795–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneers (primary); yellow poplar (secondary)

Style

Federal

Provenance

Winter Associates, Inc., Plainville, Connecticut, September 14, 2009, lot 120

Associated names

Winter Associates, Inc.

Construction

The top consists of two longitudinal mahogany boards, underneath which are multiple, wide, transverse battens to which they are attached by nails, screws, and glue. At the back of the top is a continuous row of blocks. The single-board, straight-skirted horizontal case back is secured to the top through the row of blocks by four screw pockets and to the rear legs by mortise and tenon joints showing two pins each. The single-board case sides are attached to the top with screw pockets within the case. The shallow frieze drawers have guides attached to the inside of the case sides with screws, and runners attached to them with brads. Intermediate drawer guides and runners are set into grooves inside the case back, as are transverse cleats which prevent the upper drawers from tilting forward. The frieze drawers, deep lower drawers and doors are crossbanded, line-and fan-inlaid. Behind the veneer, the doors consist of three vertical boards tenoned into narrow horizontal boards above and below. The frieze drawers have chamfered-top drawer sides, shy of the tops of their drawer fronts, to which they are attached with dovetail joints, having finely cut, thin-necked pins. Notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd from photographs provided by Winter Associates, Inc.

Bibliography

"Auction Prices Realized," Maine Antique Digest (November 2009): 16–D, ill.
"Winter Associates, Inc., Sep 14, 2009 Sale Americana; Fine Art; Jewelry: Sale 429 Lot 120," http://www.auctionappraisers.com (accessed September 21, 2009), lot 120.
"Winter Associates, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and Fine Art (September 11, 2009): ill.