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Sideboard Table

Maker:
Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848)
Date:
1805–10
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Primary: mahogany,mahogany and curly maple veneers, birch, holly (arch inlay) Causurina (she-oak) all light wood veneers and inlay, Sabicu (side veneer): secondary: soft maple (sides and sub-top), white pine (tops to end sections, backboard, drawer bottoms) cherry (drawer sides and back).
Dimensions:
41 7/8 x 73 x 26 3/16 in. (106.4 x 185.4 x 66.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Varick Stout, in their memory, 1965
Accession Number:
65.188.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 723
The form of this sideboard does not follow any published designs exactly, but the general shape has many English precedents. A variety of techniques were employed for decorative impact. Of them, the most striking is the veneering of the tambour doors with alternating strips of light and dark woods--a pattern associated with desks and sideboards from the Seymour shop.
Inscription: inscribed in script in pencil on bottom of right drawer: B
R. W. Chambers, New York, until 1934; Ginsburg and Levy Inc., New York, 1934; Andrew Varick Stout, New York, 1934–1965; A. Varick Stout, New York, 1965
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