Sideboard Table

Attributed to Thomas Seymour American

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.

Sideboard Table, Attributed to Thomas Seymour (1771–1848), 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)., American

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