American, 1777 - 1867

Serving Chest

Date: 1800 - 1810

The serving chest is an uncommon form. It is not exactly a chest or a sideboard, but rather has elements of each. (Traditional sideboards are the same height as this serving chest but span a greater length. Chests of drawers typically would not be as tall as this chest.) In the early 1800s serving chests were used in smaller spaces, where a sideboard would not fit. In larger dining rooms such as that in the Glen Burnie Historic House, serving chests provided additional storage and serving and display space, which is exactly why Julian Wood Glass Jr. purchased this serving chest.

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Medium: Mahogany, white pine, and birch

Dimensions: H: 41 x W: 45 x D: 23 1/2 in.

Place: Salem, Massachusetts

Accession: 0857

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Dining , Storage

Purchased April 10, 1989 from Israel Sack.