Date: ca. 1790 - 1800

An elegant sideboard—laden with silver, glass, and chinaware—developed into the focal point of a dining room in the late 1700s. Functional as well as beautiful, sideboards were made in broad widths and contained a range of drawers and cupboards for storage. This sideboard, made in Virginia, has an expansive opening at the center, where other sideboards often have additional storage compartments. The drawers appear to be perfectly balanced, two on each side, but this is an illusion: the two right drawers are actually one deep drawer meant to hold wine bottles.

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Medium: Mahogany, yellow pine, and yellow poplar

Dimensions: L: 35 1/4 x W: 65 7/8 x H: 24 5/8 in.

Place: Virginia, probably Winchester area

Accession: 0854

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Dining , Winchester

Purchased August 27, 1960 from Joe Kindig, Jr.