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Side Board

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Mahogany, white pine
  • Possible Place Made: New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1790
    DIMENSIONS 40 1/4 x 71 x 26 in. (102.2 x 180.3 x 66.0 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.150.22
    CREDIT LINE Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Side Board, ca. 1790. Mahogany, white pine, 40 1/4 x 71 x 26 in. (102.2 x 180.3 x 66.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.22. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1997.150.22_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mahogany sideboard, reverse serpentine front in center section with quarter round side sections, with three drawers over four doors. Plain back. Drawers and door fronts are veneered with crotch mahogany and decorated with dark wood banding with beaded edges. Top and bottom edge of front and sided inlaid with marquetry of alternating light and dark woods in a geometric pattern. Four oval-shaped brass escutcheons with bail handles on drawers. Three diamond shaped key holes of ivory and three of wood. Front of legs outlined with rectangular light wood stringing. Four front and two rear square tapered legs. Modern finish; portions of banding replaced. CONDITION: Modern finish. Marquetry missing on bottom right front edge of facade and coming loose on same edge, paint smudge on left leg. Portions on banding replaced. Modern brasses and evidence of previous mounts. Two new wood escutcheons.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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