Federal Serpentine-Front Inlaid SideboardProbably Connecticut, circa 1800
H. 42 in.; W. 72 in.; D. 26 in.
The oblong serpentine front top with alternating light and dark inlaid edge above a case with two concave banded short drawers with line inlaid quarter round inlaid corners and oval inlaid center, centering a long convex drawer with similar inlay and an ivory escutcheon plate above a pair of concave hinged cupboard doors with banded and line inlaid quarter round inlaid corners and circular inlaid center and ivory key escutcheon, centering a pair of recessed convex hinged cupboard doors with similar inlay and ivory key escutcheon flanked by concave panels with line inlaid quarter round inlaid corners and vertical oval inlaid center, joined by oval, bellflower and line inlaid square tapering legs ending in cross banded cuffs.
Provenance: Descended in a New England family
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Condition: Brasses are replacements. Surface has been cleaned. Various minor repairs to inlay.