Sideboard

Object Number: 
1976.43
Date: 
1810-1820
Medium: 
Mahogany, pine, oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 3/4 x 65 1/2 x 22 in. ( 113.7 x 166.4 x 55.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed on tag: Bears label: "D. Phyfe's/cabinet Ware House/ No. 194 Fulton St./ New York"
Description: 
Mahogany Federal sideboard; shaped top has a bowed center and shaped backboard with scrolled ends; edge of top has a triple bead molding; case has bowed central section with single drawer over open arch; central section flanked by sections with small drawer above cabinet; leaf and punch carved turret stiles with concentric circles carved across tops; stiles continue to tapered, reeded, ring-turned, legs with acanthus-carved sections; turned ball feet; tag of Duncan Phyfe's workshop affixed to back of middle drawer.
Gallery Label: 
Although this sideboard has a Duncan Phyfe trade card affixed to the back of a drawer, its decorative features suggest it was made in Salem, MA. The sideboard may have been repaired in Phyfe's workshop, or the trade card may have been added to fool prospective buyers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Rose, Mrs. Reginald P. in memory of her mother, Mrs. Harry Horton Benkard
Provenance: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group