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Sideboard

2009.9.5 (RS86864)

Description

Sideboard, Federal carved mahogany with mahogany veneer. Three narrow drawers atop three cabinet compartments. Center cabinet is flanked by two tall narrow drawers. Six turned legs, four front and two back. Replaced brasses. The original location for the sideboard was in the Dining Room at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, Maine.

Details

Label
Absent from the house for many years, this c. 1820 side board returned to the Sarah Orne Jewett House dining room for permanent display in 2009. The sideboard is in the Federal style and made of carved mahogany and mahogany veneer. It is featured prominently in an illustration of the Jewetts' dining room by artist Marcia Oakes Woodbury that appeared in the 1893 edition of Jewett's novel Deephaven. Woodbury and her husband Charles produced a number of illustrations for the book, several of which feature rooms in the Jewett House complete with furnishings and sometimes friends acting as models.
Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Federal
mahogany (wood)
Sideboard
sideboards (furniture)
Dimensions
41 x 65 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2009.9.5
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
172765

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