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Sideboard

1948.717 (RS177165)

Description

Sideboard. Mahogany with causurina (she-oak), bird's-eye-maple, crotch-birch, African mahogany veneers, cherry cross-grained moldings on the edges of the tops; eastern white pine and cherry upper-case secondary wood. Two-tiered facade features veneers of maple birch and rosewood; turned wooden drawer pulls. Rests on six turned legs with collar-and-ring turnings just beneath the case with tapered, turned midsections. Thick ring turnings at the feet.

Details

Label
Made of curly maple and walnut, this impressive sideboard produced by John and Thomas Seymour was manufactured in Boston c. 1800. It is believed to have been a wedding gift for Charles Barrett Jr. and Martha Minot when they moved into the Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. The continuity of this piece in the Barrett House collection is highlighted by Martha Minot Barrett's 1842 inventory, which lists the “sideboard in entry".
Maker
Attributed to Seymour, Thomas, 1771-1848 (Maker)
Probably Seymour, John (Maker)
Date
1810-1812
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
birch (wood)
cherry (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
cherry (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
Federal
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
Sideboard
sideboards (furniture)
Dimensions
46 5/8 x 70 1/8 x 26 1/3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.717
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62500

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