This sideboard is a beautiful example of the Seymour work being done in Boston in the early 19th century. This sideboard relies on its beautifully figured mahogany, which is crossbanded with rosewood between a line inlay of satinwood and ebony. It retains a very austere rectangle shape, which is quite classical and an antithesis to the earlier Chippendale scrolled and curved lines. Note the top is a beautiful clear piece of solid mahogany, which is crossbanded on the edge with satinwood and line inlays.
The base has the lunette molding often associated with the Seymours and our attribution to the Seymours relies on the construction details in this piece as described by Robert Mussey in The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour. i.e. the bottom of the drawer blocking is exactly as shown as hallmarks of the Seymour's work. Interestingly, the brasses are the original and are of the sphinx design which the Seymours used on a number of their pieces.
Height : 40 1/4 in. Length: 67 in. Depth: 23 1/2 in.
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