This is a superb antique George III inlaid flame mahogany serpentine sideboard, circa 1790 in date.
With kingwood banding and marquetry spandrels, the central frieze drawer flanked by deep drawers, the right side drawer with divisions for bottles. The drawers fitted with the original and beautiful ormolu lion’s head ring handles.
It is raised on elegant square tapering legs on spade feet.and is complete with working locks and key.
Add an elegant touch to a special place in your home with this superb antique serpentine shaped sideboard.
Major Edward Croft-Murray, Perivale, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
From the collection of Edward Croft-Murray CBE (1907-1980).
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 93 x Width 183 x Depth 74
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 6 foot x Depth 2 foot, 5 inches
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: A2131a