This is a superb antique George III inlaid flame mahogany and crossbanded bowfront sideboard, circa 1780 in date.
The sideboard is cross banded in satinwood with boxwood inlay and has a central frieze drawer above a deep drawer. There is a shaped door on each end, each opens to a cupboard with a central shelf, and the sideboard is fitted with decorative brass lions mask ring handles.
It is raised on six elegant square tapering legs that terminate in spade feet, and is complete with working locks and keys.
Add a touch of class to a special place in your home with this superb antique sideboard.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 91 x Width 151 x Depth 59
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet x Width 4 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 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: A2574