Marble Top Carved Walnut Sideboard



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Marble Top Carved Walnut Sideboard

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Marble Top Carved Walnut Sideboard
ca. 1875-1895

Content Description: 

Sideboard. Walnut & walnut veneers with red and white veined marble top. Mirrored panels and elaborately carved details. Carcass is set on double wheel casters with applied moldings around bottom. Shallow drawer center bottom with two cast bail pulls. Above are two large doors with wood escutcheon plate on proper right door and metal lock on left. Frame & panel construction inside and on back. Two compartments with doors, one on top of other, flank center compartment. Three shallow drawers with matching pulls above this. Central drawers lined with purple felt cloth for storing silver flatware. Elaborate top half of piece features three mirrored panels flanked on each end by display shelves set on arches and columns. Bottom center has applied relief carving and another display shelf. Elaborate crest above with arched and pillared gallery and incised and shaped wood panels. Clear natural resin varnish over entire piece, now darkened. Most decoration is machine-cut; some hand carved. Style of piece is high-style American Eastlake with many elements of the recently popular Renaissance Revival in curving elements and projecting wood elements.

Physical Description: 

H: 84 1/4" W: 60 1/4" D: 24"
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399