Southern Federal inlaid sideboard. Serpentine top board over a conforming case with central long drawer, flanked by two side drawers with false fronts (giving the appearance of four small side drawers). Each drawer features quarter fan corner inlay, joined by crossbanding, and beaded edges, with oval brass pulls and beaded escutcheons. The stiles are inlaid with graduated stylized bellflowers or husks, which repeat on the cuffs of each leg (including the rear legs). Cherry with poplar secondary wood (including drawer sides) and yellow pine drawer bottoms. 39″H x 74″W x 27″D. Attributed to Western Virginia, possibly Winchester area, or Eastern Kentucky, circa 1800. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee; purchased from Jeannette Marks of Lexington, Kentucky in 1965. Condition: Few small scattered losses to inlay and abrasions to case, later finish with overall sun bleaching, shrinkage to top and sides. Drawers are missing some interior dividers. A couple of old oval patches to top with at least one covering a large knot hole.
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