Southern Hepplewhite sideboard with a Richmond, Virginia area history, figured maple primary and yellow pine secondary. Molded rectangular top above three cockbeaded and dovetailed drawers over a central deep compartment with breadboard doors flanked by two deep drawers; the skirt with pronounced scalloped decoration, all on tall tapered legs which are extensions of stiles. Mortise and tenon case with pin construction. 43" H x 68" W x 23 3/4" D. American, 1800-1820. Provenance: Descended in a family originally from the Richmond, Virginia area. CONDITION: Older refinish. Hardware is not original. Some age cracking noted to top, top also with patch to right corner and some minor staining and sun fading; losses to three carved elements of skirt (one at front, 2 at sides); a center rectangle of backboard repaired or replaced; later braces to middle legs. At least one lock replaced.
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