Lot 1002
Important Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Federal Inlaid Serpentine Sideboard
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 18th century, mahogany, mahogany veneer, yellow pine secondary, light and dark wood inlays, rectangular form with central serpentine front having an upper single drawer above two hinged cabinet doors, flanked by a right side deep cellaret drawer, the left side with two graduated drawers, doors and drawers with applied cock beading, top with veneered border and inlaid with running vine inlay, each drawer and door with triple line inlay, raised on six square tapered legs, the front four styles with inlaid fans, running vine and leaf, paterae and bellflower inlays.

37.75 x 64.75 x 30.5 in.

Mrs. Paul Bennett Jr. of Goldsboro, NC

MESDA Label 5-4446 to interior of drawer, a rare and important surviving Southern example of high style Federal furniture.

Top with tight hairline splits and reset with eight small rectangular patches to top, right and left side flush panels with shrinkage cracks, 1/2 inch small veneer chip to front edge, pulls and hinges replaced, the right cellaret drawer missing bottle dividers and with repair and patch at each escutcheon and circular patches for earlier pulls, the center upper serpentine drawer with replaced runners and rear two inch bottom back board, all three drawers with replaced runner guides, the left side upper and lower drawers with replaced runners, some later bracing to inside of case.

$20,000 - 40,000