This sideboard is a very svelte showstopper. Where sideboards tend to be heavy and cumbersome, this sleek
sideboard is of good scale and deep enough to functionally serve its
intended purpose for laying out a dinner. The inlays and pateras
on the legs are full-blown. In
fact, it's rare to see the bellflowers extending the full length of
the leg. The ivory escuteons
also lend a sense of grace and style. With all these embellishments, the backdrop is a beautiful golden
crotch mahogany of which the top is quite dramatic.
Generally, sideboards of this delicate nature have had many breaks
and repairs. However, this
one is in a beautiful state of preservation with no breaks or
alterations except the beautiful French polishing this has received
through the years. Interestingly,
if this were an American sideboard with all the drop-dead inlays, it
would be three times the price.