This is a compact, five
foot wide sideboard with a strong visual presentation.
The small size of this sideboard is very desirable
as they are usually very long and cumbersome; therefore
the few small models bring the highest prices. There
is a small grouping of this form, and, for two examples,
Item 634 in British Antique Furniture,
John Andrews. Quality and design are superb, with
a sectioned cellaret (see
attached) on one side and open shelves on another.
The feet, and various surfaces are ebonized for detail
and the mahogany is strongly figured. This is a very
rich-looking serviceable piece that can comfortably
fit into many tight places and provide storage without
a heavy casepiece look.