A Classical Sideboard

New York City, New York
Circa 1815

This fine Classical sideboard is referred to as a “French sideboard” in the 1810 New York price book. An advertisement in the New York Mercantile Advertiser of April 17, 1813 illustrates a sideboard of similar form. Offered here is a fine example, which illustrates accomplished cabinetmaking in New York City with the use of rich crotch mahogany veneers, exquisite acanthus-carved paw feet, carved ivory pulls, and a silver-plated gallery.

References: Kenny, Peter M., Frances F. Bretter, and Ulrich Leben. Honoré Lannuier, Cabinetmaker from Paris: The Life and Work of a French Ébéniste in Federal New York. Exhib. cat., New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. Pages 83-84.


Mahogany (secondary woods: pine and poplar)
Height: 54” Width: 78¾” Depth: 28”

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