Federal Eagle-Inlaid Cherrywood Sideboard- Price Upon Request
Rare and Outstanding Federal Eagle-Inlaid Cherrywood Sideboard possibly by Nathan Lombard having a line inlaid shaped top with grain running front to back, bowed and banded central top drawer over angular cupboard doors and stiles with half-fan, icicle and bell-flower inlays, flanked by eagle inlaid cupboard doors with banded drawers above, all on tapered legs with icicle, bell-flower, cuff and line inlays. Further decorated with dramatic fan inlaid “knee” returns and a fan inlaid dropped pendant below the cupboard doors. Woods: Cherry, ash banding, light and dark wood inlays, chestnut drawer bottoms, bottom and back, fir drawer sides. Southern Worcester County (probably Sutton), Massachusetts, circa 1800-1815. Width 68”, depth 28 ¼”, height 38 ½” Provenance: By descent to the Jones Family, Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Henry Champion Jones (b. 1856), Martha's Vineyard and Middleboro, Massachusetts; Mrs. Charles D. Childs, Stow, Massachusetts, daughter; Faith A. Childs, South Strafford, Vermont daughter; sold, Skinner's, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, October 31, 1993, lot 313A; a Ohio collector. Literature: Discussed on page 185 of the article “Sophistication in Rural Massachusetts: The Inlaid Cherry Furniture of Nathan Lombard” by Brock Jobe and Clark in the 1998 issue of American Furniture, pages 164-196. Also, pictured in The Magazine Antiques, October 1994, page 369.
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