Early Federal Sheridan period sideboard of mahogany and mahogany veneers. Brass encased front feet. Brass astragal on center door. The top is a thinner top as would be customary in this era with a thicker edge. The separations int the top are also to be expected. All I have seen of this higher class have the same conditions on the top. The scratches and minor visual wear can and will be properly corrected prior to delivery.
Handmade and very heavy. Two men cannot carry this piece. It is built from thick wide lumber. The veneer on the drawer fronts has a few areas where the veneer has separated but that is well within our skill set to repair properly using the correct glue (hot hide glue). Originally the drawers had no pulls, they were opened by finger notches under and behind the fronts bottom of the drawers. So, the pulls wee added as a convenience and at the looks probably a century ago.
Is the drawing on the rear a profile of the maker? It is obvious that it has been there a long time, this is the same type of ink used at the time as we have observed on many early pieces but usually in script. Piece is from Pittsylvania County Virginia, Caswell County North Carolina. Made around 1810-1830.
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