circa: 1890 width: 72 height: 36.5 length: 25 This flame mahogany bow front sideboard was hand-crafted in Victorian England around 1890. Recently, the sideboard underwent a light restoration, which involved the addition of a new French polish with a final coating of hand-rubbed wax. The result is a remarkably beautiful sideboard that displays a deep, lustrous complexion and a striking grain that have grown more beautiful over the years with the development of a lovely patina. The mahogany crossbanding along the top and the solid brass pulls, which are original to the sideboard, also contrast beautifully with the flame mahogany, while the bow front shape itself is quite elegant. The tambor cabinet completes the incredibly stylish appearance of this sideboard for a timeless look that looks fantastic in any setting.With a total of four drawers and a cabinet, this sideboard contains a great deal of useful storage space. One of the drawers is a double thickness, allowing storage of larger items, while the central drawer is felt-lined and divided for silverware. Each drawer of course features hand-cut dovetails, which was a high-quality standard during the Victorian period. The square tapered legs remain as sturdy as they are elegant. This sideboard has, however, sustained some light wear, mostly in the form of minor imperfections in the wood that have developed in the drawer fronts and banding, but also as superficial separations in the wood on each of the sides. This kind of separation represents a natural stage in the aging process, so it appears in all antiques, and it does not affect structural integrity. Overall condition therefore remains excellent for a sideboard of this age.
Antique Sideboards & Buffets