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A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD
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A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD

SIGNED THOMAS GRAHAM, MARYLAND OR POSSIBLY CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, 1790-1815

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A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD
Signed Thomas Graham, Maryland or possibly Charleston, South Carolina, 1790-1815
The kidney form top above a conforming case with a central long drawer above two hinged doors, flanked by inlaid reserves and shell patera and further flanked by two doors, all with line inlay, on four tapering square legs with bellfower inlay
38½in. high, 72½in. wide, 25in. deep

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Underneath the top, this sideboard is signed in chalk Thomas Graham, which may refer to the cabinetmaker by that name who is recorded having worked in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1809-1820. Little is known of Graham, and he may have worked previous to that date in another city. The form of this sideboard, with its kidney-shaped top and case, bellflower and shell inlay, and four legs, is in keeping with sideboards made in the Baltimore, Maryland area, and is not a form commonly associated with Charleston. Perhaps Graham was working in Maryland at some point, and either fashioned this sideboard there, or took with him to Charleston a knowledge of the form.

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