A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SIEBOARD, the superstructure with four tambour-fronted cupboards and with beige silk-covered gallery, the concave-fronted base with two frieze drawers above a tambour-fronted cupboard flanked to each side by two drawers, on ring-turned tapering legs

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A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SIEBOARD, the superstructure with four tambour-fronted cupboards and with beige silk-covered gallery, the concave-fronted base with two frieze drawers above a tambour-fronted cupboard flanked to each side by two drawers, on ring-turned tapering legs
88¼in. (224cm.) wide; 45in. (114cm.) high; 33in. (84cm.) deep

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This sideboard is a fine example of the Edinburgh style sideboard of the early 19th century which evolved from the elegant 'antique' patterns published by Thomas Sheraton in The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793. The 'hollow' fronted sideboard-table, flanked by elliptical-fronted pedestals on ring-turned feet, was illustrated ibid., pt. III, pl. 29 and was praised for its 'good effect' in 'taking off part of the appearance of the great length of such a sideboard', as well as securing 'the butler from the jostles of the other servants'. Another pattern with the tambour recess was illustrated ibid., app., pl. 21. The pillar-capped 'chiffonier' compartment for glasses also featured in the Drawing Book, and with its tambour-front reflects a popular Scottish feature.
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