With its brilliant bird's-eye maple veneer, delicate swag and tassel inlay and classically inspired symmetrical proportions, this "half sideboard" represents the refined elegance of the neoclassical style as interpreted in central Vermont. The distinctive inlaid frieze, drawer fenestration, and shaped skirt are in keeping with a half-sideboard attributed to Northern Windsor County and apparently dated 1813 (see Zogry, The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture 1765-1850 (The Bennington Museum, 1995) cat. no. 67.) Two other half-sideboards with the same drawer arrangements and swag and tassel inlay are also known, as well as a graduated chest of drawers. Another half sideboard, of related form but lacking the swag and tassel inlay, was made by John L. Daley of Rutland, Vermont, and dated 1820 (Zogry, cat. no. 14).