8 June 2006
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD
The serpentined rectangular top with canted corners above a central frieze drawer with curved apron below, a short drawer and long drawer on the left, the deep drawers inlaid with boxwood and ebonised lines, the right hand drawer a deep bottle holder with original lead divisions, on faceted tapering legs, the handles original, later backboard
35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 59¾ in. (151.5 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep
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Almost identical handles appear on a Sheraton inlaid and decorated satinwood cabinet from the family of Sir Richard Arkwright, illustrated in F. Lewis Hinckley, Hepplewhite, Sheraton & Regency Furniture, New York, 1987, p. 225, plate 191.
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