With a center silver drawer flanked by cupboards, this serpentine sideboard is constructed of solid mahogany. Most sideboards of this period employ lesser woods behind a veneer of mahogany. English sideboards have mahogany solids used in framework and sides, but the cabinetmaker who made this one chose to use mahogany throughout the whole construction.
Solid Mahogany Serpentine Sideboard
England. Circa 1830.
Even at 60 inches in width, this little sideboard does not lack for panache--the satinwood inlays take care of that as they run along the top edge and across the doors and drawer. Large brass ring pulls are at home on the front of this bold piece, which rests on tapered legs that terminate in spade feet.
Small Bow Front Sideboard
England. Circa 1890.
This inlaid mahogany serpentine front sideboard has an arched brass rail that mimics the curve of the front. Intricate satinwood, olivewood, and ebony wood inlays decorate the front of this elegantly proportioned sideboard and the top is a beautifully figured solid mahogany board.
English, Inlaid Serpentine Sideboard
England. Circa 1850.
While this sideboard has an attractive appearance, with its beautifully matched mahogany grain and deeply fluted, turned legs, it is (cliché warning) what's on the inside that counts. Each cellarette drawer features slots for 9 wine bottles. Created sometime in the mid-nineteenth century in classic Regency style, this sideboard also features a center silver drawer with dividers and felt lining.
Mahogany Sideboard on Fluted Legs
England. Circa 1870.
This diminutive mahogany serpentine sideboard is perfect for the traditional dining room with a distinct lack of wall space; at 54" long, it can add a bit of panache to a smaller dining room. Deeply serpentine and inlaid with a band of rosewood on the front, it has just the right look and proportions to complete a dining room.
Small Serpentine Sideboard
England. Circa 1830.
Beautifully shaped and with classic proportions, this William IV sideboard has a shaped and crossbanded top and the drawer fronts are cross banded and have ebony stringing. The center silver drawer is flanked by an outfitted cellarette drawer and a cupboard. Supported on turned, carved and fluted legs ending in egg feet, this sideboard has a presence that is hard to match by today’s furniture.
William IV Mahogany Sideboard
United Kingdom. Circa 1800.
George III figured mahogany sideboard standing on six tapered legs with string inlay and shell motifs. Consisting of a center drawer flanked by a cutlery drawer and a hinged drawer on the left and a double wine drawer on the right. Fine inlay consists of satinwood stringing and marquetry shells on the center drawer and in the arches under the drawer. Working locks and keys.
George III Sideboard
England. Circa 1840.
This mahogany bow front sideboard has attractive lines, but the "plum pudding" mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts elevates it to another level of beauty. Serving to further divide this from the hoi polloi of indentured furniture is the use of birdseye maple panels flanking the drawer banks. All this fine wood is then delicately inlaid with ebony stringing. A truly unique and desirable sideboard.