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A Diminutive Federal Inlaid Mahogany Sideboard with Serpentine Top, Attributed to Holmes Weaver, Rhode Island, c.1810

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This sideboard is small and magnificently inlaid throughout.  Note the legs have a curly mahogany inlay and all doors are cross-banded with circular panels of vibrant mahogany.  Typical to Newport Federal sideboards, this one is rather deep and employed the central pull-out shelf.  The brasses are original and interestingly, the oval plate for the drawer handles was carefully filed out to accept a key, which we find kind of amusing.  But is, in fact, original, like the others.  This is one of our finest sideboards, with no repairs or alterations whatsoever.

A mate to this sideboard is at the Whitehorn House, Newport Restoration Society.

Height: 38 in.  Width: 54 in.
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