Hepplewhite period mahogany & tulipwood banded serpentine sideboard

Unusual design, fabulous quality.

Stock Code: 2493 - SOLD

Description: A fine and rare Hepplewhite period mahogany and tulipwood banded serpentine sideboard. The serpentine top cross and edge banded in tulipwood and strung with box. Below a central bowfront drawer opening to reveal a baize lined interior later fitted to accommodate cutlery. To either side a deep concave shaped oak lined drawer, cross banded and with inset tulipwood oval, constructed using fine figured veneers, and a smaller drawer below. The drawers are fitted with brass lion's mask ring handles. The wide central section probably designed to accommodate a cellaret, with fan shaped patterae brackets. The sideboard is supported on eight elegant tall Hepplewhite manner legs with delicate pointed toes.

Further Information: This particularly fine and compact piece was previously retailed by famous London dealers, Norman Adams. It is illustrated on page 258 of '18th Century English Furniture - The Norman Adams Collection' by Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington.

Condition: Excellent. Minor old restorations, waxing. Brassware a Regency replacement.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1785

Provenance: Private collection London, previously retailed by Norman Adams Ltd.

Dimensions: Height 33.00 inches (83.82cm) Width 60.00 inches (152.40cm) Depth 26.00 inches (66.04cm)

Price: £12,900