High Sideboard with Hunting Trophies

ca. 1855

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

This monumental sideboard represents a style of furniture that was popular in the 1850s, after the exhibition of a similar piece at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. The sideboard was part of a dining-room suite that William T. Walters commissioned through a local furniture maker, likely around the time of his purchase of a large townhouse in Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore in 1857. The carving of the dead game animals is characteristic of the work of German artisans active in this country.


  • Title: High Sideboard with Hunting Trophies
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: ca. 1855
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: American
  • Provenance: Acquired by William T. Walters, Baltimore, likely 1850s; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931; acquired by Haussner Collection, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1997, by gift.
  • Object Type: sideboards
  • Medium: oak and other woods with marble
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: H: 116 1/2 x W: 87 x D: 36 3/4 in. (295.91 x 220.98 x 93.35 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Frances W. Haussner, 1997
  • Classification: Wood
  • Accession Number: 65.132

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