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Sideboard

1790–1810

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Sideboards were novel forms in late 18th-century America, as dedicated rooms for dining-and their associated furnishings-were unusual features in homes (prior to this time, dining usually took place in a multipurpose room). Used for storage as well as the display of tableware and elaborate foodstuffs, sideboards typically served multiple uses before, during, and following a meal. The lower right drawer of this example is fitted with dividers to store liquor bottles.

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Details

  • Title: Sideboard
  • Date Created: 1790–1810
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 39 7/8 x 66 5/8 x 27 3/8 in. (101.27 x 169.21 x 69.52 cm.)
  • Type: Furnishings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4023904/
  • Medium: Mahogany, pine, birch, and maple
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, Gift of the Effie and Wofford Cain Foundation

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