Circa 1820, George IV mahogany inlaid sideboard of generous proportions. The brass gallery at the back has cast brass finials in the form of urns and three turned columns. The top is crossbanded and inlaid with a stylish satinwood marquetry highlighted with pen work. There is a ribbed fore edge, and below the top the sideboard has a breakfront central drawer with a painted panel depicting a goddess with bulrushes and animals. On each side of this drawer are two curved drawers with very fine ebonised inlay and roundels. At both ends of the sideboard are double drawers again with ebony inlay and beading. Both are deep enough to take full bottles of wine or champagne. The sideboard stands on six square, tapering, fluted legs which are chamfered on the inside and have pictorial panels at the top of each depicting bulrushes which again are pen work on satinwood. The legs finish on wonderful paw feet. Excellent colour and great patina – a very impressive piece of furniture.
- 96.5cm high (+ 38cm gallery) x 223cm wide x 66cm deep