CA 1940 EXCEPTIONAL BAKER HEPPLEWHITE STYLE MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD W/ THE BEST FLAME MAHOGANY, BRASS GALLERY, AND INLAY
Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques. We're a third generation family owned business furnishing homes all over the world. With our highest regards were pleased to offer for sale this exceptional Baker mahogany sideboard with brass gallery and heavy inlay work. Baker continues to create one off copies of early American treasures however the older production models are far superior in our opinion. This sideboard is signed Baker on a metal tag inside the drawer. This tag with a crown (representing tradition) and tulip (alluding to Dutch craftsmanship) over a "B" was used beginning 1940.
We offer for sale plenty of fine Baker furniture however there's varying degrees of the products they created. This is a very elaborate example of early Baker craftsmanship. This sideboard represents the highest ability and style Baker practiced and the quality that drove their success. This sideboard is in the Hepplewhite style with the best cuts of bookmatched flame mahogany reserved for the drawer faces. Each drawer is accented with a holly string inlay with ovolu cut out corners. The polished brass drawer pulls are also decorate with sunburst designs on the backplates. The wooden gallery contains a large center drawer with a turned brass gallery complete with plinths with urns.The upper cutlery drawers are felt lined with a tasteful wine colored felt for safely housing fine silver. The lower left drawer gives the appearance of two drawers however uses a faux face to cleveryly disguise a double size storage drawer. The right lower bottle door swings open on a hinge for further storage. The sideboard stands tall and graceful on 8 fine tapired and inlaid legs terminating in spade feet. As far as Baker furniture goes this is a superior to all example of their finest cabinetry available. The finish is absolutely wonderful and free of any defects. This piece was greatly cared for and it shows. The sideboard is 78" long ( 6 1/2 ft) x 28" deep x 51 1/2" tall at the top of the brass gallery. The hieght of the work surface is 36 1/2" and 40 1/2" at the gallery work surface.