Luxury Design, Past & Present
The elegant lines of this handsome English Sheraton style sideboard with a shaped front that not only includes the top but also all of the door and drawer fronts. The continuously curving façade is accented by the use of lavishly patterned mahogany with a contrast crossband of rosewood that defines the edges of the doors and drawers as does the raised beaded edge. All six of the tapered legs are defined by a square tapered foot known as a "spade foot". This unique design was created by Thomas Sheraton and appears on pieces from his famous furniture making book published in 1791. Eventually he published four volumes and his original designs spread rapidly across England and America. This sideboard has a cabinet door on the left and right while the centre has a drawer accentd with brass handles. Please note the lovely curve of the apron beneath the drawer and how its proportion relates to the scale of the overall sideboard. This handsome example of English cabinetmaking evokes the very age of the eighteenth century that remains popular today.