Mahogany Side Liquor Cabinet with Dore Bronze accents and Veneered Columns
A dining room side cabinet in the French Empire style, almost certainly one of a pair originally, made to sit on either side of a matching sideboard. The piece of mahogany, fitted with a convex center door with freestanding veneered columns at either side, the columns with ormolu capitals and bases. Below are carved paw feet with acanthus leaves above.
Above the door is a single drawer with convex front to match the cabinet below. The secondary wood is poplar. This piece does not correlate to American cellarettes, those specialized small pieces of furniture made for liquor/ wine storage which are usually low and have a hinged lift top. This is a sideboard cabinet, made as part of a suite of dining furniture.
Condition: Some of the toes are missing from the paw feet, and there is some veneer damage and loss, and hairline crack at top.
American, New York, Circa 1820-30
21 3/4 " wide at top, 25 1/4" deep at center, 43 1/2" tall
Ref.: A related New York cabinet sold at the Peabody Antiques Show, Salem, Massachusetts, on 29-30 November 1997
This cabinet was from my parent's collection and stood for 50 years in their home amidst many fine antiques.A lovely cabinet that would accent any prominent home.