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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 149

Middle Tennessee Sheraton Sideboard, MESDA documented

Estimate: $4,400 - $4,800

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Middle Tennessee sideboard with flame grain figured cherry veneers and scalloped case front. Cherry primary and poplar secondary, curved splash-board / gallery top with two short drawers to each side over a two-board rectangular top with reeded edges. Central bow front drawer over a bow front double-door cabinet, flanked by two square drawers and two tall & slender rectangular cellarette drawers, each side flanked with opposing concave block-front upper drawer over a conforming tall hinged cabinet door, cabinet resting on 8 turned tapered and reeded legs. Rail and stile construction with paneled sides and back. Each drawer with dovetail joints, cock-beaded edges to cabinet doors and drawers. 2" and 2 1/4" pressed glass disc pulls with cut starburst pattern set in silvered brass collars and mounted on brass stems, likely Pittsburgh glass. 51 1/2" H x 83" W x 24 3/4" D. Murfreesboro, Tennessee, first quarter 19th century.

Note: MESDA originally documented this sideboard in 1982 and attributed the form to Kentucky (MESDA, 1982, documented by Brad L. Rauschenberg, Luke Beckerdite, and Derita Williams Photo: S-11610, File Number: KY-11-13). Subsequent research by Tracey Parks has identified three other documented blockfront sideboards from the Middle Tennessee area including another sideboard from the Murfreesboro, Tennessee area.


Sideboard with older refinish and and sun fading to the left side of the case. The right side of the top has been cut and reinserted (approx. 9 1/4" x 15 1/2"). The age, shrinkage, and grain of the inserted piece indicates it is of the period and possibly cut from the same board. Scattered veneer repairs, repair to center drawer near lock due to breakage. Lacking locks. Shrinkage cracks, separation at joints, nicks, and dents, commensurate with age and use.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37201
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Knoxville, TN 37909
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Private collection, Longview, TX. By descent in a Murfreesboro, Tennessee family.