A Mid-Victorian Period Painted Pine & Sycamore Sideboard c.1870

Origin: English
Period: Mid-Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1870
Width: 68”
Height: 29”
Depth: 20.5”

The beautifully un-touched painted pine carcass and sycamore plank topped dresser base, at almost six feet wide and having been used in a workshop environment, displaying the original dark plummy black painted finish, now distressed commensurate with age and beautifully dry, the thick sycamore top over a frieze of three concealed drawers, over two short drawers with knob handles to each flank and a central kennel cupboard door enclosing a shelf , the whole with four decorative acanthus leaf mouldings and standing on a shaped and moulded plinth base and surviving in original condition from the high Victorian period.

The base shows some attractive wear and tear with scuffing and losses commensurate with its age, with the carcass structurally sound, as we have given it a once over internally to make sure all drawers run soundly. The sycamore plank sits on top securely with batons and can be removed, it has a few drilled holes where a vice has been attached and the surface is very dry and attractively pale.

This piece was painted in a plum faux mahogany colour which has now taken on a blacker shade to it, and it would have been a cheaper alternative to a mahogany sideboard of the era, imitating its more expensive alternative.

A hugely decorative sideboard that could be used in any number of rooms in todays household.