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Sideboard

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Sideboard

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Unknown American Maker, probably Philadelphia

Date

ca. 1875–1885

Medium

Walnut, poplar, painted earthenware tiles, and brass mounts

Accession #

1994.158

Dimensions

76 1/2 x 54 1/2 x 27 1/8 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 303

Description

With its visible joints and modest ornamentation, this severe, almost medieval looking sideboard was made in accordance with the design theory of Charles Locke Eastlake, a British architect and critic who advocated “honesty” in the construction of furniture. Along with William Morris—an English artist and designer who exhibited works at the Centennial Exhibition—Eastlake called for a return to hand craftsmanship to counter the dominance of machine production in the 1800s.

Credit

Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection