Featured Age/style of antique sideboard?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by eastcoastcurious, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Hepplewhite style (federal era), guesses 20th century
     
  2. Thanks
     
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  3. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    It being 48" wide helps its value in my view, smaller is better, much better as dining room furniture is in a rough patch in the marketplace these days.
    Its form is very similar to a "huntboard", a southern form of sideboard that is smaller like yours, if selling, that's the term I would use, HUNTBOARD! :singing:
    Period huntboards go for big money, one of the few pieces of dining furniture that do.
     
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  4. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Huntboard VS Sideboard, they are related but not the same.
    Although the huntboard definition is total fiction ( riders on horseback eating/drinking from them on a hunt) there are differences.
    Huntboards usually have 4 legs, sideboards have 6
    Huntboards are taller, usually 40 inches or so VS sideboards at 36 inches
    Huntboards are much smaller width-wise, usually 48 inches or so VS sideboards 60-72inches
    Huntboards are mostly utilitarian, often painted yellow pine & poplar (most stripped now) with little decoration VS sideboards often built from imported mahogany with intricate contrasting wood inlays.
     
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  5. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    The biggest difference of all, of course, is the cost!
    Period federal sideboards go for chump change these days where a period 1st half 19th-century huntboard will set you back thousands.:eek:
     
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  6. Thanks! I did get it in the Piedmont region, so it could be a southern hunt board.
     
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  7. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Well, your huntboard could very well be antique, early 20th, just not period which is early 19th.

    Huntboard similar to yours only period, early 19th century
    https://brunkauctions.com/lot/fine-southern-federal-inlaid-walnut-huntboard-4063142

    Walnut, string inlay, C 1820. sold for 10k this year
    hunt fancy.jpg

    Huntboards like the one above are rare, they are usually utilitarian like this one in Birch
    https://brunkauctions.com/lot/southern-federal-birch-huntboard-4092862

    River Birch with yellow pine secondary, C 1830 sold for 5k this year
    hunt birch.jpg

    Same dealio here except Yellow Pine
    hunt pine.jpg
     
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  8. Very helpful- thanks
     
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