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
    judy likes this.
  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.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  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.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  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:
    eastcoastcurious likes this.
  6. Thanks! I did get it in the Piedmont region, so it could be a southern hunt board.
    James Conrad likes this.
  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

    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

    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
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
    eastcoastcurious likes this.
  8. Very helpful- thanks
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Age/style antique
Forum Title Date
Furniture Any info of age/style/maker/etc? It's my Great Great Grandmothers and my mom just almost tossed it.. Dec 8, 2018
Furniture Help identifying age/style/whatever you call this type of desk Nov 10, 2017
Furniture need help.with age/style of dresser Jun 5, 2016
Furniture Antique piece Thursday at 6:37 PM
Furniture Antique Chinese rocking cradle? Nov 27, 2021

Share This Page