Primary: mahogany,mahogany and curly maple veneers, birch, holly (arch inlay) Causurina (she-oak) all light wood veneers and inlay, Sabicu (side veneer): secondary: soft maple (sides and sub-top), white pine (tops to end sections, backboard, drawer bottoms) cherry (drawer sides and back).
41 7/8 x 73 x 26 3/16 in. (106.4 x 185.4 x 66.5 cm)
Gift of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Varick Stout, in their memory, 1965
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 723
The form of this sideboard does not follow any published designs exactly, but the general shape has many English precedents. A variety of techniques were employed for decorative impact. Of them, the most striking is the veneering of the tambour doors with alternating strips of light and dark woods--a pattern associated with desks and sideboards from the Seymour shop.
Inscription: inscribed in script in pencil on bottom of right drawer: B
R. W. Chambers, New York, until 1934; Ginsburg and Levy Inc., New York, 1934; Andrew Varick Stout, New York, 1934–1965; A. Varick Stout, New York, 1965