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This outstanding sideboard can be attributed to William Lloyd based upon a very closely related example dated 1811 and bearing the cabinetmaker's label (see Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, October 10, 1998, sale 7195, lot 390). Both sideboards feature the same overall design and nearly identical inlaid kylix panel. Another sideboard, attributed to William Lloyd, has nearly identical interlocking string inlay on it legs and sold at Christie’s, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale 13791, lot 665. Lloyd produced a variety of form at all price points. For a detail analysis of the Lloyds other furniture see Joshua Lane, “New Perspectives on Connecticut River Valley Cabinetmakers,” Historic Deerfield, Winter 2010, pp. 37-45.
Wear, discoloration, and age cracks commensurate with age and use. The hardware is replaced. Proper front leg was previously cracked and re-glued at the junction with the case. Few small veneer patches, and fewer minor losses to the veneer. Retains one key.
Secondary wood: poplar and white pine. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.