Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Property from the Collection of Dr. Larry McCallister, January 26, 2013, sale 8959, lot 530.
With its distinctive mummy-head supports this sideboard relates directly to those produced in Baltimore by Edward Priestley (1778-1834). A closely related pier table and sideboard is attributed to Priestley by Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley in “A New Subject: Baltimore Cabinet Maker Edward Priestley,” American Furniture edited by Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Chipstone Foundation, 2000), p. 100, 122, figs. 1, 23.
Fine condition, hardware replaced. 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.