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John and Thomas Seymour Sideboard

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A highly important American sideboard crafted by John and Thomas Seymour of Massachusetts

Key Features

  • A highly important American sideboard crafted by John and Thomas Seymour of Massachusetts
  • Crafted of the finest mahogany, crotch-birch, maples, pine and cherry woods
  • The piece was created for Richard Crowninshield Derby, the son of America's first millionaire
  • The Seymours were famous early American cabinetmakers and their works are displayed in many museums
  • Circa 1800-1808
  • 71 1/4" wide x 26" deep x 36 1/4" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    71 1/4 Inches
  • Height:
    36 1/4 Inches
  • Depth:
    26 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    America
A highly important American sideboard crafted by John and Thomas Seymour of Massachusetts. The piece is branded "R.C. Derby" in three places, designating that it was created for Richard Crowninshield Derby of Salem, a prominent merchant and the son of Elias Hasket Derby, America's first millionaire. His sister, Elizabeth, ordered a similar group of exquisite furniture from the Seymours as well, much of which now resides in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This piece is a unique American masterpiece, and very few pieces by Seymour survived with the branded marks of their original owners. Even more rare, this sideboard remained in possession of the Derby family until we acquired it.

Circa 1800-1808

71 1/4" wide x 26" deep x 36 1/4" high

The Seymours were the most famous of the early American cabinetmakers in New England and their furniture can be found in numerous museums around the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This extraordinary sideboard was crafted of the finest mahogany, crotch-birch, maples, pine and cherry woods and is pictured in The Furniture and Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour by Robert D. Massey, Jr., pages 214-215.

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