Federal Cherry and Bird's-eye Maple and Mahogany Veneer Half Sideboard, made in the shop of Hastings Warren (1779-1845), Middlebury, Vermont, 1814, the cockbeaded inlaid drawers with opalescent Sandwich glass pulls, added in 1833, (old refinish), ht. 39 1/2, case wd. 40 1/2, dp. 19 in.
Literature: See Zogry, pp. 64-65, cat. no. 28.
Exhibitions: The Best the Country Affords: Vermont Furniture, 1765-1850, The Bennington Museum, 1995, catalogue number 28; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 1995.
Note: An inscription on the underside of the top right hand drawer traces the history of the piece. It reads in part "Huldah Chipman's daughter of Maj'r Gen. Timothy F. Chipman. Purchased of Brig. Gen. Hastings Warren of Middlebury, Vt./Shoreham, Vt./Nov'm. 1814."
Zogry notes "no piece of Vermont furniture is better documented than this one, which descended for 125 years in an unbroken matriarchal line from the original owner, a member of one of Addison County's most prominent early families."