Baroque Sideboard

Baroque Sideboard
Baroque Sideboard detail
Baroque Sideboard detail
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17156
Building: 
Current Location: 
Mezzanine
Floor: 
2nd
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a large 19th-century wooden sideboard with two cabinets, two drawers, and ornate carvings on the front face of the piece.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
71 inches
Width: 
25 inches
Height: 
44 inches
Description: 

This is a massive Baroque sideboard cabinet bedecked with ornament on the front. The finish is very dark in color and shines with a metal, almost bronze quality. The piece contains two drawers and two cabinets separated by three columnal outcroppings. Across the front of the cabinet are a number of grotteschi: two cherubs, one shown participating in the arts and the other in literature; masculine, angelic, and monstrous faces; three figures, one masculine on the middle column flanked by two feminine figures on the outer columns; three creature heads that appear to be dragons or oceanic serpent creatures. For being an auxiliary piece of furniture, this piece is remarkable with weight and ornament and is rather fantastic in character.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes