WHARTON ESHERICK (1887 - 1970)
Exceptional cherry sideboard, Paoli, PA, 1960; Carved W.E. 1960; 36" x 139" x 21 3/4"
Provenance available: copies of correspondence between Esherick and client. Copy of original drawing.
Features: three part base that includes five drawers, center section with two doors that reveal eight drawers, and right section with one door that reveals one fixed shelf. Professionally restored, back evened out from its customized form for the original client’s home.. Cabinet: regluing of cracked sections to far right vertical strip. Top: seam separation reglued and filled, small section of end of top was reattached. Entire cabinet lightly refinished, oiled, and waxed, retains original warm patina.