This sideboard begs a lot of questions. Some will remain unknown, but we’ll do our best. First, take a broad, sweeping overview and lets all just agree this cabinet is beyond amazing. Even if medieval neo-goth and emo aren’t your thing, you must appreciate the solid mahogany construction, dovetail joinery and attention to detail. To the best of our knowledge, this piece appears to be American made Neo Gothic / Gothic Revival from the 1960s or 1970s. Ornate brass hinge and pull accented cabinet door frames outline an interior of lattice giltwood over burgundy / gold textile. In between is a single drawer. Below the drawer, a panel with oxidized rivets secure a dragon motif crest dyed and stamped into a thick scroll of leather. The panel is stationary and conceals open cabinet space. Brass medallions punctuate each side of the credenza. The designer was also compelled to hang a wood pestle plumb bob by a chain on the underside the cabinet flanked by decorative, curved metal braces. We’re not sure why it’s there, but it makes a statement. The legs are painted with staggered bands of gold and red between natural bands of finish.
If all this isn’t cool enough, the gothic revival cabinet interior is stained in crimson. This color is perfect for cinematically displaying your potions, tinctures, jars of formaldehyde or shrunken heads.
No pressboard on this piece. The majority is solid mahogany and oak with pine on the underside of the cabinet. Excellent overall condition. The solid mahogany top was refinished by our in-house cabinet shop. The entire piece has also been detailed top to bottom.