Inlaid sideboard, Carl Gustafson, 1983



A striking sideboard (Hepplewhite style?) made by artisan Carl Gustafson in 1983.  It shows a lovely use of light and dark woods in delicate inlay, with brass hardware.  It has two working drawers and two cupboards.  Each cupboard is painted green on the inside and has a shelf with a curved front and storage built into the door back.  I wonder if this is intended for bottles?

There are a few minor condition issues.  The right-hand cupboard door wants to stay slightly ajar but this can be addressed with sticky tack to hold the door gently closed.  The interior painting is a little sloppy, with a few tiny areas of exposed wood, and it also extends slightly onto the cupboard door fronts along the hinge edge.  I believe that the painting is original to the piece as I found another sideboard by Gustafson online with just interior shelves (no door storage), but painted red.  The top has a couple of areas where it looks as though there may have been wax in the past, but these only show when held just right in the light.  The pins for the hardware on the lower drawer do extend slightly through to the back of the drawer front; in all the other locations they don't.

Just under 6 inches (15.2 cm) wide, 2 inches (5.1 cm) deep and 3 3/8 inches (8.6 cm) tall.