With round corners and hollow front. Highly sophisticated in form, decoration and workmanship, this is one of the most distinguished examples of Maryland cabinetmaking. The overall effect is one of richness and rhythm. The outlines of fanciful satinwood string panels with "hollow", "double hollow", and "rounded ends" echo and repeat one another in close harmony. Fine veneers surround and enhance the effect of beautifully wrought and stained inlaid shells in ovals above bellflowers on the legs. Baltimore, Maryland. Circa 1800. Related example: #293, p.326 in American Furniture, The Federal Period, by Charles F. Montgomery.
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