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E A Mack Antiques

 RARE Federal Brandy Board (Huntboard),  circa 1800

Serpentine shaped  front of mahogany & mahogany veneers ,with string inlay on the drawer and doors,  with quarter fan inlays on the doors. This all resting on tall tappered Hepplewhite legs, with satinwood banded cuffs. Old brasses, but not original. In as found, estate condition.

The tall 40" height of this Liquor Cabinet gives testimony to this piece coming under the category of "Hunt Boards" or "Brandy Boards".

Additionally the tall 13" height of the lower double cupboard provides further reference that this piece was used specifically for the storage of liquor. The lock mechanism on the double doors is further evidence here that this was for the safe, controlled storage of a valuable commodity-----liquor (vs. a smaller 18 th. C. valuable like tobacco or spices).

Further, the multiple 'rings' or marks left from the spillage or 'drippings' of liquor over the years, left behind on the bottom board of this lower double cupboard, is final proof that this piece was used for the storage of liquor.

This most unusual and RARE 18th Cen. American Brandy Board gives testimony that it was made for a well appointed residence/estate, the owner of which entertained frequently, and was a person of undisclosed wealth.

ITEM: RARE Federal Brandy Board (Huntboard)
STATUS: FOR SALE
YEAR: circa 1800
PRICE: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
CONDITION: ESTATE CONDITION
MAKER: UNKNOWN
MEASUREMENTS:

H - 40", W - 36", D - 25"

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: SOUTHERN

E.A. Mack Antiques

839 N. Howard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

eamack@eamackantiques.com

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