This side-board is made out of mahogany, traditionally used in the dining room for serving food. It has an Italian design that shows a young Bacchus (Greek God of wine) with a lion on each side. In the center of the back piece is a medallion of a Bacchante (female follower of Bacchus), and at each corner is one of a Bacchanal (festivities). The remainder of this piece is filled with wreaths of the grape-vine and its fruit.
The Art Journal The Industry of All Nations Illustrated Catalogue (London, England: Bradbury and Evans, 1851)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman