This beautiful mahogany inlaid buffet dates to about circa 1910 and has several gorgeous cathedral-like sections of flamed mahogany and beautiful inlay work. It was made by Meekins, Packard and Wheat out of Springfield, Massachusetts and has the original label on the back to attest to this.
Very Federal in style, this piece has very straight lines and strong geometry. There are three drawers along the top of the piece which divide the sideboard horizontally, and three graduated drawers on each side. A slight bow in the cabinet section provides the only real curve on the piece. An elegant backsplash punctuated by four short columns crowns the top. The classical proportions of this piece speak to an elegance and appreciation for simplicity, a restraint that sparked in a time in between Victorian exuberance and deco ornamentation.