Attributed to Daniel Pabst (1826–1910)

ca. 1870

Cherry, walnut, maple

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.89

Daniel Pabst, a German-born cabinetmaker, immigrated to the United States in 1849 and became one of Philadelphia’s preeminent furniture makers of the Victorian Era. He produced furniture in several styles, including this sideboard that reflects the fashionable Aesthetic Movement of the last decades of the 1800s, as well as Greek, Renaissance, Gothic, and colonial revivals. Many believe that Pabst also worked with architect Frank Furness (1839–1912) on a number of architectural interiors.