Daniel McDowell (working ca. 1793–1830)

Dover, Delaware, 1810

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, white pine

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.172

Daniel McDowell (working ca. 1793-1830), the maker of this sideboard, and his brother, James (1785–1836), probably apprenticed under John Janvier (1777–1850), who was an influential artisan of Odessa, Delaware. While James settled in Smyrna, Delaware, Daniel made fashionable furniture in Dover, the new state capital.