Sideboard Table
Original Author: William Buckland and William Bernard Sears
Created: Between 1761 and 1771
Medium: Carved wood and marble table

Sideboard Table

William Buckland, an English craftsman who came to Virginia as an indentured servant, designed and oversaw the production of this sideboard table of cherry, beech, and marble about 1761 to 1771. William Bernard Sears, another indentured English artisan, probably executed the intricate woodcarving. John Tayloe II commissioned Buckland to complete the interior woodwork—as well as to create furnishings—for Mount Airy, the Tayloe plantation overlooking the lower Rappahannock River valley in Richmond County.