Joseph B. Barry, American (born Ireland), 1757? - 1838, and Lewis Krickbaum, active as partners 1835 to 1838, American, active 1820s - 1830s, and Lewis Krickbaum, active as partners 1835 to 1838, American, active 1820s - 1830s.
By the time this sideboard was made, the shop that famed Philadelphia cabinetmaker Joseph Barry operated with Lewis Krickbaum was a large warehouse-style factory. The carved caryatids, or female figures, are allusions to the ancient Greek's defeat of the Persians. The identity of the artist who carved the figures is not yet known, but he was likely a stonemason, and his work has been identified on furniture made in Baltimore in the 1820s.
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