Harvey Sideboard from Hickory Chair draws inspiration from 1800s original

Harvey Sideboard (photo courtesy of Hickory Chair)

Harvey Sideboard (photo courtesy of Hickory Chair)

Hickory Chair is one of the lines we are proud to carry at Knox and Panoply, and their Harvey Sideboard is a beautiful piece with a fascinating history. It's named after and inspired by the original server owned by famous restaurant entrepreneur Frederick Henry Harvey (1835-1901). Mr. Harvey partnered with the great railroads of the era such as the Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, and Kansas Pacific railway that traveled through the Southwest. Harvey pioneered the business of offering fine dining to railroad passengers. Harvey and his waitresses, the famous Harvey Girls, introduced higher standards of both civility and dining to a region widely regarded as "the Wild West." The original server dates to the late 1800s, originating from Italy, and was gifted to the New Mexico History Museum by Ms. Katherine Harvey, granddaughter of Mr. Harvey.

 

This Harvey Sideboard is highly functional in that it is fitted with drawers behind the left and right doors with one silver liner and adjustable trays below that double as serving trays. The carvings are solid oak and thus will adapt over time, creating beautiful distinctions for each piece. There is a power cord access point located in the center of the unit; additionally, the middle door hosts two adjustable shelves behind it. To further accent the stunning dimensional radial carvings, the door knobs are integrated in the carving motifs via raised concentric circles. Harvey is fitted to function as a sideboard or media credenza.

 

This piece is part of the Traditions Made Modern collection from Hickory Chair. If you'd like to learn more about this sideboard or other pieces from Hickory Chair, give us a call at 770-251-4557 and we'll be happy to share more details.