Experts cannot agree upon whether the Dunlap family actually built the sideboard like this one pictured or if it was really the base to a highboy that was being built in phases. Because of the high cost of early highboys, many families ordered the lower section as a bureau, with the idea of having the cabinetmaker finish the top at a later date. The top of our piece is very characteristic of tops on other Dunlap chests. The top drawer, simulated to look like three, indicates that this piece was used as a server. Our sideboard, with deep drawers and cabriole legs, works well as a serving piece and provides storage for dining utensils.