The Deland sideboard was a very involved and complicated piece of cabinetry. This was probably the most personal design for a patron in that they had very distinct ideas for imagery and symbolism. The symbolism reflects their family history and is carried out through the carvings and paintings.
The hidden gem of the pieces are the retractable painting and flanking frame panels that completely disappear within the cabinet. It is even unseen when the cabinet doors are open due to a hidden compartment. Considerable effort was put into the mechanical workings of this piece.
The landscape painting is a Lake Sunapee theme with day lilies.