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Card table


Object number

RIF702

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Open: 75.565 x 91.44 x 90.17 cm (29 3/4 x 36 x 35 1/2 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany, ebony, and light wood inlay

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Harmen Van Slyck Visscher (born 1739), Schenectady and Albany, New York; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Henry Hart (née Elizabeth Visscher, born 1757), Schenectady and Albany, New York; by descent to Eloise Grayson Hart, by 1981; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, 1981

Associated names

Harmen Van Slyck Visscher
Elizabeth Visscher Hart
Hart family
Eloise Grayston Hart

Notes

Some Federal card tables made in Rhode Island feature bookend inlays at the tops of the legs with segmented icicles below. See the related examples below.

See also


Bibliography

Eleanor H. Gustafson, "Museum Accessions," Antiques 120, no. 3 (September 1981): 530, ill.