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From: Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," New England Furniture: Essays in Memory of Benno M. Forman (Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1987), 112, fig.12
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Card table


Object number

RIF793

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

73.66 x 83.19 x 40.64 cm (29 x 32 3/4 x 16 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine, ashe, and red gum (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Owned in the eighteenth century in Nansemond County (now Suffolk), Virginia

Notes

A number of card tables attributed to Rhode Island have facades with serpentine curves in plan and section, beading or gadrooning along the lower edge of the facade, blocked corners, straight molded legs, pierced corner brackets, and gouge decoration on the top leaf edge. See the related examples below. Closely related tables have stop-fluted legs; see, for example, RIF64. Other tables lacking some of the features shared by these two groups are recorded in the database as well.

See also


Bibliography

Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," Old-Time New England 72 (1987): 112, fig. 12.
Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 411, entry 41n2.