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Card table


Object number

RIF858

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 73.025 cm (28 3/4 in.); Width, top: 67.31 cm (26 1/2in.); Width, case: 62.865 cm (24 3/4 in.); Depth, closed: 40.005 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1989. Leigh Keno, New York, 1989

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
Israel Sack, Inc.
Leigh Keno American Antiques

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, stop-fluted legs, pierced corner brackets, and gouge decoration on the top leaf edge. See the related examples below. Closely related tables have straight legs; see, for example, RIF56. Other similar tables lacking some of the features shared by these two groups are recorded in the database as well.

See also


Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 9, p. 2489, no. P6168, ill.
"Leigh Keno American Furniture advertisement," Antiques 135, no. 4 (April 1989): 834, ill.
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.