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Card table


Object number

RIF863

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 27 1/4 x 29 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (69.22 x 75.57 x 36.83 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1940; sold to Charles K. Davis (1889–1968), Fairfield, Connecticut. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1976 and 1979

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Charles K. Davis

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. 5, p. 1316, no. P4351, ill.; vol. 6, p. 31, no. P4351, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 50, fig. 1.38.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 272, n. 1.
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.