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Card table


Object number

RIF900

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 75.88 x 83.82 x 43.18 cm (29 7/8 x 33 x 17 in.); Height, open: 73.66 cm (29 in.); Depth, open: 86.36 cm (34 in.)

Date

1785–1815

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); eastern white pine and birch (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"15519 / v-x," written on label on frame

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Arthur M. Nowak, New York, before 1934; consigned to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, New York, March 17, 1934, lot 119. Ginsburg and Levy, New York, by 1957; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, 1957; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1957

Associated names

Arthur M. Nowak
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Ima Hogg

Bibliography

American Art Association and Anderson Galleries, New York, American and English Furniture and Silver of the 17th–18th Century: The Choice Private Collection of Arthur M. Nowak, sale cat. (March 17, 1934), 36–37, lot 119, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," American Collector 7, no.1 (February 1938): 2, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 64, no. 2 (August 1944): 61, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 60, no. 5 (November 1951): 361, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 196, fig. 366.
David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 57, fig. 108.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 107, no. F172, 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 41n3.