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Card table


Object number

RIF1224

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 69.85 x 91.44 x 45.09 cm (27 1/2 x 36 x 17 3/4 in.)

Date

1755–1785

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Pinckney family, Charleston, South Carolina, before 1987. Private collection, by 1987

Associated names

Pinckney family of Charleston

Notes

Some Rhode Island card tables on cabriole legs with claw-and-ball front feet and pad rear feet have blocked corners, as well as blocking at the center of the front skirt. See the related examples below.

See also


Bibliography

Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," Old-Time New England 72 (1987): 113, fig. 13.
John Bivins, "A Catalog of Northern Furniture with Southern Provenances," Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts (November 1989): 62, pl. 17.