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From: Jill Hartz, ed. A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2005), 96
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Card tables, pair


Object number

RIF1360

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 73.66 x 89.54 x 44.45 cm (29 x 35 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and satinwood inlay (primary); white pine (curved rails and stationary rail); birch (hinged rail)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"J. C. Brown," in black paint on nside of curved rails on one table; looped elements in chalk on underside of same table; "[illeg.]er," in chalk, on underside of other table

Style

Federal

Provenance

Possibly J. C. Brown (born 1844), Providence, Rhode Island. Barbara and Henry C. Landon III, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, before 2009; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 24, 2009, lot 67

Associated names

J. C. Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III
Sotheby's

Construction

The curved rails are in four sections dovetailed to each other and to the rear rails. The top is held to the frame with screws in five pockets on the inside of the curved rails and one on the outside of the rear rail. Two blocks separate the stationary rail from the rear rail. The top of the hinged leg is plane construction with a block between the leg and the hinged rail. The leaves have one leaf-edge tenon. Examined by P. E. Kane, M. Taradash, B. W. Colman, and J. S. Gordon, January 20, 2009.

Bibliography

Jill Hartz, ed., A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts, exh. cat. (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2005), 96–97, 104, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, The Property of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III, sale cat. (January 24, 2009), lot 67, ill.