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Card table


Object number

RIF1500

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 73.66 x 83.19 x 40.64 cm (29 x 32 3/4 x 16 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

William Ellery (1727–1820), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in his family, before 1978. Benjamin Ginsburg Antiquary, New York, 1978 and 1982; by descent to Benjamin and Cora Ginsburg, New York, by 1983; consigned to Christie's, New York, October 14–15, 1983, lot 731; Christie's, New York, October 19, 1990, lot 252

Associated names

William Ellery
The Ellery family
Benjamin Ginsburg Antiquary
Benjamin Ginsburg
Christie's
Sotheby's

Bibliography

"Benjamin Ginsburg Antiquary advertisement," Antiques 114, no. 3 (September 1978): 383, ill.
Liza Moses and Michael Moses, "Authenticating John Townsend's and John Goddard's Queen Anne and Chippendale Tables," Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1134, fig. 10.
Christie's, New York, Contents of Benjamin Ginsburg, Antiquary, including the Property of Cora Ginsburg, sale cat. (October 14–15, 1983), 242, lot 731, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 120, fig. 3.39–3.39a.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 19, 1990), 138, lot 252, ill.