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Card table


Object number

RIF1639

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

Closed: 72.39 x 80.01 x 39.37 cm (28 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1962; sold to Thomas E. Wynne, Pennsylvania; by descent to his daughter, Gaynor Wynne Richards (1921–2006), Rosemont, Pennsylvania; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 6, 2006, lot 1489

Associated names

Thomas E. Wynne
Gaynor Wynne Richards
Israel Sack, Inc.
Northeast Auctions

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, straight molded legs, pierced corner brackets, and gouge decoration on the top leaf edge. See the related examples below. Closely related tables have stop-fluted legs; see, for example, RIF64. Other 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. 1, p. 229, no. 578, ill.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 99, no. 4 (1971): 452, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., The Thomas E. Wynne and Gaynor Wynne Richards Collection, sale cat. (August 6, 2006), 23, lot 1489, 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 41n2.