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Card table


Object number

RIF1894

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 71.76 x 80.65 x 36.83 cm (28 1/4 x 31 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1961; sold to Lansdell K. Christie (1903–1965), Syossett, New York; by descent to Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie (née Helen L. Grauwiller, died 1992), Syossett, New York; consigned by her estate to Christie's, New York, January 27, 1996, lot 349

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Lansdell K. Christie
Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie
Christie's

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

Christie's, New York, Property from the Estate of Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie, sale cat. (January 27, 1996), 35, lot 349, 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.