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Card table


Object number

RIF2368

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker possibly by Joseph Rawson and Son, active 1808 - 1826

Dimensions

Closed: 29 x 35 1/2 x 17 in. (73.66 x 90.17 x 43.18 cm)

Date

1808–1815

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany and satinwood (primary); pine (rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Sheraton

Provenance

HIstoric Deerfield, Inc., Massachusetts; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2007, lot 408

Associated names

Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Sotheby's

Construction

The single-board top has a square, line-inlaid and crossbanded edge. Its sides are serpentine, its front is bowed, its front corners squared. It is joined to the conformingly shaped leaf above with brass hinges in their rear corners. The top is secured to the conformingly shaped frame with screw pockets inside the front and side rails and outside the outer rear rail. The side rails are each single boards with veneered fronts; the front rail, partially laminated, is similarly veneered. The inner rear rail is fixed with rosehead nails through blocking to the outer rear rail. Large vertical, quarter-round glue blocks occupy the front corners of the frame. The proper right rear leg swings by means of a carved wood square hinge. The inlaid block atop the swing leg is not rabbeted, but reduced in width; a piece of vertical blocking is attached to the end of the swinging rail beside the top of the leg. The legs are ring-turned, fluted, reeded and tapering. Examined by P.E. Kane, January 2007; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana including Property Approved for Deaccession by the Board of Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc., sale cat. (January 19–21, 2007), 260, lot 408, ill.