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Card table


Object number

RIF2745

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker possibly by Holmes Weaver, American, 1769–1848, active 1796–1848

Dimensions

Closed: 72.39 x 87.63 x 43.18 cm (28 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 17 in.); Diameter, top: 86.36 cm (34 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany with lightwood inlay

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt (1921–2006), New Haven, Connecticut, by 1982. Kenneth Hammitt Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut, 1983. Andrew D. Wolfe (1922–1999), Pittsford, New York; consigned by his estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 2001, lot 129

Associated names

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt
Kenneth Hammitt Antiques
Andrew D. Wolfe
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt, Patricia E. Kane, and Gerald W. R. Ward, The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America, 1790–1820, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 146, 181.
"Kenneth Hammitt Antiques advertisement," Antiques 123, no. 3 (March 1983): 473, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture and Folk Art from the Estate of Andrew D. Wolfe, sale cat. (January 20, 2001), 62, lot 129, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 402n3.