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From: Bertram K. Little, "Retrospect: Fifty Years of Historic Preservation, Architectural Museum," Antiques 77 (May 1960): 473
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Card table


Object number

RIF2772

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1780–1790

Current location


Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mrs. Bryan Dudley (née Mary Marrett); given to the Daniel Marrett House, Standish, Maine, a property of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, before 1960–1974 (missing)

Associated names

Mary Marett
Daniel Marrett House, Standish, Maine
Historic New England (www.historicnewengland.com), formerly Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

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, stop-fluted legs, pierced corner brackets, and gouge decoration on the top leaf edge. See the related examples below. Closely related tables have straight legs; see, for example, RIF56. Other similar tables lacking some of the features shared by these two groups are recorded in the database as well.

See also


Bibliography

Bertram K. Little, "Retropect: Fifty Years of Historic Preservation, Architectural Museum," Antiques 77, no. 5 (May 1960): 473, ill.
"Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities advertisement," Antiques 106, no. 6 (December 1974): 990, ill.