image of object
Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's, New York
Click the image to enlarge

Card table


Object number

RIF3001

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 73.66 x 81.28 x 36.2 cm (29 x 32 x 14 1/4 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Louis Richmond, Freehold, New Jersey; Mrs. J. Amory Haskell (née Margaret Moore Riker, 1864–1942), New York; consigned by her estate to Parke Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, November 8–11, 1944, lot 411. Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1996, lot 77

Associated names

Louis Richmond
Mrs. J. Amory Haskell
Jess S. Pavey
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Adolph Henry Meyer
Sotheby'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, 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

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, Part Four, sale cat. (November 8–11, 1944), 88, lot 411, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, sale cat. (January 20, 1996), lot 77, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 272n1.
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.