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Card table


Object number

RIF3083

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 73.03 x 54.61 x 38.74 cm (28 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, January 17 and 19, 1997, lot 842

Associated names

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, 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

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 17, 19, 1997), lot 842, ill.