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Card table


Object number

RIF3133

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 71.12 x 86.36 x 41.91 cm (28 x 34 x 16 1/2 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection, Chester County, Pennsylvania, before 2001. Sotheby's, New York, October 11, 2001, lot 202

Associated names

Sotheby's

Construction

The rear rail opens to reveal a hidden drawer.

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

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (October 11, 2001), 99, lot 202, ill.