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Card table


Object number

RIF3612

Maker

Maker: possibly Holmes Weaver, American, 1769 - 1848, active 1796–1848

Dimensions

Closed: 72.71 x 87.95 x 43.5 cm (28 5/8 x 34 5/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine and cherry (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal

Provenance

Benjamin A. Hewitt (1921–2006), New Haven, Connecticut, then Charlestown, Rhode Island, by 1981; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006

Associated names

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt

Construction

The table has flush back and overlapping hinged-leg construction, hinged-rail design, one leaf-edge tenon, no medial brace, and four horizontal laminations in the curved rails.

Notes

This table was probably part of a set with a matching table and a pembroke table. They are all inlaid with engraved single-unit urns on the pilasters, tassels on the shafts, and flowers on a lightwood prism inlay extending from the cuff line to the floor. These inlays are believed to have been produced in Weaver's own shop.

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Bibliography

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt, "Regional Characteristics of Inlay on American Federal Card Tables," Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1169, pl. 7, ill.
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), 146–147, no. 29, ill.
"Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 34, fig. 3.