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Card table


Object number

RIF3682

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 29 x 32 x 15 in. (73.66 x 81.28 x 38.1 cm)

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

John Howland Ricketson III (1902–1986), Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts, before 1993; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), May 29, 1993, lot 60

Associated names

John Howland Ricketson III
Northeast Auctions

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

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., The Collection of John Howland Ricketson III, sale cat. (May 29, 1993), 17, lot 60, ill.
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.