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Card table


Object number

RIF3749

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 76.2 x 77.47 x 37.47 cm (30 x 30 1/2 x 14 3/4 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

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), April 29–30, 1989, lot 472

Associated names

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., American and European Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Oriental Carpets, sale cat. (April 29–30, 1989), 18, lot 472, ill.