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Card table


Object number

RIF4574

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to Thomas Howard, Jr., 1774–1833
Alternate spelling(s): Thomas Howard

Dimensions

Closed: 73.66 x 91.44 x 45.72 cm (29 x 36 x 18 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (curved rails, stationary rail, and filler blocks); cherry (hinged rail)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

By descent in the Dyer family, Rhode Island, before 2009; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), October 25, 2009, lot 168

Associated names

Dyer family
Northeast Auctions

Construction

Both leaves are solid. The upper leaf has an inlaid edge. The stationary leaf is cove molded. There are no leaf-edge tenons. The stationary top is affixed to the rails by one screw apiece at each curving rail and two at the stationary rail. The stationary rail is attached to the hinged rail with blocks and rosehead nails. The hinged rail swings by means of a five-toothed rectangular hinge. The legs are attached to the skirt with mortise and tenon joints. Two large blocks were added to the inside of the front rail. The front rails have one horizontal lamination. Examined by P. E. Kane and B. W. Colman, October 19, 2009; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The pictorial inlay of crossed leaves on this table has traditionally been associated with Rhode Island since it is found on sideboards attributed to Thomas Howard of Providence.

See also


Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Fall Auction, sale cat. (October 25, 2009), 44, lot 168, ill.