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Card table


Object number

RIF4579

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 29 x 32 1/2 x 16 in. (73.66 x 82.55 x 40.64 cm)

Date

1787

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Apple Tree Auction Center, Newark, Ohio, 2009

Associated names

Apple Tree Auction Center

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

"Apple Tree Auction Center," http://appletreeauction.com/chippendale_card_table (accessed October 15, 2009), (as "Chippendale Card Table").