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Card table


Object number

RIF4580

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 77.47 x 83.82 x 40.64 cm (30 1/2 x 33 x 16 in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, or made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany and light and dark wood inlay (primary); beech (hinged rail and possibly straight sections of side rails); pine (stationary rail and laminated front corners); yellow poplar (glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Vira Hladun-Goldmann house, New York, 2003. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), October 25, 2009, lot 510

Associated names

Vira Hladun-Goldmann
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The solid stationary and hinged tops each have a line-inlaid edge. There is a single leaf-edge tenon. The top is affixed to the rails by means of four screw pockets, one at the straight front rail, one each at the curving, single-laminated corners, and one at the stationary rail. The rails are veneered. The laminated corner rails are attached to the front and side rails with screw pockets, two at each lamination. There are chamfered glue blocks at the corners. The stationary rail is dovetailed to the side rail. The stationary rail is attached to the hinged rail with six rosehead nails, which extend through the exterior of the stationary rail. There is a narrow filler strip between the stationary rail and the hinged rail. The rectangular hinge has five teeth. The rails are tenoned to the legs, which are tapered and rectangular. Examined by P. E. Kane and B. W. Colman, October 19, 2009; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Remi Spriggs, "Living with Antiques: The Vira Hladun-Goldmann House in New York City," Antiques 163, no. 4 (April 2003): 119, 121, pl. 16.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Fall Auction, sale cat. (October 25, 2009), 159, lot 510, ill.