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Card table


Object number

RIF4601

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 29 1/2 x 32 x 16 in. (74.93 x 81.28 x 40.64 cm)

Date

1787

Current location

Antique Associates at West Townsend, Inc., Massachusetts

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"R * B / 1787," incised on underside

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Kelly Kinzle Antiques, New Oxford, Pennsylvania, 2009; sold by them to Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Sharon, Massachusetts, 2009. Antique Associates at West Townsend, Inc., Massachusetts, 2010

Associated names

Kelly Kinzle Antiques
Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc.

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

"Kelly Kinzle Fine Antiques advertisement," Maine Antique Digest (November 9, 2009): 12-B, ill.
"Kelly Kinzle Fine Antiques advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (October 30, 2009): 39, ill.
"Antique Associates at West Townsend, Inc.," http://www.aaawt.com/html/gallery3.html (accessed February 17, 2010), (as "Chippendale Games Table, Newport, RI, Circa 1787").