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Card table


Object number

RIF4688

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height, closed: 73.025 cm (28 3/4 in.); Height, open: 70.485 cm (27 3/4 in.); Width: 86.995 cm (34 1/4 in.); Width, top: 86.36 cm (34 in.); Depth, closed: 43.18 cm (17 in.); Depth, open: 85.725 cm (33 3/4 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (hinged rails); pine (vertical blocks and drawer support); chestnut (horizontal blocks); yellow poplar (drawer supports)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"III J. P.," in chalk, in late nineteenth or early twentieth century script on underside

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Purchased in London by Daniel Kempner, New York, ca. 1950; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Alan Pryce-Jones, New York; by descent to her husband; by descent to his stepson Daniel Thorne; sold to Leigh Keno, New York; sold to a private collection, 1987

Associated names

Daniel Kempner
Mrs. Alan Pryce-Jones
Alan Pryce-Jones
Daniel Thorne
Leigh Keno American Antiques

Construction

The top is fastened to the frame with screws in screw pockets–two each on the front and rear rail and one each on the end rails; glue blocks reinforce these joints. Both rear legs are hinged; the teeth on the hinges are rounded and the pins are wood. Two leaf-edge tenons keep the leaves aligned when the table is open. The stationary rail is fastened to the hinged rail with three screws with domed heads arranged in a triangular configuration. The joints of the side rails to the front and rear rails are reinforced with vertical corner blocks. The supports for the drawer are lapped to the rail at the front and to a brace at the back; the brace is tenoned into the rear rail and rests on a block glued to the back of the front rail. The tops of the swing legs are rabbeted to fit under the corners of the frame when the legs are closed. Examined by P. E. Kane, September 7, 2009.

See also


Bibliography

"Leigh Keno American Furniture advertisement," Antiques 133, no. 1 (January 1988): 52–53, ill.
"Leigh Keno American Furniture advertisement," Antiques 139, no. 5 (May 1991): 814, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 41, fig. 8.
Wendy A. Cooper, "The Kaufman Collection," Antiques 179, no. 3 (May–June 2012): 113, fig. 9.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 331–333, no. 67, fig. 1–2.