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Card table


Object number

RIF4832

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 73.98 x 92.08 x 45.72 cm (29 1/8 x 36 1/4 x 18 in.)

Date

1795–1805

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneers (primary); oak (hinged rail); yellow pine (inner frame); white pine (front core)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal

Provenance

Bacot family, Charleston, South Carolina

Associated names

Bacot family of Charleston, South Carolina

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

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt, Patricia E. Kane, and Gerald W. R. Ward, The Work of Many Hands: Card Tables in Federal America, 1790–1820, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 80, 82, pl. 151.