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Card table


Object number

RIF5397

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 73.03 x 83.82 x 41.28 cm (28 3/4 x 33 x 16 1/4 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection, New England; Sotheby's, New York, October 24–25, 1986, lot 203

Associated names

New England private collection
Sotheby's

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, straight molded legs, pierced corner brackets, and gouge decoration on the top leaf edge. See the related examples below. Closely related tables have stop-fluted legs; see, for example, RIF64. Other tables lacking some of the features shared by these two groups are recorded in the database as well.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Chinese Export Porcelain, sale cat. (October 24–25, 1986), lot 203, ill.