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Card table


Object number

RIF64

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 74.3 x 74.93 x 37.47 cm (29 1/4 x 29 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Skinner, Boston, February 23, 2003, lot 217

Associated names

Skinner, 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

Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (February 23, 2003), 51–52, lot 217, ill.
Ted Landsmark, "Provenance Provides Pace at Americana Sale," Maine Antique Digest (June 2003): 3-C, ill.
Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 411, entry 41n2.