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Card table


Object number

RIF354

Maker

Maker attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

72.39 x 90.17 x 89.22 cm (28 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 35 1/8 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Cady (1744–1783) Norwich, Connecticut; by descent to his son, Ebenezer Pemberton Cady (1783–1828), and his wife, Elizabeth Smith Cady, New London, Connecticut; by descent to their daughter, Mrs. Edwin Babcock (née Olivia Smith Cady, 1821–1910), Westerly, Rhode Island. Christie's, New York, January 19–20, 1990, lot 715. Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 1998, lot 1532

Associated names

John Cady
Ebenezer Pemberton Cady
Elizabeth Smith Cady
Olivia Smith Cady
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Highly Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 19–20, 1990), 255, lot 715.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 18, 1998), lot 1532, ill.