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Card tables, pair

Object number



Maker Unknown


Closed: 29 35 1/4 17 1/2 in. (73.66 89.54 44.45 cm)



Current location



Made in Rhode Island
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Mahogany and satinwood inlay (primary); white pine (curved rails and stationary rail); birch (hinged rail)




"J. C. Brown," in black paint on nside of curved rails on one table; looped elements in chalk on underside of same table; "[illeg.]er," in chalk, on underside of other table


Possibly J. C. Brown (born 1844), Providence, Rhode Island. Barbara and Henry C. Landon III, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, before 2009; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 24, 2009, lot 67. A South Carolina estate; consigned to Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, May 16–18, 2019, lot 1658

Associated names

Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III
J. C. Brown
Brunk Auctions


The curved rails are in four sections dovetailed to each other and to the rear rails. The top is held to the frame with screws in five pockets on the inside of the curved rails and one on the outside of the rear rail. Two blocks separate the stationary rail from the rear rail. The top of the hinged leg is plane construction with a block between the leg and the hinged rail. The leaves have one leaf-edge tenon. Examined by P. E. Kane, M. Taradash, B. W. Colman, and J. S. Gordon, January 20, 2009.


Jill Hartz, ed., A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts, exh. cat. (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2005), 96–97, 104, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, The Property of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III, sale cat. (January 24, 2009), lot 67, ill.
Brunk Auctions, Ashville, N.C., Emporium Auction, sale cat. (May 18, 2019), 100, lot 1658, ill.