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Card table


Object number

RIF1500

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Closed: 29 32 3/4 16 in. (73.66 83.19 40.64 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

William Ellery (1727–1820), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in his family, before 1978. Benjamin Ginsburg Antiquary, New York, 1978 and 1982; by descent to Benjamin and Cora Ginsburg, New York, by 1983; consigned to Christie's, New York, October 14–15, 1983, lot 731; Christie's, New York, October 19, 1990, lot 252

Associated names

William Ellery
The Ellery family
Benjamin Ginsburg
Benjamin Ginsburg Antiquary
Christie's
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Contents of Benjamin Ginsburg, Antiquary, including the Property of Cora Ginsburg, sale cat. (October 14–15, 1983), 242, lot 731, ill.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 19, 1990), 138, lot 252, ill.
Liza Moses and Michael Moses, "Authenticating John Townsend's and John Goddard's Queen Anne and Chippendale Tables," Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1134, fig. 10.
"Benjamin Ginsburg Antiquary advertisement," Antiques 114, no. 3 (September 1978): 383, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 120, fig. 3.39–3.39a.